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Essential Oil Dilutions

How many drops do you need? What is the safe amount to use for yourself or a child?   Here is a quick and easy chart to follow

With Essential Oils, more is not necessarily better. Some people experience skin sensitivities to even mild essentials oils when applied diluted and or neat (undiluted) to the skin (children and the elderly are especially sensitive).

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Always use a carrier oil with essential oils and never apply essential oils undiluted to the skin.  Test yourself for sensitivity by applying your chosen essential oils in a dilution to a small skin area before using on a larger area.

Depending on the consistency of the oils, the drops per ml. will vary. The essential oils are both thin and light weight or thick and heavy weight. i.e.…Patchouli weighs more in less space than Tea-tree.

The concentrations listed below are not research-based and is a suggestion rather than a rule.  The health of the individual, the essential oils being used, and the age of the individuals are important factors.

Dilution Range

Dilution Chart

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Essential Oil Dilutions

    Essential Oil Dilutions

    How many drops do you need? What is the safe amount to use for yourself or a child?   Here is a quick and easy chart to follow

    With Essential Oils, more is not necessarily better. Some people experience skin sensitivities to even mild essentials oils when applied diluted and or neat (undiluted) to the skin (children and the elderly are especially sensitive).

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