The quote, “with great power comes great responsibility”, perfectly summarizes the restraint one must exercise when introducing essential oils into your life. Pure essential oils are extraordinarily effective and powerful, this is how they are able to offer countless health benefits through methods such as aromatherapy and skin absorption. However, they are also very potent and highly concentrated, so we have the responsibility of making sure we pay close attention to the amount of oil we introduce to our bodies.
Since we only offer the best, 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil on the market, we want to make sure you understand exactly how to dilute your oil properly. If you’ve ever taken a look at a dilution chart on the internet, with all those percentages and ratios to calculate, it can get pretty confusing, right?! We don’t want to confuse you. We want to give you only the information you need, as straightforward as possible.
Before we get into dilution. When you see the word “blend”, that means diluted mixture of your carrier oil and essential oil.
Determine which blend you want to mix
First, you need to determine whether you’re mixing a 1% blend or a 2% blend. I know I said we wouldn’t do the percentages, but we’re going to make it really easy for you. All those numbers mean is what percentage of the blend will contain essential oil, either 1% or 2%–it seems like such a small amount but that shows you just how highly concentrated each drop of oil is. You can mix less than 1% if you want, .5% if the recipe calls for it, but we don’t recommend blends over 2%, with the exception being for blends such as perfumes or air fresheners; so the fragrance will shine.
You will choose a 1% dilution blend when you are mixing oil for:
• A child under the age of 6
• Face and neck serums
• Treating burns
• Compresses for small areas (neck, forehead, shoulders)
You will choose a 2% dilution blend when you are mixing oil for:
• Whole body use (lotions, muscle rubs, conditioners, etc). This will allow you to use your blend for several days before the need to mix a new batch.
• Compress for larger areas (back, legs, abdomen)
Once you know which blend you prefer, it gets even easier from there! Take a look at our chart below.
Tips for Measuring and Diluting Essential Oils:
• Make sure you’re taking accurate measurements. As previously stated, the potency and concentration in each drop of essential oil is very high and the difference between one and two drops is huge.
• The level of potency varies with each oil, so be sure to do a little bit of research when creating new recipes.
• Make sure you are using the correct oil for what you plan to use the blend for. For example, certain oils like Bergamot, don’t react well in the sunlight, so you wouldn’t create a leave in hair conditioner and go outdoors with it in your hair.
Fractionated MCT Oil
Botanical name: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Extraction: Expeller Pressed
Aroma: Odorless Origin: Malaysia