A good rule of thumb is to always dilute your essential oils for topical use, especially for kids, elderly adults, pets, and those with sensitive skin. Diluting with a carrier oil, like fractionated coconut oil, also helps the essential oils absorb into the skin better.
Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds that evaporate quickly. Mixing them with a carrier oil helps the essential oils stay on the skin, and get them where they need to go. Diluting also helps your essential oil supply last longer!
Use this simple Dilution Guide for using your essential oils safely and effectively!