Carrier Oil & their Properties & Uses: E-Learning

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CPD – 6 points (IFPA) / 5 points (FHT)

Explore the many & varied uses of carrier oils in therapy & massage

Discover how to really value the healing effects of carrier oils and how to use them for subtle yet efficient healing effects on clients, both externally and internally. Carrier oils are used in greater proportions in an aromatherapy treatment than essential oils, so it is important to understand their properties and benefits. Although carrier oils cannot penetrate the skin like essential oils, many contain vitamins and other smaller components that can be absorbed by the top layers of the skin to enhance appearance and skin health.

Carriers enable essential oils to be distributed evenly over the skin, although the presence of the carrier does slow down the absorption of the essential oils to an extent. However, during the length of the massage treatment, the majority of the essential oils will have reached the bloodstream, and the carrier oil will give a moisturised, silky feel to the body. Due to their very nature, they are great internally and can be incorporated into everyday life.

This course explores the many and varied uses of carrier oils in the art of massage and therapeutic usage. Discover how undervalued these products are and how you can incorporate many of them for subtle yet efficient healing effects on your clients.  Blending techniques and recipes will be explored and practised.

What will I learn?

  • The Extraction of Carrier Oils Used in Aromatherapy
  • Maceration
  • Quality of Vegetable Carrier Oils
  • Organic Vegetable Oils
  • Carrier Lotion
  • Carrier Oils One by One!
  • Macerated Carrier Oils
  • Chart of Properties of Some Macerated and Pure Vegetable Oils


  • Aromatherapy and or a Massage Qualification


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Course Content

Carrier Oil & their Properties & Uses

  • How to Use this Course
  • Introduction to Carrier Oils
  • Carrier Oils One by One
  • Macerated Oils
  • Properties of Macerated & Pure Vegetable Oils
  • Carrier Oils Quiz

Carrier Oil & their Properties & Uses: Homework & Assignments

Carrier Oil & their Properties & Uses: Appendix

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