Here are some guidelines on Normal Mixing of Carrier Oils to Essential Oils and a few other tips.

20 drops to 60 drops (1ml to 3 ml) • 100ml (3.5 fl. oz)

7 drops to 25 drops • 25ml (1 fl. oz)

3 drops to 5 drops • 5ml (1 teaspoon)

Essential oilsintoQuantity of carrier oil to be used
0-1 dropsintoOne fifth of a teaspoon
2-5 dropsinto1 teaspoon (approx. 5ml)
4-10 dropsinto2 teaspoons (approx. 10ml)
6-15 dropsinto1 tablespoon (approx. 15ml)
8-20 dropsinto4 teaspoons (approx. 20ml)
10-25 dropsinto5 teaspoons (approx. 25ml)
12-30 dropsinto2 tablespoons (approx. 30ml)

A great carrier oil for a massage is the following:

70% grapeseed (or 30% grapeseed and 40% evening primrose), 10% aloe vera & 10% avocado (or a mix), 10% wheatgerm.

Normal Mixing of Carrier Oils to Essential Oils can differ according to preference, but these are good guidelines to keep safe. Check our safety guidelines if you are unsure and notes on how to use essential oils with children and older people.

Note: All formulas are referred to as recipes on this blog. In all cases DROPS are what the recipe calls for (except if stated otherwise).

Our essential oils usually come in 10ml (or other sizes where indicated for blends) amber dropper bottles and are clearly labeled. Essential oils are sensitive to light so store them in a darker area away from direct sunlight.

Don’t add water to your oil if you are wanting to keep it fresh, especially if you are hoping to keep it for a long time – unless you are prepared to add a preservative to it; Mix your oil as you need it for a spray.

Carrier oils can be oily. If you don’t like the oiliness you can use vodka, witch hazel or the like.