Finding the right carrier oil that works for you. A carrier oil is like a base oil. You can add essential oils according to your skin type with a carrier oil for a customized blend. Carrier oils are made from vegetables, nuts and even flowers – such as sweet almond, avocado, macadamia nut, apricot kernel, jojoba, sesame, hemp seed and rose hip. Each carrier oil has its own health benefits.
It has anti-inflammatory properties and works great for dry, aging, oily, normal, or acne-prone skin.
Good old olive oil is high in oleic acid (a monosaturated fatty acid), making it perfect for drier skin. It is a heavier oil that dries a bit more slowly. Just be sure to get a good quality, cold pressed olive oil.
If olive oil doesn’t work for you, again you can substitute argan oil.
Argan oil is pressed from the nut of the fruit of the Argan Tree, which is only found in Morocco. Because of the high levels of vitamin E /tocopherols (antioxidants) and saponins (skin-softening agents), argan oil is a wonderful oil for anti-aging. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by restoring the skin`s hydro-lipid layer. It has also been shown to have a tightening effect on the skin. I love this oil because it absorbs so nicely into my skin and does not leave an oily residue.
ROSE HIP SEED OIL:
Rose hip seed oil is good for dry, aging skin because it is deeply nourishing and regenerating. It is known for it’s firming properties. Rosehip seed oil is high in essential fatty acids and softens and smooths out the skin beautifully. It improves the texture of your skin and calms redness and inflammation.
Vitamin E acts as an anti-oxidant and prevents the facial oil from going rancid.
I have also added essential oils that have anti-aging and regenerative properties.
CARROT SEED ESSENTIAL OIL:
Carrot seed oil is known for it’s healing and regenerative properties. It helps reduce the appearance of aging and is said to be great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL:
Geranium essential oil has antiseptic and regenerative properties and is high in antioxidants. It balances out all skin types. It is wonderful for dry, sensitive, aging skin as it aids with skin repair and is said to delay wrinkles.