Blending 101

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Percentages vs Drops/Mls

The method of blending relies on your comfort level. Some users prefer drop or ml method for blending but advanced users and especially if blending large quantity then it’s preferable to use percentage approach.

Regardless of approach used in blending, one must exercise caution on amount of concentrated essential oil or fragrance oil to be used. It’s also important to ensure when products are used on children under 12 years of age or elderly or in general adults with skin sensitivity – The concentrated oil should be at much smaller composition.

In general, IFRA (International Fragrance Association) recommends concentrated essential and fragrance oil composition to be 3% for most oils and some may vary depending on the oil. It’s best to check on IFRA site based on CAS information on concentration to be used in blending, please contact us if you require CAS number for essential oils. Fragrance oils may not have CAS # and thus one must follow Health and Precautionary guidance printed on our labels. gNEO is only offering guidance on how to mix using 2 approaches but does not endorse on blending composition and customers are required to do their own homework and due diligence on blending following IFRA’s guidelines. Higher percentage composition is used for your understanding only.

  • Drops or ml approach
    • In this approach, customer is basically using 1 ml or 1 drop of concentrated oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
      • Examples of % percentage composition using either drop or ml
        • 1% composition  – 1 drop/ml of concentrated oil – 99 drops/ml of carrier oil or 0,1 ml of concentrated oil – 0.99 ml of carrier oil
        • 5% composition – 5 drop/ml of concentrated oil – 95 drops/ml of carrier oil or 0,5 ml of concentrated oil – 0.95 ml of carrier oil
        • 10% composition – 10 drop/ml of concentrated oil – 90 drops/ml of carrier oil or 1 drop/ml of concentrated oil – 9 drops/ml of carrier oil
        • 20% composition – 20 drop/ml of concentrated oil – 80 drops/ml of carrier oil or 2 drop/ml of concentrated oil – 8 drops/ml of carrier oil
  • Percentage approach
    • In this approach, customer will use oz or gram for blending concentrated oil to carrier oil.
      • Examples of % percentage composition using either drop or ml
        • 1% composition  – 1 oz or gram of concentrated oil – 99 oz or grams of carrier oil or 0,1 oz or gram of concentrated oil – 9,9 oz or grams of carrier oil
        • 5% composition – 5 oz or grams of concentrated oil – 95 oz or grams of carrier oil or 0.5 oz or gram of concentrated oil – 9,5 oz or grams of carrier oil
        • 10% composition – 10 oz or grams of concentrated oil – 90 oz or grams of carrier oil or 1 oz or grams of concentrated oil – 9 oz or grams of carrier oil
        • 20% composition – 20 oz or grams of concentrated oil – 80 oz or grams of carrier oil or 2 oz or grams of concentrated oil – 8 oz or grams of carrier oil