Therapeutic Uses of Carrier Oils

The Importance of Carrier Oils

Vegetable oils (also known as carrier oils or fixed oils) play a far more significant role in massage than many people realise, but unfortunately, some therapists still feel they are of little importance. In fact, to believe this would be a mistake, as they offer a wealth of health-giving benefits. They contain vitamins, essential fatty acids, various antioxidants and phytosterols. Many of them soften and improve the condition of the skin. Some of them are also highly effective in treating irritated, sensitive conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as helping to reduce wrinkles and scar tissue.

There are a wide range of vegetable oils to choose from, as well as infused or macerated oils such as Calendula or Carrot. The variety of vegetable oils available to a newcomer can seem a little bewildering at first, since there is very little written on this important subject but choosing which ones are for you is not really complicated at all!

Selecting vegetable oils for treatment is simple -in other words, once you know the properties you choose the ones with the properties that match your client`s particular requirements. All you need to know are some basic facts about the therapeutic properties, composition and viscosity of vegetable oils, and then choosing becomes so much easier.

Course Details

This workshop is packed wth useful information, for instance

  • Introduction – what is an oil
  • Extraction methods /Organic oils
  • Components of fixed/herbal oils
  • Quality, safety and storage
  • The growth of carrier oils in skin care and body therapies
  • Benefits in skin care and therapeutic uses
  • Creating blends
  • Profile and overview of 12 oils, as well as infused oils:
    • Safflower;
    • Fractionated Coconut;
    • Sweet Almond
    • Macadamia
    • Jojoba
    • Hazelnut
    • Walnut
    • Grapeseed
    • Arnica
    • Calendula
    • St Johns Wort
    • Carrot
  • Plus an introduction to many more

Join us for an interactive, fun day with demonstration, sampling, blending and group work. After that, you will never look at carrier oils in the same way!

Who Can Attend?

Anyone can attend this unique and interesting day. It is particularly suitable for massage therapists and aromatherapists who wish to refresh or further their existing knowledge of this therapeutic medium, to benefit their clients. Also of use to natural product makers.

Recognition by Professional Associations

Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens

More Information

Duration:  1 day

Course fees include the following:

  • All class tuition
  • A comprehensive course manual
  • An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
  • 5 cpd points

You may also be interested in the MSCM Diploma in the Development of Organic Phyto-Skincare Cosmetics

Tutor: Lucy Bush – see our MSCM Tutor Page

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Course Dates

July 2022 - Saturday - 9th July - 10am - 5pm

Cost: £97.50 (+VAT)

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