Aromatherapists warn us never to apply an essential oil to the skin unless it is first diluted with a carrier oil, such as almond oil, olive oil or grape seed oil. The reason for this is that essential oils are made from highly concentrated plant extracts, and, as herbal medicines, they are much stronger than a regular tincture or herbal tea. Undiluted, they may burn the skin or even cause unwanted side effects.
When working with essential oils, remember to use them sparingly. A little goes a long way, and less can be more, if you are looking to reap the maximum benefits.
The carrier oil collection shown above is five, four-ounce bottles of sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil and avocado oil.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.Buy Now