Dilution Guide

The undiluted use of any essential oil on the skin can potentially cause irritation or sensitization.

“Neat” simply means that the essential oil has not been pre-diluted with carrier or base oil, and has not been adulterated. It is either referring to the single essential oil or a blend of undiluted single essential oils.

Although certain oils are deemed safe enough to use topically without carrier oil, we urge caution in doing so. For anyone starting out, or anyone just wondering in general, my answer is definitely “Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Not even Lavender.”

Below is a dilution guide and for more information on best practices with oils visit our F.A.Q section

This dilution guideline is also available in a downloadable PDF file for your to print or save on your computer or mobile devices for a quick reference.