What do I mean by Dilution? I mention it a lot in my recipes.
I base all my recipe dilutions on the chart based on Robert Tisserand’s Dilution Chart as he, literally, wrote the book on Essential Oil Safety. The chart is gracefully provided by Plant Therapy. Why do I prefer Plant Therapy over other brands? I’ll cover that in another post.
So, for example, a 2% dilution would be 18 drops total of essential oils for 30 mls of carrier (oil, lotions, etc). The viscosity of the carrier does not impact the dilution rate.
Essential oils should be diluted with very few exceptions. Firstly, essential oils evaporate VERY quickly. Secondly, “neat” use (aka use without a carrier), can cause sensitization. Once you’re sensitized, you can never use that oil again.