This easy essential oil dilution guide is the answer, if you've ever wondered "how much essential oil should I use with how much carrier?" If you are wanting to use essential oils safely, then you should already be aware that using essential oils neat, or undiluted on your skin, is a great way to become sensitized and sustain an injury.

So if you follow these easy guidelines, you should have no trouble diluting any essential oil for safe usage.

Guides to Diluting Essential Oils

Essential Oil Safe Dilutions

 

0.5%

1.0%

2.0%

3.0%

10%

25%

Carrier

Drops of Oil for Proper Dilution

5ml (1 tsp)

 

1

2

3

10

25

10 ml (2 tsp)

1

2

4

6

20

50

15 ml (1/2 oz)

1.5

3

6

9

30

75

30 ml (1 oz)

3

6

12

18

60

150

How to Use Dilution Rates

Dilution Rate

Indicated for

.5%

Infants, frail or elderly

1%

Children, pregnancy, face creams, elderly

1.5%

Subtle aromatherapy, pregnancy, creams, lotions, exfoliants

2.5-3%

Holistic aromatherapy, massage, skincare, lotions, facial applications, body butters

5%

Treatment massages, targeted treatment, wound healing, salves, body butters and oils

10%

Muscle aches, trauma injury, treatment massage, acute pain, localized work, salves

 

Essential Oil Dilution Guide

Amount of Carrier

 

%

5 ml

10 ml

15 ml

20 ml

25 ml

30 ml

Dilution Percentage

.05%

0.1

0.15

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.5

.1%

0.15

0.3

0.5

0.6

0.75

0.9

0.5%

0.75

1.5

2.25

3

3.75

4.5

1%

1.5

3

4.5

6

7.5

9

1.5%

2.25

4.5

6.75

9

11.25

13.5

2%

3

6

9

12

15

18

2.5%

3.75

7.5

11.25

15

18.75

22.5

3%

4.5

9

13.5

18

22.5

27

3.5%

5.25

10.5

15.75

21

26.25

31.5

4%

6

12

18

24

30

36

4.5%

6.75

13.5

20.25

27

33.75

40.5

5%

7.5

15

22.5

30

37.5

45

Number of Drops

An ounce =

30 ml

6 teaspoons

2 tablespoons