To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to
use a carrier oil (such as Fractionated Coconut Oil) to dilute more potent oils and when trying an oil for the first time.
The recommended dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil. Use of a carrier oil can also increase
absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil.
It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose.
Start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed.
Since every individual is unique, the dose will vary for each individual based on size, age, and overall health status.
Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils
-Forehead and temples
-Chest and abdomen
-Arms, legs, the bottom of feet
Other Effective Methods of Topical Application
-Add a few drops of essential oils to a warm bath
-Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area
-Add essential oil to a lotion or moisturizer and then apply to skin.
Sensitive Areas to be Avoided:
-Some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes
-Eyes and inner ears
-Broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin