bottles containing carrier oil

For many of us, the scent of a product is an integral part of how much we enjoy the product. And if you make your own beauty products, then using an odorless carrier oil will definitely simplify the process (you won’t have to dump in excess fragrance to mask an overpowering oil!).

So, below you will find a list of carrier oils with no scent that you can easily incorporate into your DIY face oil, hair oil, perfumes and more.

Please note that we all pick up on different scents. So, while I find these oils to not have a perceivable scent, your own experience with them might be different 🙂


1. Sunflower Oil

  • Lightweight and quickly absorbed.
  • Main fatty acids: linoleic (44 – 75%) and oleic (14 – 43%).
  • Good source of vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties.
  • Non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types, particularly oily and acne-prone.

2. Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • Refined form of coconut oil.
  • Main fatty acids: medium chain fatty acids.
  • Liquid at room temperature.
  • Very lightweight and easily absorbed.
  • Non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types.

3. Grapeseed Oil

  • Very lightweight and rapidly absorbed.
  • Main fatty acids: linoleic acid (66 – 75.3%) and oleic (15%).
  • Non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types (particularly oily, acne-prone and sensitive).

4. Sweet Almond Oil

  • Medium-weight and medium absorption rate.
  • Main fatty acids: oleic (62.43 – 76.34%) and linoleic (13.97 – 29.55%).
  • Often used to soothe very dry skin and hair strands.
  • Non-comedogenic and suitable for dry and mature skin.

5. Meadowfoam Oil

  • Slightly viscous consistency with and absorbs easily.
  • Main fatty acids: eicosenoic acid (60%).
  • Balances sebum production thanks to its eicosenoic acid content (this fatty acid is also a major component of natural seubm).
  • Non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types.

6. Apricot Kernel

  • Lightweight and fast-absorbing.
  • Main fatty acids: oleic (70%) and linoleic (22%).
  • Resembles natural sebum (source).
  • Non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types.

7. Safflower Oil

  • Has an almost imperceptible aroma.
  • Main fatty acids: linoleic (55.1 – 77%) and
  • Contains vitamin E in three forms: alpha-tocopherols (the most abundant), beta-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol (source).
  • Suitable for all skin types, particularly oily and acne-prone.


Does jojoba oil have a smell?

Pure jojoba oil has a very slight, nutty smell. Overall the scent isn’t imposing and isn’t detectable when mixed with other carrier oils.


There you have it! A short and sweet selection of scent-free carrier oils that you can use alone or in a blend.

I hope this quick guide comes in handy!

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