Carrier oils are rich in vitamins and minerals and are of incredible benefit to the skin. Each oil offers different properties and the choice depends on the therapeutic benefit being sought. They can be used for moisturising, protecting and soothing the skin, wound healing and maintaining skin elasticity. Carrier oils keep skin and hair soft, lustrous and smooth. They are also used in massage as carriers of essential oils, facilitating their safe dilution and absorption into the skin. They can also be used as a base for natural soaps, creams and lotions.