Glossary of Terms

carrier oil

Carrier oils are used in beverages, edibles, cannabis oil, topicals and other products consumed through ingestion or topical application. In these products, cannabis extracts are blended with a neutral carrier oil that can bind with fat molecules in your body and help it process the cannabinoids. The most commonly used carrier oil is medium-chain triglyceride, or MCT. It’s a fat found in foods such as palm kernel oil, coconut oil and butter that is broken down and quickly absorbed into the body. Other types of carrier oils include grapeseed, sunflower, olive and hemp seed.