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About Carrier & Essential Oils
At Gaia we have a wide selection of carrier and infused oils, some of which are organically produced. Our essential oils are supplied by Neal's Yard, Absolute Aromas and Lorrain Doron.
For optimal freshness, we provide our oils in 100ml brown bottles. If you would like to buy a greater quantity, please enter how many 100g bottles you would like into the Quantity box.
Most essential oils cannot be applied to the skin without dilution, and so good quality carrier oils are universally used in the arts of massage and skin therapy.
Our carrier oils are natural and organic where possible. They are plant (not mineral) based, and with no added aromas. They do not evaporate like essential oils.
Carrier oils are wide ranging in their inherent qualities. For example, grapeseed and almond oils are ‘thin’ and fluid while wheatgerm is thicker. Carrier oils can be blended to suit individual requirements.
Essential oils are both a delight and a bonus to human health and well-being. Carefully chosen oils may be used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and food. They can add aroma to a room and therapeutic enhancement to massage, with beneficial effects reported to mind and body.
An essential oil, which is usually extracted by distillation, is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. It is ‘essential’ in that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of its source.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils to affect a person's mind, mood, cognitive function and health.