What amount of EO its enough?

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Mayrarossy

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Hi everybody! I have to ask about the essentials oils. I dont know the amount of essential oil I have to use on a 1,600 grams batch. I use lavender, rosemary, tea tree and lemmongrass. The EO are good, 100% pure and good quality. Thank you!
 

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Generally speaking, you want to use between .5 - 1oz of EO per pound of oils. For the EOs listed above, rosemary and lemongrass are pretty strong, so you can use the lower end of that range.
 

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Generally speaking, you want to use between .5 - 1oz of EO per pound of oils. For the EOs listed above, rosemary and lemongrass are pretty strong, so you can use the lower end of that range.
1 lb is about 455 g.

It depends on the essential oil. Some can be used as high as 5% of your oil weight, others are much lower. Cinnamon, various mints, clove are all known skin irritants if too much is used.

Brambleberry has a fragrance calculator you can use to estimate the amount.

http://www.brambleberry.com/pages/Fragrance-Calculator.aspx
 
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