Why is Essential Oil Dilution Important?
There are many compounds in essential oils. We hear terms like “Hydrocarbons,” “Oxygenated Compounds,” “Esters,” “Alcohols,” “Phenols” and “Oxides,” but is this information really necessary to be able to mix and use essential oils?
Of course not.
It is important to know that the active chemical constituents found in essential oils are incredible powerful. In fact, they are so potent that they can cause damage, serious health issues like headaches, skin burning, neurotoxicity, convulsions, and even death (if particular oils are ingested), if they are not used properly. This is why it’s important to know how to dilute and mix essential oils, not only so that you can utilize them safely, but so that they can cover the area of the skin desired and give the best benefits possible. Most carrier oils also have their own beneficial properties that compliment those of the essential oils.
Use the dilution chart above to dilute your own essential oils and enjoy their impressive benefits.