Posts Tagged ‘jojoba oil’

Ask Cary: Carrier Oils + Anxiety

June 6th, 2014

We get all kinds of questions about essential oil therapy, and Cary makes sure to answer each and every one of them. Recently, we realized that those answers were only going to the person who asked the question. You know at 21 Drops we believe that sharing is caring, so we decided to do a weekly roundup of some of the Q’s & A’s to help you be your best self!


First up: Carrier oils and anxiety


Carrier Oils + Anxiety


Question: Do you use any carrier oils in your blends? Or do the vials contain only
essential oils? I have some nut allergies, so I wanted to make sure I wouldn’t have a problem.

Answer: Because essential oils should never be applied directly to the skin, all of our blends contain a synergy of 3-5 essential oils diluted in a 100% organic jojoba carrier oil. There are no other oils in our blends, so if you have nut allergies, there should not be an issue. Click here to learn more about our oils.


Question: I have anxiety when I ride the subway. What blend would your recommend? I checked out De-Stress, Calm and Equalize. They seem similar, what do you think?

Answer: I’d say your choice depends on your level of anxiety. If you feel extremely anxious, with a racing heart, muscle tension, and an overactive mind, then I’d recommend De-Stress. If you just get a bit uncomfortable and need to be calmed, I’d choose CalmEqualize is more about neutralizing the mind and has a soothing effect.


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Why We Use Jojoba Oil for Our Essential Oil Blends

June 3rd, 2014

Essential oils are very powerful! So powerful, that they should always be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. All of our essential oil blends are diluted in 100% organic jojoba carrier oil to ensure utmost purity, safety and effectiveness.


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We chose to use jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) as our carrier oil because:


–  Jojoba oil is the natural liquid produced in the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojob) plant. Its natural composition is nearly identical in chemical structure to the natural oils in human skin and hair, making it easily absorbed by our bodies without any greasy residue!


– This very stable oil also contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and hair: vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium.


– It’s very gentle and can be used on sensitive skin without causing allergic reactions.

– Jojoba oil’s many organic and mineral ingredients give a wonderful sheen to the skin. It helps nourish the skin’s elasticity, reducing the onset of facial fine lines and repairs skin scarring.


– It is also efficient on challenging skin conditions like acne and skin psoriasis and improves the natural development of collagen. It is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and non-toxic, which makes it incredibly useful for moisturizing the hair, face and whole body.


Radiant Skin


Because of all these wonderful properties, Jojoba oil has become one of the most commonly used organic components in many beauty products, especially in skin nourishing lotions.