Proper dilution of essential oils is extremely important. As potent plant extracts, essential oils are very concentrated. Please use the above chart with the below descriptions in preparing your roller bottles, sprays, or other health and beauty products.
Information adapted from Rocky Mountain Oils Website:
0.5% Infants (6-24 months), “Hot oils” (examples: Cinnamon, Clove Bud, Oregano)
1% Children over 2 years old, Elderly, Immunocompromised, Daily skin care regimens
2% Adult and maximum recommended dilution for children age 2+
5%-10% Acute for short term application on a small area
***THESE SUGGESTED RANGES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED DOSAGE.
Patch test: For first time use of an essential oil, a safe practice is to place a drop of diluted essential oil to a small area of skin such as the inside elbow. After application, be aware of adverse reactions for the first 24 hours. Possible reactions include skin irritation, headache, nausea, respiratory complaints or dizziness.
Essential oils are potent and powerful; a little goes a long way. The more carrier oil added, the lower the risk for irritation and sensitization.