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How to choose carrier oils怎样选择基础油

(2010-05-24 12:53:06)











分类: 莎拉的芳疗花园

Knowing how to choose the right carrier oil can be somewhat bewildering for newcomers to aromatherapy because specialist suppliers usually offer such a wide range. Very little is written about this subject in most aromatherapy books, so unless you enroll on a training course knowing how to select them can seem like a bit of a black art.


But actually, it is exactly the same as selecting an essential oil, - you just choose the carrier oil that contains the properties that you need for your particular requirements. Therefore, all you need to do is decide how and where you want to use them, and then look up the properties, actions and viscosity of carrier oils and the choice becomes really easy.


Body or face?身体护理还是面部护理?

For example, if you need a carrier oil for a simple body massage then Sweet Almond oil would be an ideal choice, but it would not necessarily be the very best carrier to use for a facial treatment.


Why? Because some carrier oils contain more of the essential fatty acids and vitamins which are needed to nourish to the skin and keep wrinkles at bay. Moringa and Jojoba contain large amounts of essential fatty acids and therefore make great facial oils, - but you would not use them alone for massage since they are little too heavy.


Mix and blend混合和调配

Carrier oils like unrefined Avocado and Wheatgerm are packed with nutrients too, but they are also too rich to use alone in massage and they also have a strong odour that some people do not like. But you can still use their therapeutic qualities in massage.


Simply dilute these heavier oils in a lighter carrier that has no fragrance such as Almond, Apricot or Peach oil at around 15% or 20%, and then you can enjoy all of their benefits in both body massage and revitalizing facial treatments too.

您需要做的就是将这些厚重的基础油稀释成比较轻薄,而且没有气味,比如将甜杏仁油、杏核油或者桃核油稀释成15% 或者 20%的浓度后,您就可以既在身体护理时使用,又可以在面部再生护理当中使用。

This same tip also applies to other richer and more costly oils such as Black Seed, Borage, Evening Primrose, and Rosehip. All of these vegetable oils are the very finest that you can use for intensive facial treatments, but it is usually better mix them with a lighter carrier if you want to use them in a body massage.


Amazing benefits意想不到的好处

Carrier oils are often mistakenly thought to be of less importance than essential oils, but it would be foolish to think this. Typically, an aromatherapy treatment typically consists of 2% essential oil and 98% carrier oil, and in facial treatments that ratio falls to around 1% essential oil and 99% carrier! Think about that for a minute.


Carrier oils provide some amazing benefits for your skin - especially when a synergy is formed between the essential oils and the carrier. When blended correctly the results can be spectacular, softening wrinkles and bringing softness, suppleness and radiance to your skin.


Here are some of the best and most versatile carrier oils;-


Almond Sweet oil甜杏仁油

With its smooth feel and nourishing properties, this is often the oil that aromatherapists prefer for body massage. Sweet Almond is both protective and nourishing to skin when used regularly.


Apricot Kernel oil or Peach Kernel oil杏核油或桃核油

Almost identical in constituents, these two oils are ideal for facial applications and leave the face feeling beautifully soft and supple.


Avocado oil (unrefined)未精炼酪梨油

Deeper penetrating than most other carriers, unrefined Avocado conditions, moisturises and softens dry and mature skin. Add Avocado to another carrier if you find the smell a bit too strong, or use it undiluted to enjoy its full-powered benefits.



• Black Seed oil黑籽油

Black seed oil is particularly rich in unsaturated and essential fatty acids which makes it perfect as a skin food, and despite its deep moisturising qualities it does not leave skin feeling greasy. When used in massage it delivers an energising boost and excels with everyday muscle and joint aches.


Borage oil琉璃苣油

Borage oil is the richest source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) containing up to 25%, and clinical trials have shown that GLA helps to encourage healthy, mobile joints, and used regularly on facial skin it helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles. Mix with a lighter carrier for massage.


Coconut oil椰子油

Perfect for moisturising both hands and body, Coconut oil is light and easily absorbed into the skin leaving it satin smooth. It can also be used as an intensive treatment to moisturise and condition brittle, dull or dry hair. Although you do not read about it very often, it is a great massage oil.


Evening Primrose oil月见草油

This is another great facial oil that moisturises, softens and soothes dry and irritated skin because it contains high levels of linoleic acid and gamma linolenic acid. These vitamin-like substances can not be manufactured by the body and are essential for healthy cell function and also appear to have a beneficial effect on the immune system and the brain. Mix with a lighter carrier for massage.


Jojoba oil荷荷巴油

Due to its molecular structure, Jojoba oil mimics the action of sebum, which is the skins own natural lubricant. This versatile oil deep cleanses blocked pores, moisturises and promotes a healthy, glowing complexion, making it another ideal facial oil. Dilute in a carrier for massage.


 Macadamia oil澳洲坚果油

This highly nourishing oil is rich in palmitoleic acid which promotes young looking, soft and supple skin. As we get older our bodies produce less palmitoleic acid, so regular use of Macadamia oil may help in the fight to prevent premature aging skin. Another excellent facial oil.

这款高度滋养的基础油富含棕榈油,可以使肌肤呈现年轻、柔嫩和细腻的光泽。随着我们年龄的增加,我们自身能够产生的棕榈油会越来越少,所以经常使用 澳洲坚果油可以抵抗熟龄老化肌肤。另一款绝佳的面部用油。

 Moringa oil辣木油

Rich in Palmitoleic, Oleic and Linoleic acids, Vitamins A and C, Moringa oil has excellent moisturising and nourishing qualities. It is a very stable carrier which is highly nutritious to the skin and similar in composition to olive oil but much lighter. Moringa is a powerful natural antioxidant with excellent skin smoothing properties.


Rosehip oil玫瑰果油

Studies have shown Rosehip oil to be a powerful skin cell regenerator that also helps to actually prevent premature skin ageing whilst softening wrinkles. Produced from the seeds of Rose hips, this oil is excellent for use with stretch marks, scar tissue or problem skin types. Unbeatable overnight treatment to soften wrinkles and scars.


Sunflower oil葵花籽油

Both softening and moisturising, Sunflower oil can be used for facial treatments and body massage. This is the ideal oil to use if you have any concerns about nut-allergy reactions since it is extracted from the seeds of the flower.


Wheatgerm oil 小麦胚芽油

A highly nourishing oil containing vitamin E which makes it the perfect oil for dry, mature and lifeless skin. Wheatgerm oil is too heavy to use as a massage base, so add it at 15% to your massage blends to nourish the skin.


When you are applying a facial treatment remember to avoid the delicate under-eye area and don’t apply too much oil - a little goes a long, long way in aromatherapy. Gently work the oil into the skin until it has all been absorbed, and your skin will be left feeling soft and silky smooth all year round.



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