Essential Oil Dilutions

When using essential oils and blends topically, dilute them in a carrier oil, unscented lotion or gel before use.

For Children ages 2 & up, the Elderly or Pregnant Women: Use an appropriate essential oil at a  .25% – 1% dilution. This would be 1 – 3 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil for a .05% dilution or 6 drops of E.Os in 30 ml of carrier oil for a 1% dilution

Children over 10 years old & Adults: Use essential oils at a 1% – 2% dilution for everyday use depending on health & skin sensitivity. this would be 6 drops of Essential Oils in 30 ml of carrier oil for a 1% dilution (a good dilution for massage oils) & 12 drops of Essential Oils in 30 ml of carrier oil for a 2% dilution (a good dilution for skin care etc…)

For periodic or short-term use, such as muscular, arthritic or migraine pain: Use an appropriate essential oil at a   3% – 4% dilution. This would be 18 drops of Essential Oils in 30 ml of carrier oil for 3% dilution or 24 drops of Essential Oils in 30 ml of carrier oil for a 4% dilution. Use for up to 3 x per day for max. 2 weeks. If skin irritation develops discontinue use. If pain persists you may want to check in with your healthcare provider and a qualified aromatherapist…

For Potent Essential Oils or Blends: Use a .05% – 1% dilution. This would be 3 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil for a .05% dilution or 6 drops of E.Os in 30 ml of carrier oil for a 1% dilution