Learn how to make your own essential oil rollers in 3 easy steps! Your life will never be the same. Essential Oil Rollers are my favorite method of using oils because they are one of the easiest ways to use essential oils and also one of the safest.
They can be used to support an unlimited number of common ailments including boosting your immune system, stress, sore muscles, even bee stings. You can also come up with your own blends.
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What Can You Use Essential Oil Rollers For?
Essential Oil rollers can be used for literally any need. You can add any essential oil or combination of essential oils to a roller and use it for any purpose.
This can include stress relief, menstrual cramps, head tension, joint aches, energy, bug bites, facial serum, and more.
Benefits of Essential Oil Rollers – Why use them?
One of the biggest benefits of essential oil rollers is safety with topical application of essential oils.
This is because the essential oil is already diluted with a carrier oil. This makes the essential oil safe to use.
When the essential oils are diluted, they last longer on your skin and absorb more efficiently, and there is less evaporation. This is especially useful if you have an essential oil that is pricey and you want to make it last as long as possible.
You can use a greater dilution for babies, children, the elderly, or anyone who is sensitive. Please see the dilution chart below.
Another huge benefit of essential oil rollers is their convenience.
They are, in my experience, an easy way to get the healing benefits of essential oils throughout the day and when out and about.
I can throw the rollers in my purse or backpack, keep them in the bathroom, kitchen, kids room, my nightstand, wherever. I simply swipe the roller on pulse points or swipe down my kid’s backs as they are headed out for school in the morning.
I firmly believe that essential oil rollers are the perfect way to easily add essential oils to my daily routine.
Supplies Needed for making an essential oil rollerballs
Before you get started, gather all your supplies.
You’ll need three things: An amber or dark colored glass roller bottle (amber glass bottles seem to be the most commonly found to buy), Carrier Oil, and Essential Oil
Here’s where you can find your supplies:
Empty 10ml glass essential oil roller bottles –grab a six pack of these 10 ml bottles from Amazon so you can make several! You want to make sure to use a glass bottle because essential oils can break down plastic. You’ll also want to look for one with a metal ball. I find these leak less and work better and work better than plastic roller balls. You’ll find there are also larger bottles, and smaller bottles. Use whatever size you like. The directions below are for a 10ml roller bottle. If you choose to use a different size, simply Simply adjust the number of essential oil drops in the recipe below for the size bottle. For example, if you choose to use a 5ml bottle, cut the number of drops of essential oil in half.
Essential Oils – If you don’t have any oils, you can pick up this mini intro kit, or the bigger Top 10 premium starter kit . Whatever brand of essential oils you use, be sure the oils are therapeutic grade. Many oils claim to be pure essential oils but are only fragrance oils. These offer no therapeutic benefit. They are synthetic fragrance and nothing more than perfume.
The combinations for rollers is endless and I’ve got an entire rollerball recipe e-book packed full of ways to use these oils.
If you don’t have all the oils in a recipe or blend, just use what you do have. There’s no hard and fast rule on what you can put into a roller. Make up your own and use what you know works for you!
Carrier Oils for your essential oil roller ball recipes
You have several choices when it comes to a carrier oil for your rollers. Some favorite carrier oils are Fractionated coconut oil and jojoba oil. It really comes down to personal preference.
Jojoba oil is closest to our skin’s natural oil.
Fractionated Coconut oil a liquid form of coconut oil. It is a little more processed than regular coconut oil which can solidify in cooler temperatures. This solid form wouldn’t work so well in a roller. Pretty much any high quality oil can function as a carrier oil.
I prefer using coconut oil because it doesn’t have a strong scent. Coconut Oil is really amazing for our skin and has many practical uses. This fractionated coconut oil is my favorite.
You may be interested in my article on carrier oils for a more in depth look at popular carrier oils.
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Dilution Guide for your Essential Oil Roller Ball Recipes by Age
Be sure to use this essential oil dilution chart as a guideline when making your essential oil rollers. The recommended dilution rate is given for different ages. Use this as a starting point. You may find that you may need to dilute more or less for your needs.
This is especially important for anyone who is sensitive, like elderly or young children. Essential Oil safety should always come first.
You should also always do a small patch test on your skin to make sure you don’t get any skin irritation from the oils. If you do, discontinue use.
You’ll also want to avoid eye contact.
Directions to make an essential oil roller bottle
Here are 3 easy steps you can follow to make your own essential oil roller, plus a link to some of my favorite roller blends.
Grab your favorite carrier oil of choice. (I usually use fractionated Coconut Oil).
Fill your roller almost all the rest of the way to the top. Basically fille the rest of the bottle. Be sure to leave a little room for the roller bottle topper. Don’t want all this oily goodness overflowing and going to waste. That would be really sad.
Gently replace the roller topper by firmly pushing the roller top down into the bottle with the palm of your hand so that is is sealed and closed. Sometimes these can be stubborn. If it’s not on all the way, it will leak everywhere. Never a good thing, but especially bad in your purse. Ask me how I know.
How to Use
To use your roller, swipe it on pulse points, down the back of neck or spine, or bottoms of the feet.
You can use a roller on any and all body parts! For example, if you have an achy knee, use the roller right on your knee.
- Add up to 30 drops essential oil to empty roller bottle
- Fill roller bottle with carrier oil of choice (ex: Jojoba Oil)
- Push roller ball top into roller bottle with palm of hand or use tool
- Gently shake to mix all ingredients together
- To use: roll on pulse points, back of neck, down spine, or bottom of feet as needed.
Essential Oil Roller ball recipes are easy to make and one of the safest and most convenient ways to use essential oils. Use recipes found here or make up your own!
Share in the comments if you have a favorite that you can’t live without!
Essential Oil Roller Blends for you to try:
Looking for essential oil roller bottle recipes? I have several here you can try.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease
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