An Example to Dilute your Essential Oil
Diluting your essential oil is really quite easy! Lets say you have an oil and you want to dilute it to 2%. When you read this this generally means you should use enough of a carrier oil (like olive oil) and drop in enough essential oil until it makes up about 2% of the total.
So if you’re using 50ml of carrier oil, and you want to create a 2% oil with Lavender. By using the calculator or the quick guide chart at the bottom of the page you can see that you should use 20 drops of lavender.
And that’s really all there is to it! Drop in 20 drops of Lavender into your carrier oil, now you have 2%.
How did we get to this figure?
While the amount of drops per ml in an oil can vary due to thickness, it’s safe to say that there is approximately 20 drops per 1ml of oil (this also goes for essential oils). That means 50ml of carrier oil makes up about 1000 drops.
Now 2% of 1000 is 20.
That’s it! That’s how we come to these numbers!