Dilution Guides

Learn how you and your family can safely apply essential oils topically.

ESSENTIAL OIL DILUTION

Essential oils are highly concentrated. To dilute them, add your favorite carrier oil. This process will help "carry" the oils into the skin for better absorption, spread further and protect the skin from irritation. See the chart below dilution guidelines.

dilution rate chart

GENERAL GUIDELINES

0.5%

1 drop essential oil to 2 tsp of carrier oil - Infants (6-24 months)

1%

3 drops essential oils to 2 tsp of carrier oil - Elderly, Facial application

2%

6 drops essential oils to 2 tsp of carrier oil - Maximum daily recommended dilution

5%

15 drops essential oils to 2 tsp of carrier oil - Short term use

Please consult with an aromatherapist or medical professional before using essential oils on children under two years of age. Hot oils such as Cinnamon, Clove Bud, and Oregano should be diluted to 0.5%, and should not be used on children under ten years of age.

***THESE SUGGESTED RANGES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED DOSAGE.

Patch test: For first time use of an essential oil, a safe practice is to place a drop of diluted essential oil to a small area of skin such as the inside elbow. After application, be aware of adverse reactions for the first 24 hours. Possible reactions include skin irritation, headache, nausea, respiratory complaints or dizziness.

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