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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

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Nov 13, 2012
Other Options for Coconut Oil
by: Heatherlee

I agree that coconut oil is a lovely and luscious carrier oil. It is an oil high in saturated fatty acids, which are very nourishing to the skin, and also is a more stable kind of oil. It has a long shelf life and will not clog pores.

It helps the skin to retain moisture, but I don't know if it will help with absorption. Because it is so moisturizing, it may prevent absorption of other creams.

Jojoba oil, as well as un-toasted sesame oil, is very penetrating into the skin. It is often used as a carrier oil for essential oils because it helps to pull the essential oil into the the skin. It also helps to dissolve skin oils and so is helpful for treating acne and other hot, oily skin conditions.

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