Hello there! If you are here, it probably means you are looking for a natural way to take away the negative habit of smoking from your life! And you are at least a little curious about how to benefit from using essential oils to stop smoking.

As an ex-occasional smoker, I understand how annoying and shaming it can be to hear remarks like…“Do you really want to get lung cancer ? “…“Are you ever going to quit?” or even “Don’t you want to decrease your use, at least a little bit ?” …NON STOP.

I have a close friend to whom I tried to convince to quit smoking too. You are probably saying : “It’s impossible to convince people to break a habit or addiction with words alone”. I completely agree with you. I stopped bothering him when I realized he obviously didn’t want to hear any more on the subject from me.

I changed my approach and I started to collect information about the best and most natural way to tackle the problem of nicotine addiction, and that’s when I discovered that it’s possible to use essential oils to stop smoking.

I’ve done my best to research which essential oils are effective and I believe this article could be helpful just as much for smokers as for people who wish to help their relatives put a definitive end on this addictive habit.

Everyone will have a different motivation to reach their specific smoking abstinence goal. So find your’s or help a family member with theirs. To support your efforts, in this article, you will discover why the use of essential oils works to stop smoking, which oils to use and how to use them.

Welcome to your first day of a smoking free life!


Any means that works to say goodbye to your tenacious addiction to nicotine are great. If you are reading this article, it proves you are brave and becoming aware of your body’s need for improved health.Bravo!

Essential oils are possibly the only alternative which stops addictive dependency without causing you to feel any side effects. Alternatively, nicotine replacement product such as ‘patches’ or ‘sublingual tablets’ has can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitations, hiccups, dyspepsia, muscle pain, poor concentration and skin irritation.

Why are smokers triggered to reach for the next cigarette? Everyone has their own reasons, but most people feel increases in stress, anxiety, nervousness, or irritability. When you cease smoking these triggers don’t stop and are still there waiting for you and possibly even heightened without the accustomed release provided by nicotine.

Essential oils used as an aromatic solution address all of these emotional issues as well as the very bad physical effects of smoking. There can be additional positive side-effects as well.



A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine provided essential oil aromatherapy to twenty volunteers of all ages, separated on two groups. The volunteers were daily habitual users of nicotine from cigarettes, snuff or chewing tobacco. Then, two different essential oils were proposed to both: black pepper essential oil for one group and angelica essential oil for the other group.

Participants were told to inhale one of drop of essential oil on a tissue for 2 minutes when they had a craving nicotine (roughly the amount of time it takes to smoke a cigarette).

The results were impressive, the inhaled essential oils allowed volunteers to enjoy progressively longer delays between cravings for the next tobacco ‘hit’. There were some essential oil effect differences between the study groups. The black pepper essential oil reduced nicotine craving more than angelica essential oil, and the angelica essential oil allowed a longer delay between needed uses than black pepper essential oil did.


Now, let’s get into the heart of the topic. There are different ways to use essential oils to put your craving in their place and you can even make your own blend.

According to your specific nicotine withdrawal symptoms, you can choose which essential oils to use stop. Identify your strongest craving symptoms…are you irritable, angry, anxious or nervous ? You may also feel lethargic or weak while trying to quit. Here are a couple different blends for each separate withdrawal symptom.

Anger Symptoms Blend

  1. 3 drops of bergamot – 1 drop of ylang ylang – 1 drop of jasmine
  2. 1 drop of roman chamomile – 2 drops of bergamot – 2 drops of orange

Anxiety Symptoms Blend

  1. 3 drops of lavender – 2 drops of clary sage
  2. 1 drop of rose – 1 drop of lavender – 2 drops of mandarin – 1 drop of vetiver

Irritability Symptoms Blend

  1. 1 drop of neroli – 4 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  2. 3 drops of mandarin – 2 drops of lavender essential oil

Nervous Symptoms Blend

  1. 3 drops of bergamot – 1 drop of geranium – 1 drop of frankincense
  2. 3 drops of grapefruit – 1 drop of jasmine – 1 drop of ylang ylang

Once you have selected your blend among these ones, choose the method to administer the essential oil according to your preference, using the treatment of the above ingredients.

