Topical (applying essential oils to skin)
Dilutions: Depending on the specific oil and the situation, a total of 5-18 drops of essential oil goes into 1 oz. of carrier oil (vegetable-based oil such as Jojoba Oil or Avocado Oil) or unscented lotion. These amounts vary based on the person for whom you are making the blend (see dilutions below) and on the strength of the specific oil you are using. For example, you can use several drops of Lavender Oil to every 1 drop of Rose Oil.
- 1% dilution: 5-6 total drops of essential oil in each ounce of carrier oil or cream. This dilution is used for children, elders, chronically ill persons, and pregnant women.
- 2% dilution: 10-12 total drops of essential oils in each ounce of carrier oil or cream. This dilution is used for the average adult and daily or long-term use of the product.
- 3% dilution: 15-18 total drops of essential oil in each ounce of carrier oil or cream. This dilution is used for specific illnesses or for acute injury. Blends made at this dilution are used for a week or two, for an acute situation.
Using Essential Oils in a Bath
- Bath Salts: Add 8–10 drops total of essential oils to each ounce of salt (Pink Himalayan Salt or Epsom Salts). Use 1 tablespoon of that blended salt and mix with 1 tablespoon of milk or carrier oil add to a full bath.
- Milk: Add 3-4 total drops of essential oil to a cup of milk. Add the milk to your full bath.
- Jojoba Oil: Add 3-4 drops of essential oil to a tablespoon of Jojoba Oil and add to your full bath.