Question by zerzy2000: What is the difference between edible cooking oils and the carrier oils used in aromatherapy?
I am very interested in experimenting with the carrier oils used in aromatherapy. However, where I come from (Singapore), aromatherapy is not such a big thing and thus their products are quite exorbitantly priced. I was wondering if I could substitute edible oils for the carrier oils (e.g. sunflower oil, sesame oil, olive oil etc.) Has anyone tried before?
Answer by indium
yes you can easily do that. olive oil and sesame oil are often used. Don’t used heavy sesame with a string nutty odour though as this will mask the essential oils. try grapeseed oil, if you can find it but any light odourless cooking oil will do.
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