How to Use Them…


Multiply all the ingredients in your chosen blend by 3 in order to obtain a total of 20 drops. Place the drops of oil specified into a dark glass bottle, and mix it well by rolling between your hands. Then, insert the appropriate numbers of drops from your bottle into the diffuser according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and let it do its work!

In addition to use essential oils to stop smoking with a diffuser, there will be the added benefit of relaxing after a hard and long day for example. It is a great way to fend off your nicotine craving because of the practicality of the diffuser. You can keep it at your office, home…and it is effective and easy to set up. A diffuser is perfect if you have pets or children. You don’t need to watch them every 5 seconds to see if they are close to candles, incense, and other more exposed treatment methods. No risks of burns, wax spills and other potentially negative consequences.

Air Freshener

Multiply your blend by 6 in order in order to obtain 30 drops.

What are the benefits of an air freshener with essential oils to stop smoking? The craving for nicotine will come up anytime and anywhere and therefore some methods of using essential oils to stop smoking will not be practical.

A simple air freshener of essential oil added to cotton balls in a zip-lock plastic bag will allow you to bring your essential oil for smoking anywhere you are; in your car, at the office, at a café, at someone’s home…literally everywhere! There is no danger of spillage or contamination by transfer of essential oil.

Bath Salt

Multiply your blend by 4 in order to obtain 10 drops. Then insert your final blend in your bath salt recipe, and enjoy!

The benefits are the same as the bath oil, except you add salt to your bath to get more relaxed. Every few minutes, wave your hands through the water to keep your blend dispersed throughout your bathwater.

Bath Oil

Multiply your blend by 3 in order to obtain a total of 15 drops. Then add to your bath water and enjoy.

Bath oils let the oil penetrate your skin tissue and rejuvenate you as well as distract you from your nicotine cravings. The essential oils for smoking provide a double action of penetration through your skin and breathing into your respiratory system as well.

Like with bath salts and essential oils, agitate the water every few minutes to keep your blend dispersed into your bathwater.

Massage Oil

Multiply your blend by 2 in order to obtain 10 drops.

The benefit of massage with essential oils to stop smoking is two-fold. The massage itself is a huge distraction from the smoking impulse and the essential oil naturally delivers its own goodness through the skin and the nasal passages and lungs, with all the inherent healthy properties.

You will be relaxed physically, disconnect your bothersome mental state, and you’ll forget to think about smoking.


Essential oils are not a miracle cure for your nicotine cravings, but they will absolutely help you to calm your smoking triggers, in a few different ways with a multitude of essential oil mixtures. Your desire to quit smoking, your courage to not buy cigarettes, and your strength to not ask people around you for a smoke must be strong.

Give it a try…even if you may want to give up on the procedure. That’s fine, but be sure that you tried it just once, and maybe you’ll get hooked on essential oil treatments instead of nicotine.

You now have all the naturals means in order to help your smoking cessation. No more excuses…have fun experimenting and distracting yourself from smoking in the easiest and most pleasant way possible!


“Really?…You can use essential oils for tooth pain?!” This‘s what my son commented when he saw me writing the title to this article on organic tooth and gum care.

We have all seen the TV ads for various forms of dental hygiene. The dental products in liquid or paste form are man-made chemicals that many of us believe we absolutely can’t live without to maintain healthy teeth and gums. But, some of them may actually not be good for us.

Did you know there is a range of natural oral care products that do everything the man-made oral hygiene products do…and more. At the top of the list are essential oils.

Essential oils are 100% natural and commonly used to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and biological imbalances in your mouth…and there are some especially effective essential oils for tooth pain.

