Carrier Oils – Their Properties and Uses
Carrier oils are used in greater proportions in an aromatherapy treatment than essential oils, so it is important to understand their properties and benefits. There are now many different carrier oils available.
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 blood stream, 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 very many and varied uses of carrier oils in the art of massage and therapeutic usage. Discover how under-valued 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 practiced.
- The Extraction of Carrier Oils Used in Aromatherapy
- 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
Pre-requisite – Aromatherapy and/or Massage Qualification
Kit Included (distance learning only):
Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy and Massage- Len Price
50ml Argan – Argania spinosa – Carrier Oil
50ml Coconut – Fractionated – Coco nucifera
50ml Melissa – Melissa officinalis – Carrier Oil
50ml Mustard Seed – Brassica alba
50ml Sesame – Sesamum indicum