Success with Carrier Oils
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Whether you're creating an oil serum to support skin health, infusing skin healing herbs for future formulas, or you're looking for that one carrier oil that is your perfect skincare match for everyday use.
In this 4-week comprehensive course, you will learn how to transform your skincare serums and facial oils, creams and lotions, herbal and botanical infusions and EO blends with the wide range of carrier oils available today.
You will study and work with oils like pomegranate seed oil, plum kernel oil, marula oil, passion fruit seed oil, hemp seed oil, cucumber seed oil, raspberry seed oil, evening primrose oil, borage seed oil and so many more.
Module 1: What exactly is a carrier oil? Seeds as source, and how do they differ from essential oils and other aromatic compounds? The many other names that describe these oils, five common fatty acids that represent in every oil.
Module 2: Understanding the oils by dominant groups of nourishing and healing fatty acids, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated. How the compound oxygen changes the very nature of some oils and causes them to dry. The 'essential fatty acids' and how valuable they are for the health of the body and the skin.
Module 3: Oils and shelf life, how to maximize the life of oil combinations. The healing fraction is a small but powerful component of the taste, color, and nutrition oils bring to skincare. Solid butters and how they are also oils, and composed of many of the same compounds as our skin.
Module 4: How butters help improve the feel and effectiveness of balms and skincare combinations, plus how to extend the shelf life of delicate oils and formulas. How the affinity between skin and lipid oils improves the health and condition of the whole body, plus the practice of skin oiling in history and how it can benefit our health.
Plus, you'll find bonus e-books with recipes and templates for creating your own formulas throughout the course.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I never felt I could formulate a product as I felt I had a missing link. What kind of oil to use? These next few weeks with you is going to change that.
The course contains individual oil profiles for common and less common carrier oils for infusing, formulating and creating base oil blends. This bonus booklet takes it a step further with specialty oils for specific applications.
How to make salves and balms with a wide range of different carrier oils and plant butters. Includes butter melt points, waxes to use including beeswax and vegan plant wax options.
Recipes and formulas you can use as is or as a template to work from including
Plus, four recipe template ideas for making solid lotion bars and melts
How to combine plant oils to make a range of body oils and massage oils.
A booklet with recipe ideas and methods for making whipped body butters to complement the work you will do inside the course. Whipping butters into creamy, airy creations requires the right combination of fatty acids and a few techniques to get the right consistency.
Beeswax is the most traditional wax use in salves and balms, but it's not the only option! There are a range of plant based botanical waxes but all these options have different melt points and hardness factors.
To swap out one wax for another in a recipe its important to adjust the recipe depending on the wax you choose.
Inside this booklet you'll find:
Discover the best carrier oils for infusing depending on your unique project. Whether you are making a rose petal infusion for a delicate skincare oil or you are infusing potent herbs for a healing salve, the carrier oil you choose will be a big part of your finished product.
Lipid Oils for Botanical Infusing is a guide to infusing in a wide range of carrier oils so that you can build a custom apothecary of oil infusions for all your recipes and formulation projects.
Susan has certainly given me my greatest insight into the carrier oils and the many benefits and effects they can bring. I have thoroughly enjoyed this new knowledge and gained great inspiration from the course, her book and fellow students on the face book group. I highly recommend this course to any one who enjoys working with natural ingredients . Carrier oils have now opened a whole new world to me and given me a greater understanding of blending .
Developing your own intuitive ability and confidence in the materials, is important to me so you don’t feel the need to hire experts. I see formulating as an Art where the science plays a supporting role.
I am available to answer your questions every step of the way.
Susan M Parker
Author of Power of the Seed Your Guide to Oils for Health & Beauty
Carrier oils all have unique benefits from the combination of skin-nourishing fatty acids to the specific plant compounds. In this concise course, you will get the essential information you need to put your carrier oils to work in all your recipes, formulations, and oil infusions.
Imagine dreaming up a new combination using the oils you have on hand with new oils you just ordered to create wholly new formulations for your skincare line.
Then turning your notes and ideas into a rich body oil, a healing salve or balm, or anti-inflammatory base oil for an aromatherapy blend.
In this course you will learn how to work with a wide range of carrier oils and know the why’s of each one.
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I love studying with Susan. She has created groundbreaking material that is fun to learn. Her work has been critical to me to uncover my special passion using lipids in combination with other additions to a multitude of topical preparations.
If you’re serious about developing your skills with carrier oil selection or even more complex Lipid based products, Susan Parker’s workshops and materials can’t be beat!!!