This subject is very familiar to people who have been using essential oils for a period of time, but for the ‘newbies’ out there, it’s a topic that should be explored. ~ Just recently a friend of mine who’s into using essential oils for almost everything, gave a sample of our Melaleuca oil to a friend for a common skin target. She told her friend to rub a little of the oil right on the blemished area, but if her skin was sensitive she might want to dilute the Melaleuca oil with a carrier oil. Well, her friend went home after errands and a long day and used the Melaleuca oil straight from the sample bottle. She forgot to dilute it and she is one of the many people who has more sensitive skin. Nothing horrible happened, just a slight pink hue formed on her skin in that area, but it was enough to remind her that her skin type needs the oils to be diluted. ~ doTERRA offers a Fractionated Coconut oil as a carrier oil but you can use extra virgin olive oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil to dilute a full strength essential oil. ~ Diluting essential oils when you use them on your young children and pets is always the best call until you can determine how they will react to the oils. I’ve raised my son using the oils and now as an adult, he knows which oils to dilute and which ones he can use straight. For my dog, I dilute the oils when I put them on topically for certain things because she is a small breed and I want to be cautious. When I had my large breed dogs though I didn’t have to dilute very many of the oils. This is something you’ll figure out as you go, but when you are first starting to use essential oils I always recommend diluting them.
Have a great day! Jana
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