Responsibly-Sourced Bulk Carrier Oils for Multiple Applications

Made from natural compounds, carrier oils are essential to various industries including aromatherapy, massage therapy, and skincare. Maverik Oils has dedicated years of expert insights and experience to gain a reputation of providing high-quality bulk carrier oils without compromising on quality.

Which Oils Are Carrier Oils?

Carrier oils are also called essential oils. They are distilled from multiple organic sources leaves, bark, and roots of various plants. These oils are used to dilute other essential oils so they can be safely used without causing negative reactions or irritation to the skin. In other words, they “carry” the oil to the skin or wherever else it needs to be used.

One of the main reasons carrier oils are used with essential oils is that they are typically unscented and don’t interact with or interfere with the essential oil’s therapeutic properties. Common examples of carrier oils include coconut oil, vegetable oils, avocado oil, etc. Seeds and nuts are also used to derive the oils.


Other examples include:

  • Apricot kernel oil

  • Jojoba oil

  • Sweet almond oil

  • Olive oil

  • Rosehip oil

  • Grape seed oil

  • Black seed oil

  • Sunflower oil

  • MCT oil

Essential Oils vs. Carrier Oils

Often, essential oils and carrier oils are confused for the other. While they both come from plants, they have different properties. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic portions such as flowers, leaves, bark, and roots while carrier oils are obtained by pressing plant parts with high-fat content e.g. nuts kernels, seeds, etc.

Essential oils are known to evaporate and have an aroma of sorts while carrier oils don’t have that strong of an aroma nor do they evaporate. They do, however, go rancid unlike essential oils, which oxidize.

Types of Carrier Oils

Carrier oil types are differentiated based on their solidity:

  • Soft oils, as the name implies, are liquid are room temperature. They have nourishing and moisturizing qualities that they add to other products. Common examples include olive, rice bran, and sweet almond oil.

  • Hard oils, on the other hand, are solid at room temperature and need to be melted to be used. They are used for soap making as they add hardness. Common examples include palm and oil.

How are Carrier Oils Selected

When it comes to choosing carrier oil, there are several things to consider. While most carrier oils can be used with other essential oils, the following need to be minded when doing so:

Mode of Extraction

One of the most common types of carrier oils used in various applications is olive oil. Typically, olive oil is cold-pressed or raw, organic, and unrefined. Cold-pressed is called that because no external heat is applied to the oil or to the apparatus that is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. An unrefined carrier oil is passed through a filter to remove impurities, dust, and other small particles.

Odor or Aroma

There are a few carrier oils that have a distinct aroma such as rosehip oil. If you add it to essential oil, it may temper with it. For a pleasant smell, careful consideration needs to be applied when mixing oils with complementary scents.


Different types of carrier oils from different plants and plant parts have varying absorption rates. If you’re looking to buy massage oils, make sure they can easily absorb into the skin. Their absorption is determined by the consistency of the oil. They can be either thick or thin. Thin oils have a tendency to absorb and evaporate faster than usual while thick oils absorb deeply and are optimal for dry or dehydrated skin.

Skin Type

This is relevant for cosmetics, skin care, and aromatherapy industries as some carrier oils are quite potent and may irritate the skin, especially if it’s being used for a product meant for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Shelf Life

Different carrier oils have different shelf lives. Some can be stored for years without them going bad while some go rancid more quickly. Usually, carrier oils with high unsaturated fat content have a shorter shelf life. In order to extend the life of carrier oils, they are stored in dark, air tight bottles, away from the sun.

In addition to these factors, you should also make sure they are high-quality and therapeutic-grade. They should be cold-pressed and free of additives and preservatives.


What is the best carrier oil to mix with essential oils?

Not all carrier and essential oils are the same. Their characteristics need to be complementary in order to be effective and beneficial for your skin. Not all carrier oils can be used for one essential oil. Overall, coconut is one of the most commonly used carrier oils.

Which is the best carrier oil for skin?

Everyone has different skin types, textures, and needs. Due to this, different carrier oils will have different reactions on the skin. Some of the most popular carrier oils for your skin include jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil, argan oil, and avocado oil. Coconut oil is also used for skin and hair.

Is olive oil a good carrier oil?

Olive oil, in both culinary and health industries, is quite popular among people as a healthy oil. Many often choose it over other cooking oils. For aromatherapy, extra virgin olive oil is the choice. It is rich in fatty acids and sterols that make it a good moisturizer.

Where to Get Bulk Carrier Oils

Maverik Oils has years of experience that have gone into establishing a solid reputation becoming a prime supplier of high-quality bulk carrier oils. We take pride in our expertise within the industry. Whether you require carrier oils to produce essential oil blends or for cosmetics, massage therapy, etc., we can provide a wide range of quality products.

Our catalog comprises of various bulk essential oils products including:

  • Extra virgin olive oil bulk

  • Sweet organic avocado oil bulk

  • Safflower oil bulk

  • Sweet almond oil bulk

  • Castor oil bulk

  • Bulk sunflower oil

  • MCT oil bulk

  • Jojoba oil bulk


These carrier oils are obtained from reliable sources. We ensure both quality and unmatched customer care service. Whether you require it for soap making or for personal product use, we guarantee excellence in all regards. If you require more information about the carrier oils or their sources, give us a call.

Some more essential oils we carry:

  • Anise Star Oil

  • Basil Oil

  • Bergamont Oil

  • Black Pepper Oil

  • Cajeput Oil

  • Carrot Seed Oil

  • Cassia Oil

  • Cedarwood Oil

  • Celery Seed Oil

  • Chamomile

  • Cinnamon Leaf Oil

  • Citronella Oil

  • Clary Sage Oil

  • Clove Bud Oil

  • Clove Stem Oil

  • Citrus Oils

  • Eucalyptus Oil

  • Fennel Oil

  • Fir Needle

  • Frankensense Oil

  • Geranium Oil

  • Ginger Oil

  • Grapefruit Oil

  • Helichrysum Oil

  • Hempseed Oil

  • Juniper Berry Oil

  • Key Lime Oil

  • Lavender Oil 

  • Lavendin Oil 

  • Lemon Oil

  • Lemongrass Oil

  • Litsea Cubeba Oil

  • Jojoba Oil

  • Myrrh Oil

  • Orange Oil

  • Oregano Oil

  • Patchouli Oil

  • Peppermint Oil

  • Persian Lime Oil

  • Pine Oil

  • Rosemary Oil

  • Sage Oil

  • Sandalwood Oil

  • Spearmint Oil

  • Tangerine Oil

  • Tea Tree Oil

  • Thyme Oil

  • Vetiver Oil

  • Wintergreen Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Oil


  • Argon Oil

  • Avocado Oil

  • Jojoba Oil

  • Castor Oil

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • MCT Oil

  • Grape-Seed Oil

  • Seseme OIl

  • Sweet Almond Oil

  • Soy Bean Oil

  • Safflower Oil

  • Sunflower Oil

Oils and shortenings available in bulk tanker truck, 275 gal totes, 55 gal drums and 35 lb pails. Harder fats & oils are available in 50 lb cubes and 55 gal drums.