Essential Oil Dilution Chart


Our guidelines are more generous with using carrier oils than what is generally suggested.  It is our belief that essential oils can work very similar as homeopathy does, that using less of the herb itself and using with a carrier oil you still receive the same benefits but on a more gentle level. 


0.5% 1 drop essential oil to 1 TBS  of carrier oil - Infants (6-24 months)

1% 3 drops essential oils to 2 TBS of carrier oil - Elderly, or sensitive 

2% 6 drops essential oils to 2 TBS of carrier oil - Maximum daily recommended dilution

5% 15 drops essential oils to 2 TBS  of carrier oil - Short term use



Please consult with an aromatherapist or medical professional before using essential oils on children under two years of age. Hot oils such as Cinnamon, Clove Bud, Peppermint and Oregano should be diluted to 0.5%, and should not be used on children under ten years of age




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.





Terms of Use Customers should purchase products from Essential7 with the clear understanding that all products must be used at the customers own discretion and only after referencing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product.



Essential7 shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm) caused by insufficient knowledge or the improper use of a product. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including intellectual property rights of third parties. As with any manufacturing process, Essential7 strongly suggest small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing.



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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).




*All of our oils are for external use only.

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