How Much Essential Oil to Use | Dilution Rate

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Have you ever wondered how much essential oil to use in a homemade product or essential oil blend?

Below is a basic dilution rate chart to follow when creating essential oil blends. You can see the percentage (or number of drops) of pure therapeutic essential oil to the number of drops of carrier oil (vegetable oil). This will help you convert essential and carrier oil measurements; depending upon the size of your bottle or container, you will be measuring your carrier oil with a measuring spoon or cup and can use pipettes or kitchen scales for measuring your essential oils.

It is important to dilute your essential oil for mixing 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. Carrier oils can be purchased from a natural health food store or grocer, but check labels to make sure the one you select is cold pressed oil and is suitable for use on the skin.

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.

This chart will help you convert essential and carrier oil measurements. Use a measuring cup or spoon for carrier oils and pipettes for measuring your essential oils by the drop.

1% dilution rate (for elderly, pregnant women or small children)

If blending in a 5ml size bottle, that means you will add 1 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil.

If blending in a 15ml size bottle, that means you will add 3 drops of essential oil to a tablespoon of carrier oil.

If blending in an one-ounce bottle, that means you will add 6 drops of essential oil to two tablespoons of carrier oil.

Here is the link for the dilution rate chart: https://www.aromahut.com/dilution-rate-chart-for-essential-oils/

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5 Comments

  1. Aroma Hut Institute on December 8, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Be sure to watch through to the end so you can get all of the dilution rates. Let me know if you have any questions or comments!

  2. David De Beer on December 8, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    If I want to add multiple essential oils to a Carrier oil what would dilution rate be ex if I have 50 ml Carrier oil an add 5 tipes of essential oil of 2 percent each. It all will ad up to 10 percent. Would that ne ok.

  3. Voivode Mekhet on December 8, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    I just want to say thank you for making such a clear and easy to understand production. I’m just learning and you’ve really helped me out.

  4. הילה סבונים טבעיים Hila All Natural Soaps on December 8, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you for the video . What about perfumes ? you are only apply them for small spot and they should be potent more then other creams or so ?

  5. Abdulrahman’s World on December 8, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    what about 200ml carrier oil? how many essential oil drops needed?

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