If you’re curious, try using the following essential oils for tooth pain, also as natural whitening toothpaste, or an organic herbal mouthwash…and more. And, if you suddenly get a sharp pain in your tooth, there are several perfect essential oils for tooth pain right here…

Using Essential Oils for Tooth Pain & Oral Hygiene

How important is pleasant smelling breath? Most people are obsessed with maintaining a sweet breath, not only because it’s important in intimate situations…and it’s also an indicator of our our overall oral health.

But even if you are generally healthy you will from time-to-time have sore teeth or gums.

Try these essential oils for tooth pain concoctions for daily use and for the occasional oral problem.


The 5 Best Essential Oils for Tooth Pain and Oral Hygiene

Cinnamon Essential Oil

  • Long history for great medicinal properties
  • Has the greatest antimicrobial potency of all popular essential oils
  • Fights specific bacteria that causes tooth decay and the bacteria responsible in gum disease

Clove Essential Oil

  • Used in traditional Chinese medicine for soothing toothache for centuries
  • Has strong germicidal properties that inhibit pathogenic bacteria
  • Used by dentists to disinfect root canals
  • Has ability to inhibit growth of deviant strains of bacteria pathogens
  • An anesthetic and topical antiseptic

Myrrh Essential Oil

  • Acts as antiseptic and a soother
  • Traditionally used to support gum health
  • Heals mouth ulcers
  • Assists gum health by enhancing blood flow of blood

Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Extremely effective at eradicating bacteria that live in the low oxygen environments of  the mouth, and can cause gum disease

Spearmint Essential Oil

  • Similar properties to peppermint essential oil
  • Strong antiseptic, eliminating germs
  • Soothing to tender gums and helps oral tissues heal more quickly

Essential Oil Recipes for Oral Health

The essential oils above work even more powerfully when blended with other essential oils. See here how Lemon essential oil, Tea tree essential oil, and Chamomile essential oil (German and Roman) turn your single essential oils into highly effective mouthwash, gum treatment, and toothache or gum pain suppressant.

Lemon + Peppermint Mouthwash

  • Lemon – 4 drops
  • Peppermint – 2 drops
  • Stir or shake into a cup of clean water
  • Swish a mouthful of the organic mouthwash and spit it out

Gum Oil Therapy

  • Myrrh – 6 drops
  • Tea Tree – 10 drops
  • Peppermint – 1 drop
  • Swish a mouthful of the organic mouthwash and spit it out
  • Lemon – 3 drops
  • Almond oil or Coconut oil – 1 teaspoon
  • After brushing and using mouthwash mouthwash, apply a small amount to gums once daily

Breath Freshening Mouthwash

  • Myrrh – 2 drops
  • Tea Tree – 2 drops
  • Peppermint – 1 drop
  • ​4 to 8 ounces clean water
  • Swish in mouth after brushing teeth

Toothache Pain Treatment

Toothache is normally caused by a cavity forming and infecting bacteria enters the interior of the tooth and inflames the very sensitives nerves there.Cavities are actually decayed areas of teeth created by not using proper dental hygiene and by consuming high sugar and high acid drinks and snacks.

Untreated Cavities will worsen and in the worst cases can lead to an abscessed tooth or even tooth loss.

For temporarily treating symptoms of toothache and gum pain problems use Myrrh, German Chamomile, Peppermint and Tea Tree.

  • Combine a couple of drops of any of these oils with 2 ounces of warm water and swish in your mouth. Repeat several times daily
  • Use Clove essential oil diluted with a small amount of a carrier oil applied directly to the affected tooth
  • Myrrh essential oil is best for mouth sores…mix a couple of drops in a small amount of warm water and rinse in the mouth a few times daily
  • Add a drop Peppermint essential oil with 1 drop Roman Chamomile in 2 ounces of warm water and apply with a cotton ball to the affected tooth or gum area

All of the above suggested treatments using essential oils for tooth pain and gum pain are obviously short-term pain control and discomfort solutions. Visit a medical professional as soon as possible for the ultimate treatment.

