Carrier oils are useful when working with essential oils because it is sometimes necessary to dilute a neat oil. One example is when applying to the skin. Powerful, highly concentrated essential oils may cause skin irritations. Another use for carrier oils blended with essential oils is that they are often applied during massage, acting as a needed lubricating agent when working larger areas and muscles.
I take a look at 4 popular carrier oils, the advantages of using each oil and how to dilute essential oils for different individuals. There is a Dilution Chart, Conversion Chart and Blending Chart included.