|Botanical Name||Olea Europaea|
|Common Name||Olive oil, Sweet oil|
|Country of Origin||Spain|
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water|
|Optical Rotation||Not Applicable|
|Refrective Index||1.465 – 1.475|
|Bland With||Olive oil blends with most of the essential oils. It is used in a small dilution with another carrier, it may overpower a blend.|
|Flash Point||>100 °C|
|Extraction Method||Cold Pressed|
Olive oil is one of the carrier oils used for used in massage, aromatherapy and other body treatments. This golden brown oil has a rich, full bodied aroma. It contains protein, minerals, and vitamins and can be used in the treatment for rheumatic conditions, hair care, cosmetics; soothing, nail and hair care. Olive carrier oil has a great conditioning effect in body care recipes and can be used in almost all applications because of its stable nature.
In the Mediterranean region the Olive tree has long been regarded as a 'tree of life' that bestows health, wealth and fertility. Sacred to the Goddess Athene it also represents peace and justice.
Color : Gold to green liquid with Characteristic odor,
Aroma : Olive Carrier Oil has an appealing odor, it can influence essential oils if in a blend
Palmitic acid: 7.5–20.0% Stearic acid: 0.5–5.0% Arachidic acid: <0.8% Behenic acid: <0.3% Myristic acid: <0.1% Lignoceric acid: <1.0%
Carrier oils are used to suspend and dilute essential oils so that they can be applied to the skin - either as bath or massage oils, anointing oils, lotions or as natural perfume blends. The recommended dilution rate for essential oils is 1 - 3%, (e.g. 1-3ml per 100ml of carrier oil), though some may be used in stronger dilutions. Familiarize yourself with all the oils you intend to use and take note of all cautions. If in doubt test your blend on a small area of the inner arm first. If you notice any kind of allergic reaction, stop immediately and wipe off the oil. Essential oils are very potent indeed and should never be underestimated. Allergic reactions may occur as a result of exposure to any substance - even base oils. In particular people with nut allergies should be cautious and avoid certain oils entirely.