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Reply To: Clarification on ideal % eo concentration


3% refers to the total amount of essential oils relative to the size of the bottle, whether one or several. Less is more, for the most part, so you might increase the percentage some, especially in terms of fragrance, but not based on whether they can be applied neat. For example, Schnaubelt recommends about a 1.5% dilution of helichrysum for eliminating scars and such.

I use a bit over 6% in my skincare formula, but 3.5% for a facial lotion.