Each carrier oil offers a different combination of properties and characteristics. The choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit being sought. Here is a list of 27 oils that can be used as or with carrier oils for essential oil application.
Since essential oils are “oily” substances, they dilute best in other oily substances. Carrier oils are the fatty oils from plants, usually from the seeds, kernels or nuts. So while they don’t contain the therapeutic constituents of essential oils, they can play an indispensable companion of topically applied oils.