ABOUT CARRIER OILS WE USE
Carrier oils play an indispensable role to essential oils. Most undiluted essential oils if applied to the skin can cause severe irritation, sensitization, redness or burning or other reactions in many individuals. Further, essential oils are volatile, which means they evaporate rapidly and can loose their natural smell and characteristics of the plant. This is where a carrier oil comes into play. The term carrier oil is derived from their purpose “in carrying” the essential oil onto the skin and therefore are used to dilute essential and other oils prior to topical application. Carrier oils are naturally derived from vegetarian sources and evaporate at a very slow rate. Most have no or very little aroma. The carrier oil reduces the concentration of the essential oil and will keep the oils therapeutic qualities. Each carrier oil offers a different combination of therapeutic properties and characteristics. The choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit being sought.
ALOE VERA, gel liquid
Aloe vera(L.) Burm. f.
Aroma: Medium scent and odoriferous
Colour: Clear or slightly yellow or translucent gold pending season
Shelf Life: 6 months – 2 years pending on processing
Derived From: From the inner fillets of aloe vera leaves Research shows it has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidants which acts against free radicals in the body from pollutants, cigarette smoke and other things that are bad for us, anti-allergic, analgesic which means a pain killer, super fast healing affects on the skin, detoxification, improves immune system, lowers blood pressure, and stabilizes heart health, stimulates cell proliferation and differentiation. Contains over 200 different chemicals of which only 75 have been identified. Some of the healing chemicals are vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, calcium, chromium, magnesium, zinc, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, CL cholesterol (lowers fats in the blood), plus more. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the plant aloe was among the list of most recommended medicines in the world, and it continues to be a precious therapeutic remedy used frequently in the medication of burned skin.