ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDING FROM THE AROMATIC BLENDING INSTITUTE
Below I’ve made a simple chart you can print out and keep at your blending table for easy reference. These are the dilutions we use in the classroom at Aromatic Wisdom Institute.
When in doubt, use less.
Weight of Carrier 1% dilution 2% dilution 3% dilution
1 ounce 5-6 drops 10-12 drops 15-18 drops
2 ounce 10-12 drops 20-24 drops 30-36 drops
3 ounce 20-24 drops 30-36 drops 45-54 drops
1% Dilution: — This dilution is used for children under 12, and seniors over 65, pregnant women and people with long-term illnesses or immune systems disorders. A 1% dilution is also a good place to start with individuals who are generally sensitive to fragrances, chemicals or other environmental pollutants.
2% Dilution — This dilution is used on adults in good health for blends that support skin care, for natural perfumes, bath oils, and blends you use everyday or long-term.
3% Dilution — This dilution is used when creating a blend for an acute injury, pain relief or getting through a cold or flu.
Blends made at this dilution are used only for a week or two.