If you want to dilute essential oils safely, you’re probably thinking ‘hey, just add a little jojoba oil and you’re good to go!’ But what if you want to use something other than a carrier oil? We all know oil and water don’t mix, and so essential oils won’t combine with non-oil-based substances unless you add a few magic ingredients to your recipes.
If you’re applying essential oils topically, it’s always important to dilute them down to 2% as a general rule. One of the easiest and most effective ways to dilute and benefit from an essential oil is to blend it with a carrier oil. These plant-based oils don’t have the concentrated aroma of an essential oil, instead they act as a vessel for carrying essential oils deeper into the skin.