ALL essential oils (EO) require dilution with vegetable oil (V6) when being used either internally or externally. The amount of dilution depends on the types of essential oil. For example, Oregano will require four times as much dilution as that or Roman Chamomile. Vegetable oils such as V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex are specially formulated to dilute essential oils and have a long shelf life (over two years) without going rancid. For more information on specific usage instructions for each essential oils, please go to SHOP > Single oils.
V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex
You will see Skin18 using the term "V6" a lot on this website, it refers to "V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex". V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex can be used to create custom massage oils or to dilute essential oil for sensitive skin. This oil complex nourishes the skin, has a long shelf life, doesn't clog pores, and will not stain clothes. The ingredient is used to dilute essential oils and can be mixed to create custom blends, formulas and massage oils. Ingredients includes Fractionated Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sesamum Indicum‡ (Sesame) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, and Olea Europaea‡ (Olive) Fruit Oil.
This is an IMPORTANT information, please READ THIS before applying any essential oil
Maximize the shelf life of essential oils:
The highest quality essential oils are bottled in dark glass. The reason for this is two-fold. First, glass is more stable than plastic and does not "breathe" the same way plastic does. Second, the glass's darkness protects the oil from light that may chemically alter or degrade it over time.
After using an essential oil, keep the lid tightly sealed. Bottles that are improperly sealed can result in the loss of some of the lighter, low-molecular-weight parts of the oil. Besides, over time oxygen in the air reacts with and oxidizes the oil.
Essential oils should be stored away from light, especially sunlight - even if they are already stored in amber glass bottles. The darker the storage conditions, the longer the oil will maintain its original chemistry and quality.
Store essential oils in a cool location. Excessive heat can derange the molecular structure of the oil the same way ultraviolet light can.
Essential Oil Dilution Chart:
Application codes for single essential oils dilution
Neat = straight, undiluted
Dilution usually NOT required under this label; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Safe for children over 2 years old.
20-80 = Dilute 20-80
Always dilute proportional to 20-80 (1 part essential oils to 4 parts V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex) before applying to the skin or taking internally. Keep out of reach of children.
- 20% of Essential oils
- 80% of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
50-50 = Dilute 50-50
Dilution recommended proportional to 50-50 (1 part essential oils to 1 part V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex) for topical and internal use, especially when ised on sensitive areas - face, neck, genital area, underarms, etc. Keep out of reach of children.
- 50% of Essential oils
- 50% of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
PH = Photosensitizing
Avoid using on skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays (i.e., sunlamps, tanning beds, etc.)