Safflower Oil is one of many popular carrier oils used in massage, aromatherapy, and other body-work treatments.
Safflower oil (from Carthamus tinctorius L.) is a fluid, unsaturated oil, extracted by cold expression of the seeds, whose composition is similar to that of sunflower oil.
It has very little (bland) odour, and may be used as a massage carrier oil - including in cases of eczema and rough skin. However, a disadvantage of safflower oil is that it does not keep for long and may become unstable if not kept sufficiently cool.
Note: There are many different carrier oils used for massage and other bodywork therapies. This section includes many popular oils but it is not a complete list.