Monday, September 15, 2014

Essential Oil Dilution Chart


Essential Oil Dilution Chart
(Drops of EO for Amt of Carrier in Column A)
CARRIER AMT                1%     2%     3%     5%   10%        25%    Weight

1 tsp=5 ml=1/6 oz                1         2         3        5        10            25
2 tsp=10 ml=1/3 oz              2         4         6        10      20            50
3 tsp=15 ml=1/2 oz              3         6         9        15      30            75
4 tsp=20 ml=2/3 oz              4         8         12      20      40            100
5 tsp=25 ml=5/6 oz              5        10        15      25      50            125
6 tsp=30 ml=1 oz                 6        12        18      30      60            150



Below is the information from Mountain Rose Herbs:



Have you ever been happily crafting herbal treats with your favorite essential oils and suddenly realized there are different units of measurement to convert from drops to ounces to milliliters, which leads you down the inevitable path to a math headache? Well, here are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to converting ounces to milliliters to drops and diluting essential oils with ease.

Conversions:

1/8 oz. = 3.75 ml. 1/4 oz. = 7.5 ml. 1/2 oz. = 15 ml.
1 oz. = 30 ml. 4 oz. = 120 ml. 8 oz. = 237 ml. 16 oz. = 473 ml.

Technically, there are 29.57 ml. in 1 oz., however, this is usually rounded up to 30 ml. on labels and in recipes. This gives you a nice whole number to work with and less agonizing over decimals.

There are around 20 drops of essential oil in 1 ml. This works out to be…

1/8 oz. = 75 drops 1/4 oz. = 150 drops 1/2 oz. = 300 drops 1 oz. = 600 drops

See our Essential Oil Blending Tips article for blending basics and techniques. These drop conversions will help you increase any 10 drop blend to the appropriate size that you need.


Dilutions:

Essential oils are very strong and must be diluted (usually in a carrier oil) or incorporated into a finished product such as a massage oil, lotion, or aroma spray. Whether diluting an essential oil or adding it to a finished product, the oil content should only account for 1 to 2% of the total blend. Here is the break down of how much essential oil to add to 1 oz. of carrier oil or to a finished product. These dilutions for 1 oz. can easily be multiplied for larger batches of finished product or divided for a fraction of an ounce.

We are going to use our conversions from above!

1% dilution: 1 oz. = 30 ml. = 600 drops of oil. 1% of 600 drops is 6, so………. for 1 oz. of carrier oil or finished product you are going to add 6 drops of essential oil.

2% dilution: 1 oz. = 30 ml. = 600 drops of oil. 2% of 600 drops is 12, so………. for 1 oz. of carrier oil or finished product you are going to add 12 drops of essential oil.
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