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How to choose carrier oils Back to Top

Carrier oils are used as a medium to dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin. There are several you can use with therapeutic properties of their own. Only use vegetable or nut oils as mineral oil blocks the pores. Macerated oils make an excellent base these are oils that have had a herb steeped into them which is infused into the oil giving it extra properties. 



The carrier oils listed below are the most popular, if you are still not sure after reading about them almond oil is a good all-round carrier oil to try.


Fairly light odourless, most skins. General-purpose oil,  readily absorbed into the skin. It has a soothing effect and is available cold pressed containing vit-A,B1,B2,B6,E


Light odourless oil similar properties to almond, suitable for delicate areas of skin and the face. Contains vit-A, some vit-B groups.


Macerated oil made with arnica montana, good for bruises, bumps, contusions, aches/pains, backache, injuries, strains/sprains, (not on broken skin.)   


Thick green oil, , good for dry ageing skin, it should be mixed (10-30%) with a lighter oil. Rich in nutrients Contains vit-A,B,D, lecithin


Contains: Gamma Linolenic Acid, vitamins, minerals. Highest source of GLA Uses psoriasis, eczema, prematurely aged skin; regenerating and stimulating skin cell activity. very penetrating. Use at 10% dilution


Macerated oil, containing calendula, good healing anti-inflammatory properties, suitable for damaged skin, sores, eczema, scars, cracked skin.


Orange oil, vegetable oil with carrot extract. rich in beta-carotene, vit-B,C,D,E. good for ageing, inflamed, damaged or scarred skin. 


Solid at room temperature, liquefies at body heat, used for dry skin and hair treatments, you can melt it stir in essential oils allow it to set again and use as required.


Macerated oil with herb comfrey, super healing properties, for aches. broken bones, arthritis, rheumatism, wounds, burns.


excellent for eczema, psoriasis and dry/ageing skin, it contains linoleic acid (GLA) other vitamins and minerals. Use 10% in a base oil as its expensive.


High in EFA, GLA, Linolenic acid, oleic acid, vitamins esp. Vit. E, minerals. Uses:oily skin, acne. Psoriasis, eczema. High Vitamin E level - useful for preventing scarring and stretch marks. Use as 10-50% additive.


Vitamin F, lipids, glycerides and saturated fatty acids.Uses: Analgesic, useful for sciatica, rheumatism, skin ulcers; use 100% for shingles, caution with sensitive skin, may be irritating. Scar healing, and burns. 


Light odourless oil particularly suitable for oily skin, contains linoleic acid, vit-E. another good all round base oil which is not expensive . 


Rich nourishing oil with a nutty smell. Contains , linoleic acid, vitamins and minerals. Useful for acne, scarred, or ageing skin.


Rich in Essential omega fatty acids and proteins. Used For skin and hair. Sinks into the skin and hair eisily makes hair shiny.


This is in fact a liquid wax, it combines well with sebum and penetrates the skin very easily, it it a great balancing oil for skin types and hair. 


Contains: Linoleic acid, oleic acid. Extremely good penetration to all skin levels, sooths irritation, sunburn, lesions, burns. Protects tissue from drying. use as 5-10% additive


Contains: Palmitoleic acid, 60% oleic acid, very stable Uses: All skin, tones aged or dry skin, Skin softening. wound healing. In France is used as aid against sunburn.


Cold pressed oil is thick green, it is good for rheumatism, aches/pains, and dry or inflamed skin. Rich in a number of vitamins and minerals, it needs diluting(10-50%)


GLA, Linolenic acids, oleic acid, palmitic acid Uses: dry, scaly dull skin, eczema, psoriasis, over pigmented skin, scars, Avoid with oily or blemished skins. Use as 10% additive or neat for very dry, aging skins.


Red macerated oil with St Johns wort herb, has antiseptic, healing, pain relieving properties, sooths nerve pain great for sciatica, neuralgia, backache, damaged skin, wounds.


Contains: vitamins esp. vit. E, minerals, proteins, lecithin, amino acids Uses: psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism, arthritis, tanning aid, softening all skin types. Thick oil with strong odor. Use as base or 10% dilution


Light oil often used as a base for macerated oils, it contains vit-A,B,D,E, and makes a good inexpensive massage base oil.


Thick amber oil, rich in vit-E, suitable for dry damaged ageing or scarred skin helps prevent stretch marks, need to be blended (10-20%) with another base oil.


Eve Taylor Carrier Oils  Back to Top
Over 34 carrier oils are available. from the well known to the more obscure. All are selected from known botanical species realistically priced. Sourced and selected from around the world by experts with over 30 years experience, ensures that your carriers oils go through the
same vigorous quality control as all Eve Taylor products. Coming from only the finest crops, maintains each carrier oil is selected for purity and efficacy.

Organic Sweet Almond Oil Organic Jojoba Oil
Organic Sweet Almond Oil

Almond Sweet Oil one of the most popular carrier oils. Cold pressed yields the highest quality.
Pale yellow in colour slightly viscous and oily in texture.
High in essential fatty acids. An excellent emollient is beneficial for dry skin. Helps to soothe inflammation.

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Jojoba Carrier Oil Cold pressed Jojoba is a light golden coloured liquid wax..
Contains myristic acid which is an anti-inflammatory agent, thus may be beneficial in blends for muscle and joint.
Suitable for all skin types in particular dry scalp, Psoraisis, eczema, chapped skin.

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Lavender Essential Oil 10ml
Sweet, fruity, herbal floral aroma.
Properties are balancing, soothing, normalizing, relaxing, and healing.
Blends well with Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange Patchouli, Rosemary, Thyme.
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Tea Tree Essential Oil 10ml
A pale yellow to greenish colour with a warm, spicy, medicinal aroma.
Properties include cleansing, purifying, and uplifting.
Blends well with, Lavandin, Rosemary, Nutmeg, Clary sage, Geranium, Marjoram.
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Organic Rose Oil

Geranium Chinese Oil 10ml
Powerful, leafy-rose aroma with fruity undertones.
Used in skin care products for its fragrance, toning, and cleansing properties. Properties: soothing, mood-lifting, balancing, sluggish congested skin. Blends well with, Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Rose, Rosemary, Sandlewood

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Rose Maroc Absolute Oil 5ml
Floral, waxy, and a slightly spicy note. Rich long lasting rose aroma.
Has a soothing effect on emotions. Lifts the heart and eases nervous tension. Romantic and uplifting.
Blends well with, Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Sandalwood.
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Mandarin Oil

Roman Chamomile

Expressed from the peel of ripe fruit, the aroma is sweet, tangy with light floral undertones.
Has an uplifting effect
Blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Black pepper, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Palmarosa, Rose.

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Aroma is strong fruity herbal,  contains only trace amounts of the intense blue azulene,
It is a mild, soothing relaxing oil.
Blends well with Angelica, Benzoin, Bergamot, Geranium, Jasmin, Lavender, Lemon Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Ylang Ylang

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 Find an Aromatherapist in Manchester Back to Top

Andrea Halsall RNA Cimi Ihht

01204 887106
Bolton St
Bury, BL9 0LL

The Diane Nivern Clinic

0161 796 1169
Holistic Health and Cosmetic Enhancements
Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7SX



Emma Lawson

07913 708419

The International Society,
William Kay House,
327 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG

Human Touch Clinic

0161 881 3421
83a Great Stone Road
Manchester M32 8GR


The Essential Oil Works

01625 536651

77 Wilmslow Rd
Wilmslow, SK9 3EN

Cath Davies

0161 837 3535

The Y Club, Liverpool Road, Castlefield,

Manchester M3 4JR

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