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Not all carrier oils are “oil.” Aloe vera gel and jojoba wax are two substances which blend well with essential oils without    a heavy oil feel or scent. Both aloe vera gel and jojoba wax have unique qualities making them beneficial in specific skin, body and hair care instances. Aloe Vera Gel Although this is a gel and not oil, it makes a good carrier nonetheless. Because of its powerful healing properties, it’s good for burns, eczema, sunburn, and wounds. If you don ’t have an aloe vera plant in your house, consider getting one – you can break off a frond and have fresh aloe vera. Essential oil can be added directly to the gel that fills the fronds. Other benefits of aloe [&hellip

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Essential oils must be diluted in a carrier or base oil before they are applied to the skin as some neat oils may cause irritation. The base oils have therapeutic qualities of their own, which mean that they enhance the qualities of the oils they are blended with and therapists can take the properties of the carrier into consideration when making the blend. When choosing carrier oils, it is important to take into consideration the part of the body being worked on, as some oils are lighter and more easily absorbed than others.   Sweet Almond Oil One of the most common oils and very popular with therapists, sweet almond oil is derived from the kernels of the almond tree. It has a very light, [&hellip

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