5 Carrier Oils to Hydrate Dry, Winter Skin

by Bella Martinez January 19, 2022

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like the dead of winter. Deciduous trees have dropped their last leaves, the weather outside is frighteningly chilly and the air is dry as can be. Speaking of a lack of humidity, is anyone else’s skin feeling the effect of this winter dry spell? If you answered ‘yes’ then you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled a list of our top Carrier Oils for dry, winter skin. 

Emollient-rich and chock-full of vitamins and omegas, these Carrier Oils are natural combatants, to nature’s driest winters. Read on to learn more. 

5 Carrier Oils To Moisturize Dry, Winter Skin

A notch above commercial body lotion, these one-ingredient wonders heal and restore skin quickly and effectively. 


Suited for dry skin, Avocado oil is rich in oleic acid which offers the following benefits:

  • Moisturizing
  • Fast skin absorption
  • Skin cell regeneration
  • Anti inflammatory properties

As an occlusive, Avocado locks in moisture that may try to escape due to wind and harsh weather. Avocado also lends to the appearance of ageless skin through the promotion of skin cell regeneration and healing damaged skin. 

When the weather gets windy and rough, reach for Avocado.

Apricot Kernel

Another prime pick for dry skin, Apricot Kernel is rich in oleic acid, which (as mentioned earlier) helps maintain moisture. Apricot oil is also known for reducing itchiness associated with dry skin as well as eczema. As an emollient, Apricot Kernel enhances skin’s elasticity while softening it. What’s more, its quick absorption makes it an ideal face oil and one of our top choices for acne prone skin.

If your skin has already been damaged by dry, winter weather or you’re trying to prevent skin damage, you can count on Apricot Kernel.


Maybe oils for dry skin are a little too moisturizing. Then Jojoba oil is for you! 

Jojoba is widely known for its oil composition which closely matches the skin’s own natural sebum. This versatile oil is suitable for every skin type — oily skin, combination skin and mature skin included. The ultimate occlusive, Jojoba locks in skin’s natural moisture, protecting it from winter dry spells. Rich in tannins, Jojoba is also astringent which helps to reduce the appearance of pores while smoothing the skin.

Evening Primrose

Another great choice for any and all skin types, Evening Primrose is rich in linoleic acid. An essential fatty acid, linoleic acid offers the following skin care perks:

  • Repairs & protects the skin’s barrier
  • Prevents scaly, dry skin
  • Heals wounds
  • Alleviates irritated skin, eczema & acne

Plus, with the ability to prevent trans-epidermal water loss and protect skin from harmful conditions, Evening Primrose is a premier choice for dry skin. Apply Evening Primrose in the morning to take advantage of its protective function.


If your skin tends to remain chronically dry, Rosehip oil can help regulate your skin’s natural oil production. Rich in linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, vitamins A and E, Rosehip carrier oil offers a flurry of benefits towards oily, mature, damaged and sensitive skin. Rosehip is unique in that it is the only vegetable oil that contains Vitamin A. This vitamin is supremely helpful in:

  • Reversing the effects of skin damage
  • Promoting the look of tightened, clear skin
  • Reduces the appearance of scars & stretch marks
  • Produces glowing skin (with regular use)

Use Rosehip when your skin is feeling as dry as the winter air but acting oily.

Essential Oils For Dry Skin

Give your Carrier Oils for dry skin a boost with these skin-nourishing Essential Oils. 

Tea Tree oil: Used medicinally in Australia for over 100 years, Tea Tree is known for its strong antimicrobial properties. As bacteria and other microbes can be the root cause behind acne, this essential oil may actually help oily, blemish-prone skin.

Lavender oil: Whether you’re suffering from a sunburn or trying to get a handle on inflammation, Lavender actively promotes healing. It has a high linalyl acetate and linalool content, making it a powerful agent against bacteria and infection.  

Patchouli oil: Like most oils from the sesquiterpene family, Patchouli is prized for its benefits for the skin. Helping to improve the appearance of numerous skin conditions such as eczema, scarring and dryness, Patchouli is a powerhouse for natural skincare.

Skin Love blend: Like other pure essential oils, Skin Love essential oil blend has anti-inflammatory and calming properties. In addition, it is formulated to help boost cell regeneration and support glowing and radiant skin. 

A Skincare Treat

If you like Edens Garden’s Carrier Oils, you’ll love our Body Oil collection. Created with our most nourishing and moisturizing Carrier Oils yet, each Body Oil contains Camellia Seed oil, Apricot Kernel oil, Fractionated Coconut oil, Safflower oil and Vitamin E. Plus, each body oil features Essential Oil Blends with delightful aromas and effective therapeutic properties. Find out why Edens Garden customers can’t get enough of our Body Oils by picking one up today. 


  1. 5 Ways to Use Apricot Oil to Deal With Your Winter Beauty Woes. https://www.ndtv.com/food/5-ways-to-use-apricot-oil-to-deal-with-your-winter-beauty-woes-1778473
  2. Winter skin - love it, care for it and make it glow. https://neven-body-care.com/blogs/news/winter-skin-love-it-care-for-it-and-make-it-glow
  3. 11 Best Carrier Oils for Glowing, Radiant Skin. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty-products/a36491686/carrier-oils-for-skincare/

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Edens Garden

February 3, 2022 at 2:06 pm

Hi Sally! We would suggest Evening Primrose. You could also use a blend such as Skin Love diluted at 1%.

Sally Hoy

February 3, 2022 at 2:05 pm

Which oils are best for rosacea? I have dry skin too

Edens Garden

January 31, 2022 at 10:11 am

Hi Shauna! We suggest Rosehip, Avocado or a 50:50 blend of the two with a 1% dilution of Lavender oil.

Shauna Christensen

January 31, 2022 at 9:58 am

I have extremely dry skin to the point of flaking. What would be the best oil to use. And what essential oil would be best to use?

Edens Garden

January 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

Hi Stacey! For oily skin, we suggest Camellia Seed, Evening Primrose or Grapeseed.

Stacey ann

January 24, 2022 at 9:54 am

Which of these oil is for oily skin face

Edens Garden

December 1, 2021 at 2:28 pm

Hi Sarah! Please contact our aromatherapists for detailed assistance, they’re happy to help! aaa@edensgarden.com

Sarah Johns

December 1, 2021 at 2:27 pm

My daughter has Dishydyrosis eczema on her feet. Several oils say they help eczema how do I decide which one to try?