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                                         Carrier Oils In Aromatherapy
                                               By Sharon Hopkins



    Essential oils in aromatherapy are highly concentrated and potent. Essential oils have adverse
effect on skin if used undiluted. Though there are some essential oil exceptions that can be used
directly on the skin. It is ideal to dilute essential oils with carrier oils.

Carrier oils are of a vegetable origin possessing highly therapeutic properties. Extracted from nuts and
seeds by cold pressing as this process does not destroy the essential fatty acids & vitamins content.

Carrier oils provide much needed lubrication allowing hands to move freely over the skin, helping with
the absorption of essential oils into the body. Carrier oils are light, non sticky and effectively penetrate
the skin. They should be 100% pure, unrefined and cold pressed.

1 drop of essential oil = 1 tsp of carrier oil for 1% dilution. 2 drops essential oil to 1 tsp of carrier oil =
2% dilution and so on.

Commonly used carrier oils

- Apricot Kernel Oil - light, easily absorbed and moisturizes both the body and face well. Contains
vitamin E. Extracted from the kernel of apricot fruit, it is pale yellow in colour. Vitamins A & B help in
healing and rejuvenating skin cells. Good for all skin types especially for sensitive, inflamed and dry
skin. Excellent oil for facial, leaving the face soft and supple.

- Avocado Oil - Rich in lecithin, vitamins, A, D, & E. Easily penetrates the skin, acts as sunscreen and
helps in cell regeneration. Mix zinc oxide in half bottle of avocado oil and apply on skin that is exposed
to the sun. Delays anti aging as it is rich in essential fatty acids. For intensive facial treatment for
mature skin, refined Avocado oil is preferred as it lacks odor.

- Grape seed Oil - Odorless unlike most oils, it is light and good for skin not absorbing other oils. No
greasy feeling after application. Slightly astringent, it tightens, tones the skin and alleviates acne. An
ideal carrier for body massage.

- Jojoba Oil - One of the best oils for hair and skin. Penetrates the skin quickly, excellent for skin



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nourishment. Heals inflamed skin, psoriasis, eczema, or any sort of dermatitis. Controls acne, oily skin
or scalp as excess sebum dissolves in jojoba. Good for all skin types, but clogs pores sometimes.
Good base oil for treating rheumatism and arthritis. Promotes healthy, glowing complexion.

- Rosehip Oil - Called the queen of carrier oil. Good oil for cosmetic, cell regeneration prevents
premature skin aging and softens wrinkles. Good for eczema, psoriasis, PMS and menopause. When
combined with calendula oil, it treats stretch marks, burns or scars. Cold pressed from the seeds of
rose hips, it pale yellow light texture. Wonderful carrier oil for skin care.

- Sweet Almond Oil - Popular carrier oil in body massage. Lubricates and moisturizes the skin. Good
for all skin types, especially eczema. Quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving your skin to feel soft and
non greasy. Provides relief from itching, soreness, dryness, inflammation. Rich in proteins and vitamin
D.

- Calendula Oil - infusion of marigold flowers, renowned for its soothing properties. Balances
excessively oily skin, can be used alone or blended with almond or grape seed oil for body massage.

- Evening primrose oil - Perfect skincare oil for moisturizing, softening and soothing to dry and irritated
skin.

- Wheat germ oil - highly nourishing oil with vitamin E. Perfect oil for dry, mature and lifeless skin.

- Sunflower oil - Used for facial treatments and body massage. Has good softening and moisturizing
properties.

- St. John Wort oil - Infusions from the Hypericum bush; it is excellent for all types of sensitive, red and
sore skin.

- Coconut Oil - Perfect moisturizer for body and hands. Light, easily absorbable into the skin giving
smooth satin effect. Moisturizes and conditions brittle, dull or dry hair.



Sharon Hopkins webmaster of http://www.aromatherapies.net provides information on aromatherapy
essential oils. They are concentrated extracts of plants and their roots, stems, flowers and fruits. They
are further classified as carrier oils, massage oils, cooking and baking oils.




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                                         Aromatherapy Massage
                                              By George Key



An aromatherapy massage can be great way to relax and to relieve tired, sore muscles and a stressed
out mind.

The practice of aromatherapy involves using essential oils from plants to heal the body, decrease pain
and help keep one¢s moods in check. It can help in decreasing depression, increase focus and
provides a “pick me up.” Essential oils come from roots, flowers and plant extracts.
Aromatherapy massage utilizes these essential oils for all of these benefits. They can also be used for
other spa-like treatments, for example facials and hydrotherapy baths.

To prepare essential oils for a aromatherapy massage, they should be combined with a carrier oil such
as grapeseed or sweet almond oil. The oils that you use will depend on how you are feeling, what you
are looking to accomplish or what ailment that you are trying to treat. If you are feeling sad, or
stressed, lavender oil is a good essential oil to use. If you need to treat tired and sore muscles, then
you may opt for peppermint oil.

A massage therapist can mix up to five essential oils to create your massage oil. You want to make
sure that you work with an aromatherapist who is qualified and that knows how to properly mix and use
the massage oils so that you don¢t suffer any skin irritations or other negative reactions.

Many store brought products claim to use aromatherapy. However, it most cases, these include little
more then perfumes and fragrances. These do not quality as aromatherapy. Real aromatherapy
involves the use of essential oils, which most of these products do not contain. Instead, most of these
use chemicals and not essential oils. So don¢t be fooled. You won¢t get the same benefits that
essential oils provide.

If you are interested in creating your own aromatherapy massage blend, you may want to try the
following recipe.

8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil blend, or single essential oil

1 ounce of carrier oil

You will need to mix the oils. The mixture should be stored in a cobalt glass or amber bottle or
container. You can use this blend whenever you get your next massage.

An aromatherapy massage can be great way to relax and to relieve tired, sore muscles and a stressed
out mind. If you plan on creating your own massage oil, be sure to mix your essential oil blend with a
carrier oil so that you do not irritate the skin. You should not place essential oils directly into the skin
without a carrier oil. Also, be sure to only use safe oils that will not negatively react to the skin. This
may require that you do a little research to determine which essential oils are not safe for human use.
Also never use essential oils on babies or young children.

George Key is the owner of the most sweet-scented Aromatherapy Guide of the web with reliable
indepedent information about Essential Oils, Carriers oils etc. Visit his site and read some of the most



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helpful Aromatherapy recipes for natural healing and beauty improvement.




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