So if you're googling using essential oils, you have been told to dilute....and yep, I agree, in most cases, that's a great idea!
Now what tho? How do I dilute? and with what?
First we want to understand a few things about EO's.
They dont like water, they like fat, so when we are gonna dilute we want to use what we call a carrier oil. A carrier oil is a fatty oil usually pressed from the seed of a plant. Think avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, coconut oil...
Carrier oils are the best way to dilute for topical use cause the eo will bind with the carrier oil, be absorbed slower and stay on the skin longer. That decreases the chance of a reaction, makes it easy to target large areas, and makes your essential oils go a long way. This is especially important if you are using EO's with your fur kids! But that's another blog :)
What carrier oil is best? Well that depends....on what your goal is...certain carrier oils are better for the skin than others. Some have their own aroma, or we might prefer one that has no aroma. Maybe we want a really thick oil, or maybe we want one that absorbs super quick...
If ya don't have a specific goal, my top 3 are:
- Fractionated coconut oil
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
Why? 'cause most of us have these in our kitchen and so ya don't have to go buy anything special, and they work well with most recipes.
If ya want more deets, click HERE to read my other blog post where we go a tad more in depth with info on carrier oils.
Once you pick your carrier oil, simply add a dollop or squirt in your hand, add your drops of EO's, rub your hands together, and apply.
You can also make a roller bottle, if ya need deets on that, click HERE
Let's get oiling!