When you buy your carrier oil for your essential oils, there are a lot of things that you should consider, such as finding the right carrier oil for your essential oils. Although these carrier oils are accessible to everyone and can be bought at a local food store, it is still very important to know the difference of the oil from each other. Take olive oil for example. This is carrier oil that has different varieties. You may need to familiarize yourself with the different types so that you can choose the right oil for your aromatherapy session. Here are some of the most common things you should look out for in your carrier oil.
Price of The Carrier Oil
Once you browse a store that has some carrier oils, you will find that the prices can vary. While I do not advise that you simply go with the expensive kind, sometimes it is better. After all, the price will depend on the kind of plant that the oil came from. This can also be more expensive if the oil came from another country. However, unlike essential oils where price dictates the quality of the carrier oil, that is not the case here. The price of these oils only varies based on the kind of plant, how it is processed and where it is located.
Time of The Carrier Oil
Carrier oils will ‘spoil’ or go rancid over time. It is not like essential oils that are able to preserve their property. Because you are going to use these in your aromatherapy sessions, it is therefore important to know more about the time of the carrier oil. Some oils will go rancid faster than others so be sure to check that. You can get to learn more about this if you will take a closer look on each type of carrier oil and get to know them. Shelf life is also very important since you are going to stock these so you can use them along with your essential oils.
Organic and Inorganic Oils
Organic oils are usually better than inorganic ones. The reason is because no other chemicals are added in organic carrier oils. This is great especially if you are aiming for an all natural lifestyle. However, the downside is that they will usually cost more than the inorganic versions. It can also be quite difficult to buy some organic oils in your local market. Some of them may not be certified so be sure to check that before you checkout your so-called organic carrier oils.
Carrier oils also have other properties that you should consider such as aroma, color and texture. Some nut-based oils like almond oil or peanut oil will have a nutty smell in it. Meanwhile, olive oil and other may have a faint color and aroma. You may consider these things especially if you are thinking on mixing these with your essential oils. Be sure to go for a smooth combination that will not completely drown the smell of your essential oil. After all, you still want to feel the goodness of the oil. So these are just some of the things that you should remember when you are looking for some carrier oil to use in your aromatherapy. Essential oils will always need carrier oils so they can safely travel to your skin.