A carrier oil is a vegetable oil that is used to dilute essential oils and help them to be absorbed into the skin. There are many different carrier oils available, each with its own unique properties. Some common carrier oils include jojoba oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and almond oil.
Lavender oil is produced through a process of steam distillation, in which the lavender flowers are gently heated in order to release their essential oils. The resulting steam is then condensed and the oils are collected.
Lavender oil has a wide range of applications, both for its pleasing scent and for its therapeutic properties. It is commonly used as an aromatherapy oil, added to baths or diffusers to promote relaxation and stress relief. Lavender oil is also said to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for treating minor cuts and scrapes.
There are many methods for extracting essential oils from flowers, but the most common and effective method is steam distillation. To extract essential oils using steam distillation, the flower petals are placed in a still and water is heated underneath. The hot water creates steam which rises and comes into contact with the flower petals. This causes the essential oils to be released from the petals and evaporate into the steam. The vapors containing the essential oils are then condensed back into liquid form and collected.