There are many oils used for the face and body to keep the skin supple and hydrated. They have therapeutic qualities, and are used for normal skin, combination skin, sensitive, oily, acne, mature and wrinkles. In Aromatherapy they are used as a carrier oil for the essential oils and added because of their therapeutic qualities.
* Make sure they are expeller or cold pressed unrefined and organic
Cold Pressed - A method of mechanical extraction where heat is reduced and minimized throughout the batching of the raw material. This helps the oil maintain its original state, constituents, and depth. Temperatures are rigorously controlled to ensure that it does not exceed 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit. Although not a practical method of extraction for all vegetable oils on the market it is highly regarded as the extraction method of choice.
Expeller Pressed - A method of natural, mechanical extraction and processing of oils where a small amount of heat is produced simply through the frictional heat created by hydraulic presses. This is usually around 120-200 degrees Fahrenheit and makes the oil suitable and economical as a base for cosmetics because of its fairly undisturbed molecular state. It also makes fine food grade oil.
Here is a list of oils, butters & waxes and their actions. Always test a small amount on your wrist to make sure there is no allergic reaction. If you are allergic to any nut DO NOT use the oil!
Almond oil - Absorbs easily, dry skin, wrinkles, itchy, temporary relief from eczema & psoriasis. Skin rejuvenation, nourishing, softens, smooths & is a sun protector. Anti-inflammatory. Rich in proteinessential fatty acids, and rich in minerals & vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Apricot oil - Easily absorbed, dry, prematurely aging, mature, sensitive, inflamed, irritated, eczema, toning, nourishing, clogged pores, scar tissue, helps retain elasticity & suppleness. Anti-inflammatory. High in oleic, linoleic acids, GLA, omega 6, minerals, vitamins A, & E. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Argon oil - Absorbs quickly, dry, dull, preventing wrinkles & acne. Great for preventing & reducing stretch marks, psoriasis, & eczema. sun protector, tissue building, strengthens brittle damaged hair & dry scalp. Very hydrating, restorative, revitalizing. Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory & antioxidant. Rich in natural tocopherols (Vitamin E), Vitamin C, phenols, carotenes, squalene & fatty Acids. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Avocado oil - Moderate absorption, dry, sensitive, dehydrated, mature, eczema, psoriasis, problem skin & other irritations. Rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B5 (Pantothenic acid), Vitamin D, E, minerals, protein, amino acids, carotene, sterols, lecithin, essential fatty acids & more. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Beeswax - Locks in moisture, cell regeneration & protects skin from the environmental toxins, softening & nourishing. Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic & anti-oxidant. Contains some vitamin A. Use: with other oils
Borage seed oil - Moderate absorption, dry, maturing, acne, damaged, rough, psoriasis, eczema & rosacea. It is a cell regeneration, stimulating, soothing, nourishing & hydrating. anti-inflammatory. Contains skin strengthening GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid), minerals & vitamins. Use: 2 – 10% with other carrier oils
Cocoa Butter - Deeply penetrates skin layers, dry, reduce scars & stretch marks, increases hydration, protects against UV radiation &fights free radicals. Super anti-oxidant. Contains flavonoids, polyphenols, high in Vitamin A, C, E & minerals. Use as: 100% on rough skin or with other carrier oils
Coconut Butter - is the pureed coconut meat with about 60% oil, which has a thick, creamy and slightly gritty texture. It has the same benefits for the skin as coconut oil but helps retain moister better and it promotes skin elasticity making it great for dry, aging or wrinkled skin. It removes dead skin cells. It has a small molecular structure so it absorption easily through the skin and penetrates deep in to the layers of the skin and strengthens the tissues underneath. High in antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory. Use in: masks and exfolients
