Does Emu Oil and Jojoba Oil Help with Absorption?
Hello, I have heard that emu oil and jojoba oil are carrier oils that can enhance absorption of other ingredients applied afterward. For example: If you rub emu or jojoba oil on your skin right before rubbing a body cream with different herbs and ingredients, would the ingredients/herbs be absorbed better by your body? Is this true?
Hi and thanks for your question. I have never used emu oil as I don't use animal-based carrier oils, and jojoba oil is not a carrier oil I favour.
My favourite carrier oil is coconut oil. I use Coconut Magic raw, virgin, organic coconut oil.
Coconut oil has small molecules which allow deeper penetration into the skin. Most other carrier oils have large molecules and can "sit" on the skin, causing a barrier between the skin and the carrier oil.
Therefore, I always use and recommend raw, organic, virgin coconut oil as a carrier oil for essential oils.
If you are using the highest quality essential oils, then you must use the highest quality carrier oil.
I hope this helps.
Essential Oil Goddess