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Guide for Diluting Essential Oils

Guide for Diluting Essential Oils
Today, NOW Solutions joins us with this easy chart and some guidelines on using essential oils. If you're not diffusing your essential oils (in one of our cute diffusers), you're probably using them on your skin. For this purpose, we're sharing the dilution chart below:

Topical Dilution Guidelines:

1. When mixing different scents, make sure to stick to the drop ratio in the chart above. For instance, if you need 8 drops for a mixture and you want to use 2 different oils, you would use 4 drops of one oil and 4 drops of the other (or whatever scent ratio you like as long as the total drops don’t exceed 8).
2. Always start small with the number of essential oil drops and increase to the dilution ratio as desired.
These recommended dilutions are for adults 18 and older. Please talk to your health practitioner before using essential oils with children and teens, or when pregnant or nursing.
3. We do not recommend using dilutions above 5% in topical applications. 10% is typical of a perfume but not recommended for all-over skin application.
4. Percentages may vary based on the essential oil and application. Essential oils require dilution for topical usage. Do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin.
5. For facial applications such as masks or oils, 1% or less dilution is recommended. For massages oils and other leave-on body products, we recommend a 2% dilution, and for other rinse-off bath and body products, we recommend 3%.
6. When using essential oils with children, there are more precautions to consider. Please refer to our Essential Oil Safety for Kids Infographic.
7. NOW® essential oils should never be ingested. Please consult an essential oil book or other professional reference sources for suggested dilution ratios. When in doubt, seek approval by a licensed practitioner before use. 

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