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Substituting Carrier Oil with Water in Blends

by Kait
(Virginia )

I'm an aromatherapy novice but have recently fallen in love with it. I've found some great recipes for blends in a book I purchased, Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art. The only problem is, the recipes include carrier oils but I'd like to use them in my oil warmer.

I've read that essential oils should not be used in warmers for various reasons, so I'm wondering, does anyone know how to substitute water? Would it be the same number ounces of water that I'd use for the blends or do I need to convert it with a particular ratio?

Thank you so much!

Hi Kait
Thank you for your question and great to hear you have found the amazing world of aromatherapy :)

I find that most recipes are interchangable between using in carrier oil, room sprays and diffusing.

Firstly, it is important to note that essential oils do NOT like heat. So any form of warming/heating to assist the diffusing of the esential oil may damage fragile chemical constituents in the oil.

I highly recommend a cold air essential oil diffuser for diffusing essential oils. This is a must if you you want to full therapeutic benefits from your blends.

So to answer your question, it is not the water that causes damage to the essential oils--it is the heat! Please consider changing to a cold air diffuser as soon as possible to get the most out of your essential oils.


Essential Oil Goddess

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