Curlies, coilies, and wavies alike know the benefits of using natural oils on their tresses, whether it be carrier oils or essential oils. Aromaweb says that carrier oils are base oils or vegetable oils that are derived from the fatty portion of the plant like the seeds, kernels, or nuts. Essential oils are liquid distilled mostly by water or steam from the leaves, stems, flowers, roots, bark, and other elements of the plant. Essential oils are potent and must be diluted with water or a carrier oil. I am not much of a mixtress nor do I DIY, but I can mix a little sumptin sumptin when it comes to oils for my spray bottle or my oil cleansing method (OCM) for my face.
Blending oils is great because there is an array of oils to select from and a lot of variations you can create! You can blend just essential oils or create a synergy blend (a blend of essential oils that promote relaxation, energy, or sensuality and soothe pain). You can just blend carrier oils or infuse essential oils into carrier oils like I do for my spray bottle.
Mixing Carrier Oils
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