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Methods of Application
Pure essential oils have a wide range of therapeutic benefits. The method applied can effect the results you receive. First of all, please remember that almost no essential oil should be applied neat (undiluted) to the skin. "Normal dilution" is 2.5%, ie, 15 drops of the essential oil or synergistic blend to one ounce of carrier oil. Less is more when we speak of these powerful healing essences.
How to achieve a specific dilution:
For one fluid ounce (600 drops) of carrier oil:
1% of 600 = 6 drops
2% of 600 = 12 drops
2.5% of 600 = 15 drops
5% of 600 = 30 drops OR 1.5 ml
10% of one oz = 60 drops OR 3 ml
30 ml = 1 fl oz = 600 drops = 2 tablespoons full
15 ml = 1/2 oz = 300 drops = 1 tablespoon full
5 ml = 1/6 oz = 100 drops = 1 teaspoon
1 ml = 1/30th oz = 20 drops = 1/5 teaspoon
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