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Clarification on ideal % eo concentration 
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Post Clarification on ideal % eo concentration
I understand how to get to desired % concentration of any essential using Ananda's fantastic chart. Now I need to clarify, if it's ideal for most skincare blends to be at about 3% concentration, this means total for all essential oils in your blend? Or can I have 3% of a few different oils in one blend?

Additionally, for oils that are appropriate to use neat should one ignore the concentrations and just add however much you want to a blend, or could this be counter-productive in some cases?

Thanks so much!!!

Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:28 pm

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Post Re: Clarification on ideal % eo concentration
3% refers to the total amount of essential oils relative to the size of the bottle, whether one or several. Less is more, for the most part, so you might increase the percentage some, especially in terms of fragrance, but not based on whether they can be applied neat. For example, Schnaubelt recommends about a 1.5% dilution of helichrysum for eliminating scars and such.

I use a bit over 6% in my skincare formula, but 3.5% for a facial lotion.

Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:27 pm

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Post Re: Clarification on ideal % eo concentration
Thanks,that is really helpful!

Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:24 am
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