What are Carrier Oils - Uses & Benefits for Skin & Hair

What are Carrier Oils - Uses & Benefits for Skin & Hair

Carrier Oil is an essential ingredient for aromatherapy. It is a term given to base oils which are used to dilute essential oils before topical application. These oils are also referred to as 'vegetable oils' because they are extracted from vegetables, but many carrier oils are pressed from seeds, kernels and nuts. It has therapeutic properties and is used in massage and skincare routines. This blog will discuss the benefits of carrier oil and its use to treat dry skin, sun damage, acne, and premature skin ageing. 

What are Carrier Oils?

Both carrier oils and essential oils are made from plants, but they have different properties. Essential oils are concentrated in nature and may irritate when applied to the skin. To dilute essential oils, we use carrier oils that carry essential oils deep inside your skin to provide nourishment. The carrier oils are lightly scented and do not interface with the nourishing property of essential oils. It contains fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which add moisture and soothes skin irritation. 

It plays a vital role in natural cosmetics like lip balm, face cream, bath oil, body oil and other moisturizers. It also increases the shelf life and provides non-sticky lubrication to the product.

Benefits of Carrier Oils

Carrier oils have various benefits for the skin, which are as follows.

High Nutritional Value

Carrier oil contains fat-soluble vitamins, essential nutrients and antioxidants. It fulfils the skin's nutrient requirements and promotes healthy skin.

Remain 'Fixed' on the Skin

Carrier oil is also known as 'fixed oil' because of its holding capability to the skin. It improves moisture retention and does not evaporate easily, keeping the skin soft.

Deep Nourishment

It is lightweight and easily gets absorbed by the skin's surface. Due to its deep penetrating capability, it provides nourishment from within the skin and enhances outer appearance.

Moisturizes the Skin

It works wonders on irritated & dry skin. Carrier oils contain moisturizing agents which nourish the outer surface of the skin and make a protective layer over the skin.

Types of Carrier Oils

Each carrier oil is made up of different ingredients and demonstrates different characteristics like viscosity, colour, and absorption speed. Below are some of the carrier oils beneficial for your skin and hair. You can find these oils on the Tatvik Ayurveda website.

Almond Carrier Oil

Almond Carrier Oil is very beneficial in wound healing, acne treatment, sun protection and premature ageing of the skin. It is extracted from organically grown almonds and does not contain any chemicals in it. It is lightweight and easily gets absorbed by the body. It helps in reducing skin inflammation, enhances skin tone, cures dry skin, and treats eczema and psoriasis. It also eliminates dandruff, hydrates the scalp and strengthens hair follicles.

How to Use?

  • Pour some drops of oil on your palm and rub your palm to warm the oil.
  • Massage it gently on your face, skin and all over the body in a circular motion.

Cold Pressed Castor Carrier Oil

The cold-pressed Carrier Oil helps to improve wound healing and soothes tense muscles. You can buy this product from Tatvik Ayurveda. The oil is extracted by cold pressed method, which helps to retain its essential components during the process. It repairs wrinkles, prevents acne and rejuvenates the skin. It does not cause any side effects on the skin and contributes to hair fall control. Just add a small amount of oil to your palm and gently massage it on your face and body. Leave it overnight for the best result. Do not bathe immediately after using carrier oils.

Coconut Carrier Oil

Coconut has varieties of benefits. People use coconut oil for various reasons, be it for food, skin or hair treatment. The Tatvik's Coconut Carrier Oil is extracted by the cold pressed method, which maintains its natural texture and nutrients. It enhances skin elasticity and guards against sun damage. It contains essential fatty acids and polyphenols, which makes it a perfect carrier oil for massage and skincare. It reduces itchiness, treats dandruff, reduces fine lines & wrinkles and enhances skin elasticity.  

