Carrier oils, also called base oils, are the oils you use to mix the essential oils into. They allow you to use essential oils safely. They are vegetable, nut or seed oils. They are mostly cold pressed. Cooking oil is not suitable.

See our pricelist for all the oils we have available.

Below is some information on most of the oils with regard to texture, benefits, feels, colour and smell.

Carrier oilBlended remarksFeels...For use on / skin typesColour / smell
Almond kernel (sweet)100%slightly oily residuegood for all skin typesclear yellow / sweet, nutty / all purpose oil / cold pressed
Aloe vera10% - massages;
1-5 drops in baths
(up to 10)
moistscratches, light burnsclear yellow / faintly bitter smell
Apricot kernel100% as base;
contains minerals and vitamins
leaves thick, waxy residuesensitive or inflamesclear yellow
Avocado10% - massages;
overpowers;
blend - 5% fine
thick, waxy, fattyeczema,
fabulous in tender skin after tanning treatments
all skin types
deep olive / nutty
Borage10%moderately thinexcellent skin boostlight yellow / sweet
Cocoa butterhard to blendthick, waxy and stickyexcellent for all skin typestan colour, very sweet
Evening primrose5% blends;
up to 60% in heart or women problems and skin healing treatments
thin, smoothone of the best base oils to heal damaged skinmedium yellow / lightly sweet
Grapeseed50% to 90%;
used in most commercial oils, etc.
light and smooth,
solvent extracted
fabulous in massages and bath oilsclear / very slight aroma
Hazelnut kernelcan use 100%slightly oily residueall skin typeslight yellow / sweet
Jojoba10%-25%is actually a liquid wax, silky smoothexcellent in hair care, good on inflamed skinsweet / pleasant aroma
Macadamia5% onlythick, oilysoothingclear yellow / sweet
Olive100%heavyis a body toner, rheumatic,
overpowers
olive green
Peanut1--%very oilyall skin types,
sensitivity
clear light
Pecan100%
short shelf life
moderately thicknot used extensivelyclear nutty
Rosehip10%light oilyskin healantclear mild / earthy aroma
Safflower100%enriched minerals and vitaminspale skin typespale yellow
Sesame10%thick, oily;
overpowers
exzema,
arthitis
sweet, nutty
Shea butterbuy commercial productfabulouscosmeticsoff white / fatty, nutty
Sunflower100%thin, vitamin & mineral enrichedall skin typesclear / faintly sweet
  • Grapeseed - Vitis vinifera
    Grapeseed – Vitis vinifera
    R116.00