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Post first timer
Hi all!!!! I am a first timer and very interested in using oils for health and beauty. However I am lost and confused with all the amounts to use. Is there an easy list of recipes or conversions of amounts?

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Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:58 am
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Post Re: first timer
Hi - this VERY much depends on your desired applications. Generally, for skin care, you'll want to aim for a 3% concentration of essential oils in carrier(s). That's a TOTAL of 1ml of essential oil(s) in each 1 oz of carrier - or approximately 30 drops of essential oil.

With more details, we can offer more support :)

Best,
Eric


Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:09 am
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does this apply to all oils and carrier oils? is that a good ratio to start with? and can they all be applied safely to the bottom of feet and work correctly for medicinal reasons?
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Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:02 am
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Post Re: first timer
The ratio of oils to carrier usually varies, depending upon use. Also, the number of drops in a ml are mostly different for each.

Applying the mixtures to the soles of the feet is a good method.


Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:01 pm
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Hi,

They can help break up mucus (this is an expectorant) and open the breathing passages. 'Eucalyptol' is what's in Vic's Vapor Rub...this is in all Eucalyptus varieties (Blue Gum being the one with the highest amount), Rosemary, and many other essential oils. Best used in a diffuser so you can breathe them in!


Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:48 pm
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Post Re: first timer
Thanks for the responses! in making the "vicks" rub for soles of feet, which oils are best for a 6 year old boy and what percentage of eo and carriers? do you have a recipe?


Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:58 am
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Post Re: first timer
Hi I found some recipes for making hand soaps and body washes using eos, however are they safe for the whole family including young children. mainly they contain castile soap, eos, coconut oil, and veg glycerin


Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:00 am
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Post Re: first timer
Try a bit and see if it works for your family, as everyone responds somehwat differently to both essential and carrier oils.


Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:23 am
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Post Re: first timer
I recently made a facial wash using castile soap, chamomile, lavender and grapefruit. smells great and skin was smooth but its a little watery, can i add some veg glycerin to make it thicker? and how much?
Thanks :D


Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:14 am
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