Arndt Schultz Law governs the use of essential oils. It says substances vary in action depending on whether the concentration is high, medium, or low. High concentrations stop a process or shut it down; medium concentrations inhibit the desired action; while low concentrations, stimulate the sought-after action. It’s another way of saying less is more.
The benefits of ‘Less is More”
Using less means limiting unwanted reactions like; skin reactions in the form of irritations, rashes, blisters, hives, etc., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or headaches. Using less means there is less chance of organic damage to the person’s system. These minimal amounts result in gentle restoration reducing the possibility of side effects, allergic reactions or toxic interference. In other words, the action of small and very large doses of the same substance on living matter are opposite in their effect on the body.
Health is ideally expressed as balance in a person’s system. The use of small doses of essential oils, result in a gentle speedy, recuperation period without nasty side effects. So, when in doubt as to how much to use remember less is always more.