Base or Carrier Oils
Vegetable oils like Grapeseed, Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Fractionated Coconut oil are called Base or
These are used to dilute essential oils. Unlike essential oils that evaporate quickly and have a strong aroma, carrier oils do not evaporate or impart their aroma as strongly as essential oil.
These base or carrier oils contain certain benefits themselves.
They also act as balancing and stabilizing agents.
Generally 2-3 drops of essential oils are added to 5 ml (1tsp) of base or carrier oils.
Essential oils can also be added to lotion, cold cream or Aloe Vera gel and used.