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Formulating with Dry Oils

Learn how to work with dry oils to stimulate skin circulation, minimize visible pores, heal and tone the skin and help rebalance overly oily skin with dry, astringent oils. 

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Botanical Oils for Skincare, Beauty & Health

Learn how to create your own professional-quality skincare with

100% natural plant based ingredients

Discover the Carrier Oils

Carrier oils, also called lipid oils, pressed from seeds, nuts, kernels and fatty fruits (olive, avocado) are rich in an array of nourishing plant compounds.

Combine and create to develop your perfect formula or an entire line of skincare products! 

 Formulate with Plant Oils

Carrier oils and other lipid oils are rich in plant compounds and nourishing fatty acids. And with so many to work with (159 unique oils and counting in our formulating studio) you can develop richly nuanced facial oils, oil serums, whipped butters and so much more using only oils. 

Sustainable & Effective

Oils and butters are naturally shelf stable so without a water element you can formulate without preservatives. And, with the rich potency of the oils, combined with sustainable selection practices you can make high quality skincare that is wonderful for the skin and the planet. 

The Lipid Blog

Posts and articles on carrier oils, lipid oils, skincare and formulating

For lipid geeks & Oil Lovers 

Join the Lipid Formulators Membership Program

Tutorials, recipes, formulating ideas, oil monographs and a dedicated community forum where you can ask questions and find inspiration. 


Whether you are developing a skincare line of your own, making products for family and friends or you simply love the oils and want to work with them for your own skincare you'll find the tools and resources you need inside.

Carrier Oils Vs. EO's

Get started with a free mini-course that explores the important differences between carrier oils and essential oils, plus tips for how to explain the difference to people who are still unclear. 

We're susan & Olivia 

Mother-daughter team here to share the wonderful, and rather vast world of the lipid oils with you. 

Susan, researcher and author of Power of the Seed, is your teacher and guide in your studies and Olivia runs tech and supports students with all the details!

Happy making,

Susan & Olivia

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