Benefits of Carrier Oils

Benefits of Carrier Oils

Here are the properties of the most common carrier oils in home made recipes. This is useful in particular if you are creating a skin care product, as you can chose an oil that is well adapted to your skin type: normal, dry, sensitive, oily, mature, etc.


  • ALMOND (SWEET) Prunus dulcis

Regenerating and moisturising, good for body, hair and sun care formulas

Recommended for: dry and sensitive skin

Rich in oleic acid


  • APRICOT KERNEL Prunus armeniaca

Skin moisturizing and repairing

Recommended for: mature and dry skin

Rich in oleic acid, linoleic acid (Omega 6)



Also nicknamed 'Moroccan oil', it has skin repairing, nourishing and hair fortifying properties. It is also good for sun care formulas.

Recommended for : oily skin

Rich in oleic acid, linoleic acid (Omega 6), vitamin E


  • COCONUT Cocos nucifera

Moisturising and softening, soothing.

Recommended for: all skin types

Rich in lauric acid and other saturated fatty acids


  • GRAPE SEED Vitis vinifera

Soothing and conditioning, regenerating

Recommended for: dry and sensitive skins

Rich in linoleic acid (Omega 6)


  • HEMP SEED Cannabis sativa

Hydrating and repairing for dry, hair fortifying

Recommended for : sensitive and mature skin

Rich in linoleic acid (Omega 6) and alpha linoleic acid (Omega 3)


  • JOJOBA Simmondsia chinensis

Moisturizing, nourishing and protecting

Recommended for: all skin types

Rich in saturated fatty acids, mono-unsaturated fatty acids


  • OLIVE 

Soothing, moisturising, anti-inflammatory, regenerative

Recommended for: all skin types

Rich in oleic acid, tocopherols (Vitamin E), polyphenols


  • SUNFLOWER Helianthus annuus

Emollient, moisturizing, protective

Recommended for: all skin types

Rich in Oleic Acid



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