DILUTING ESSENTIAL OILS 💦 Why, when & how to do…

DILUTING ESSENTIAL OILS 💦 Why, when & how to do…



hi it’s jewel the daily drop Society
today we’re going over what is diluting
an essential oil what does it mean and
why you should be doing it when you’re
using essential oils now dilution simply
means that you are using a carrier oil
when you’re using your potent strong
essential oil now this in no way makes
your essential oil less effective we
have this funny thing in our heads we
think of dilution like if I had a glass
of lemonade and I added water to it it’s
not as strong because I diluted it with
essential oils we can’t think of it this
way
what it’s actually doing is increasing
the use and availability of that
essential oil when we use it topically
which means when we use it on the skin
when we use a carrier oil before we use
an essential oil it actually helps slow
down the flashpoint of an essential oil
remember that these essential oils are
volatile aromatic compounds that’s why
when you open the bottle you can smell
them right away because they’re already
evaporating into the air by putting on a
carrier oil before we put on as an
essential oil it actually slows down
that evaporation and so your body is
able to absorb more of it it just helps
your skin absorb the essential oil
better and more effectively it’s also a
great way to prep the skin before using
essential oil because it’s gonna be
easier to spread on your skin topically
using a carrier oil it also helps with
skin sensitivity it’s one of the biggest
concerns when using an essential oil is
do you might get some skin irritation
when you put it on the skin by using a
carrier oil it helps not have that
sensitive issue it also later down the
road helps with something called skin
sensitization what happens is that after
using an essential oil for a long period
of time sometimes our skin can become
sensitive to it even though there aren’t
protein
to cause that allergic reaction in an
essential oil those proteins are
actually still in our skin the research
i’ve read talks about that over time
sometimes our skin can become sensitive
but if we are diluting and using a
carrier oil when we use our essential
oils it takes that down it makes it so
safe and effective to use on our skin
it’s also really important that we
dilute an essential oil when we’re using
hot essential oils you’re always gonna
want to dilute essential oils like Kasia
cinnamon clove oregano and thyme as
those oils are known to be more hot and
sensitive to our skin and will cause a
reaction so a carrier oil is what they
call a vegetable based oil these are
things like sweet almond oil jojoba oil
olive oil grapeseed oil and my favorite
one to use coconut oil I use what they
call a fractionated coconut oil what
this means is that it is a coconut oil
that no longer has the fatty chains so
it always stays at a liquid form the
reason why I like to use this one more
than any of the others it doesn’t leave
a greasy residue when you’re using it
topically on the skin it also has a
longer shelf life so it doesn’t go
rancid as fast and I can use it longer
and things like roller bottle recipes or
just sitting on my shelf until I’m ready
to use it there’s just a little rule of
thumb when you’re using essential oil so
you know how much to dilute it in your
hand you can take your fractionated
coconut oil or any other carrier oil you
decide to use and put around one
teaspoon in your hand now with our
little ones that we’re using essential
oils on you’re only gonna want to add
one drop of essential oil to that
teaspoon of carrier oil this will give
you a 1 percent dilution now with your
kids you can do a 2 percent dilution
that would be two drops of essential oil
to one teaspoon
of carrier oil now for adults who want
to dilute their essential oil you can do
anywhere from a three to five percent
dilution of that essential oil you’ll
take one teaspoon of carrier oil with
three to five drops of that essential
oil in your hand to put on the skin now
I found in my experience the dilution of
essential oil is really personal it’s
gonna depend on what your skin
sensitivity is it’s gonna depend on the
texture the coarseness all that that has
to do with the skin and it also depends
on if I’m working with something like
I’m just wanting to smell that essential
oil or if I’m actually working with
something on the skin that I’m trying to
take care of this is gonna make a
difference in how much of an essential
oil you’re gonna want to use but
remember the rule of thumb use less more
often and you will see incredible
results with using these essential oils
you can always add more later but you
can’t always take it away
if you’ve used too much now also just a
rule of thumb if you do find you’ve put
on an essential oil and it does seem a
little bit too strong for you and you
feel your skin getting red maybe a
little itchy it’s starting to irritate
it don’t ever ever use water don’t use
it what you’ll want to do is grab again
a carrier oil you’ll just layer that
right on top of it and you’re gonna feel
that feeling just dissipate as it
dilutes that essential oil so remember
never use water always use a carrier oil
the last tip I have for you for using
essential oils topically in diluting is
that when you’re using a citrus oil be
cautious because those oils can become
photosensitive so if you know you’re
going to be out in the Sun and you’re
using a citrus oil topically make sure
you cover up it’s about 12 hours your
skin is gonna be a little bit more
sensitive to the Sun cover up wear
sunscreen use a carrier oil so you’re
not feeling that extra photosensitivity
that may come from using an essential
oil topically there was a lot of
information at you guys
today I hope you got some good
information on VIN it I hope you
understand now why it’s so important to
dilute how you can start diluting at
home and really how easy it is thanks
for watching you guys
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