The phytomolecules of medicinal plants heal and protect your skin. Read this passage from my books linked below, about carrier and messenger oils used for topical dilution of essential oils for massage.
I sell the fractionated coconut oil 115ml bottle because it is free flowing at room temperature and non-greasy.
Oils from plants can reduce the undesirable effects of aging and the
harmful effects of the sun, as well as reduce swelling and redness caused by
Jojoba oil, from a desert shrub, is 50% of the jojoba seed by
weight. Jojoba oil consists of esters, a nongreasy, waxy substance that is not
readily absorbed by the skin. The oil is a straight chain ester made up of 35 to
46 carbons. Each molecule consists of a fatty acid and a fatty alcohol joined
by an ester bond.
Jojoba oil has significant anti-inflammatory properties and
forms a smoothing, healing coating on the skin. It is a natural preservative
and can be blended in conjunction with essential oils as a versatile carrier oil
for dry skin, normal skin, oily skin, and mature skin.
The term “vulnerary” refers to healing or treating wounds with a
preparation, plant, or drug used to cure them. It comes from the Greek word
vulnus, meaning “wound.”
Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) oil, another fine example of carrier
oil, is great for burns, and radiation burns in particular. It contains terpenes,
sterols, and vitamin F from fatty acids, plus the flavonoid coumarinic
Interestingly, tamanu is a member of the mangostin family
(like the mangosteen fruit), which is rich in xanthones and also has strong
anti-inflammatory properties. Skin acts as a reservoir for the chemicals and
phytomolecules of all skin-care products and treatments, which allows for
prolonged local and possibly systemic effects from gradual reabsorption
of those chemicals and phytomolecules.