When making homemade soaps, lotions and topical products, carrier oils are an important component. Aside from the essential oils that you add to the mix, carrier oils boast their own set of benefits making certain oils better for particular skin types.
Whether you’re mixing up a thick balm for dry, cracked winter skin or making a bar soap to sooth sensitive skin types, the carrier oil you choose will make an impact on the success of that product.
So how do you choose the right oil?
Below we’ve outlined the major skin types and the carrier oils that I found work best for each type. Choose an oil best suited for the purpose of your product and you’ll have success every time!