Carrier Oil
All natural  skin care recipes start with one!

Many of these ingredients for natural skin care recipes are also used in food or cooking. So my thoughts are if you can eat them you can spread them all over your body. These are the first ingredients you should look for when making homemade skin care. From using them on their own to your first steps in making lip balms, bath oils, body butters, and massage oils. If I had to pick only 3 oils for making homemade skin care recipes thay would be, Sweet Almond, Jojoba and Grape Seed would be my choice.

The heavier oils will be used in making natural skin care massage oils and extra moisturizing body butters.
Medium weight oils are used in your lip balms as well in body butters.
The light weight oils are good for making homemade skin care recipes for bath oils and perfumes.

Carrier oil
Carrier oil, also known as base oil or vegetable oil, is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin. They are so named because they carry the essential oil onto the skin. Carrier oils do not contain a concentrated aroma, unlike essential oils, nor do they evaporate like them. There are a range of different carrier oils each with their own individual properties and suitability towards different treatments in aromatherapy. Infused oils are a combination of carrier oils and various herbs.

True carrier oils are generally cold-pressed vegetable oils taken, amongst others for natural skin care:

Almond, Sweet Oil
My first carrier oil and I still use it the most today.
This is one of the most useful, practical, and comonly used oils. It is great for all skin types as an acting emollient and is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. It is truly marvelous as a carrier oil and is equally superb for addition to body care products. Natural expeller pressed oil from raw almond kernels and exceptionally rich in fatty acids.

Avocado oil
A member of the laurel famely native to Central and South America, avocados and there oil are used by indigenous woman as a moisturizer. The rich, heavy is also an excellent sunblock. The fleshy green fruits are full of vitamins A and B, and lecithin, a protein with antioxidant properties that nourishes delicate skin and hair.

Sweet Almond
Used in most natural skin care recipes has large molecules in this oil making it a heavier oil best suited for heavy massage or for a very moisturizing cream or salve. Sweet almond oil contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and B6 and a small amount of E. Protects and nourishes the skin.

Jojoba
Native Americans have used jojoba for hundreds of years. Jojoba is not an oil, but a liquid wax; excellent choice for many aromatherapy uses. Most often used as the carrier oil of choice to use with essential oils. A must in all your natural skin care cream and lotion recipes. It is very stable, having extremely good keeping qualities. Useful oil in cases of acne.
Jojoba, Golden Organic choose this Jojoba for heavier creams, soap making and when you want extra moisturizing. Less refined, it retains more vitamins and minerals than the refined. Not quite as stable. Jojoba contains myristic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

Olive Oil
Variously a symbol of peace, purity, and victory, the olive and its products sustained much of the ancient Western world. The Mediterranean diet that relies on olive oil instead of butter is associated with a lowered rate of heart disease. Also rich in Vitamin E, olive oil is a soothing skin moisturizer with healing properties. You want to get oil marked "extra virgin" since this has the lowest acidity and therefore bettermatched to skin pH.

A simple natural skin care recipe for olive oil that was sent in.

Face scrub

Olive oil
Sugar

Cover you face and neck with olive oil. Then dapp your wet fingers onto the sugar and place over your face. Do the same all over your face. Then, begin massaging your face, importantly corner of nose,forhead. For 3 min. Then wash of with soap.

Feel the difference.. softtttttttttttttttttt

Sesame
With a 30% UV block I use it in my lip balms. Rich in vitamins and minerals, its vitamin E and eseamol content gives the oil excellent stability. Beneficial for dry skin. Also makes for a great massage oil.

Sunflower
Very light weight oil-great for bath oil's. Also excellent in lotions, as this oil is most readily absorbed into the skin. Not suitable for massage due to absorption rate.

Grape seed
Effective for skin repair Light weight oil suitable for light massage and is water-dispersible in the bath. Contains vitamins, minerals and protein. Good all around oil. Grapeseed oil is not suitable for creams or lotions.

Seabuckthorn Oil
Nutrient Components: High content of vitamin C(1500mg/ 100g ), more than 30 flavonoid compounds, more than 20 animo acids, 20 micro elements, more than10 unsaturated fatty acids, 200 bioactive substances, including alkaloids,terpenoids and phosphatides.

Functions: Improve antifatigue ability, anti-age, stop carcinogen production a nd control cancer cell growth, radiation hardening, cholesterol decrease, prevent high blood pressure and stroke, cure tracheitis, asthma, gastric ulcer, enteritis and diarrhea. In addition, it can ease pain efficiently.

Applications: Nutrition health products, functional foods, assistant therapeutic agent of radiotherapy and chemical treatment, baby foods, middle and old age foods, cosmetics and pharmaceutical materials.

