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Homemade Oils and Blending Carrier Oils

Introduction to Homemade Oils

Creating homemade oils involves extracting the natural oils from plants, seeds, or nuts. These oils can be used for cooking, skincare, and aromatherapy. The process typically involves cold pressing, infusing, or distilling the raw materials.

Basic Methods of Extraction

  • Cold Pressing: Uses a mechanical press to extract oil from seeds or nuts without heat.
  • Infusion: Soaking plant materials in a carrier oil to transfer their properties.
  • Distillation: Using steam to separate oil from plant materials.

Common Homemade Oils

  • Coconut Oil: Extracted from coconut meat; used for cooking and skincare.
  • Olive Oil: Cold-pressed from olives; popular in cooking and skincare.
  • Almond Oil: Made from raw almonds; used for skin moisturization and hair care.

Blending Carrier Oils

Blending carrier oils can create customized solutions for skincare, massage, and aromatherapy. Carrier oils dilute essential oils, making them safe for topical use.

Popular Carrier Oils

  • Jojoba Oil: Closely resembles skin’s natural sebum; ideal for all skin types.
  • Sweet Almond Oil: Lightweight and nourishing; great for dry skin.
  • Argan Oil: Rich in antioxidants and fatty acids; perfect for skin and hair care.

Blending Ratios

  • 1% Dilution: 1 drop of essential oil per 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (suitable for facial applications).
  • 2% Dilution: 2 drops of essential oil per 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (suitable for daily body care).
  • 3% Dilution: 3 drops of essential oil per 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (suitable for acute care and short-term use).

Tips for Blending

  • Start with small batches to test blends before making larger quantities.
  • Label your blends with ingredients and date of creation.
  • Store oils in dark glass bottles to protect from light and extend shelf life.


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