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6 Carrier oils to use to dilute essential oils.

Updated: Jul 4, 2021

Are you confused about which oil is a base or carrier oil? Then you find out there’s more than one carrier oil, so now which of these do you use? It’s enough to make you already give up on your essential oil journey before you have even started! No No No!

My mission here on Aromalaska is to make everyone’s essential oil journey as easy and enjoyable as possible so in this post I will go through 6 different base or carrier oils and their benefits and what are the best ways to

use them.

So you will never be confused again!

What is a Carrier or Base oil?

A carrier or base oil is used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin in massage and aromatherapy. They literally carry the essential oil onto the skin allowing the essential oils to enter your system.
Diluting essential oils is a critical safety practice if they are used undiluted they would cause a reaction such as stinging or burning.

Here are 6 oils that can be used as a ‘Base’ or ‘Carrier oil’ . It's always best if you can use cold pressed oils as these are the purest. Some of them can even be used in the kitchen so they double up in use making them more economical.



A vegetable oil made from grape seeds and a byproduct of winemaking. It has a relatively high smoking point, approximately 216 °C so it’s a good oil for cooking also. It’s pale yellow in color and usually easily available.