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Which Carrier Oil Is Right for You?

Which Carrier Oil Is Right for You?

Some things are up for debate: kombucha vs. kefir, vinyasa flow vs. ashtanga, beach getaway vs. mountain retreat, stonewashed linen vs. hemp.

And some things just aren’t: healthcare is a human right, hummus goes on everything, and you absolutely must use a carrier oil when applying pure and natural essential oils! 

Because they are concentrated extracts that can cause reactions if applied directly to the skin, essential oils need dilution to be used safely. A carrier oil serves as just that—a carrier, or way to spread the nourishing components of the essential oil. Before going bare with your favorite essential oils, remember this simple, yet necessary step in your self-care ritual. Don’t know which carrier oil is right for you? Keep reading. It’s all in the benefits. 

Jojoba Oil

What it does: 

Valentia Jojoba Oil is remarkably similar to skin’s natural oils and is able to deeply hydrate both skin and hair, balance the complexion, and enhance the effects of partner oils. Soothing for upset skin, jojoba oil forms a moisture barrier that keeps skin moisturized and acts as a shield from pollutants.  

This is your carrier oil if…

You’re looking for a lightweight, multipurpose oil that’s easy to absorb.

Rosehip Oil

What it does: 

Rosehip Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that help hydrate skin and repair damage. Gentle, calming, and rich in antioxidants, rosehip oil can help anyone who’s spent too much time in the sun or who has tired, thirsty skin.

This is your carrier oil if…

You love woodsy scents (despite its name, rosehip oil does not smell like roses!) and would like to treat dry skin.

Avocado Oil

What it does: 

Avocado Oil is renowned for its anti-aging qualities and its ability to hydrate dry and sensitive skin. Rich in fatty acids, as well as a mix of nourishing vitamins, it’s a powerful ally for sensitive skin. With its calming, comfortable effect, avocado oil also makes a wonderful oil for massage, and conditions hair and nails. 

This is your carrier oil if…

You’re seeking a gentle oil for your sensitive skin. 

If you’re new to the world of essential oils, you might be wondering what a carrier oil does—and why you need one. | A carrier oil serves as just that—a carrier, or way to get the benefits of essentials oils. Pin now to find the carrier oil that's right for you.

Chia Seed Oil

What it does: 

The seeds of the Salvia hispanica L. plant (better known as chia) are a superfood you can eat—and apply to your skin as well. Ultra-nourishing and full of nutrients and antioxidants, chia seed oil is a treat for all skin types, but especially for mature skin.

This is your carrier oil if…

You’d like an oil that deeply moisturizes and nurtures aging or dull skin.

Hemp Seed Oil

What it does: 

This oil, extracted from the seeds of hemp plants (cousins of the plants that produce marijuana), has absolutely no psychoactive effect, and only contains insignificant trace amounts of THC and/or CBD (if any). A “dry” oil, it locks in moisture with a silky feel. Deeply moisturizing due to its omega-3 fatty acids, hemp seed oil absorbs quickly and helps to brighten and tone skin. 

This is your carrier oil if…

Your skin is a combination of oily and dry—hemp seed oil has astringent qualities that minimize pores, but it still moisturizes deeply.

When it comes to choosing the right carrier oil, only you know what your skin craves. But if you only take away one thing from us, let it be this: Make sure your carrier oil is pure! And know that if you go with Valentia, your oil will always be ethically sourced, cruelty free, and will never contain any synthetic preservatives, colors, parabens, sulfates, or other dangerous additives. That’s our promise.

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