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DILUTION RATES

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR DILUTION OF ESSENTIAL OILS

and SYNERGY BLENDS

Proper dilution of Essential Oils will minimize adverse reactions and systemic toxicity – providing a measure of safety against topical irritation, sensitivity, photosensitivity and sensitization.  Each Essential Oil is unique and some, such as Bergamot, require extra dilution.

Below please find General Guidelines for Dilutions.  For further information on individual Essential Oils, we find this site very user friendly and informative:

http://www.usingeossafely.com/

Recommended dilutions for Synergy Blends are 3-5% in topical body applications.

FOR ADULTS:

A 2.5% dilution is equivalent to 15 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil

A 3% dilution is equivalent to 20 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil

A 5% dilution is equivalent to 30 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil

A 10% dilution is equivalent to 60 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil

30 ml = 1 ounce

FOR INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN:

A 0.5-1% dilution is equivalent to 3-6 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil

FOR SENSITIVE SKIN:

A 0.5-1 % dilution is equivalent to 3-6 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil