How to Dilute Essential Oils Using Recycled Bottles

Tips for Pre-Diluting Your YLEO

You can also check a reference guide for essential oil dilution instructions.

I wrote a blog post the other day titled “How to Reuse Your Empty Young Living Essential Oil Bottles.” If you read it, you will know that empty essential oil bottles are perfect for pre-diluting your essential oils. Having your Young Living essential oils already diluted, allows for quick and easy oil application of your favorite essential oils (especially if you are on-the-go). To piggy back off of my “How to Reuse Your Empty Young Living Essential Oil Bottles” blog post, this one will teach you how to dilute essential oils using those recycled bottles.

Tip # 1) Check the back of each Young Living essential oil bottle – or – your reference guide

There is a label on the back of each Young Living essential oil bottle. If that essential oil is primarily used topically, the label will tell you whether that essential oil should be diluted with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin. You can also check your reference guide for dilution instructions. Young Living essential oils typically require no dilution, a 1:1 dilution (1 drop of essential oil in at least 1 drop of carrier oil), or a 1:4 dilution (1 drop of essential oil in at least 4 drops of carrier oil).

Tip # 2) Store a small amount of carrier oil in a glass dropper bottle

My favorite carrier oil is Young Living’s V-6 oil (other carrier oils like olive oil can also be used). I keep a small amount of V-6 oil in a 2 ounce glass dropper bottle to assure my ratios are accurate when I am pre-diluting my essential oils. If you don’t have a glass dropper bottle, however, no worries…I have tips below for you too.

Tip # 3) How to pre-dilute Young Living essential oils in recycled 5-ml bottles (holds about 80 drops)

-For an essential oil that is to be diluted 1:1 (1 drop of essential oil to at least 1 drop of carrier oil):

  • To fill the whole 5-ml bottle, add 40 drops of essential oil and 40 drops of carrier oil (or add 40 drops of essential oil and fill the rest of the bottle up with carrier oil)
  • To fill half of the 5-ml bottle, add 20 drops of essential oil and 20 drops of carrier oil (or add 20 drops of essential oil and add carrier oil until the bottle is half full)

-For an essential oil that is to be diluted 1:4 (1 drop of essential oil to at least 4 drops of carrier oil):

  • To fill the whole 5-ml bottle, add 16 drops of essential oil and 64 drops of carrier oil (or add 16 drops of essential oil and fill the rest of the bottle up with carrier oil)
  • To fill half of the 5-ml bottle, add 8 drops of essential oil and 32 drops of carrier oil (or add 8 drops of essential oil and add carrier oil until the bottle is half full)

Because essential oils differ in consistency, these measurements are approximate. Therefore, be sure to pay attention as you fill your bottles. You don’t want it to overflow!

Tip # 4) How to pre-dilute Young Living essential oils in recycled 15-ml bottles (holds about 250 drops)

-For an essential oil that is to be diluted 1:1 (1 drop of essential oil to at least 1 drop of carrier oil):

  • To fill the whole 15-ml bottle, add 125 drops of essential oil and 125 drops of carrier oil (or add 125 drops of essential oil and fill the rest of the bottle up with carrier oil)
  • To fill half of the 15-ml bottle, add 63 drops of essential oil and 63 drops of carrier oil (or add 63 drops of essential oil and add carrier oil until the bottle is half full)

-For an essential oil that is to be diluted 1:4 (1 drop of essential oil to at least 4 drops of carrier oil):

  • To fill the whole 15-ml bottle, add 50 drops of essential oil and 200 drops of carrier oil (or add 50 drops of essential oil and fill the rest of the bottle up with carrier oil)
  • To fill half of the 15-ml bottle, add 25 drops of essential oil and 100 drops of carrier oil (or add 25 drops of essential oil and add carrier oil until the bottle is half full)

Because essential oils differ in consistency, these measurements are approximate. Therefore, be sure to pay attention as you fill your bottles. You don’t want it to overflow!

Tip # 5) How to pre-dilute Young Living essential oils for infants and small children in recycled bottles

-Essential oils are typically diluted much more for use infants and young children. According to the Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 1-2 drops of essential oil is diluted in at least 1/2-1 teaspoon of carrier oil. A small amount of the diluted mixture is then applied to the skin.

  • a 5-ml bottle holds about 1 teaspoon
  • a 15-ml bottle holds about 3 teaspoons or 1 Tablespoon

Because essential oils differ in consistency, these measurements are approximate. Therefore, be sure to pay attention as you fill your bottles. You don’t want it to overflow!

Tip # 6) Use Young Living AromaGlide Roller Fitments

Make topical application with your essential oils easier yet by using Young Living’s AromaGlide Roller Fitments (aka: roller-balls). The fitments come 10 per pack and fit on a 5-ml and 15-ml Young Living essential oil bottle. I love Young Living’s roller-ball fitments! When I want to use my pre-diluted essential oil, I just give my bottle a quick shake, unscrew the cap, and roll it right on my skin. Seriously…it doesn’t get any easier than that! :)

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Which Essential Oils Are Typically Safe for Babies and Young Children?

YLEO THAT ARE TYPICALLY SAFE FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN

Can essential oils be used on babies and children?

Aromatherapists, reference guides, and essential oil users sometimes have differing opinions on if and which essential oils are safe to use on babies and young children (as well as the dilution ratios to use). Some experts recommend using hydrosols, carrier oils, and butters instead of essential oils on children under the age of five. However, there are many other conservative experts who believe that some essential oils can safely be used on babies and young children if diluted appropriately. Please use a reference guide that you trust and consider consulting a professional and/or doctor if you plan to use essential oils on babies and young children.

Which essential oils are safe for babies?

The below information is summarized from “The Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils” (which includes a section on children and infants).

Essential oils that are typically thought to be safe for use on babies and children are: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Orange, Rose Otto, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang, Gentle Baby (a Young Living essential oil blend). Young Living KidScents Oil Collection is typically safe for children ages 2-12. There are many oil users who use other essential oils on their kiddos, but those listed here may offer a good starting point.

Note: Per the FDA, Young Living now only labels their oils with that oil’s primary method of use. Therefore, some of the oils listed above will only give dietary supplement usage instructions on their label. NOT MATTER WHAT THE LABEL SAYS, DO NOT GIVE A CHILD AN ESSENTIAL OIL AS A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT. For these “dietary oils,” you will need to check a reference guide for secondary usage instructions!

Safety tips for essential oil use on babies and children:

It is typically not recommended that babies and young children ingest essential oils (because babies and young children are so small and oils are so potent). If an essential oil is ingested, give the child an oil soluble liquid such as milk, cream, or half and half. For your protection, you may want to consider calling poison control and/or seeking medical attention.

Always heavily dilute an essential oil with a carrier oil when applying to babies and children. When applying essential oils to babies, dilute 1-2 drops of essential oil in at least 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil. For children 2-5 years of age, dilute 1-3 drops of essential oil in at least 1 teaspoon carrier oil. Then, apply a small amount of that mixture to your kiddo.

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Source:

Quick Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley

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