Also, it is wise to use essential oils in the mouth with some caution. Test the oils on a small portion of your skin first, before general use. If there is an allergic reaction with any oil stop use immediately.

How to Use the Best Natural Essential Oils for Bug Bites.

To fully appreciate the benefits of using essential oils for bug bites it’s important to understand the full scope of the problem. Every year as winter gives way to warm weather, all the creatures that like to bite or sting us come out to meet us, outside and indoors too. Their ranks include mosquitoes, ants, ticks, bees, wasps and more.

Inevitably we encounter them and are many times unaware of and often unprepared for their unwelcome attacks. Our physical reactions, mainly on the skin, range from small raised redness with a bit of itching, to major outbreaks over large areas of skin and muscle tissue. In the extreme, even anaphylaxis, a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic response accompanied by swelling, hives, lowered blood pressure, and dilated blood vessels.

Essential oils for bug bites and for bug repelling can play a key role in the natural prevention of these potentially serious problems. Let’s find out how!

The Bugs that Love to Bite and Sting You.

How to Use the Best Natural Essential Oils for Bug Bites.

Ouch! Another mosquito bite

Although not found universally throughout North America, the following insects are predominantly responsible for the symptoms that respond well to using essential oils for bug bites.

The most common biting insects include:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Horse flies
  • Fleas
  • Bedbugs
  • Ticks
  • Gnats
  • Midges
  • Spiders

The more distant you are from tropical areas the less risk you have of encountering a serious illness from the majority of bug bites. However, the closer you are to tropical conditions, the threat of meeting with mosquitoes and insects harboring diseases from malaria to dengue fever is more prevalent.

Ticks are one of the exceptions to the general rule. They are native to all warm and cold climates, and are responsible for transferring Lyme disease which is serious and somewhat epidemic throughout North America, especially in wooded and high grass areas.

Mosquitoes are probably the most biting insect with a few thousand different types around the world, including over 200 in the U.S.

You can prevent most mosquito bites by staying indoors during sun-up and sun-down. When you are in mosquito territory wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long pants, hats and socks and stay clear of shrubby and wet areas.

Inevitably though, you will get bitten. Let’s review a complete list of the best essential oils for bug bites that will address your symptoms quickly and soothingly.

You’ll Love these Essential Oils for Bug Bites

How to Use the Best Natural Essential Oils for Bug Bites.

Essential oils for bug bites listed here

You’re about to receive a lot of good information about essential oils for bug bites. It will be useful resource for future occasions when you are caught off guard and want to relieve some nasty bug bite or sting symptoms.

Just be aware when you plan to use essential oils for bug bites, some essential oils are not recommended for infants and toddlers (eucalyptus is an example) or pregnant women ( peppermint). Although essential oils are natural from leaves, flowers, etc.they can’t be used indiscriminately.

In their fully concentrated form essential oils can be irritating to your skin, it is important to first dilute them before use. The majority of essential oils need to be applied with a carrier oil, and not in their 100% pure or concentrated form. There are several popular carrier oil, including jojoba oil, coconut oil and olive oil. As well as diluting the essential oil they also nurture your skin while the essential oil deals with the actual bug bite symptoms.

You also need to be aware that when you combine essential oils you must dilute them individually before mixing them together. 

So, here they are. Each oil is discussed separately, then there is a review of how they can be combined for further good effect.

Basil Essential Oil

Basil, like many other essential oils has been used as a healing agent for millenniums It has great anti inflammatory characteristics as an essential oil for bug bites. You can even use a raw basil leave to reduce itching  when your basil oil is not available for your bug bite.

It’s considered a versatile essential oil with a strong aroma. It is most mostly applied to sore tight muscles to relax them and reduce pain.

Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile essential oil has several good qualities. Its an analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, sedative, and an anti-inflammatory.

