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HOW to read the dilution chart


The dilution chart. We often get asked just HOW in the world you read this thing. We realize that this might seem intimidating – but we promise it’s not as bad as it seems! It’s important to remember that ANYTIME you apply essential oils to the skin, you’ll want to use a carrier oil. This chart helps you find the right ratio for your situation. Check out the illustration below for some guidance and the following discussion for some clarifications:

Dilution Chart Explination

Once you learn how to how to read the chart there often are more questions:

1. How do I know which dilution rate to use?

For normal, daily use we recommend a dilution rate of 2%. For acute situations, like an injury or temporary condition you can go up to 5% for a SHORT period of time. How long is this? Typically less than 2 weeks.

 2. How do I get .5 of a drop?

You don’t. If you really want to be exact, you need to increase the amount of carrier until you come across a whole number! If you can’t do this, just round DOWN to the next whole number (example 1.5 drops becomes just 1 drop).

3. What about use on the face?

This normally means you’d like to blend into a facial serum or cream and will be using it daily. Stick to 1% dilution – the skin on your face is more sensitive and you should use a lower dilution.

4. What about my kids? or Babies?

For use with children, you can see guidelines in the bottom block. For the most part, we feel like a 2% dilution for spot treatments is fine. You’ll notice that this block refers to WHOLE BODY APPLICATION. Since we rarely cover our entire bodies in essential oils – a 2% dilution is fine.

5. What is “whole body application”?

In the case of a massage (or body cream) where a large portion of the skin is covered, you want to use a lower dilution. Since so much surface area is affected, this increases the total rate of absorption for your body.

That should cover most of the FAQs regarding this dilution chart. However, as always, we want to hear from you! Contact us by emailing for any questions, concerns or comments you may have. You can join our Facebook group Safe Essential Oil Recipes and participate in lively conversation with other essential oils users. We have your safety in mind – so come hang out with us to learn even more! We look forward to seeing you there!




Fastest Growing Essential Oil Company According to Inc. Magazine

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What an amazing journey. Since our inception in 2011, Plant Therapy has seen tremendous growth and

transformation. We have quickly become one of the most trusted names in the essential oil industry.

Being ranked #31 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of fasted growing private business in America is a true honor

and really there are two groups of people responsible for this: our customers and our staff. We really do

have the best of both.

Our customers are passionate, loving, patient and loyal. We appreciate them as people, not just sales

numbers. Each one is on their own aromatherapy journey (many on a life changing journey of natural

health) and we are grateful that they have chosen to take us along. We genuinely listen to their

concerns and try our best to treat them right.

Our staff is hard working, friendly, honest and just good people. As we grow it is exciting to see

friendships being fostered and lives being transformed. We have people from all walks of life and in age

ranges from mid-teens to the mid-60s. We control almost every aspect of the business in-house. From

production (bottling, labeling, etc.) to order fulfillment and post fulfillment customer service. We try to

utilize the strengths of each of our staff members to the best of their ability and to encourage their own

personal development.

This business success has also allowed us to be an influence for good in the lives of thousands of people.

Since 2011 we have donated over $400,000 to charitable organizations and people in need. This can be

as simple as providing a tank of gas for a stranded traveler or work on more complicated projects like

digging wells in remote African villages. I believe that true earthly joy comes in giving service to others.

I am often asked how we have been able to grow the business so successfully in such a short period of

time. I have reflected a lot about that these past couple of months. I grew up in a home with an

entrepreneurial father. Almost my entire life he had been self-employed while my mother was a stay at

home mom. I am one of 6 children (5 boys) and both parents taught us to work hard and be generous.

As I reflect on my childhood, I think it is funny how I learned some of the most important things about

how to run a business in my pre-school years. Treat others how you would like to be treated. Don’t

cheat. If you screw up fess up to it and learn from it. Play fair. Don’t quit just because it’s hard. Be

honest. Don’t cut. These may seem like simple concepts, but I believe they are the foundation of any

successful relationship. Whether it is with a spouse or a customer. Plant Therapy’s customers know they

can trust us. When we say we will do something, they know we do everything in our power to follow

through. That is the foundation to a successful business (and life).

I love and appreciate our customers and our staff. I am grateful for the trust they have placed in us.

Thank you for an amazing first three years of business! I look forward to many more.

Chris Jones, President

Plant Therapy Inc.


New to essential oils?


We LOVE educating our customers on the safe use of essential oils. So – here are a few great blog posts to get your started. For some, this may be repeat information – but it’s always a good idea to brush up on your reading to be sure you’re doing it right! These posts are very basic and contain additional information that we feel is really important in order to have a working knowledge of using essential oils safely with members of your family. So before you make your first order or apply your essential oils to your skin – take a few minutes and check out the following blog posts:

Learn the basics in this 101 blog post:
Have kids? Learn about which oils are safe to use with your little ones:
Pregnant? Nursing? Looking to become Pregnant? Learn how to use aromatherapy safely through your pregnancy:
Heard you can drop oils in your water? Or consume in other ways? You may rethink that after reading this:
Learn about what a carrier oil is and why it’s important:
Inhalation is a fabulous way to use essential oils, learn more here:
Dilution is KEY when dealing with essential oils on the skin. To avoid an issue, check out this post:
Botanical or Latin names are important to understand which essential oils you are using, find out more:

Check back with us in a bit to see MORE beginner posts and explanations to help you make the most of your essential oils (safely)!! Of course, as always, we want to hear from you! You can contact us by emailing for any questions, concerns or comments you may have. Don’t forget – you can also join our Facebook group Safe Essential Oil Recipes and participate in lively conversation with other essential oils users. We have your safety in mind – so come hang out with us to learn even more! We look forward to seeing you there!