Useful Measurements and Dilutions

For Adults:

2.5% = 15 drops essential oil per 30 ml carrier oil; 5 drops essential oil per 10 ml. carrier oil;  2-3 drops essential oil per 5 ml.  2.5% solution is ideal for full body massage

2.5% = 1 drop essential oil per 30-40 drops carrier oil

5% = 30 drops essential oil per 30 ml carrier oil; 10 drops essential oil per 10 ml carrier oil; 5-6 drops essential oil per 5 ml.  5% solution is good for local massage, scalp oil.

1% = 6 drops essential oil per 30 ml carrier oil; 2- 3 drops essential oil per 10 ml. carrier oil; 1-2 drops essential oil per 5m.  1% dilution may be appropriate for young children or infirm older adults.  Please check with a professional regarding oil selection and safety for this group.

1% = 1 drop essential oil per 100 drops carrier oil


For Children:

2-5 years:   1 drop of essential oil to 5 ml carrier oil 2 drops of essential oil to 10 ml. carrier oil
5-10 years:  3 drops essential oil to 10 ml carrier oil
10 years and over, use 5 drops essential oil to 10 ml carrier oil

May use stronger dilutions for small local areas – up to 15%.  See oil descriptions.

10% = 60 drops essential oil per 30 ml carrier oil; 20 drops essential oil per 10 ml. carrier oil; 10-12 drops essential oil per 5 ml carrier oil

Water Spray8-10 drops essential oil per 4 oz. distilled water for face
30-40 drops per 4 oz. distilled water for body spray and facial toner
Bath5-15 drops for tub of warm water – mix first with a little salt or milk for good dispersion
Shower4-8 drops on wet washcloth after shower, rub briskly over body
Bath Salts5-8 drops per cup. Use equal parts Epsom salt & sea salt. Dissolve in water for bath or
Rub on clean wet skin for “salt glow” and rinse.