Carrier, Vegetable & Infused Oils
Carrier Oils such as Sweet Almond or Grapeseed contain lots of properties which make them great to use on their own. However, they are mostly used as base oils for massage blends and their inherent properties are often accentuated by the addition of essential oils. In these articles we will help you decide which carrier oil is best for your particular requirements.
The origin of the Apricot tree is unclear. Some claim it's native to Armenia, others say China or India. Now found worldwide in countries with a suitable climate.
The oil is expressed from the kernel of the Apricot fruit.
Native to Central Mexico, now cultivated in tropical countries across the world as well as in the Mediterranean.
The fixed oil is obtained by the pressing and refinement of the flesh of the fruit. This removes the unpleasant odour often associated with the oil but retains all of the naturally good components.
Native to eastern and central North America, now naturalised and cultivated in many suitably temperate countries worldwide including the UK.
The fixed oil is obtained by expression and refinement of the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant.
The Wheatgerm plant is native to United States, Southwest Asia - Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, Turkey, South Europe, and North Africa.
Wheatgerm Oil is extracted from the germ of the wheat kernel.
Unrefined Wheatgerm Oil is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, anti-oxidant and regenerative properties. A viscous, sticky oil with a rich wheaty odour.