Base oils or carrier oils are also referred to as ‘fixed’ oils. Base oils will not evaporate and they are perfectly suited for the addition of essential oils. Base / carrier oils are widely used in aromatherapy to dilute highly concentrated essential oils and because of its own therapeutic properties. Base oils may be used to dilute essential oils which are very concentrated and powerful to be used directly on your skin (only few drops of essential oil are usually needed for aromatherapy massage).
Only totally pure, unrefined cold-pressed and odourless oils can be uses in aromatherapy.
Vivasan offers 100% pure cold pressed base oil – no preservatives, no fragrances or any other compounds.
Refined cold pressed Avocado oil (Persea Gratissima) Vivasan is great base oil. The oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E – all help keep up healthy skin and help relieve eczema. Avocado oil has excellent penetrative powers and a gentle affinity with the skin. Avocado oil is particularly recommended for facial masks and as a moisturising massage oil for people with dry and brittle skin.
Refined cold pressed Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis) Vivasan is a very popular base oil in aromatherapy. Jojoba oil is the best base oil for the natural perfumes.
Unlike many other oils, jojoba is chemically very similar to human sebum.
Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. Jojoba oil is a good nourishing and moisturising ingredient for hair care, excellent ingredient for skin care for all types of skin, also for blemish skin. Jojoba also has a natural SPF of 5 which further enhances its skin caring benefits.
Base oil, as well as essential oils, should be stored in a dark glass container with a tight fitting lid.