Clouds Aloe Vera Carrier Oil 50ml
Properties and Uses:
Latin name: aloe barbadensis
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant with thick fleshy leaves which produce a sap from which the oil is made. As well as its use as a carrier, Aloe Vera oil has beneficial properties in its own right and it can be used neat on the skin without having essential oils added to it.
It encourages the rejuvenation of the skin
It heals wounds, cuts, burns
It reduces inflammation
It helps with eczema
It is useful in the treatment of sunburn
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO TRANSPORT AND MAILING REGULATIONS WE CANNOT SEND OIL-BASED PRODUCTS FROM THE UK TO INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS
The advantages of carrier oils are:
they act as a lubricant for massage
they facilitate the absorption of the essential oil into the skin
they are light and non-viscous, offering no impediment to absorption
they are virtually odourless
they do not evaporate
they have specific properties that are beneficial in their own right
We generally pay great respect to the value of essential oils, but we often forget the therapeutic benefits of the carrier oils themselves. Their vitamin content and their essential fatty acids are an invaluable aid in softening and enriching the skin. Some carrier oils help with skin irritations (e.g. eczema and psoriasis). They can also be used to reduce scar tissue and wrinkles.
When buying carrier oils for aromatherapy, it is important to choose quality oils from a reliable supplier. The best nut or seed based oils are cold pressed, and where there is a choice between refined or unrefined, it is always better to choose the latter, as this will ensure the highest concentrations the oil’s particular vitamins and fatty acids. Of course, not all oils can be cold pressed or unrefined –Grapeseed is pressed but involves the use of higher temperatures, thus losing some of its potency, Calendula and St John’s Wort are infused, and Coconut is fractionated.
Of course, the carrier has to complement the essential oil. So for use on the face, for instance, Sweet Almond or Peach Kernel are light, gentle and odourless. Oils with a stronger odour, such as Avocado, are more suitable for use overnight. You can, however, blend a lighter with a heavier oil to avoid problems such as odour or even cost. The possibilities are endless and exciting.