Grapeseed Carrier Oil

The Grapeseed Carrier Oil promotes wound healing and cures scars. It comes from the seeds of grapes, which are rich in vitamin E. It cures various skin issues like wrinkles, dry skin, and premature skin ageing. The oil is lightweight and easily gets absorbed by the skin. It is an ideal product to lighten the skin, tighten pores, combat acne outbreaks and reduce the appearance of scars. It also helps in conditioning & nourishing the scalp, preventing hair fall and promoting hair growth. Just pour some drops of oil on your palm and gently massage it on your face and body. 

Jojoba Carrier Oil

You can buy Jojoba Carrier Oil from Tatvik Ayurveda. It contains the goodness of jojoba extract, which prevents premature skin ageing. The pure jojoba oil used in this product is extracted carefully with a cold-pressed method to retain its natural benefits. There is no chemical added to this oil; hence it does not cause any side effects on the skin. It detoxifies the skin, unclogs pores, combats eczema, promotes hair growth and reduces acne. Pour some amount of oil on your palm and gently massage it in a circular direction. It quickly penetrates the skin and nourishes deep inside the skin.

Mustard Carrier Oil

We are familiar with the benefits of mustard oil. It has been commonly used by our grandfathers and grandmothers for ages. Mustard oil is a brilliant moisturizer and is widely used in massage and therapies. Buy Mustard Carrier Oil from Tatvik Ayurveda which treats strained muscles, nourishes dry skin, protects the skin from free radicals, exfoliates dead cells and hydrates the skin. It is also an effective solution for hair fall, scalp rejuvenation, and dandruff. 

How to Choose a Carrier Oil for Your Skin Type

You should choose carrier oils based on your skin type to get maximum benefits.

For Normal Skin 

Use coconut oil and mustard oil for normal skin. Both these oils are widely known for skin and hair benefits. It nourishes the skin deeply and can address common skin and hair issues.

For Dry Skin

Olive oil and Avocado oil is beneficial for dry skin. It penetrates deeper and corrects skin conditions of dry skin, such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. It helps in the production of collagen and stimulates cell growth.

For Oily Skin 

Sweet Almond oil and Jojoba oil help to remove excess sebum and balance sebum production. It is beneficial in lightening dark circles and hyperpigmentation.

Sensitive Skin

Sesame Seed Carrier Oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. It is thick but mild oil that provides anti-ageing benefits while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

How to Mix Carrier Oils with Essential Oils

Always read the instructions on the label of the essential oil you are using. Generally, follow these guidelines to dilute essential oils with carrier oils.

For Adults

  • 3 % dilution:- Add three drops of essential oil to one teaspoon of carrier oil.
  • 5 % dilution:- Add five drops of essential oil to one teaspoon of carrier oil
  • 10 % dilution- Add ten drops of essential oil to one teaspoon of carrier oil.

For Children

  • 1 % dilution:- Add one drop of essential oil to one teaspoon of carrier oil.

Note- Always store carrier oils in a dark & cold place like a refrigerator. Keep it away from light. 

Why Choose Tatvik Ayurveda?

There are many brands selling carrier oils in the market which contain additional chemicals with natural ingredients. We recommend you to choose natural chemical-free carrier oil for your skin and hair care. Choose Tatvik Ayurveda for all your carrier oil needs. You can choose from a wide variety of carrier oils as per your requirement. We offer 100% organic and natural product that contains no chemical and are cruelty-free and vegan. Check our website to explore carrier oil of your skin type.


Q.1 What does carrier oil do for the skin?

Ans. Carrier oil helps to dilute essential oils and is used in aromatherapy and massage. It is also used to nourish skin and reduce fine lines & wrinkles.

Q.2 Can I apply carrier oil directly to the face?

Ans. Yes, you can directly apply carrier oil to your skin. First, clean your face with water and then massage carrier oil with your fingers in a circular direction.

Q.3 What is the best carrier oil for skin care?

Ans. Different carrier oil suits different skin types. You should first check what type of skin you have. Use rosehip oil for your daily skincare routine.

Q.4 Which is the best carrier oil for anti-ageing?

Ans.  Use Sesame Seed Oil for anti-ageing benefits. It helps to fight wrinkles and fine lines.

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