MASSAGE CARRIER OILS
Base, or Carrier Oils,
can be full of nutrients and vitamins, and are ready to massage
into the skin and hair. My guide below shows you the properties of each base oil. Use
them as they come, or add Essential Oils
for extra goodness.
All are available to buy in the suite or buy almond, grapeseed and rosehip oil
Light, almost odourless. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6,
D, E, protein,
and a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids. Protects, nourishes and calms
eczema irritation, dryness or inflamation.
Excellent hair and skin conditioner, as well as helping reduce muscular pain and
Green in colour, extremely popular as a base oil for skin massage,
noted for its fine texture and low odour. Contains Vitamin E, protein and a high
percentage of linoleic acid (unsaturated fatty acid). It is a gentle emollient,
leaving the skin silky without the grease.
A beautiful golden red oil, usually organic from wild
plants. Again, a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids, but does not keep as
long as almond or grapeseed. Good for scar tissue, wounds, sunburn, eczema and
A fantastic multi-purpose, intensely nourishing and soothing 100% organic oil – argan oil is made up of 80% skin-nourishing fatty acids, with extremely high levels of antioxidant vitamin E.
Organic Argan Oil is perfect for deeply moisturising and soothing the skin, nails and hair, and helping to protect against premature ageing caused by free radicals.
Soya and Wheatgerm:
High levels of Vitamin E, particularly good
for dry and ageing skin.
A clear, yellow oil with Vitamin E and rich in
many vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium and phosphorus, proteins,
lecithin and amino acids. Very commonly used in India for all Ayurvedic types,
for head massage,
and for blending herbs. Can help improve skin texture, for example in the
treatment of psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism, or arthritis, reduce swellings,
alleviate muscular pain, and protect from the sun.
A light, pale yellow oil widely used in Southern
India, especially in the spring. Very moisturising and softening on the hair and
skin, it also helps relieve inflammation, and is suitable for dry and brittle
hair. Take care for use with sensitive skin. Solid at room temperature, so
requires heating to liquify.
A heavy, dark yellow, strong and pungent oil, one of
the most popular oils in north-west India, and suited for the winter months
because of its hot, warming sensation increasing body temperature. Take care for
use with sensitive skin and always dilute with a lighter oil such as almond.
Well known for its ability to break down congestion and swellings from tense
muscles and relieve pain. For dryness of the scalp, using mustard oil with a
small amount of turmeric can prove very effective.
Green, viscous and pungent, this oil is very popular in
the western world for cooking. Containing protein, vitamins, minerals and high
levels of unstaurated fatty acids, it stimulates heat in the body and is
therefore useful in reducing tightness and pain. Mix with a lighter oil such as
almond and use for dry skin and hair.
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Steve now on 02380639913 or 07968065885 to buy.