Since Essential Oils are very potent. Some Essential Oils may irritate the skin or other area’s of the body. In these cases they are often diluted with a pure vegetable oil (carrier oil) like jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil etc.
Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application. Massaging also improves distribution throughout the body. Use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption. Especially in skin that is dry or flaky. The carrier oil also helps moisturize the skin and slows evaporation of the oil.
It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose. Start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed. Because every individual is unique, the dose will vary for each individual based on size, age, and overall health status.