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Aloe vera jelly is not a carrier oil, but its cooling, soothing, moisturizing and other beneficial properties make it suitable for diluting essential oils prior to topical application.
However, it's important to be careful when selecting the type of aloe vera product to use as a carrier for essential oils. In theory, pure aloe vera gel taken directly from fresh aloe leaves sounds like the ideal way to use aloe as a carrier. Sadly, however, it's not. Pure aloe vera gel consists of a significant amount of water. Essential oils and water do not stay mixed. Most essential oils float on top of water, but some essential oils such as Clove and Wintergreen sink to the bottom. Therefore, pure aloe vera gel doesn't work to adequately and evenly dilute essential oils prior to application onto the skin.
Pure aloe vera leaf gel is extremely watery. Aloe vera jellies have a thicker, smooth, jelly-like consistency.
Thickened aloe vera jellies purchased for skin care use are generally clear (decolorized).