Can you apply essential oils directly to your skin?

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    NO! This is generally not advisable. Essential oils are very concentrated, and many of them can irritate the skin if not properly diluted before applying. Even if you don’t notice irritation at first, sensitivity can develop over time. Typical recommended dilutions of essential oils are 1-5%. For a 1% dilution in a teaspoon of carrier oil, add 1 drop of essential oil. Add another drop for each additional percentage needed.