A Guide to 22 Carrier Oils 

Fatty acids profiles, pie charts, bio-Actives, substitutions, uses and skin benefits for 22 different carrier oils.

A Guide for Herbalists, Aromatherapists & Skincare Formulators

Almond Oil (Prunus amygdalus)

Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca)

Argan Oil (Argania spinosa)

Avocado Seed Oil (Persea gratissima)

Baobab Oil (Adansonia digitata)

Camellia Seed Oil (Camellia sinensis)

Chia Seed Oil (Salvia hispanica)

Tamanu Oil (Caulophyllum Inophyllum)

Cranberry Seed Oil (Vaccinium macrocarpon)

Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera)

Hazelnut Oil (Corylus aveliana)

Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis indica)

Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis)

Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurtes moluccana)

Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia ternifolia)

Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes alba)

Passion Fruit Seed Oil (Passiflora incarnata)

Plum Kernel Oil (Prunus domestica)

Pomegranate Oil (Punica granatum)

Raspberry seed Oil (Rubus idaeus)

Rose hip seed Oil (Rosa rubiginosa)

Sesame seed Oil (Sesamum indicum)

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At-a-glance profiles & uses for 22 exceptional carrier oils

There are hundreds of different carrier oils with unique benefits. In this guide, you'll find profiles for 22 carrier oils to keep in stock for all your herbal, aromatherapy and skincare formulations.

22 Fatty Acid Profiles & Pie Charts

Pie charts of the fatty acid profile for at-a-glance reference. Get the dominant, secondary and minor fatty acids for 22 different oils. 

Best Uses for Each Oil

Learn which oils to use as carriers for essential oils, for infusing herbs or in skincare formulations.

Properties and actions

Get notes on the anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant,  soothing, astringent properties of each oil. 


Look up which oils you can substitute for the oils in this guide so you can adapt your recipes and formulas with oils you have in stock. 




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  • 22 Fatty Acid Profiles
  • Pie charts for quick reference
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Substitutions & similar oils
  • Skin benefits & uses