If you want carrier oils to stay in their most natural state, look for carrier oils that have undergone the cold-pressed process. Cold-pressed means that the oil has been pressed from the fatty parts of the botanical without being subjected to heat. As a result, the cold-pressed carrier oil retains its beneficial properties better than its heat-pressed counterparts.
2. Unrefined And 100% Pure
To get the best benefits, look for a carrier oil that is organic, unrefined, and 100% pure. It should not contain any additives that might hamper its effects or worse create a negative reaction to your essential oil. Unrefined oils retain their rich color, nutrients, and scents more effectively.
3. Glass Dropper Or Pump
To be precise in the amount of carrier oil to be diluted with essential oil, it is best that your carrier oil includes a glass dropper or a pump. With a dropper or pump, you’ll be able to transfer the carrier oil easily without any drop of waste.
It is advisable that you don’t use the dropper or pump as a lid because the rubber material is very pliable and may break down when in contact with the carrier oil.
To get the best value for your money, look for a carrier oil that has a high volume in a bottle. The carrier oils reviewed below range from 60 ml to 473 ml. So if you’re at the crossroads between two brands having the same price and features, choose the brand with the higher volume.
5. Uses And Benefits
The versatility of carrier oil can be determined by the number of its uses. It should not only be used as a topical application but also for healthy cooking.
Other carrier oils can even be blended with lotions to make a nice massage. Likewise, the benefits should not be limited to aromatherapy, but should also offer benefits to good skin and hair.
Carrier oils can contain vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. The vitamin E contained in carrier oils can be helpful in extending their shelf life.
Vitamins A, E, and K are perfect for fighting free radicals for better immunity. Meanwhile, monounsaturated fatty acids can be good for the hair.