A Beginner's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils with Coconut Oil

Psst! Here's a little secret about essential oils: to really harness their wellness-boosting magic for our health, you gotta know the art of dilution! Diluting essential oils is super important, especially when it comes to our fur pals like horses and dogs. And what's the secret sauce to dilute these potions? Drumroll, please... it's carrier oil!

Now, let me introduce you to the superhero of carrier oils: the magnificent coconut oil! It's a powerhouse for diluting essential oils, but not all coconut oils wear the same cape. So, let's embark on a thrilling journey to discover the right coconut oil, and the magic formula to mix it all up for the ultimate wellness experience!

Get ready to be amazed by the wonders of blending essential oils with a carrier like coconut! This magical mix makes using essential oils a breeze, while pampering your skin with extra nourishment and shield.

What Are Carrier Oils?

Before we dive into the world of essential oils and coco-nutty bliss, let's get the 411 on carrier oils! These veggie-based oils, aka base oils, will be your skincare's ultimate ride-or-die. They mix with essential oils to pamper your skin without causing a fuss. Carrier oils help your favorite scents go the distance, making them easier to apply to the body and fabulously long-lasting, all the while minimizing potential skin reactions. 

From sources like seeds and nuts, carrier oil varieties like coconut, almond, grapeseed (great for acne prone skin), apricot, and jojoba oil embrace the spotlight. For more info about other carrier oils and what they can do for your skin, click HERE, otherwise read on as I highlight my fave, the fabulous coconut oil. 

What Is Coconut Oil?     

Coconut oil is one of the most popular carrier oils on the market today - and for good reason! It is rich in vitamins E and K as well as medium chain fatty acids including lauric acid which can help fight bacteria and fungus while moisturizing the skin. In this review published on PubMed, "fatty-acid components of vegetable oils are assumed to play a major role in the wound-healing process". Coconut oil can benefit your skin care without even adding essential oils! You can mix any essential oil you'd like with coconut oil. Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, even Oregano essential oil, to name just a few.

Lucky for us, in the world of coconut oil – we've got two fabulous variants to pick from.

First up, we have our star, the unrefined (virgin) coconut oil, perfect for creams, salves, and even your horse's hooves! (to read more about that, click HERE)With its minimal processing and delightful coconut aroma, it brings a tropical twist to any recipe as well as skin nourishing benefits. You can even use it to deeply moisturize your hair. 

Now, for those moments when you need a lighter touch, enter the fantastic fractionated coconut oil! This magical liquid is created through steam-distillation of mature coconut oil - no grease, aroma, or stickiness here! It's processed so that it stays liquid 100% of the time. With its quick skin-absorption powers, it's ideal for roller bottles, massage rubs, aromatherapy recipes, and more. 

How To Dilute Essential Oils With Coconut Oil     

Ready for a whirlwind adventure into the world of essential oils? Then grab your trusty sidekick, coconut oil, and let's get mixin'! All you need to do is add your essential oils to your coconut oil. It really is that simple, grab a bowl, add some coconut oil, and add some essential oils. But hold on, don't go crazy – we've got our fur friends to consider. Plus, our noble steeds need some oil love too! Dilution rates can depend on where you're at in your oil journey, who you're applying them to, and the health and well being of the individual. 

When you're just getting started,  add 1-2 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of coconut oil, and if your senses dare for more, crank it up to 3-4 drops. But remember, easy does it, partner! We only want to use the amount of essential oils we need and too much can lead to irritation or sensitivity, so take it slow and enjoy the journey! Since essential oils are absorbed very quickly into the body, it's better to use smaller amounts more frequently. 

Once you're more familiar with essential oils, try making a roller bottle. Making a roller bottle is super easy! Simply grab some 10 ml roller bottles from Amazon, add around 10-20 drops of essential oil, and fill the rest of the way up with fractionated coconut oil. For a step by step guide, click HERE

For our fur kids, grab my easy dilution guide for dogs HERE and for horses HERE

Get ready to be amazed by how easy it is to use essential oils with a carrier oil like coconut! This magical mix makes using essential oils a breeze, while pampering your skin with extra nourishment and shield. So go ahead, dive into the uses of essential oils with coconut oil, and let your senses savor this delightful experience-you'll be hooked!


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