It is a perfect calming and soothing oil, great for calming inflammation and reducing bug bite pain and itching.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus trees and the very pungent eucalyptus leaves are endemic to Australia, where the aborigines are responsible for the first use of eucalyptus oil to care for almost all skin problems, including insect bites and stings from many insect When choosing a eucalyptus essential oil, make sure that you are using one that is 100% pure for good results. Eucalyptus  also works well to repel almost all insects to help avoid bites from happening.

Eucalyptus has significant antiseptic properties, that will protect a bug bite or sting from getting infected. It is well known for preventing and treating infections.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is a real star when it comes to using essential oil for bug bites. Most essential oil collectors have lavender oil in their collection.

Diluted with a carrier oil, spray, or lotion, it can be administered to the affected area as often as needed. Clean the bite or sting area with warm water, dry the skin, then apply directly to the insect bite.

You should dilute lavender essential oil with a carrier oil except when you sprinkle it on on your sheets to keep mosquitoes away while sleeping.

Lavender is not only calming to the skin, but to your nerves as well. It has a pleasant aroma that repels insects, mainly mosquitoes and ticks.

Melissa Essential Oil

Melissa is also called lemon balm. It has an uplifting effect on the body,  fantastic antiviral and antibacterial properties which makes it an effective treatment for bug bites and stings.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is frequently used for bug bites and is also an effective remedy when applied along with a gentle carrier oil, so that it is diluted without affecting the fresh minty feel and smell of the peppermint oil.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil has multiple uses and is an effective essential oil for bug bites. It also works well as a bug repellent, especially effective against mosquitoes. As an alternative, mix rosemary essential oil with other essential oils, including tea tree, peppermint, or lavender to increase the effective intensity as a repellent and used directly on insect bites and stings to stop pain and itching.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree essential oil has always been a standard for aiding skin health and the human immune system. Luckily the type of tea tree plant used for essential oils for bug bites is prevalent throughout the world and works best for skin issues, including bug bites.

Tea tree is another popular essential oil. It can be used to cleans out the location of the bite and helps to curb itching, pain and inflammation.It can also be used for preventing mosquito bites but it can dry skin if it’s not blended with a carrier oil.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme oil helps to keep wounds, cuts and sores clean and infection-free. Thyme oil safeguards bites and stings against infection and is good for keeping the bite area disinfected because it contains thymol which is antiseptic. 

Try mixing thyme essential oil for bug bites with eucalyptus oil to offer in greater soothing to the skin.

Top 19 Carrier Oils for Essential Oils

Searching for the right carrier oils for essential oils in your collection? Here you will find full descriptions of what carrier oils are, how to select them and how to mix them essential oils to get the results you need.

Essential oils are highly concentrated and too powerful in their natural state to be applied directly to delicate skin tissue. To derive all the benefits to the body that essential oils provide they need to meet the skin in a considerably diluted form.

So the primary use of carrier oils is to dilute concentrated essential oils to make them less concentrated and safe to apply to the skin. Because they are heavier (lower viscosity than essential oils), they also slow the evaporation of the much lighter essential oils.

Carrier oils for essential oils effectively transmit or ‘carry’ the essential oils into the body through contact with the skin, at a slow and safe pace. Depending on the type of plant they were extracted from, they have a variety of properties and associated healing and subtle aromatic benefits, which can be quite separate from the essential oils they are blended with.

They are considered base oils, taken from fatty oil in the seeds and the nuts of a variety of specific plants, usually through a cold-press process. Fatty acids in carrier oils are needed and sourced externally since we can’t produce them internally. When applied topically, carrier oils with natural fatty acids are very nourishing to our skin.

Essential oils can be blended with carrier oils to manifest the healing properties of both types of oil, and to disperse the unique aroma created from the blending between them. Certain carrier oils are odorless and the majority have a faintly sweet, nutty smell.

Through experimentation with the blending of carrier oils for essential oils, it will become apparent which blends of oil types and concentrations achieve the desired results. A selected carrier oil will impact the therapeutic qualities, aromatic effect and the storage qualities of the blend with essential oils.

Selecting Carrier Oils

Top 19 Carrier Oils for Essential Oils

More carrier oils waiting to be blended

Most people that have experience selecting carrier oils for essential oils will have 3 to 6 types of carrier oil on hand. They will have discovered that blending of carrier oils and essential oils work best when they take the time to research and buy the highest quality carrier oils their budget can handle. They will invariably source cold-pressed oils without any troublesome impurities. Refined oils go through a heating process and will not be as pure or long lasting as cold-pressed oils.

Here is a substantial list of the more popular carrier oils. Pay attention to their properties and you will save time in the oil blending experimenting process.

Almond Oil

  • Almond oil is one of the best all-purpose carrier oils to keep and is not very costly
  • The aroma of almond oil is a bit sweet and nutty. It is virtually clear with a yellow tinge, applies smoothly and can assist thicker carrier oils (such as coconut oil) to absorb more fully and easily into skin tissues
  • After application, it absorbs moderately quickly and causes the skin to have a very light oily texture
  • Emollient properties in almond oil help to improve skin complexion and it is good for all skin types
  • Almond oil is great for warming, and with spicy essential oils and is one of the best for  massage to relax and heat stiff muscles and joints.
  • One of the best carrier oils for essential oils blending.

Apricot Kernel Oil

  • Apricot kernel oil has a faint aroma  and is almost clear with a hint of yellow color with similar qualities to avocado oil
  • It feels a little oily and absorbs with medium speed compared to other carrier oils without leaving an oily residue
  • Apricot kernel oil is filled with vitamin A and vitamin E and minerals
  • Good massage blend for dry or aging skin.
  • Apricot kernel oil is moisturizing and releases respiratory and digestive congestion.  Works well with peppermint essential oil as a massage oil on the chest above the abdomen

Argan Oil

  • Argan oil is rare and costly due to the limited supply from the small region it comes from
  • A slightly nutty scent
  • It is a very luxurious oil and absorbs into the skin fairly quickly
  • Argan oil is high in vitamin E with antioxidants
  • Suitable for virtually all types of skin

Avocado Oil

  • An oil olive green in color, slightly sweet, with a nutty aroma
  • Contains proteins, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants that make the oil a strong moisturizer with thick consistency, that leaves feels waxy on the skin
  • It penetrates deeply into the skin and increase collagen that  makes skin supple
  • Helpful with very dry skin, and stress
  • When combined with lavender as a massage oil it relieves problematic sleep symptom symptoms.  
  • Should mix avocado oil with light oils for most applications

Castor Oil

  • Castor oil is a strong, thick oil which  means it is not the best carrier for essential oils
  • It performs best when diluted with another carrier oil
  • A very soothing oil that was historically used for medicinal purposes
  • It is antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal

Cocoa Butter

  • Cocoa butter is a rich unrefined tan colored ‘oil’ which is very sweet, with a chocolate aroma
  • It is actually solid at room temperature, so must be mixed with other carrier oils to be workable
  • Lotions or blended oils containing cocoa butter are rich and exotic when mixed with essential oils

Coconut Oil

  • The medium chain fatty acids work as an antimicrobial agent to help kill bacteria and other viruses
  • All of the medicinal attributes of coconut oil produce moisturizing for skin and clear, supple complexion
  • Refined coconut oil has no scent but unrefined coconut oil smells deliciously of coconut
  • Most coconut oil solidifies at slightly above room temperature, so it’s best to use another liquid carrier oil in combination with this oil to keep it in a more fluid state
  • Suitable for all skin types, especially acne prone. It is widely used for lip lotions and other body care products

