A carrier oil is a vegetable based oil that is derived from the fatty portion of a plant - most commonly the seeds, kernels, and nuts.
There are many carrier oils available including sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil etc.We use a large variety of these organic, plant-based oils in our massage oils, body oils, facial oils, lotions, creams, salves, shampoos, conditioners, bar soaps and more.
They are commonly used as a base for essential oils since on their own, essential oils are often too strong to be used straight on the skin. Carrier oils also help to 'carry' the essential oil into the skin.
These oils vary by properties and characteristics - they can be very light and fast absorbing, like organic hazelnut oil, or can be very rich and extremely moisturizing like organic sweet almond oil.