Essential oils are a compound that is extracted from plants. This compound is basically a concentration of various plants and herbs. Some plants, especially when highly concentrated, may cause skin sensitivity. To avoid this, you can dilute your essential oils when applying them topically.
Why Should You Dilute Your Essential Oils?
Peppermint and eucalyptus are two of the most commonly used essential oils, and are great examples as to why you should dilute certain essential oils. These potent essential oils are known for their invigorating and "tingling" properties. It is those properties that may cause skin sensitivity and thus we recommend diluting them.
Refer to your essential oil usage guide to determine which essential oils should be diluted before topical application.
how do you mix essential oils with carrier oils
How to dilute:
Use 1/2 teaspoon of a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, per 3 drops of essential oils. You can mix your essential oils with carrier oils in your hands or a glass container.
Commonly diluted essential oils:
- Cinnamon bark
Commonly used carrier oils:
- Fractionated coconut oil
- Almond oil
- Jojoba oil
- Avocado oil
Note: This does not mean that essential oils are not safe to apply to your skin; we simply recommend diluting such potent essential oils to avoid possible skin sensitivity.