This is the second of a four-part series that aims to provide a complete list of the most common carrier oils.

9. Grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes. Its sweet scent and great absorption rate makes it one of the best base oils for creams, lotions. It is especially helpful on skin types that do not absorb oils very well. It is non allergenic and it is so light that it does not leave a greasy feeling on the skin. Grapeseed oil is also blends well with most essential oils.

10. Hazelnut oil

Hazelnut oil contains astringent properties that work well essential oils for the use of people with oily skin.

11. Hemp seed oil

Hemp seed oil is rich in proteins and essential fatty acids. Its high nutritional value, deep green color and pleasant nutty aroma make it high grade as cosmetic oil. It absorbs well into the skin and it is used as a man ingredient for skin care products that are intended to provide healing to dry skin and other skin disorders.

12. Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is produced from the beans of jojoba, a shrub like plant that thrives in Arizona, California and Mexico.

Jojoba oil is one of the most favored vegetable oils for diluting essential oils because of its shelf stability. People use this oil hair and skin cleanser and it is easily absorbed by the skin.

13. Kukui nut oil

Kukui nut oil is derived from the kukui tree, the official tree of the island of Hawaii and it has been used by Hawaii natives for centuries.

This oil is noted for its high penetrability and ability to soothe sunburns and chapped skin and high levels of essential fatty acids and alpha linolenic acid. It is also easy to absorb on the skin and it helps to treat acne, dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis.

14. Macadamia nut oil

Macademia oil, which is produced by pressing the nuts of the macademia tree, is one of the most regenerative oils known today. It is loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids. It has a high absorption rate and it is known for its ability to effectively heal wounds, skin irritations, sunburns and scars.

Macademia oil has a close resemblance to sebum, the natural oil that the skin normally produces for moisture and natural protection.

This is the second of a series of articles that list the most common carrier oils. More vegetable oils will be introduced in succeeding posts.


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