Dilution Ratios

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As a general rule, children and elderly are more sensitive to essential oils; therefore, they do not need the same essential oil concentration level a healthy adult would use. Please use the dilution ratios below as a best practices guideline:

Appropriate Dilution

 1%

  • Children
  • Elderly
  • Expectant mothers

 2%

  • Topical, whole body lotions and oils

 4%

  • For concentrated massage oil (local areas)

 

Carrier Volume

1%

2%

4%

1/2 oz (1-T)

3 drops

6 drops

12 drops

1 oz (2-T)

6 drops

12 drops

24 drops

2 oz (4 T)

12 drops

24 drops

48 drops

4 oz (1/2 cups)

24 drops

48 drops

96 drops

8 oz (1 cup)

48 drops

96 drops

192 drops

16 oz (2 cups)

96 drops

192 drops

384 drops

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