How and Why You Should Dilute an Essential Oil

How and Why You Should Dilute an Essential Oil
Kyla Phillips
Kyla Phillips

Each doTERRA bottle says how you can use that oil and if it needs to be diluted.

Why I dilute my oils:

  • To prevent skin irritation.

  • Help apply over a larger area and prevent it from evaporating.

  • I always dilute my “hot” oils. These include: Cassia, Cinnamon, Oregano, Thyme and Clove.

If you skin gets irritated from applying an oil, DO NOT USE WATER, use a carrier oil or olive oil (if that’s what you have on hand) to dilute it and help pull it back out of the skin.

How I dilute my oils:

  • I make a roller bottle

  • Take 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil or carrier oil of choice and mix 1 drop of essential oil.

  • Mix 1 drop of essential oil with face moisturizer

  • Mix 3-5 drops essential oil with my body lotion

  • Make a body spray adding 20 drops of different oils to a 2oz spray bottle, top with fractionated coconut oil and apply after the shower.

This chart is a guideline for the number of drops per roller bottle, depending on your age and sensitivity.