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Category: Choosing your Carrier

  1. Rosehip Essential Oil

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    Rosehip Oil TipRosehips are the fruit of a rosebush and is the ingredient LOVED by celebrities for keeping their skin in top condition. The anti-aging benefit from using Rosehip oil on your face comes about due to the antioxidants and the oil's ability to penetrate into deeper layers of skin. The vitamin C antioxidants stimulate collagen production. It also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The oil can penetrate due to the vitamin A, which has small enough molecules to go deeper into the skin. Vitamin A improves the skin's moisture levels and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

  2. Calendula Carrier Oil

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    CalendulaCalendula (Calendula Officinalis) is a natural oil extracted from the petals of the marigold flower.  It is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and is a great skin healer.

    Calendula can help to soothe dry and itchy skin and is highly recommended for use with conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.  With its anti-inflammatory properties, the oil can help reduce the inflammation caused by these conditions and can reduce pain and heal wounds. It is a hydrating and moisturising oil that can be used in a cream, oil or a balm regularly.

  3. What is a carrier oil?

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    Aromatherapy to healWhat is a carrier oil?

    Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils and “carry” them to your skin. As essential oils are potent and can cause irritation when applied directly to your skin, a carrier is needed. Most carrier oils are unscented or lightly scented and don’t interfere with an essential oil’s therapeutic properties. They may be used alone or with other oils to nourish your skin. I love using a blend of carriers in my products and I know which ones will work well together.