Essential Oil Dilution By Age

Essential Oil Dilution By Age

Sometimes age matters πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Infants πŸ‘Ά and elderly πŸ‘΅ have thinner skin, so they need less to get a similar benefit. Additionally, tiny new humans are at a higher risk of sensitization.

Interestingly, about 90% of a neat oil applied will evaporate, so you may only be getting 1/10th of what you are using...sort of a waste of oil πŸ’§ and money 😳 And neat use increases the risk of sensitization and skin irritation.

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Essential Oil Dermal Dilution Guide

Essential Oil Dermal Dilution Guide

Different applications require different dilutions πŸ€”

This is for more effective oil πŸ’§use. The skin on the face πŸ§–β€β™€οΈ is delicate and requires less oil, while dermal wounds in less sensitive areas of the body may benefit from more oil.

This approach also reduces the risk of sensitization πŸ˜‰ which is so important to consider because we want to be able to use our oils as a health tool long term. If we become sensitized, we risk losing the use of all oils 😯. Also keep in mind that not all.oils are appropriate for dermal use and we teach what oils in our online course 😊

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Essential Oil Dilution Guide

Essential Oil Dilution Guide

Myth 😱 buster ~ Natural doesn’t always mean safe!

It’s a common misconception 🧐 that because essential oils comes from plants 🌿, that they are safe to use in any way. This is not true!

If often depends on many factors, like age πŸ‘ΆπŸ§’πŸ‘§πŸ‘¨πŸ‘΅, health of the individual πŸ€’, purpose of use, whether they are using medications πŸ’Š or vitamins, etc. After one considers all those variables, they must consider what is an appropriate dilution and how to dilute.

For your convenience, we have created a chart πŸ‘‡ to help get you started with appropriate dilution rates.

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