Exploring Aromatherapy
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Most Common Base Oils Used in Aromatherapy

Vegetable and herbal oil are used in creams, lotions, massage, facial and body oils, gels, and salves. Click on any photo to see a larger view.

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Sweet AlmondApricot KernelSweet Almond (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis) and Apricot Kernel (Prunus armeniaca): emollients, can relieve itchiness and dryness.

Arnica Base OilArnica (Arnica montana): indicated for bruises, varicose veins, burns, strains and sprains, arthritis, and myalgia.

Avocado Base OilAvocado (Persea americana): wonderful oil for regenerative skin care, indicated for dry, itchy, or mature skin, antioxidant, nourishes the skin.

Baobab Base OilMarula Base OilBaobab (Adansonia digitata) and Marula (Scelerocara birrea): emollient, soothes inflamed skin, dry skin, sunburn.

Borage Base OilEvening Primrose Base OilBorage (Borago officinalis) and Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis): excellent regenerative skin care oils, nourishing, indicated for psoriasis, eczema, inflamed and dry skin conditions.

Calendula Base OilCalendula (Calendula officinalis): anti-inflammatory, wound healing, soothes dry irritated skin, insect bites, cell regenerative.

Coconut Base OilCoconut (Cocos nucifera): emollient, slightly occlussive to the skin, blend with other oils, cooling, useful for dry skin.

Jojoba Base OilJojoba (Simmondsia chinensis): indicated for acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, anti-inflammatory, regenerative skin care, great for hair and nails.

Rosehip Seed Base OilRosehip Seed (Rosa rubiginosa): excellent cell regenerative oil, preventative for premature aging skin, nourishing, soothes inflamed skin conditions.

Sea Buckthorn Base OilSea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides): anti-inflammatory, soothes inflamed skin conditions, sun damage, wound healing and antioxidant.

Sesame Base OilSesame (Sesamum indicum): warming, regenerative skin care, dry skin, soothing to the skin, antioxidant, great for hair and nails.

St Johns Wort Base OilSt. Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum): Anti-inflammatory, indicated for muscular aches, pains and strains, insect bites, dermal inflammation, slow healing wounds.

Tamanu Base OilTamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum): wound healing, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, promotes healthy scar tissue formation, relieves muscular aches and pains.


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