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.
You might be working with a smaller budget at the moment, but there’s no reason you can’t still enjoy using essential oils. That’s why we’re sharing some of our simple methods for making your essential oils go the extra mile, and preserving their quality when you store them.
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.