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Success with Carrier Oils

for Herbalism, Aromatherapy & Skincare

Are your carrier oils working hard enough?

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.

Whether you're creating an oil serum, 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, the carrier oil course is the place to learn the what, why, and how of creating with plant oils

  • Discover why understanding the fatty acid make-up of an oil can make rather than break the success of your formula
  • How carrier oils contribute to the effectiveness of creams, salves, infusions, EO blends, facial oils and more
  • Tips and tricks to easily determine the shelf life of each carrier oil in your inventory
  • Why very-long-chain fatty acids are your best friend, and how to use them effectively to help preserve other oils in a formula or blend
  • How to create unique, result specific oil combinations using the whole range of carrier oils available to us today
  • How to extend the shelf life of your carrier oils in storage and in formulas, infusions and blends  
  • What the healing fraction of an oil is, and how to use it to transform your recipes and formulas
  • Learn the 3 key critical things you need to know to read a fatty acid profile correctly

Your course of study...

Module 1

How to Work with Carrier Oils for Effective Formulating 

  • Lesson 1: Carrier oils vs, lipid oils and why this definition matters
  • Lesson 2: Getting started with carrier oil chemistry - simple concepts that give you a complete view
  • Lesson 3: Carrier oil chemistry - what you need to know 
  • Lesson 4: Carrier oils vs essential oils - similarities and important differences 

Module 2

Key Lessons in Chemistry, your Framework for Success

  • Lesson 1: How to identify, select and formulate with an important group of shelf stable carrier oils. These are the workhorses in your carrier oil collection, avocado, macadamia, peach kernel, sweet almond, plum…
  • Lesson 2: EFA’s, polyunsaturated oils and why these oils are an important part of your recipes, despite current controversies
  • Lesson 3: Working with the berry oils and other high-antioxidant super polyunsaturated carrier oils 
  • Lesson 4: Oxidation, rancidity, shelf life and how to keep your carrier oils fresh longer

Module 3

Working with Anti-Oxidants in Carrier Oils 

  • Lesson 1: Learn why the very long chain fatty acid oils are the secret to extending shelf life and preserving your oil formulations
  • Lesson 2: Working with naturally occurring anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins, tannins and other potent plant compounds in carrier oils
  • Lesson 3: Refined vs unrefined carrier oils and how to choose the best type for your formulas and recipe projects
  • Lesson 4: The magic of plain butters and how to incorporate these rich, skin nourishing oils into your formulas 

Module 4

How to Treat Specific Skin Conditions with Carrier Oils

  • Lesson 1: Why pomegranate seed oil and castor oil are outliers and why it matters to your formulas
  • Lesson 2: Carrier oils and the skin are compatible, learn how in this deep dive into the skin and oil
  • Lesson 3: Learn how to treat specific skin conditions with the right carrier oils
  • Lesson 4: INCI, culinary oils, and one final important chemistry lesson on fatty acids

This course is for you if...

  • You want to start using some of the new and exotic oils on the market, and you don’t know where to start.
  • You want to create more effective salves, balms and body oils for yourself and for your clients and customers.
  • You’re the person people come to when they are struggling with a skin issue, and you want the tools to help them find a solution.
  • You enjoy creating and making, and you want to work more closely with all the new carrier oils available.
  • You want to experiment and create your own recipes and formulas, without spending too much time and money in trial and error mode.

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 .

Beverley Higham

Learning online doesn't mean learning alone...

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



Balms & Salves Recipe Booklet

  • How to make a herbal violet salve
  • Wild weeds herbal salve made with infused oils
  • Calendula salve recipe
  • Solid rose perfume balm  
  • Cayenne balm for pain and muscle aches
  • How to make melts recipe template
  • Solid lotion bars recipe templates


How to Make Body & Massage Oils 

  • A calming body oil for inflammation
  • How to use Omega 7 - palmitoleic acid for mature skin
  • Working with shelf stable oils in your formulas
  • Making a body oil for treating pain and discomfort  
  • Includes: essential oil dilution chart and
  • And recipe templates for your own recipes and formulation notes


Making Whipped Body Butters

Whipping butters into creamy, airy creations requires the right combination of fatty acids and a few techniques to get the right consistency.

  • Melt points for plant butters
  • Techniques & methods
  • Recipe templates & ideas
  • Solid rose perfume balm  
  • Equipment lists & tips
  • Adding color & scent


Guide to Waxes & Butters Melt Points 

Beeswax is a traditional wax use in salves and balms, but it's not the only option! To swap out one wax for another in a recipe its important to adjust the recipe depending on the wax you choose. 

  • Melt points for the true botanical waxes
  • How to use butters in place of some of the waxes in a balm recipe
  • Pseudo waxes melt points and uses (examples are green tea wax, laurel wax, violet wax)
  • Making a body oil for treating pain and discomfort  
  • Fragrant waxes including jasmine wax, mimosa wax and rose wax

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.

3 Payments

Start today for just 87$




  • Permanent course access
  • Unlimited time to complete the course
  • Certificate upon completion 

Questions: email admin@lipidoils.com

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.


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!!!