Essential Oils and OCM

oil cleansing method

    When using the oil cleansing method (OCM), the addition of essential oils can result in an enhanced customized and therapeutic skin treatment. Just like carrier oils, it is important to use the best quality essential oils available for both purity and botanical therapeutic activity.

    Most essential oils should not be used full strength and it is important to follow the indications on the bottle. As a general rule, the more sensitive your skin, the more diluted your essential oils should be. *We have only listed essential oils that tend to be less sensitizing to the skin.

    OCM – Beneficial Essential Oils

    Acne
    tea tree (commonly used), manuka, lavender, neem, bergamot, cedarwood, sandalwood, helichrysum

    Oily
    tea tree (commonly used), manuka, helichrysum, lavender (commonly used), clary sage, bergamot, geranium, rosewood, neem, oregano(spot only)

    Sensitive/Soothing
    german chamomile, rose, manuka oil, helichrysum italicuum, rosewood, calendula, carrot

    Dry/Anti-Aging
    geranium, lavender, neroli, rose, rosemary, carrot, sandalwood, german chamomile

    Essential Oil Dilution in Carrier Oils
    Measurements/conversions (by volume)

    30 ml = 1 fl oz = 600 drops = 2 tablespoons
    15 ml = 1/2 fl oz = 300 drops = 1 tablespoon
    5 ml = 1/6 fl oz = 100 drops = 1 teaspoon
    1 ml = 1/30 fl oz = 20 drops = 1/5 teaspoon

    For a specific dilution:
    For one fluid (1 oz) ounce of Carrier Oil:

    1% of 600 drops (1 fl oz) = 6 drops
    2% of 600 drops (1 fl oz) = 12 drops
    2.5% of 600 drops (1 fl oz) = 15 drops
    5% of 600 drops (1 fl oz) = 30 drops
    10% of 600 drops (1 fl oz) = 60 drops