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These are great charts!

Measurement Conversion Chart
10 drops 1/10 tsp. 1/96 oz. 1/8 dram about 1 ml.
12.5 drops 1/8 tsp. 1/48 oz. 1/6 dram about 5/8 ml.
25 drops 1/4 tsp. 1/24 oz. 1/3 dram about 1 1/4 ml.
50 drops 1/2 tsp. 1/12 oz. 2/3 dram about 2 1/2 ml.
100 drops 1 tsp. 1/6 oz. 1 1/3 drams about 5 ml.
150 drops 1 1/2 tsp. 1/4 oz. 2 drams about 13.5 ml
300 drops 3 tsp. 1/2 oz. 4 drams about 15 ml.
600 drops 6 tsp. 1 oz. 8 drams about 30 ml.
24 teaspoons (8 tablespoons) 4 oz. 1/2 cup
48 teaspoons (16 tablespoons) 8 oz. 1 cup 1/2 pint
96 teaspoons (32 tablespoons) 16 oz. 2 cups 1 pint

Suggested Dilutions for Various Methods of Application
 
 
 

Vegetable Oils
The more saturated an oil, the thicker its consistency and the longer it can be stored without refrigeration. Also, the lower the iodine value, the better the oil will keep. Values can vary according to the source of the oil. Some oils also contain other ingredients that improve their preservation, such as sesame oil.



Oil % of Saturated Fats Iodine Value
Coconut 91 9
Cocoa Butter 50 40
Olive 20 84
Peanut 20 92
Rice 17 104
Corn 17 124
Wheat Germ 18 125
Walnut 16 138
Soy 15 130
Sesame 13 110
Almond 5 - 10 100
Apricot 5 - 10 100
Sunflower 6 - 8 130
Safflower 6 143
Castor 3 84

The values are based on information from Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products, edited by Daniel Swern, and Food Oils and Their Uses, by Theodore J. Weiss, USDA research chemist.

 

 

The following information is adapted from The Essential Oil Safety Data Manual by Robert Tisserand. We recommend this book to anyone interested in a thorough study of toxic oils.



Photosensitizing Essential Oils
angelica lime
bergamot opoponax
bitter orange rue
cumin verbena
lemon

Mucous-Membrane Irritants
allspice savory
cinnamon spearmint
clove thyme (except linalol)
oregano

Skin Irritants
cinnamon pimento
clove savory
dwarf pine thyme (except linalol)
oregano wintergreen

Potentially Toxic Oils
Some of the oils in the following list have limited use externally; others are used for perfumery. We have included Latin names to avoid any confusion.

almond, bitter (Prunus amygdalus var. amara)
inula (Inula graveolens)
khella (Ammi visnaga)
mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris)
pennyroyal (Mentha pelugium)
sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
thuja (Thuja occidentalis)
wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

Very Toxic Essential Oils

We recommend not using the following oils at all.

ajowan (Ptychotis ajowan, Carum ajowan)
arnica (Arnica montana)
boldo (Peumus boldus)
buchu (Barosma betulina)
calamus (Acorus calamus)
cascarilla (Croton eluteria)
chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
camphor, brown and yellow (Cinnamomun camphora)
deer tongue (Carphephorus odoratissimus)
horseradish (Cochlearia armoracia, Armoracia rusticana)
jaborandi (Pilocarpus jaborandi)
mustard (Brassica nigra)
narcissus (Narcissus poeticus)
nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
parsley (Petroselinum sativum, Carum sativum)
rue (Ruta graveolens)
santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
Spanish broom (Spartium junceum)
tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
tonka (Dipteryx odorata)
turmeric (Curcuma longa)
wormseed (Chenopodium ambrosioides, C. anthelminticum)
wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)



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Muscle-Spasm Headache Relief This formula is great for easing muscle-spasm headaches. What you need: 2 drops peppermint 1 drop rosemary 1 oz. carrier oil such as sweet almond oil How to: Add the peppermint and rosemary to the carrier oil. Rub on pulse points or on back of neck.

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