What are carrier oils?
They are exactly what the word implies-they carry an essential oil into the skin when applied topically. Instead of one drop of oil in a designated area the carrier oil can spread the essential oil to a wider area than where the essential oil was applied.
Another reason for using carrier oils is some oils are hot. Oregano is one example of hot oils. Carrier oils diffuse the hot oil so the irritation doesn’t occur. If by accident oils are put into the eyes; carrier oils can immediately rid the area of the stinging or tingling sensation of the oil. A note must be made here; the oil does not damage the eye but the stinging can be very uncomfortable.
List of carrier oils:
Pumpkin seed oil