Oblong turmeric (curcuma longa) How to use • for stress relief and aromatherapy, diffuse or inhale 2-3 drops of turmeric essential oil. • for external use, including inflammation and pain relief, create a massage oil by diluting 5 drops of turmeric essential oil with 5 drops of a carrier oil (like jojoba or coconut oil) and apply it to areas of concern. General essential oil dilution practices for skin 1% dilution (1 drop in 15 ml carrier oil) - for children two through six years old. 1.5% dilution (2 drop in 15 ml carrier oil) - for children ages six through fifteen years old. 2.5% dilution (3 drop in 15 ml carrier oil) - this is typically the dilution recommended for most adults. It is also commonly used for daily body care products and massage. 3 - 10% dilution (3 - 10 drop in 15 ml carrier oil) - used for support during certain kinds of injuries or acute illness. 25% dilution (25 drop in 15 ml carrier oil) - used on rare occasions to soothe muscle cramps/spasms, bruising, etc. Natural essential & carrier oils are best oil to use. Above information is general information, please consult with aromatherapy expert before use.