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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.
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!
Susan & Olivia