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A Guide to Carrier Oils for Diffusers and How to Use Them?

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Carrier oils are among the most widely used products in aromatherapy, and they have become increasingly popular due to their therapeutic advantages. However, knowing the function of carrier oils is critical to using essential oils efficiently. Carrier oils have medicinal qualities in addition to diluting essential diffuser oils. This article will cover the different carrier oils that work well with diffusers in detail, along with tips for using them. 

Let’s understand What are Carrier Oils

Carrier oils, also known as base oils, are dilution oils applied topically with essential oils when incorporated into diffusers. Carrier oils contain little to no aroma and do not evaporate like essential oils. They typically come from plant tissues that are high in fats.

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Why Should You Use Carrier Oils With Diffusers? 

You must be wondering why carrier oils are used with diffusers and the benefits of using them together. In the next paragraph, you will learn about the reasons why one uses carrier oils with diffusers. 

Diffusers typically use water to disperse essential diffuser oils into the air; incorporating carrier oils can enhance the diffusion process and add additional benefits. Carrier oils are critical to prolonging the life span of essential oils. Some diffusers act as humidifiers, using carrier oils to moisturise the air, benefiting skin quality and respiratory health. Some carrier oils have therapeutic properties, further complementing those of essential oils. When mixed with essential diffuser oil, the carrier oils can slow the evaporation rate and help the fragrance last longer. 

List of Carrier Oils

  • Coconut Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Rosehip Oil 
  • Jojoba Oil 
  • Olive Oil

Coconut oil, a lightweight oil that can be helpful to enhance mood, has stress-reducing properties and can be easily absorbed by the skin. It is one of the favourite oils for aroma therapy and skincare. Argan oil has potential health benefits, including cancer-fighting properties, anti-ageing effects, and wound healing. Grapeseed oil helps boost circulation and reduce the appearance of spider, cellulite, and varicose veins. Also, Rosehip oil is known because it can heal scars, reduce blemishes and provide your skin with vitamin C. Jojoba oil is known to treat dryness. It has inflammatory and healing properties. If you want a fruity aroma, then olive oil will be the right choice as a carrier oil for diffusers. 

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How To Use Carrier Oils in Diffusers?

Before you use carrier oils in diffusers, you must understand your type of diffuser and the appropriate ratios for blending with essential oils. Using carrier oils in diffusers is straightforward and enhances the effectiveness and benefits of essential oils. Carrier oils are added to diffusers to dilute essential oils and provide additional therapeutic and medicinal properties. 

To use them, first, ensure your diffuser is filled with water according to its instructions. Next, add a few drops of essential diffuser oil to the water and add a small amount of carrier oil—such as coconut oil, sweet almond oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil or jojoba oil—to the mixture. The carrier oil helps slow the essential oil's evaporation rate, prolonging the diffusion process and enhancing the moisturising effect in the air. Turn on your diffuser and enjoy the benefits of essential and carrier oils as they disperse into the air, creating a therapeutic atmosphere.


Carrier oils will enhance your aromatherapy experience by adding moisturisation and therapeutic properties. By understanding different types of carrier oils and how to use them correctly, you can create a practical aromatherapy experience. Whether you are a seasoned aromatherapy enthusiast or a beginner, incorporating carrier oils into your diffuser routine can elevate your overall well-being and create a soothing, aromatic environment in your home.

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