Sweet almond oil is obtained from the dried kernel of sweet almonds.
The oil is good for application to the skin as an emollient, and has been traditionally used by massage therapists to lubricate the skin during a massage session. It also is used as a carrier oil along with essential oils.
Grape seed oil (also called grapeseed oil or grape oil) is pressed from the seeds of grapes, and is thus an abundant by-product of winemaking. Light and thin, grape seed oil leaves a glossy film over skin when used as a carrier oil for essential oils in aromatherapy. It also is great for furniture polish.
Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the JoJoba plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. The oil makes up approximately 50% of the jojoba seed by weight.
Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing seeds of the castor oil plant. It is used in making soaps, polishes and perfumes, among other things. It has been found to be beneficial in treating acne, stretch marks, cracked heels and in promoting healthy skin and hair growth.
These oils are used as carrier oils for essential oils in aromatherapy and in recipes such as lip gloss, furniture polish, etc.
Apricot oil is pressed from the kernels of the apricot. This oil is similar to almond and peach oil. Apricot oil has been proven to cure many skin diseases, such as dandruff and acne.