A Quick Reference for the Safe Use of Essential Oils October 26 2018

For safe usage and as a general rule, all essential oils must be diluted first into a base carrier unless they are being diffused into the atmosphere. See the guidelines below as to how much essential oil to use based in the volume of an unscented product or base carrier oil.

AMOUNT OF UNSCENTED PRODUCT
Number of Drops of Essential Oils
5ml (1/6 oz)
Babies / Children / Elderly, Fragile / Pregnant Women 1 drop
General Scenting / Pleasure 1 drop
Psycho-Emotional / Therapeutic 2 drops
Intense / Localized 3 drops

AMOUNT OF UNSCENTED PRODUCT
Number of Drops of Essential Oils
15ml (1/2 oz)
Babies / Children / Elderly, Fragile / Pregnant Women 2 drops
General Scenting / Pleasure 3 drops
Psycho-Emotional / Therapeutic 6 drops
Intense / Localized 9 drops

AMOUNT OF UNSCENTED PRODUCT 
Number of Drops of Essential Oils
30 ml (1 oz)
Babies / Children / Elderly, Fragile / Pregnant Women 3 drops
General Scenting / Pleasure 6 drops
Psycho-Emotional / Therapeutic 12 drops
Intense / Localized 18 drops

 

  • 30 ml = 1 oz
  • 20 drops essential oil = 1 ml
  • 1000 ml = 32 oz = 1 litre
  • 100 drops essential oil = 5 ml = 1 tsp = 1/6 oz
  • 4000 ml = 128 oz = 1 gallon
  • 350 drops essential oil = 15 ml = 1 tbsp = 1/2 oz