Evening Primrose Oil

  • Evening Primrose carrier oil has a light aroma, with a mid-yellow color
  • When applied to the skin it leaves just a hint of thin oiliness
  • Good for treatment of many skin conditions. It is expensive and is usually blended in a small (often 10%) dilution with other carrier oils. It goes rancid quickly
  • Evening Primrose oil is an elixir to the cardiovascular system
  • It blends well with rich, like Ylang Ylang as a relaxing massage treatment
Top 19 Carrier Oils for Essential Oils

Grapeseed Oil

  • Grapeseed oil has a faint green and yellow color with light viscosity and slightly sweet, mildly nutty smell
  • When applied it leaves a light shiny layer of oil on the skin
  • A strong anti-oxidant but not too strong for nearly all skin types

Hazelnut Oil

  • Hazelnut oil is faintly yellow with a light, nutty smell
  • When applied it leaves a light shiny layer of oil on the skin
  • Great for with people with naturally oily skin
  • Rich with nutrients
  • A good blended with cardamom oil

Jojoba Oil

  • Jojoba oil is yellow with a distinctive slightly sweet aroma
  • A smooth texture that leaves a thin layer of oil on skin
  • Is naturally semi-solid so often needs to be blended with a small amount of other carrier oil
  • A great skin and hair conditioner since it has similar properties to the collagen in skin oils
  • Great for acne prone skin because it reduces excess sebum

Macadamia Nut Oil

  • Macadamia nut oil is yellow in color with a stronger aroma than most other nut oils
  • Has a sweet and nutty aroma and a thick consistency that leaves  an oily layer on skin
  • When blended with other carrier oils it needs to be used in smaller amounts due to its relatively powerful qualities
  • Is more fatty than any other nut oils and blends well with flower essential oils

Neem Oil

  • Neem oil is thick (semi-solid) with a strong aroma which is not considered a good oil to use on its own as a carrier oil, so needs to be diluted with another oil if blending with essential oils
  • Is often used as an insect repellent since it has good insecticide qualities
  • Does not absorb well into the skin, but is very moisturizing and compatible with all skin types

Olive Oil

  • Olive oil has a rich and slightly green and yellow color, with the aroma of olives.
  • Not often used as a massage carrier oil since it’s smell is overpowering.
  • Used as a skincare alternative for people who have nut allergies.

Rose Hip Oil

  • Rose hip oil is clear with a soft and earthy smell
  • It leaves an extremely thin film of oil on the skin
  • Good for treating an array of skin problems.
  • Blended in small percentages with other carrier oils for essential oils due to the high cost

Safflower Oil

  • Safflower oil is clear in color, light in texture and aroma (neutral)
  • Contains higher levels of nutrients compared to nearly all other carrier oil
  • Great for skin, hair, acne and scars

Sesame Oil

  • Sesame oil is slightly thick, light yellow in color, with a distinctive sesame seed scent which can be too strong without being blended with other carrier oils
  • It leaves an oily layer on skin
  • Can’t be used as a massage oil carrier since it so thick and oily.
  • Healing for the skin and blends well with very strongly scented essential oils.

Shea Butter

  • Shea butter is  nutty near-white cream which is solid at room temperature, with a strong aroma.
  • Is often used with lotions and creams as a skin moisturizer
  • Very nourishing for skin.  
  • Readily takes on the aroma of most essential oils

Tamanu Oil

  • Tamanu oil is solid at room temperature with a very rich scent and is greenish in color.
  • It contains essential fatty acids which are good for restoring skin.
  • Good for acne prone skin.
  • One of the best carrier oils for essential oils that need a strong carrier oil partner.

Now it’s Your Turn…Start Blending with Your Favorite Carrier Oils for Essential Oils

There you have it…a rather long listing of the full array of carrier oils suitable for blending with one another and with all essential oils.

The resulting combinations are truly limitless as are the effects the resulting blends will have.

Be bold and feel free to creatively experiment with small quantities of carrier oils blended with your favorite essential oils.  When you are comfortable, move on to creating larger quantities and varieties.

Happy blending!