We’re excited to announce the addition of two carrier oils to the Far & Wild product line!
Carrier oils are important when applying essential oils topically. Each of us has a unique body chemistry that may react differently to even the purest of natural substances—like strawberry allergies, skin sensitivities to certain plants, etc.—and so it’s wise to dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin.
The best carrier oils are unscented or lightly scented and will not interfere with an essential oil’s therapeutic properties. They may be used alone or with other oils in skin-nourishing treatments.
Just like our essential oils, the Far & Wild Fractionated Coconut Oil and Grapeseed Oil are 100% pure & natural and free from any additives, adulterants, fillers, synthetics, or dilutions. Both are safe for topical applications on children and babies (though we always recommend storing your oils out of reach of children).
Far & Wild Fractionated Coconut Oil is made by removing the long-chain fatty acids from coconut oil, allowing it to remain liquid at room temperature. Perfect as an all-natural carrier oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil is virtually odorless, colorless, and is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a heavy, greasy residue.
Far & Wild Grapeseed Oil is extracted from the seeds of the Vitis vinifera botanical, traditionally cultivated for wine making. It is lightweight, easily absorbed by the skin, and has a neutral scent—an ideal carrier oil to pair with essential oils for topical applications like body oils and massage oils.
When applying an essential oil to the skin for the first time, we recommend a dilution of 1% to 2.5% for adults and 0.5% for children. Apply first to a test patch on the inside of your wrist or just below your ear and wait 24 hours. If you don’t notice any adverse reactions, then continue your desired topical usage. Check out the dilution above for more details.
What are your favorite carrier and essential oil combinations?