Coconut oil (Virgin) – Absorbs easily, all skin types, especially dry, sensitive skin, pre-mature aging, wrinkle, inflamed, irritated & itchy. Does not clog pores, softening, soothing, nourishing, very moisturizing. It helps retain moisture and gives the skin a protective layer. Anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, antiseptic & antibiotic. Contains many fatty acids & multivitamins. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Cucumber seed oil - Absorbs quickly, dry, acne, helps prevent premature aging, revitalizing for maturing skin, irritated, eczema, psoriasis & sunburned skin. Detoxifying, toning, reducing inflammation, accelerates skin regeneration, defends skin cells from free-radical damage, helps restore & retain skins moisture levels. Contains oleic and linoleic acids, omega 6 fatty acid, B1, C & E. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Evening Primrose oil – Moderate absorption, dry, premature aging skin, wrinkles, acne, rosacea & eczema. Hydrating, promotes healthy firm skin, elasticity, cell regeneration, rejuvenating, nourishing to the scalp, hair & nails. Astringent, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant. Contains several fatty acids rich in GLA. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Flaxseed oil – Moderate absorption, dry, wrinkles, acne, rosacea, psoriasis & eczema. dull, smooths & firm the outer skin, reduces redness, itchy, irritated, locks in moisture & prevents water loss. Anti-inflammatory. Contains omega-3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, vitamin B, potassium, magnesium & zinc. Use: 100% or with other carrier oils
Grape seed oil - Absorbs quickly, dry, wrinkles, anti-aging benefits, evens skin tone, nourishing, toning, hydrating, improves elastin, protect & increases collagen. High anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent & antiseptic. Contains beta carotene, vitamin C, D, E, omega 6, GLA, minerals & proteins. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Hazelnut oil - Penetrates top layer of skin, all skin types, great for sensitive & acne prone. Soothes, heals, irritated skin, cell regeneration, hydrating, reduces pores & can filter sunrays. Slightly astringent & anti-bacterial. High in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, minerals & proteins. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Hemp seed oil - Absorbs well, dry, anti-aging, acne, psoriasis, eczema, inflammation & skin lesions. Moisture balancing properties, hydrating, healing & regenerative. Anti-oxidant. Exceptionally high in essential omega fatty acids, proteins, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E & High level of chlorophyll. Must be refrigerated. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Jojoba oil - Penetrates deep into pores, dry, sensitive, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, dull, blackheads & seborrhea. Reduces scars, dissolves old plugged sebum, (the skin’s natural oil that help’s protect it), reduces pore size, soothes inflammation, heat rashes, healing, protective, balances skin’s natural oil, mimics collagen & sebum, reduces water loss, helps seal in moisture, does not clog pores & very stable. Natural anti-oxidant properties. Anti-microbial & anti-Inflammatory. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Kukui nut oil - Absorbs easily into the deepest skin layers, dry, sensitive, mature & acne. Soothes irritated, sunburned, burned skin, relieves itchy dry skin due to eczema, psoriasis, rosacea & chapped skin. Anti-Oxidant. High in the essential fatty acids, linoleic acids, vitamins A, C, & E. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Macadamia nut oil - High absorption rate, all skin types, great for dry & aging. Scars, sunburns, minor wounds & other irritations. Protective, one of the best regenerative oils & closely resembles sebum (the skin’s natural oil that help’s protect it). High in monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin A, E, B complex, calcium, phosphorus, iron & proteins. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Olive oil - Penetrates deep into the skin. Dry, sensitive, wrinkles, itchy & inflamed. Soothing, very mild, attracts external moisture, cell regenerator & plumps the skin. Anti-aging, anti-Inflammatory & strong anti-oxidant qualities. Contains vtamins A, E, K, minerals & proteins. Use: 50% – 100% with other carrier oils
Pomegranate seed oil - Deeply penetrating. Dry, oily, combination, wrinkles, age spots, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, cell regeneration, helps eliminate free radicals that damage & age the skin. It helps improve elasticity, firms, balances, soothes, nourishes & develops healthy skin. Powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial. High in favonoids & punicic acid, which is remarkable for the skin & deeply nourishing to the outer epidermal layer. High in vitamin A, B, C, E, & minerals. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Pumpkin seed oil - High Absorption rate, Reviving for Dry & Mature skin. Lifting, Firming, Protects Cell Structure, Neutralizes Free Radicals, Replenish & Maintain Moisture. One of the most Nutritious Oils Available. Very High Levels of Anti-Oxidants. Contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Vitamins A, Beta-carotene, B2, B3, C, & Zinc. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Rose Hip seed oil – Penetrates deep in to Skin, All Skin Types, Wrinkles & Premature Aging. Inflamed, Weathered, Dehydrated, Scars, UV Damage, Sun Spots, Rejuvenating, Increases Cell Turnover & Speeds up Cell Regeneration. Contains Lycopene which is a powerful Antioxidant. Extremely high in Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 3, 6, & 9, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A, C & E. Use: 10% with other carrier oils.
