Aromatherapy Oils for Body. Dilute 15-30 drops of pure essential oil with 1 oz. of carrier oil.
Aromatherapy Oils for Face. Use a more diluted ratio of 5 drops of pure essential oil to 1 oz. of carrier oil.
Begin by filling a small-mouth 1-oz. jar with the carrier oil of your choice, leaving an 1/2 -inch space at the top. Add the essential oils drop by drop, then cap the jar and shake well. Be sure to label the ingredients and their proportions, and your oil is ready for use.
Although the basic ratios just given are useful as general guidelines, the amount of essential oil you use will vary considerably depending on the odor intensity of the essential oil you choose and how you intend to use the formula. You may also prefer a stronger or lighter scent. Consult the Ingredients chapter to find out the odor intensity of the various essential oils.
It is advisable to store products containing essential oil in amber glass with well-fitting lids, since light and air degrade the oil.