I'm Working with the Rishon Co. to get more information on this oil at this time. You can check out thier web site at www.rishonbiochem.com

Healing Oils

We use Tea tree oil as a healing oil around our nails. Both Karen and Cam have uesd it by working it in and around the nail once in the morning and once at night. With in a week thier nail was on much better.

Poli Oleos Vegetais

I got this e-mail about oils about Poli Oleos Vegetais oils and information about the oils. I'm always glad to get information about ingredients that we can use in making our homemade skin care.

Argan Oil

This oil has been around for 100's of years, Wayne'r just came by it and gives it 2 thumbs up!!!!!

Aragan Uses

Wild Wood Groves

Ruth Hajioff started her professional career as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. In 2000 she visited Morocco to study with a famed herbalist, based in Agadir. It was he who introduced her to argan oil and its amazing health giving properties. Ruth helped me with the information on Argan oil. For Wayne'r she is the best source for Argan Oil.

Try Lavender Argan as an after sun soother and moisturizer. To strengthen nails and soften cuticles, apply nightly. Try it on your hands too at night to keep your skin silky soft. See more ideas from Wild Wood Grove.

Tea Tree Oil

Great Uses for Tea Tree Oil This is one oil you need to have on hand!

Tea Tree Use

Australian Aborigines have known of tea tree oil use long before it was introduced to the rest of the world. Extracted from leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, this essential fragrant oil is now widely used for both preparation of effective skin care recipes, and also home remedies.

Tea Tree Oil is often called "a first-aid kit in a bottle," this natural antimicrobial contains more than 100 plant compounds that fend off fungi and bacteria. That's why it's an effective on-the -spot treatment for:

Cuts and Scrapes
"Tea Tree Oil is absorbed through the skin and kills a broad spectrum of bacteria, preventing infection," says Dr. Heyman. How to use. Dilute the oil ( use 10 parts water to 1 part oil) and use a cotton ball to dab on cuts twice daily.

Acne and Topical Dermititus
Karen uses it in the summer on her face and hands. It helps any break outs that she gets in the summer months and she has dermititus on her hand and needless to say the humidity kicks up the dermititus, so the tea tree oil really helps to keep it at bay. The smell can be a little strong, however, within a few minutes, it dissipates. She uses the one from The Body Shop.

Athlete's Foot
"The fungus lurks in places that are constantly wet, like the changing areas at the pool," notes Dr. Cullen. How to use Tea Tree oil. Using a cotton ball, dab the affected areas with the oil twice daily until the infection clears.

Coconut Oil for Dry Skin

Here is a start for coconut oil information the links in the articles will take you to Skin MD which Wayne'r thinks has a lot of good information as well.

Coconut Oil

Here is an article on how oil's help your skin. I have used coconut oil in making homemade body butters. I have also read about the benefits of these fats and your skin. Putting them together in one article I liked the way Rebecca Prescott explains there relationship and picks the one she likes best.

Coconut Oil

For the health of your skin coconut oil is also heathy for your insides. For almost 4000 years people have been using coconut oil. It makes Wayne'r think of the beach! An other good article on coconut oil.

Jojoba Oil

Being one of the best natural skincare, the cosmetic industry quickly found many uses for Jojoba oil. Being effective as a cleanser, moisturizer, conditioner, and softener for the skin and hair. This is one ingredient that I use right out of the bottle applying directly to my skin as a softner.It will also reduce wrinkles and stretch marks,and to lighten and help heal scars.

Jojoba Oil by Glen Jensen

Jojoba oil comes from the bean seed of the jojoba plant of southern California and Mexico. The oil has amazing properties and is used to treat severe skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It is most similar to human sebum and is absorbed easily. It is used in the manufacture of thousand of hair and skin care products.

I got this e-mail from Sabina and their site has good information on jojoba oil.

My name is Sabina and I wanted to let you know about our Jojoba oil.

Australian Jojoba

Desc: Jojo Care, your premier source for pure Australian golden jojoba, a true gift of nature for all ages and skin types.

Australian Jojoba

- Jojo Care, your premier source for pure Australian golden jojoba, a true gift of nature for all ages and skin types.

Emu Oil

This short article on Emu Oil by David Stanton gives you a good starting place to learn about the great properties of emu oil. Very good for natural skin care recipes.

Oregano Oil

In this article you will find a lot of good information on oregano oil. Now these are the kinds of articles Wayne'r likes to find. Kathy Browning is a healing arts practitioner and wellness coach. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of “The Art of Living Well”.

Calendula Flower

With this information on the Calendula Flower by Catherine Potin, my first use of it will be with jojoba oil. After a day out in the sun this sounds like a natural skin care recipe worth putting together.

Patchouli Oil

Patchouli Oil is one oil that I do like. I use it with grape seed oil for the bath. This is a good article about patchouli oil from uses to history.

As more good natural skin care recipes come in for these and other carrier oil's we will post it.

By Wayne Potter

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