Essential Oils Dilution Guidelines

essential oils dilution

DILUTIONS:
Essential oils are very strong and should be diluted (usually in a carrier oil)
or incorporated into a finished product such as a massage oil, lotion, or
aroma spray. Whether diluting an essential oil or adding it to a finished
product, the oil content should only account for 1% to 2% of the total blend.
Here’s an easy guide for how much essential oil to add to 1 oz of carrier oil
or to a finished product. These dilutions for 1 oz can be easily multiplied for
larger batches of finished product or divided for a fraction of an ounce.

 

1% DILUTION
1 oz = 30 ml = 600 drops of oil
1% of 600 drops is 6
Add 6 drops of essential oil for 1 oz of carrier oil or finished product.

2% DILUTION
1 oz = 30 ml = 600 drops of oil
2% of 600 drops is 12
Add 12 drops of essential oil for 1 oz of carrier oil or finished product.