Avocado oil is a carrier oil, which is used for blending other essential oils. Since only a few drops of essential oils are used, they require a carrier oil to dilute their strong essence and aroma. For this purpose, avocado oil is ideal and has many therapeutic benefits. Here, we look at some of the essential oils that blend well with avocado oil.
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1. Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil has the highest amount of vitamins and minerals. Olive oil is rich in essential fatty acids and alpha linolenic acid. External application cures dehydrated, sore and inflamed skin and is also used as a remedy for arthritis when gently massaged on the affected parts.
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2. Shea Butter
Shea butter melts at body temperature and is absorbed quickly into the skin. It is an excellent emollient for people with dry skin and alleviates the pain associated with skin tightness and itching.
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3. Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil has many healing properties for damaged and distressed skin and is used when mixing a massage oil or preparing a carrier oil blend. It can also be used without diluting it with any other oils. Its rejuvenating properties help fight sun damage to the skin.
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4. Wheatgerm Oil
Wheatgerm oil is applied topically on the skin to help promote the formation of new cells, improve circulation, and to help repair sun damage to the skin. It is also used to help relieve the symptoms of dermatitis.
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5. Geranium Oil
Geranium oil helps to balance the mind and emotions, stimulates the adrenal cortex and balances the hormonal system. It also regulates the production of sebum in the skin, keeping it supple and heals wounds.
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6. Ylang-Ylang Oil
Ylang-ylang oil is a very fragrant essential oil that calms the mind and body and is used in cases of frigidity and impotence. It has a balancing and stimulating effect on the skin, controls sebum production and stimulates hair growth.
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7. Murumuru Seed Butter
Murumuru butter is highly versatile and has a creamy yellowish texture and a distinctive smell. It is in a solid state at room temperature, just like dairy butter. It functions as an emollient ingredient and helps to retain moisture in skin and soften its texture.
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8. Lemon Oil
Lemon oil soothes and relieves headaches and migraines and is helpful in treating rheumatism and arthritis. It is also used for clearing acne, cleaning greasy skin and hair, as well as removing dead skin cells, easing painful cold sores, and insect bites.
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9. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil helps to ease congestion, puffiness and swelling and is also used for acne, dermatitis and eczema. It is also used in hair care products to improve hair and scalp health. It increases the circulation to the scalp and promotes hair growth.
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10. Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage oil is beneficial for skin problems, back pain and stiff neck. It also helps overcome body odors, PMS, skin problems and cramps. It is effective in balancing sebum production of the skin and to clear greasy complexions.
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11. Grapefruit Oil
Grapefruit oil can be used in a blended massage oil, or may be diluted in the bath to assist with cellulite, colds and flu, lack of energy, jet lag, muscle fatigue, overweight, headaches, moodiness and mental and physical tiredness.
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12. Cedar Oil
Cedar oil’s astringent action is effective in treating acne, oily skin, hair and dandruff. It calms and soothes nerves, relieves skin and hair problems and eases respiratory problems. It also clears urinary infections, rheumatism and arthritis.
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13. Soybean Oil
Soybean oil is rich in vitamin E that helps keep the cell membrane intact. This ensures that the cell membrane and skin act as a barrier to harmful radicals, thereby delaying aging and preventing skin problems. It is also offers effective skin protection from UV rays.
All these oils blend well with avocado oil. You can also experiment and add other oils you prefer. They’ll complement each other with different proprieties and give impressive results.
Disclaimer: Skin types and conditions vary from person to person. Consult your dermatologist before you adopt any of the essential and carrier oil combinations mentioned here.