Carrier oils are vegetable oils that come from the fatty parts of plants, usually seeds or nuts. Carrier oils also have different therapeutic properties, and the carrier oil of your choice should be clear on what therapeutic benefits you are looking for. Carrier oils are used to dissolve essential oils before applying them to the skin.
Carrier oils are especially important when using essential oils because they shouldn't be applied directly to the skin.
Each carrier oil offers a different combination of properties and characteristics. The choice of carrier oil can depend on the benefits sought.