May 202015
 

What is Sweet Almond Oil? Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) is obtained via expeller-pressing method from dried kernels of sweet almonds. It is classified as a fat and oil. Sweet Almond Oil is of a light consistency and golden color. It is rich with fatty acids, especially in linoleic and oleic,. It is also rich with Vitamins A, E and D, as well as magnesium, potassium and zinc. It is an affordable and one of the most widely used carrier oils in cosmetic products, especially in body care products and products for body massage. It’s a stable oil, with a shelf life of approximately 1 year. Baensch Sweet Almond Oil  // Farfalla Sweet Almond Oil  // Heritage Products Sweet Almond […]

Sweet Almond Oil
Jan 272015
 

What is Rose Hip Seed Oil? Rose Hip Seed Oil (Rosa Canina) is extracted and pressed from the seeds of a rose bush. Rosa Canina is found in Europe, northwest Africa and west Asia. Also used in skin care are two other Rose Hip Seed Oils extracted from Rosa Moschata and Rosa Rubiginosa. Rose Hip Seed Oil has a red-ish/orang-y/amber appearance and is very light in its consistency, along with having a distinctive rose hip scent. It is important that Rose Hip Seed Oil is cold pressed. If you come across Rose Hip Seed Oil, which has a clear appearance, it means it’s been refined: oil from the seeds was extracted using hexane, a carcinogen. Refined rose hip oil, aside from having […]

Rose Hip Seed Oil
Feb 202014
 

What are fatty acids? Fatty acids are important components of lipids (fat-soluble components of living cells) in plants, animals, and microorganisms. Fatty acids used to be designated as vitamin F, however later research showed they are better classified as fats rather than vitamins. There are saturated fatty acids (caprylic acid, capric acid, lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid) and unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid, linolenic acid/alpha-Linolenic acid, oleic acid, palmitoleic acid). Both saturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids are found in many carrier oils/vegetable oils and body butters. How are fatty acids obtained? Fatty acids are usually derived from triglycerides (esters, derived from glycerol and three fatty acid) or phospholipids (a class of lipids that are a […]

Feb 062014
 

What are carrier oils/vegetable oils? Carrier oils/vegetable are lipids (naturally occurring molecules such as fats, waxes and Vitamins A, D, E and K) derived from plants. They are chemically composed of triglycerides (an ester, derived from three fatty acids and glycerol). Carrier oils/vegetable oils are derived from various parts of plants; mainly and mostly from seeds, but also from nuts, kernels and flesh. They are lipids (naturally occurring molecules such as fats, waxes and Vitamins A, D, E and K) derived from plants. They are chemically composed of triglycerides (an ester, derived from three fatty acids and glycerol). Carrier oils/vegetable oils are derived from various parts of plants; mainly and mostly from seeds, but also from nuts, kernels and flesh. […]

Carrier Oils /Vegetable oils

Aromatherapy Stores

 

Here you will find the stores selling aromatherapy products (carrier oils/vegetable oils, essential oils, hydrolates, body butters, etc…). ♦ Akoma Skincare  UK  {Shipping: International} Products (carrier oils/vegetable oils, essential oils, body butters, clays, black soap) ♦ Aromantic   UK  {Shipping: International} Products (essential oils, carrier oils/vegetable oils, hydrolates, body butters) ♦ Holland&Barrett  UK {Shipping: International) Products (essential oils, carrier oils/vegetable oils, body butters) ♦ Naturally Thinking  UK  {Shipping: International} Products (carrier oils/vegetable oils, essential oils, body butters, hydrolates, clays) ♦ Neal’s Yard Remedies  UK {Shipping: International} Products (essential oils, carrier oils/vegetable oils) ♦ 100% Pure  Essential Oils  USA {Shipping: USA, Canada} Products (essential oils, carrier oils/vegetable oils) ♦ Africa Imports  USA  {Shipping: International} Products (body butters, carrier oils/vegetable oils, essential oils) […]

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