As soon as you start oiling, you're going to hear about dilution rates (see back of the bottle) and you just might wonder what carrier oils are and which one you should use for what and which ones do your fellow oilers prefer and where can you get them. While you await your kit, read up on carrier oils and grab some along with a few glass droppers for easy mixing and making rollers, and so on. Then you'll be ready to hit the ground running when it's time. When it comes to carrier oils for diluting your Young Living essential oils, there are so many options. First, we love Young Living's V-6 (Vegetable Oil Complex) that's available in the accessories section of the YL site. But, there are many carrier oils for different purposes. Here are just a few of our favorite options and how they can be used, followed by a list of Amazon Prime-linked product gallery.
Avocado Oil - This oil enhances the absorption of important nutrients. It also helps to reduce symptoms of arthritis, so this is a great oil for topical use on the hands. Avocado oil reduces cholesterol, improves heart and eye health too, so it's great for ingestion with the YL Vitality line. And because it may help to prevent gum disease, Avo oil can be used for oil-pulling (swishing in your mouth, EO infused or not).
Castor Oil - This one is great for hair. Stimulates hair growth and helps repair dry damaged hair and breakages. It cleanses the scalp of parasites and toxins that damage hair and slows growth. Also protects hair with a coat that seals in moisture.
Coconut Oil - You can use the solidified kind to make EO-infused salves, but if you're making rollers or sprays, be sure to grab fractionated coconut oil that does not solidify. We like that coconut oil has many health benefits and it's good for your skin as well, but may dry you out depending on the brand. Coconut oil helps with nutrient absorption (vitamins, minerals and amino acids). It also has antimicrobial properties.
Grape Seed Oil - This one is low in nutrients, but high in Omega-6 fatty acids. Grape seed oil contains Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps to build healthy tissue, and lineolic acid, a fatty acid that promotes hair and skin growth. If your hair is brittle or weak, treating it with grape seed oil can help to restore its strength and shine.
Jojoba Oil - This is another skin-friendly option for topical EO use and dilution. Jojoba contains vitamins E and B, which are both nurturing to the skin. Great for makeup removal and razor burn prevention. Jojoba is also a wonderful carrier oil option for hair and skin support. It also fights fungus and infection.
Sweet Almond Oil - This is a wonderful oil for topical use or ingestion of EOs. On the topical side, Almond Oil is good for skin and hair plus helps with ear aches. For ingestion, use almond oil to top off your veggie "00" caps with YL's Vitality Oils, per instructions on the bottle or in your book. Almond Oil regulates cholesterol, reduces risk of heart disease and protects against diabetes and promotes healthy weight.
If you're mixing oils with carrier, your next step is usually making creams and gels! Whip up some shea butter with your favorite supportive carrier oil then add in your EOs per the dilution rate on the bottle or in your Essential Oil Pocket Reference.
You just may become addicted to DIY skincare and EO gift-giving! Get some friends together for a make and take, BYOO (bring your own oils) style! Or if your friends and family are brand new to all of this oil business, sign them up using your member number in the Enroller and Sponsor fields on the website.
Make sure they select the Premium Starter Kit option so they get their diffuser and Everyday Oils collection just like you!