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aromatherapygirl

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can anyone tell me is it alright to use oils from the grocery store as carrier oil? are there any difference? can olive oil or sunflower in cooking oil section be used on the body? what are the things to take note when choosing? and what oils do recommed if i want to use it to make salt scrub? and what types of oil has lesser ordor that will not affect the smell of essential oil that im going to add? thks.

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Sure, good quality vegetable oils should be the same wherever you purchase them. Sunflower, safflower, lilght sesame, hazelnut, or even a very light olive oil are perfectly suitable as a carrier for essential oils for massage and scrub-making. I wouldn't personally go for a heavy olive oil because of its' viscosity and natural aroma. Nowadays you can find a very wide range of some rather exotic oils on the supermarket shelf, but you'd want to purchase a small bottle first to check out its' fragrance and texture before you launch into production and discover, as a student of mine did many years ago, that you've just turned your precious rose absolute into a Chinese take-away!

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Also you need to be aware that all fixed vegetable oils are subject to the ravages of oxygen and light and heat. Some are more resilient than others - jojoba for example is relatively stable - but whatever you purchase for your blends should be stored away from air, light, and warmth as much as possible to preserve your essential oil frangrances and the overall product shelf life. Rancid oil isn't something I'd want to scrub my body with or put in my bath regardless of the wonderful essential oils it contains.

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The oils that we found in the grocery store are just ordinary oils and they can not be used as carrier oil. Base oil and carrier oil are also the essential oil that are used as the carrier oil to dilute the essential oil. Some of the common carrier oil are Avocado Oil, Cashew Nut Oil, Curry Leaf Essential Oil and Grape Seed Oil
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Given that there can be no botanical connection between curry and curry leaf, how is it that there is a curry leaf oil?
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Where do you find "curry leaf oil?"

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What is the best versatile carrier oil for all skin types, that is light and not so greasy, with a great shelf-life?
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