Safflower oil - Easily Absorbs, All Skin Types, Balances Normal to Dry skin & Acne. Reduces Blackheads, Moisturizing, Nourishing, Maintains Elasticity, Restructures the Skin, Provides a Protective Barrier Preventing Water from Escaping, Softens Dryness, Smooth Roughness & some Skin Problems. Anti-Oxidan & Anti-Aging. Extremely high in Oleic acids & Linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is powerful at Removing Dirt & Oil. High in Vitamin A, C, D, E. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Sesame oil - Easily Absorbs, All Skin Types, Eczema & Psoriasis. Helps reduce Blackheads, Damaged, Hydrating, Nourishing, Natural Sunscreen & Helps reduce Dark Spots. Rich in Vitamins, Minerals, Lecithin & Amino acids. Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Viral & Anti-Inflammatory. Contains Vitamin B complex, A & E. Use: 10% with other carrier oils.
Shea Butter – Easily Absorbs, Dry, Sensitive, Wrinkles, Moderate Eczema, Dermatitis & Reduces Irritation of Psoriasis. Burns, Stretch Marks, Blemishes, Dark Spots, Skin Discolorations, Fades Scars, Rashes, Enhances Cell Regeneration, Capillary Circulation, Stimulate Collagen, Balancing, Restores Elasticity, Toning, Protects against Sun, Wind & Weather. Anti-Inflammatory. Lower percentage of Linoleic Acids than the Oil, Fatty Acids, Oleic, Stearic, Palmitic Vitamin A, E, D, F, Provitamin A & Allantoin. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Shea nut oil - (Make sure it is manually expressed not chemically) Penetrates Deep into the Skin, All Skin Types, Sensitive Skin, Moderate Eczema, Dermatitis, lessens Irritation of Psoriasis, Rashes, Burns, Penetrates Stretch Marks & Scars better than Shea Butter, Fades Scars, Blemishes, Dark Spots, Skin Discolorations,, Cutaneous Dryness, Collagen Boosting, Restores Elasticity, Rejuvenating to Damaged Cells, Restores Tone, Protects against Sun, Wind & Weather. Anti-inflammatory. High in Linoleic Acids, Extremely high in Vitamins A, E & F. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Sunflower oil - Easily Absorbs, All Skin Types, Eczema. Helps Retain Moisture, Nourishing, Protective, Cell Regenerating, Inflammation, Damaged, Redness, Irritated, Hair Strengthener, Anti-Aging & Anti-Oxidant. High in Omega 9, Essential Fatty Acids, Beta Carotene & Vitamin A, B, D, High in Vitamin E. Use as: 100% or with other carrier oils
Vitamin E oil - Easily Absorbs, All Skin Types & Psoriasis. Reduces Scar Tissue, Cell Regeneration, Protects Skin Cells, Holds in Water, Strengths the Skin, Protects against UV Radiation, Natural Preservative with Anti-Oxidant & Free Radical Scavenger. Anti-Aging & Anti-Inflammatory. Contains Vitamins E, Minerals & Protein. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Walnut oil - Absorbs Quickly, Deep Penetrating, Normal, Dry, Mature, Oily, Acne, Eczema & Psoriasis. Soothes Sunburns, Damaged, Regenerating, Toning, Firming, Very Nourishing, Healing & Stimulates Circulation. Mild Astringent, Anti-Aging & Anti-Oxidants. Helps Condition Smooth Hair, High in Linoleic Acid, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, E & Niacin. Use: 10% with other carrier oils
Wheat germ oil (Virgin) - Dilute with other oils for Absorption, Dry, Dehydrated, Dull Complexion, Prematurely Aged Skin, Mature & Damaged Skin, Helps Reverse Wrinkles & Promotes Skin Cell Formation, Eczema & Psoriasis. Reduces Stretch Marks, Scaring, Sunburns, Relieve Roughness, Cracking, Chaffing, Nourishing & Rejuvenating. Anti-Inflammatory, & Anti-Oxidant. With its high Vitamin E content, lt is a natural Preservative, helps to Prevent Rancidity & Prolongs shelf life of Cosmetic Products. Contains natural sources of Vitamin E, A, D, Proteins, Lecithin & Squalene. Use: 5 – 10% with other carrier oils
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