First things first. Safety.Always use caution when trying ingredients that are unknown to you. Persons who are allergic to nuts should ask a medical doctor before coming into contact with oils from nuts or other nut products. Read the labels of the products you use on your skin.
Carrier oils are vegetable oils that do not evaporate and are extracted from fatty parts of plants. There are over 50 different carrier oils on the market. Here are the ones we recommend!
The recommended carrier oil for making homemade perfume is Jojoba oil. It moisturizes the skin, being absorbed quickly without leaving any greasy effect. Jojoba oil is odorless and colorless.
Jojoba oil has many uses: in moisturizer, hair care products, and anti-aging creams, and for softening cuticles, restoring natural skin oil balance, and removing makeup. It is said to help in acne treatment and prevention.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot kernel oil, also called apricot oil, is also a good carrier oil use in making homemade perfumes and aromatherapy fragrances.
Apricot kernel oil is fine-textured and absorbed quickly through the skin without leaving an oily residue. It is not odorless, having a faint smell, and it is not colorless; it has a pale yellow color that may stain light-colored clothing. Apricot kernel oil is used in anti-aging formulas and helps with inflammation. It contains vitamins A, C, and E.
Almond oil is another great carrier oil for homemade perfume and aromatherapy recipes. Almond oil effectively delays aging processes, reduces inflammation, irritation, and skin rashes. It soothes sore and itchy skin and is a good moisturizer for chapped and dry lips. Almond oil contains Vitamin E, Vitamin D, and minerals like calcium and magnesium.
Coconut oil is another good carrier oil for homemade perfume and aromatherapy mixtures. It contains fatty acids like lauric acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid. It also has Vitamin E. Coconut oil is commonly used to treat skin and nails because the fatty acids it contains are anti-fungal, anti-oxidizing, and anti-bacterial.
Try out one of these oils with this recipe!
1 ounce carrier oil, water or alcohol.
8 drops of Passion Fruit Guava
Each of these carrier oils have their own unique benefits! Experiment to find which carrier oils you like the most!