Essential Oil Usage Guide

Diluting essential oils is an important step to ensure safe and effective use, as undiluted oils can be very potent and may cause skin irritation or other adverse reactions.

Here's a guide on how to dilute essential oils for different use cases:

  1. Topical use: When using essential oils topically, it's important to dilute them with a carrier oil to reduce the risk of skin irritation. The general rule of thumb is to use a 1-2% dilution, which means adding 1-2 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil. Common carrier oils include jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil, and olive oil.

  2. Aromatherapy: If you're using essential oils in a diffuser or other aromatherapy application, there's no need to dilute them. Simply add 5-10 drops of essential oil to your diffuser or other device and enjoy the benefits of the aroma.

  3. Bathing: Adding essential oils to your bath can be a relaxing and therapeutic experience. However, it's important to dilute the oils first to prevent skin irritation. Mix 5-10 drops of essential oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil or a cup of Epsom salts before adding to your bath.

  4. Cleaning: Essential oils can be a great natural alternative to chemical cleaners. To use essential oils for cleaning, mix 10-15 drops of essential oil with a cup of white vinegar or other cleaning solution. You can also mix essential oils with baking soda to create a scrub for sinks, tubs, and other surfaces.

  5. Hair care: Essential oils can be added to your hair care routine for their scent and potential benefits. To use essential oils in your hair, mix 1-2 drops of essential oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil, such as coconut oil or jojoba oil, and apply to your hair and scalp.

Remember, it's always important to do your own research and consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using essential oils, especially if you have any health conditions or are pregnant or nursing.