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What are Organic Carrier Oils? (and how are they Different from Essential oils?)

whole naturals castile soap organic carrier oils

My Dear Readers & Fellow Cleaning Enthusiasts,

I get often asked about the primary ingredients that make Whole Naturals Castile Soap and what type of oils are included. In this week's blog, I'd like to take the opportunity to explain the difference between "carrier" oils and "essential" oils. Whole Naturals Castile Soap is made from CARRIER oils.

Organic carrier oils are plant-based oils that are used as a base for essential oils and other natural skincare products. They are called "carrier" oils because they "carry" the active ingredients in essential oils and other natural products, helping to distribute them evenly on the skin.

There are many different types of organic carrier oils, each with its own unique properties and benefits for your skin. At Whole Naturals, we have chosen to include some of the best USDA certified organic carrier oils. Let's talk carrier oils!

What Certified Organic Carrier Oils are Included in Whole Naturals Castile Soap?

Name of Carrier Oil


Almond Oil*

Almond oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, which can help to nourish and moisturize the skin. It is easily absorbed by the skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth.

Avocado oil*

Avocado oil is packed with antioxidants, which can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It is also rich in fatty acids and vitamins, which can help to nourish and hydrate the skin.

Jojoba Oil*

Jojoba oil is similar to the natural oils produced by the skin, which makes it a great choice for people with oily or acne-prone skin. It can help to regulate oil production and reduce the appearance of pores.

Coconut Oil*

Coconut oil is high in fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe irritated or inflamed skin. It is also a natural antibacterial and antifungal, which can help to protect the skin from infection.

Prickly Pear Oil*

Prickly pear seed oil contains linoleic acid, which is known for its regenerative properties. It can help to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin cells, promoting a smoother, healthier complexion over time

Olive Oil*

The fatty acids present in olive oil can help to strengthen the skin's natural barrier, enhancing its ability to retain moisture and protect against environmental stressors.

Apricot Oil*

Apricot kernel oil contains vitamins A and E, which are essential for skin health. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, protecting the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals, while vitamin A supports skin regeneration and repair.

Hemp Oil*

Hemp oil is rich in fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining the skin's moisture barrier. These fatty acids help to hydrate the skin, prevent water loss, and keep it moisturized and supple.

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Palm Oil Free

Whole Naturals is proud to be the only Castile Soap Company in the World to be third-party Certified Palm Oil Free. The production of palm oil can have negative environmental and social impact, and unlike any other Castile Soap company, we created Whole Naturals palm oil free. Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil that is extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree. It is a versatile and inexpensive ingredient that is used in a wide range of products, including food, cosmetics, and biofuels.

The demand for palm oil, concentrated heavily in Southeast Asia, has led to the expansion of oil palm plantations, destroying rainforests and other natural habitats, negatively impacting the environment and the wildlife that lives there. Displacement of local communities and the exploitation of workers has raised concerns about human rights and the sustainability of the palm oil industry.

Avoiding products with palm oil and choosing Whole Naturals Castile Soap can help to reduce the demand for palm oil and support sustainable and ethical alternatives. This can help to protect the environment and the communities affected by the palm oil industry.

Organic carrier oils are a valuable and versatile addition to any natural skincare routine. They can help to nourish, moisturize, and protect the skin, leaving it looking healthy and radiant. I'm hopeful that this shed light about carrier oils, and why they are essential in creating our pure castile soap.

Have a blessed week!

alex and yohan founders whole naturals castile soap

* USDA CERTIFIED organic carrier oils.

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