How to dilute essential oils
There are some great reasons to dilute your essential oils but first a few definitions …..
Neat = application of an essential oil undiluted
Virgin coconut oil also has its own wonderful benefits for the skin and body. The primary benefit of Fractionated Coconut oil exists when premixing diluted oils in a roller bottle because it wont harden and render the roller useless, and is less messy to apply.
Why use a carrier oil?
5. Diluting makes your oils go further. For large areas like the stomach, chest, back, etc. using a carrier oils enables you to use 1-2 drops at a time but still cover the area needed. The oils we use are so pure and potent that they are still incredibly effective diluted. This means you can save money and still have great results!
How much should we dilute?
Dilution Guidelines for babies and children
Kids are smaller so they need less. Diluting also protects their sensitive skin.
Children: 1 drop per teaspoon (1% dilution)
Adults: 3 – 6 drops per teaspoon (2 – 4%)
Adjust as needed. Not getting the desired results? Add some oils to make it more potent or change oils . For acute situations some oils may be used neat. Two oils are commonly used “neat” or undiluted are Lavender and Melaleuca
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Some oils are known to be more “hot” or more prone to burn or irritate the skin. More care should be taken with these to dilute, especially for children.Hot oils that need more dilution:
Enjoy your oils! Use them frequently. Don’t worry about doing it “wrong”. I hope this helps you use them more often and with greater peace of mind.
P.S. This is exactly the time of information I make sure my team has. If you’d like to join our team and get the support you need to use essential oils correctly please click here to learn about joining our team: Get Started with doTERRA
(***Reactions to oils applied topically may be the results of an unhealthy gut. Many have found that after cleansing they no longer react to the oils they used to)
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