Carrier Oils (Fatty Oils)
Carrier oils, also known as fatty oils, have many uses. They do not evaporate like essential oils and they can become rancid after sitting on the shelf for too long. Carrier oil examples are olive, coconut, jojoba, almond, walnut, and many others.
Inside our bodies, they work to help give us healthy cholesterol levels (if healthy, unsaturated fats are consumed), they provide calories for weight gain when needed, and can help from the inside to improve outer appearance of hair, nails, and skin.
Outside our bodies, carrier oils can be used for moisturizing skin, remove make-up, act as a natural lubricant, and so much more. They are commonly used to dilute essential oils.
Check out this chart for a breakdown of carrier oils for skin care and which ones should be added to your toxin-free home arsenal:
For all the science on carrier oils, check out this site: https://theecowell.com/blogs/well/carrier-oils-101