Dilution Rate Chart for Essential Oils

Dilution Rate Chart

This dilution rate chart shows you the percentage of pure therapeutic essential oil to use to the number of drops of carrier oil (vegetable oil) and will help you convert essential and carrier oil measurements. Use a measuring cup or spoon for carrier oils and pipettes for measuring your essential oils. 
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It is important to dilute your essential oil for mixing with a suitable carrier oil, so that you can use it on the skin over a part of the body. There are different carrier oils (such as Sweet Almond, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive, Flaxseed, Avocado, Grapeseed Extract, Jojoba, etc.) and you will want to select the best one for your purpose and skin type. Carrier oils can be purchased from a natural health food store or grocer, but check labels to make sure the one you select is cold pressed oil and is suitable for use on the skin. 
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For general purposes, the dilution rate for essential oils is generally 2% – 3%. For instance, if you use two-three drops of pure essential oil, you will dilute by adding about a tea-spoon of carrier oil. This should be cut in half for children and senior citizens. 
​This chart will help you convert essential and carrier oil measurements.  Use a measuring cup or spoon for carrier oils and pipettes for measuring your essential oils.

5% dilution rate (approximate)

1 ounce carrier oil (2 Tablespoons) + 1.5 ml essential oil

2 ounce carrier oil (1/4 cup) + 3 ml essential oil

3 ounce carrier oil (1/3 cup) + 4.5 ml essential oil

4 ounce carrier oil (1/2 cup) + 6 ml essential oil

8 ounce carrier oil (1 cup) + 9 ml essential oil

10% dilution rate (approximate)

1 ounce carrier oil (2 Tablespoons) + 3 ml essential oil

2 ounce carrier oil (1/4 cup) + 6 ml essential oil

3 ounce carrier oil (1/3 cup) + 9 ml essential oil

4 ounce carrier oil (1/2 cup) + 12 ml essential oil

8 ounce carrier oil (1 cup) + 24 ml essential oil

 

ml conversion to ounces (approximate drops)

1 ml = 20-24 drops

3 ml = .10 ounce (approximately 60-72 drops)

6 ml = .20 ounce (approximately 120-144 drops)

9 ml = .30 ounce (approximately 180-216 drops)

12 ml = .40 ounce (approximately 240-288 drops)

24 ml = .80 ounce (approximately 480-576 drops)

teaspoons to drops

1/8 teaspoon = 12.5 drops = 1/48 ounce = 5/8 ml

1/4 teaspoon = 25 drops = 1/24 ounce = 1 1/4 ml

3/4 teaspoon = 75 drops = 1/8 ounce = 3.7 ml

1 teaspoon = 100 drops = 1/6 ounce = 5 m

For more information about biblical essential oils and how to use them, please visit Rebecca’s website, http://www.HealWithOil.com.