Dilution Rate Tips
Diluting your oil is mixing the essential oil with a suitable carrier oil, so that you can use it on the skin over a part of the body. There are different carrier oils (such as Sweet Almond, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive, Flaxseed, Avocado, Grapeseed Extract, Jojoba, etc.) and you will want to select the best one for your purpose and skin type.
For general purposes, the dilution rate for essential oils is generally 2% – 3%. For instance, if you use two-three drops of pure essential oil, you will dilute by adding about a teaspoon of carrier oil. This should be cut in half for children and senior citizens.
Simple Everyday Dilution Chart
2-3 drops of Essential Oil per teaspoon of Carrier Oil
7-8 drops of Essential Oil per Tablespoon of Carrier Oil
15 drops of Essential Oil per Ounce (30ml) of Carrier Oil
Two to three drops of essential oils is the most you should use in an eight-hour period. Keep in mind, less is best when it comes to essential oils, and it would be wasteful to use more.
Dilution Rate Chart
5% Dilution Rate – Approximate
1 Ounce Carrier Oil (2 Tablespoons) + 1.5 ML Essential Oil
2 Ounces Carrier Oil (1/4 Cup) + 3 ML Essential Oil
3 Ounces Carrier Oil (1/3 Cup) + 6 ML Essential Oil
4 Ounces Carrier Oil (1/2 Cup) + 6 ML Essential Oil
8 Ounces Carrier Oil (1 Cup) + 12 ML Essential Oil
10% Dilution Rate – Approximate
1 Ounce Carrier Oil + 3 ML Essential Oil
2 Ounces Carrier Oil + 7 ML Essential Oil
3 Ounces Carrier Oil + 10 ML Essential Oil
4 Ounces Carrier Oil + 13 ML Essential Oil
8 Ounces Carrier Oil = 24 ML Essential Oil