Carrier oils are the counterpart to essential oils. Carrier oils dilute essential oils to a safe concentration and enable them to be absorbed into the skin, where they eventually enter the bloodstream and manifest their therapeutic characteristics in the human body.
Today we’re going to review a blend of four carrier oils: avocado, hempseed, olive and sunflower. This blend is used as a precursor ingredient in my aromatherapeutic balm that I will be putting on the market next year. Going forward, every weekly blog article will highlight an ingredient in my balm product.
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A couple years ago I found a recipe for a headache balm. I thought that was very interesting. You can rub this balm on your forehead to treat a headache.
I assembled the ingredients: beeswax, coconut oil, peppermint essential oil and lavender essential oil, and followed the preparation instructions. It was a simple process: melt the beeswax and coconut oil together, and as the mixture cools, add the essential oils.
After the balm cooled, I poured it into small metal tins. Once the tins had cooled enough, I decided to rub some of the balm on my forehead, even though I didn’t have a headache at the time.
About 15 minutes later, I started yawning and feeling somewhat mildly sedated. I said to myself, “I’m starting to feel really relaxed. It must have been the wax. I’m gonna call it ‘Relax Wax’.”