Carrier oils, also known as base oils, play a central role within aromatherapy and are commonly used as the primary base in which essential oils are blended and diluted prior to massage. Whilst carrier oils lubricate the skin and optimise the absorption of essential oils they also possess their own therapeutic properties which, if carefully selected, can complement the essential oil prescription and increase the overall potency of the aromatherapy massage oil blend. As well as for massage, carrier oils are often used for skincare. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids which help to moisturise, nourish, soothe, heal and regenerate the skin. They can also be useful in caring for the hair and scalp. Typically extracted from nuts and seeds these 100% natural plant oils have a wide variety of textures and absorbency rates, which can be selected in accordance to different skin types and conditions. All of our base oils are 100% pure and contain no other additives, colours or preservatives. Our experts recommend that when creating aromatherapy massage oils, an average of 2-6 drops of essential oil are used per tablespoonful of carrier oil. Please note that our base oils are natural products and that they may vary in colour from batch to batch.