We often refer to maximum dilutions. What exactly does this mean?
Let’s learn more…
Essential oils should always be diluted when applied to the skin. Why – you ask? To avoid potential issues with Sensitization.
Since we all know it’s important to dilute, let’s talk about some essential oils that have MAXIMUM dilutions. In other words, we don’t recommend using these particular oils in amounts higher than listed in their descriptions. This is for a variety of reasons:
- May be a potential skin sensitizer – especially true when oxidized
- May be a “hot” oil – causing redness, warmth or irritation
- Long term use at higher dilutions can cause issues with blood thinning (as in the case of wintergreen)
Below you will find a listing of the essential oils that we offer at Plant Therapy that carry maximum dilution recommendations. Regardless of where you purchase your essential oils, this is a useful list:
As always, we want to hear from you! Contact us by emailing [email protected] for any questions, concerns or comments you may have. You can join our Facebook group Safe Essential Oil Recipes and participate in lively conversation with other essential oils users. We have your safety in mind – so come hang out with us to learn even more! We look forward to seeing you there!
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Plant Therapy and it’s representatives are not intending to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.