Carrier oil for roll on EO??

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  1. Jan 18, 2018 #1

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    Yay!! My roller balls have arrived!! Which do you think will behave better as a carrier oil to mix EOs, apricot or avocado? These are just for personal use.

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    I would go with whichever one is thinner out of the bottle, simply so it won't tend to gum up the roller.
     
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    That's what I'm wondering! I can't really tell, so in the sprit of experimentation... lol!!
     
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    I use fractionated coconut. Apricot would work better in your case I think. Avocado is greasier.
     
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    Thank you!! I've been wondering about the fractionated coconut for several things. I am completely unfamiliar,but it co,es up a lot, I'll have to give it a try!
     
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    I second fractionated CO. I use it in small spray bottles with EO and it hasn't gunked up the mechanism plus its not a greasy oil, soaks right into the skin.
     
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    My fave roll-on perfume oil company uses rice bran oil. I love their perfumes!
     
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    Just EO and the oil? Anything else?
    Thank you!

    I've been reading (here) a lot about both of these. Sounds like they are good oils for me to keep for many things that I'm looking to make. Thank you!!
     
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    I use half avocado and half Cyclomethicone, but I love rice bran oil, so I might try that in my next batch!
     
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    Just oil and EO.
     
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    I also prefer fractionated CO, beside the feel it practically last forever
     
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    THAT is definitely a PLUS!!
     

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