Essential Oil Essentials

Dilution The topical application of essential oils is one of the most popular uses and has many benefits. However, because essential oils are highly concentrated and potent, it’s important to understand how to dilute when necessary. A good rule of thumb is to use less rather than more. All Be Young essential oils and blends are classified into three categories Neat, Sensitive, and Photosensitive. • Photosensitive means the essential oil will react (and can cause sunburns) if exposed to the UV rays of the sun. Photosensitive oils should not be used if direct sun exposure is expected immediately after use or up to 12 hours after application of oil. topical use on children Essential oils are a great choice in caring for young children and babies. It is important to remember that their young systems are still developing and are very sensitive. Follow our recommended guidelines to keep children safe by diluting essential oils with a carrier oil such as grapeseed oil, olive oil, camelina oil, avocado oil, etc. • Ages 6 mo. – 2 yrs. 8:1 Ratio -- Neat: 8 drops carrier oil to 1 drop essential oil -- Sensitive: 40 drops carrier oil to 1 drop essential oil -- Recommended: Do not apply more than 3 times throughout the day. Up to 2-3 drops per application. • Ages 2 -6 yrs. 4:1 Ratio -- Neat: 4 drops carrier oil to 1 drop essential oil -- Sensitive: 20 drops carrier oil to 1 drop essential oil -- Recommended: Do not apply more than 3 times throughout the day. Up to 3-5 drops per application. • Ages 7-11 yrs. 2:1 Ratio -- Neat: 2 drops carrier oil to 1 drop essential oil. -- Sensitive: 10 drops carrier oil to 1 drop essential oil -- Recommended: Do not apply more than 3-5 times throughout the day. Up to 4-8 drops per application. • Neat means no dilution is necessary for adults • Sensitive means dilution is recommended

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