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How do you dilute oregano oil?

How do you dilute oregano oil?

If it’s not premixed, you’ll have to dilute it yourself by combining it with a carrier oil, such as coconut or olive oil. The usual recipe is 5 to 6 drops for every ounce of carrier oil. The essential oil can be used topically after it’s diluted.

What is the proportion of essential oil to carrier oil?

A good rule of thumb is to use one drop of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil for a 1% dilution. For a 0.50% dilution, because you cannot measure half of one drop, increase the amount of carrier oil used.

What is the dilution ratio for essential oils?

Always dilute essential oils down to 1–2 percent (100 drops of a carrier oil for every one drop of essential oil) before topical application.

Is it safe to use oregano oil in diluted form?

The various medicinal and healing properties of oregano oil are the main reasons for its popularity. However, this herbal oil is strong and can irritate the skin if you apply it without diluting it. Hence, you should always use the oil in its diluted form.

How much essential oil should be diluted per ounce?

Whichever dilution method you choose, the essential oil content should only account for 0.5% to 2% of the total blend. This equates to 3 to 12 drops per ounce of finished product. For easier versions of all this math, check out our handy charts and calculators below!

What’s the best dilution rate for olive oil?

For example, you might be using olive oil or witch hazel extract as carriers. We suggest a 1% or 2% dilution rate. If using a 1% dilution rate, write “1”.

Where do you get the oil from oregano?

Oregano oil is obtained from oregano flowers and leaves. The leaves and flowers are allowed to dry on the plant before being harvested. It is made sure the oil content of the plant is at the highest level at the time of harvesting. The oil-making procedure is concluded with distillation of the harvested flowers and leaves.