Carrier Oil Course

take the guesswork out of choosing carrier oils for your skincare formulas, EO blends, massage oils and botanical infusions ​​​​​​​

with Susan M Parker
Be 100% confident that you're choosing the most potent carrier oil for your unique project. Whether you're creating an oil serum to boost collagen production, infusing skin healing herbs for future formulas, or you're looking for that one carrier oil that is your perfect skincare match for everyday use.

What you'll learn:
The 3 key critical things you need to know to read a fatty acid profile correctly
Why understanding the fatty acid make-up of an oil can make or break the success of your formula
How carrier oils influence the outcome and effectiveness of creams, salves, infusions, EO blends, facial oils and more
How to easily determine the shelf life of each carrier oil in your inventory
Why very long chain fatty acids are your best friend, and how to use them effectively to help preserve other oils in a formula or blend 
How to create unique, result specific oil combinations using the whole pallet of carrier oils available to us today
How to extend the shelf life of your carrier oils in storage and in formulas, infusions and blends 
What the healing fraction of an oil is, and how to use it to transform your recipes and formulas
Your Course Curriculum Overview 

Module 1: What exactly is a carrier oil? and how are they different from essential oils and other aromatic compounds? 

 All carrier oils have one thing in common, they consist predominantly of oily fatty acid rich compounds pressed from plant seeds. Seed oils are carrier oils, fixed oils are carrier oils, lipid oils are carrier oils and base oils are carrier oils. These are different names for the same raw material. 

 Module 2: How to read a fatty acid profile and why it’s the most important first step in using carrier oils effectively 

Unique combinations of fatty acids make up 90% or more of all carrier oils. The fatty acid structure of an individual oil tells you its potential shelf life, how to handle the oil to extend shelf life, plus its specific  skincare applications, best ways to use the oil and how it will behave in an oil or formula. 

 Module 3: Understand the healing fraction and putting this small but powerful part of the oils to work in your skincare and formulas 

 Fatty acids make up 90% or more of all carrier oils, but that leaves a small fraction of other compounds. These compounds are called the healing fraction of oils, or unsaponifiables. This small but powerful component is what gives oils characteristics like color, scent and taste. It is also where all the anti-oxidants, carotenoids, tannins and vitamins are held. Understanding the healing fraction of oils is a key factor in creating the most potent skin care blends and formulas. 

 Module 4: Get to know 50 key individual oils and how to use them for maximum effectiveness 

 This juicy module is where you get to know 50 key oils that will transform your skincare formulas. You’ll also get access to 50 plus oil profiles that include fatty acid pie charts showing the makeup of the dominant fatty acids, which types of formulas the oil is best suited for and substitutions so you’re never caught in the middle of a project lacking a specific oil you need to finish your work. 

Module 5: Extend the shelf life of your formulas with very-long chain fatty acids 

 Oils high in very-long chain fatty acids have the unique ability to help extend the shelf life of other oils. This is particularly valuable when you’re working with the delicate polyunsaturated type oils. But which oils contain these very-long chain fatty acids and how do you use them in a formula effectively? In module 5 you’ll learn which oils to use, how much to use and when to add these stabilizing oils to your formula. 

This course is for you if...
You’re frustrated by the guesswork of choosing carrier oils and want a framework for making more effective purchases and selections 
You want to start using some of the new and exotic oils on the market, and you don’t know where to start
You want to create more effective facial oils and oil serums for your self and for your clients and customers 
You keep buying oils obsessively (hello cranberry seed oil? yum!)  and now you want to go a bit deeper into the underlying structure of the oils and how they work 
You’re the person people come to when they are struggling with a skin issue, and you want the tools to help them find a solution 
You’re tired of guessing at shelf life and want a clear and easy way to know how long your oils will last 
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I never felt I could formulate a product as I felt I had a missing link. What kind of oil to use? These next few weeks with you is going to change that."  ~ Blessings, Kitty

Three bonus courses to take you from theory to hands on doing...
These bonus courses take you from theory to hands on doing with recipes and formulas for making salves and balms, facial oils and oil serums and even cooking with oils in the kitchen. The key to knowing which oils to heat with has more to do with the structure of the fatty acids than with smoke point. I’ll show you why in module three of the course.

earn how to bring nutrient rich, skin healing and body nourishing oils into your daily routine. Inside and out, your skin will thank you. 

Bonus 1: Oils Only: Making Balms, Salves & Butters 
Learn how to make healing salves, nourishing balms, whipped body butters and fragrant lotion bars. In this bonus course, you will learn how to create your own formulas and recipes to achieve the results you want. 
Bonus 2: Making Facial Oils & Oil Serums
A good facial oil adds a dewy glow to parched skin, improves skin elasticity, balances sebum production and helps minimize signs of aging. 

In this bonus course you will learn the basic principles of creating high quality, result specific facial oils oils to address a range of different skin types and conditions.
Bonus 3:  Using Oils in the Kitchen the Right Way
Does high smoke point really mean healthy to cook with using high heat? Some oil manufacturers are using deceptive language to market oils.

Discover which oils really are safe to cook with, and which are always better used cold or lightly heated. 
"Thank you Susan M Parker...such an amazing journey and being a teacher myself, I am impressed and amazed by the wealth of information and your presentation of, at times, challenging information."  ~ Joan Ellis 
In this comprehensive course, you will learn how to transform your skincare serums and facial oils, creams and lotions, herbal and botanical infusions, EO blends and more with the wide range of carrier oils available today, oils like prickly pear seed oil, raspberry, cucumber, plum, cranberry and strawberry seed oil, baobab, tamanu and so many more. 

Join me and let's get started!

Just because you're learning online doesn't mean you're learning alone. 
I want you to be 100% confident when you're choosing carrier oils for your next formula or project. I am available to answer your questions every step of the way. Join me and our vibrant student community and let’s take your skin care formulas and recipes to the next level of effectiveness.
~Susan M parker

“Susan has certainly given me my greatest insight into the carrier oils and the many benefits and effects they can bring. I have thoroughly enjoyed this new knowledge and gained great inspiration from the course, her book and fellow students on the face book group. I highly recommend this course to any one who enjoys working with natural ingredients . Carrier oils have now opened a whole new world to me and given me a greater understanding of blending .

~Beverley Higham
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Best Value
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • Private Student Community 
  • Bonus 1: Oils Only; Making Balms, Salves & Butters
  • Bonus 2: Making Facial Oils & Oil Serums 
  • Bonus 3: Using Oils in the Kitchen the Right Way
Payment Plan
$87 x 4
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • Private Student Community
  • Bonus1: Oils Only; Making Balms, Salves & Butters
  • Bonus 2: Making Facial Oils & Oil Serums 
  • Bonus 3: Using Oils in the Kitchen the Right Way
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