Everything you need to know about Carrier Oils

A deep dive into Ancient Living’s premium collection of career oils


Oils are an elixir when it comes to health and wellness. They have multiple purposes and countless benefits. From aromatherapy to skincare – one new term that’s been popping up everywhere is carrier oils. But what exactly are carrier oils? Are they just a new fad or are they here to stay? Read on to learn more about carrier oils and explore Ancient Living’s collection of a complete range of carrier oils to choose from.

What are carrier oils?

Carrier oils are oils derived from the seeds or nuts of a plant. They should not be confused with essential oil since essential oils are made from distilling aromatic components of a plant, like its flowers or roots. A carrier oil is required to “carry” the essential oils by way of dilution before you can use them safely on the body

Why do you need career oils?

Simply put, carrier oils are needed not only to dilute essential oils but they contain a plethora of benefits and can be used on their own. The reason for dilution is that essential oils are potent and can cause irritation when applied directly to your skin. Essential oils must be diluted in a base oil before you can use them safely on the body. Most carrier oils are unscented or lightly scented and do not interfere with an essential oil’s therapeutic properties. They can be used alone or as well as with other oils to nourish your skin.

How to select the ideal carrier oil?

While choosing carrier oils, here are a few factors to consider:

  • Odor: Few carrier oils possess a distinct odor. When added to an essential oil, it may alter the aroma. This can hinder the benefits of aromatherapy so choose carefully.
  • Absorption: Your skin can absorb some carrier oils better than others.
  • Skin type:Depending on your skin type, some oils may irritate skin or worsen a skin condition such as acne.
  • Shelf life:Some carrier oils can be stored for longer periods than others without going bad.

Ancient Living Carrier Oils

Each Ancient Living Carrier Oil brings its own benefits to the table so explore our collection to choose the right one for you.

Ancient Living Organic Almond Oil

This carrier oil is extracted by the Indian traditional method of Ghani oil processing, to retain its nutritive value. This deep moisturizing oil helps balance the moisture in your skin. Packed with Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, and E apart from several essential fatty acids, this pure oil nourishes the skin giving it a fine and smooth texture. The oil is lightweight and absorbs easily, and is a great moisturizer for dry skin. It’s also used in general aromatherapy, but its strong scent may mask an essential oil’s aroma.

Uses: Almond oil is one of the most popular carrier oils for skin care. It’s great in massage oils, bath oils, and soaps.

Ancient Living Castor Oil

This carrier oil is cold pressed which retains its nutritional value. It deeply moisturizes, reduces signs of aging, and gives you a blemish-free complexion. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties eliminate acne and heal inflamed skin caused due to dryness or sunburns. It deeply penetrates the skin and slows down aging. It makes the skin smoother, softer, and younger. It revitalizes and restores your skin health. It increases the elasticity of the skin and fades blemishes, scars, and stretch marks. It also works extremely well in treating uneven skin tone and clearing spots and marks. It rejuvenates your skin leaving it feeling healthy and supple.

Uses: Castor Oil is great for both hair care and skin care.

Ancient Living Jojoba oil

This oil is cold-pressed to retain all its nutritional values. It is a storehouse of vitamin E and B. It gently slides on your skin and get’s quickly absorbed leaving no oily residue behind. It deeply hydrates and restores skin health by locking in moisture. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness and control acne. It creates a barrier against suntan, dust, and pollution. It also reduces wrinkles and other signs of aging, making you look youthful. It gives you a beautiful glow and a clear, healthy complexion. Jojoba oil is said to mimic sebum, which is the skin’s natural oil.

Using jojoba oil may help reduce the skin’s oil production in acne-prone people by making the skin think it’s produced sufficient natural oils to hydrate the skin. It can be directly massaged or used along with essential oils to increase its effectiveness.

Uses: Jojoba oil absorbs easily in the skin and doesn’t clog pores. This makes it a good carrier oil option for massage oils, facial moisturizers, and bath oils.

Ancient Living Neem Oil

Ancient Living Neem Oil is cold pressed which retains its nutritional value. It heals, moisturizes, and gives you a blemish-free complexion. It is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids that improve skin elasticity and retain moisture. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce acne and redness. It is a storehouse of antioxidants that protect your skin against signs of aging such as wrinkles and age spots. It goes deep into the skin and effectively treats acne marks, blemishes, and stretch marks. Its deep moisturizing properties tone the skin and repair skin dryness. It deeply absorbs into your skin leaving it feeling young, healthy, and glowy.

Uses: Excellent for skin care and works wonders for elevating your hair care.

Benefits of Cold Pressed Carrier Oils

  1. Helps Treat Acne

Cold-pressed oils contain a high number of fatty acids which are highly beneficial in treating acne, acne marks, and blemishes.

  1. Reduces Premature Ageing

Cold-pressed oils are rich in antioxidants which help to reduce stress on the skin, thus reducing wrinkles, and fine lines and reversing signs of aging.

  1. Hydrating & Moisturizing

Cold-pressed oils are a rich source of Vitamin A and E, which help to moisturize and nourish the skin.

  1. Reduce Inflammation

Cold pressed oils possess anti-inflammatory properties which have a soothing & calming effect on irritated and inflamed skin.

  1. Glowing Skin

Facial massage with cold pressed oils can increase blood circulation – making your skin radiant and glowing.


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