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HOW TO DILUTE ESSENTIAL OILS

To avoid and lower your chances of negative side effects while using essential oils, it is best to dilute them first.
In most cases and applications, a little goes a long way in Essential oils.

For 0.25% dilution: 1 drop of Essential oil should be diluted with 20ml (roughly 4 tspn) of Carrier oil.
For 0.50% dilution: 1 drop of Essential oil should be diluted with 10ml (roughly 2 tspn) of Carrier oil.
For 1% dilution: 1 drop of Essential oil should be diluted with 5ml (roughly 1 tspn) of Carrier oil.
For 1% dilution: 1 drop of Essential oil should be diluted with 5ml (roughly 1 tspn) of Carrier oil.
For 2% dilution: 2 drops of Essential oil should be diluted with 5ml (roughly 1 tspn) of Carrier oil.
For 5% dilution: 2 drops of Essential oil should be diluted with 5ml (roughly 1 tspn) of Carrier oil.
For 10% dilution: 2 drops of Essential oil should be diluted with 5ml (roughly 1 tspn) of Carrier oil.

MEASUREMENTS CHART

5ml = 1tspn = 1/6oz = 100 drops
10ml = 2tspn = 1/3oz = 200 drops
15ml = 3tspn = 1/2oz = 300 drops
20ml = 4tspn = 2/3oz = 400 drops
25ml = 5tspn = 5/6oz = 500 drops
30ml = 6tspn = 1oz = 600 drops

EXTRA DILUTION

Some Essential oils may require more dilution to prevent adverse effects such as irritation, photo toxicity and
sensitization. Please remember that when diluting essential oils, less is always more. So go slow and increase the concentration of essential oils slowly. It depends on each individual’s condition and sensitivities.

Essential oils which may require extra dilution

Essential oilDo not exceed this dilution
Anise (Star) Illicium verum1.75%
Basil (estragole chemotype) Ocimum basilicum0.1%
Basil (Madagascan chemotype) Ocimum gratissimum, Ocimum viride0.2%
Bergamot Citrus bergamia, Citrus aurantium0.4%
Birch (sweet) Betula lenta2.5%
Camphor (yellow) Cinnamomum camphora, Laurus camphora0.25%
Cassia Cinnamomum cassiaCinnamomum aromaticum0.05%
Cinnamon Bark Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum0.07%
Cinnamon Leaf Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum0.6%
Clove Bud Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllata0.5%
Clove Leaf Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllata0.6%
Clove Stem Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllata0.6%
Cumin Cuminum cyminum0.4%
Dill Seed (Indian) Anethum sowa1.4%
Fennel (bitter) Foeniculum vulgare1.8%
Fennel (sweet) Foeniculum vulgare2.5%
Grapefruit Citrus x paradisi4.0%
Ho Leaf (camphor chemotype) Cinnamomum camphora0.8%
Jasmine Absolute Jasminum grandiflorum, Jasminum officinale0.7%
Laurel Leaf Laurus nobilis0.5%
Lavender Absolute Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis0.1%
Lavender (Spanish) Lavandula stoechas8.0%
Lemon Citrus x limon, Citrus limonum2.0%
Lemongrass Cymbopogon flecuosus, Adropogon flexuosus, Cymbopogon citratus, Andropogon citratus0.7%
Lime Citrus x aurantifolia, Citrus x latifolia0.7%
May Chang Litsea cubeba, Litsea citrata0.8%
Melissa Melissa officinalis0.9%
Myrtle Myrtus communis1.9%
Myrtle (honey) Melaleuca teretifolia0.9%
Myrtle (lemon) Backhousia citriodora0.7%
Opopanax Commiphora guidottii0.6%
Orange (bitter) Citrus x aurantium1.25%
Oregano Origanum onites, Origanum vulgare, Thymbra capitata1.1%
Peppermint Mentha x piperita5.4%
Pine (Ponderosa) Pinus ponderosa0.5%
Ravensara Bark Ravensara aromatica, Ravensara anisata0.1%
Ravensara Leaf Ravensara aromatica, Ravensara anisata1.0%
Rose (Damask) Rosa x damascena, Rosa damascena, Rosa gallica0.6%
Rose Absolute Rosa x centifolia, Rosa gallica var. centifolia2.5%
Sage (Dalmatian) Salvia officinalis0.4%
Sandalwood (East Indian) Santalum album2.0%
Spearmint Mentha cardiaca, Mentha crispa, Mentha viridis1.7%
Tarragon Artemisia dracunculus0.1%
Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia15.0%
Tea Tree (lemon-scented) Leptospermum petersonii, Leptospermum liversidgei0.8%
Thyme (thymol and carvacrol chemotypes) Thymus serpyllum, Thymus vulgaris, Thymus zygis1.3%
Wintergreen Gaultheria fragrantissima, Gaultheria procumbens2.4%
Ylang-Ylang Cananga odorata0.8%

Always check with your doctor at the first sign of irritation and discontinue use right away.