Carrier oils are also referred to as vegetable oils and base oils. They have extensive applications in Aromatherapy because
they are used to dilute Essential Oils for application. They are also used in the manufacturing of soaps and cosmetics, as well as for
massage by Licensed Massage Therapists.
Almond Sweet Virgin
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil is an excellent emollient and is known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin.
It is rich in proteins and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing
Grapeseed Oil is used as a base oil for many creams and lotions. It is the preferred carrier oils for many
massage therapists because of its light, satin like finish. It also has some astringent qualities and is good for oily, acne prone skin
Coconut Oil is solid at room temperature. It is used to create a barrier on the skin.
It is also the preferred oil for high quality cold process soapers.
Also try our Coconut Fractionated
which is liquid at room temperature.
At New Directions we carry 2
varieties of Jojoba Carrier Oil: Golden
, as well as Clear Deodorized
. Jojoba Oil is a liquid wax
that closely resembles the sebum of the skin. It is extremely rich in vitamin E which promotes a glowing complexion.
A natural source of Vitamins A, E, Sea Buckthorn is reputed to be one of the best sources
of natural antioxidants due to the high content of Vitamin C. This oil can effectively combat wrinkles, dryness, and other
symptoms of dry, aged skin. It can also be used promote healing of burns, eczema and small cuts or wounds. In addition it has natural UV protection.
Palm oil is rich in palmitic acid, vitamin E, vitamin K and magnesium and is considered to be a natural source of anti-oxidants.
Our Palm oil is refined and is almost exclusively used by cold process soap manufacturers
Macadamia Oil is a fantastic regeneranative oil. It is high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, contains Palmitoleic acid (promotes young soft skin), as well as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. It has been successfully used to help
heal scars and sunburns and is considered very safe with uses in facial and baby products.
Meadowfoam oil contains 98% fatty acids long-chain carbon atoms. It is resistant to oxidation due to naturally occurring tocopherols, and is one of the most stable lipids known. As a result, it has an extremely long shelf life.
Meadowfoam oil also forms a moisture barrier that helps to prevent moisture loss
Organic ChoiceCamellia Seed
Camellia Seed Oil is an excellent anti-oxidant. This protects the skin from free radical damage - one of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic and hair care industry, and also provides for a long healthy shelf life.
Camellia Seed Oil is very similar in performance to Jojoba oil
Argan Carrier Oil is used in manufacturing soaps, creams and shampoos. It is rich in vitamin E, carotenes, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, is used for massage, facials and as an ingredient in anti-aging cream and even aftershave lotion for men. Argan Oil can also be used to nourish the hair making it shiny and healthy looking.
Rosehip oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and is known to help treat dry, irritated, weathered skin. It is also suitable for treating burns, scars and stretch marks.
Try our Refined
& Extra Virgin
Evening Primrose contains high levels of GLA essential fatty acids and is good for dry and mature skin. It also soothes inflammation and can be used in dandruff applications. Small amounts are often added to other carrier oils for fortification.
Try our Refined
You've heard about all the benefits of Pomegranates, why not try this exotic carrier oil for your next line of cosmetic products? Loaded with antioxidants this oil gives a boost to your skin for that radiant and healthy glow!
Avocado oil is loaded with skin and hair nourishing Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene. It is best suited for dry skin conditions in topical applications.
Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil is good for all skin types. It is very rich and nourishing - particularly in vitamin A. It is suitable for manufacturers, aromatherapists and massage therapists.
Exotic & luxurious, Tamanu oil is indigenous to Tahiti and south East Asia. It possesses significant antimicrobial qualities and can be applied to cuts, scrapes, burns, sun burns, insect bites and stings. It can be applied directly to the skin or blended with other carrier oils for massages.
Hemp Oil is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids (EFA's, good healthy fats), it has a full amino acid spectrum meaning that it provides complete protein and it has a high mineral content.
Try our Refined
Black Currant Seed
This oil can help to increase elasticity in the skin, and can be used to protect and nourish skin tissues preventing chronic skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. It can also be used to slow premature aging. Black currant seed oil can be added to skin preparations and cosmetics such as face creams, moisturizers and body lotions.
Borage is an extremely rich source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) - up to 25%. It is also a fantastic source for Linolenic Acid, Vitamins, and Minerals. It can be applied to both sunburned and aged skin for a soothing and healing effect
This oil has been used for centuries in traditional Indian medicine to aid in the healing of topical skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns and acne. It is rich in fatty acids and glycerides and together with its healing properties, provides an excellent natural moisturizing base for skin care formulations
Carrot oil is considered to be one of the best oils to rejuvenate and regenerate skin tissues. It helps to remove toxic build-up in the skin, improving the skin's complexion. It can be used to soothe burns, blisters and scars; and is considered suitable for all skin types, especially dry and mature aging skin