A Carrier oil is a ‘Fixed’ product that is expressed (pressed) from a seed/nut/fruit then kept in its virgin state or alternatively refined. A carrier oil is either used on its own or applied to a formulation, mainly to ‘carry’ other ingredients such as essential oils. Carrier oils carry a wide range of skin nutrition benefits but predominantly they hold emollient and moisturising properties. The decision between whether you take a Cold Pressed or Refined oil depends on what you are looking to achieve in your final application. Those that wish to savour a carrier oils natural inherent benefits and aroma choose a cold pressed (virgin) version. Those that choose refined are looking for an oil that has no aroma however acts as a perfect emollient to carry the rest of the formulations ingredients.