Common questions come up about how many drops are in each essential oil bottle. Knowing this helps us with figuring out how much essential oil to buy when putting together bulk DIY projects, setting up samples, or budgeting our personal at home home use.
Essential Oil Drop to ml and tsp Conversion Chart
Please keep in mind these numbers are average approximations. Thinner oils, like lemon, may have slightly more drops than what is listed, just as thicker oils like myrrh and vetiver may have slightly fewer drops than what is listed.
** PLEASE NOTE ** Don't be fooled by clever marketing. Not all essential oils are created equally. Make sure you're not wasting your money on fake or altered essential oils (even if they're labeled as “pure essential oil”). Don't miss our explosive report outlining the dirty little secrets of the essential oil industry to ensure you're not wasting your money on brands of oils that legally mislead you through deceitful marketing practices.
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Where to Buy High Quality Essential Oils
We purchase our oils through Young Living because they set a higher standard for essential oils than what the rest of the industry expects. Their Seed to Seal guarantee is unmatched, and shows their dedication to a farm-to-table type of approach.
Warning: DO NOT purchase your oils through Amazon or similar websites!
Any website that allows anyone to sell on, such as Amazon, eBay, Walmart… etc… are terrible places to purchase essential oils. While you may get a “good deal,” knowing who you're purchasing from is difficult. There are many counterfeit essential oils being sold that are causing health ailments, major skin reactions, and a lot of misery. These are NOT high quality essential oils. They are fakes being sold purely for profit.
I also do NOT recommend purchasing from grocery stores, Walmart, Target, department stores, or drug stores. Many of the brands found at those stores have been proven to not actually contain any essential oil (which is perfectly legal to do).
I STRONGLY suggest you know the company that makes your oils, how the plants are cared for, what they do for distilling, how and how many times each batch is tested (and when), and their bottling processes. Many companies throw out fancy language for marketing purposes, but actually have no clue how their oils are made because the oils come from a broker (which are almost always diluted in solvents). Transparency is key.
I highly encourage you to check out our How To Find Quality Essential Oils post for in-depth information about why quality matters, and what to look for.
Where we purchase our essential oils, and why
We purchase our oils through Young Living because they set a higher standard for essential oils than what the rest of the industry expects. Their Seed to Seal guarantee is unmatched, and shows their dedication to a farm-to-table type of approach. This company has proven to me time and time again to be the closest thing out there to buying from your local farmer. They are totally transparent in their processes, and even open their farms so you can see for yourself (or involve yourself in the process).
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4 thoughts on “Essential Oil Drops to ml and tsp Conversion Chart”
i am interested in hair care treatment, so far, and it’s my 1st time adding eo + carrier oil to the hair conditioner. I never knew each oil has a different quality! Thank you for this info! Anyway, I bought Organic eo:
Tea Tree, Lavender, and Vetiver. They have good properties when it comes to hair care based on my research. In addition to this EO Hair Care, there are more (hope Im not misleading): Patchouli; Cedarwood; Ylang-ylang; Chamomile; ROSEMARY.
How much dilution does each EO is needed per ounce (1 oz) if I dilute it to SHAMPOO? Do I need to add a CARRIER OIL also in the shampoo or does the shampoo already have carrier oil in itself, in general? The scalp is also a skin, you know 🙂 . How about in a Hair Conditioner, how much dilution do I need to use for both, i.e., carrier oil and eo.
Hi Cyn! Thanks for commenting! Yes!! Oils are amazing in that they all have different constituents, benefits, uses, and the ability to rotate to benefit our bodies the most. Quite incredible. For your hair, you don’t need to add a carrier oil to your shampoo or conditioner, but you will want to be thorough in mixing them. I recommend diluting no more than 1 drop of oil per ml, so in standard 250 ml shampoo/conditioner bottles, no more than a full 15ml bottle of essential oil (or blend), or 250 drops. The shampoo and conditioner have always been good for me to use as a carrier. Do a patch test first to see if this is a good idea for you (every body is different… what works for one individual may not work for another). Add a drop or two of essential oil in a bit of shampoo in your hand, mix it in, and apply it. If it works well, then try it in your shampoo bottle. You may want to consider using a bowl to mix your shampoo and essential oils, then use a funnel to get them back into the bottle. Absolutely make sure they’re mixed thoroughly. If you head over to my post about using oils in hair, you’ll find a more tips. Hope this helps!
What is the mixture for Essential Oil to mix with V-6 enhanced veg oil or olive or almond oil
As a general rule, I typically recommend 1 drop of essential oil per 1 ml of V-6 or any other carrier oil.