Calming roller with doterra serenity, balance grounding blend, and vetiver essential oils

Boost Your Mood with this essential oil rollerball recipe for stress and anxious feelings!


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Rollerball Recipe for stress and anxiety using doterra balance, vetiver, and serenity or lavender essential oil

Favorite Essential Oils for Stress and Anxious Feelings 

If you are a person who gets anxious easily and feels the tension in your body from stress, essential oils can help.

Here are a few calming essential oils you can consider trying:

I encourage you to try out your own combinations as everyone’s body chemistry is different, and what works well for one person won’t necessarily be what works best for someone else.  

Feel free to comment down below with your faves!  

This essential oil stress relief blend recipe is my personal favorite oil combo to help me get through the day.    I pull out the roller throughout the day and apply it at the base of my neck, and pulse points, like my wrists and neck. 

The calming scent is super relaxing and instantly helps frayed nerves and boost my mood.

One of the most aggravating parts of my day.  If you’re a mom, you know what I’m talking about, right?!

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Supplies to Make your Essential Oil Stress Roller Ball

Before you get started, make sure you have the following items ready.

10ml Essential Oil Roller bottle

You’ll need a 10ml empty roller ball bottle. 

These gorgeous 10ml rose gold rollers are beautiful and are a fantastic value because they come with a mini funnel, a key to help pop the roller on and off and stickers to label your roller!!  

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Carrier Oil for your Essential Oil Stress Roller

Carrier Oil is what you will use to fill your roller bottle after you have added the essential oils.  Most people prefer fractionated coconut oil because it doesn’t have much of a scent.    Jojoba oil is another popular choice.

Fractionated Coconut oil is a little more processed than regular coconut oil which can solidify in cooler temperatures. Pretty much any oil can function as a carrier oil.  

Coconut Oil is really amazing for our skin and has many practical uses.

This is the Fractionated Coconut Oil that I usually buy from Amazon.

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If you can’t use or don’t like coconut oil, some other options are:

Carrier oil to use for diluting essential oil

You may want to read my related article on Carrier Oils for more help choosing the best carrier oil for your needs

Essential Oils for your Stress Roller Ball

This blend uses three doTERRA essential oils:

  1. Vetiver
  2. Grounding blend (you can leave it out if you don’t have it, but it does work really well. Many brands have a grounding blend. I use doTERRA here).
  3. Lavender Essential Oil

How and Where to Use Your Essential Oil Roller for Stress

Essential Oil Rollers, like this one for stress, are best applied on location.  However, for stress, it affects our entire body and there is no one specific location to apply it like there would be for an upset tummy roller, for example.My recommendation is to apply it as you would a perfume roller.

The best places on your body to use an essential oil roller for stress are:

  • pulse points like wrists
  • Behind ears like perfume
  • The inside of your elbows
  • Along the spine wherever you can reach
  • At the little soft spot on the base of your skull and top of your spine, just below the hairline

You can reapply the roller as needed throughout the day.  You really can’t overdo it.  Apply it as often as needed.

Recipe for How to Make an Essential Oil Roller ball for Stress and Anxious Feelings

The instructions listed here are for an average size adult.  If you are making this stress rollerball for someone who is small, elderly, or very young, then you will want to dilute the roller more than what is listed in these directions.  

What I mean by that is, use less essential oils and more carrier oil.  This is for safety.  Just like with traditional medicine, young, small or elderly need a smaller dose.

Here is a handy Roller Bottle Dilution chart you can use as a guide to determine dilution ratios.

essential oil rollerball dilution ratio guide

3 simple steps to make an essential oil roller:

  1. Add the drops of the essential oils into an empty roller bottle.
  2. Top up the roller bottle with your carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil.
  3. Push the roller top onto the roller bottle with the palm of your hand.

That’s it! Gently shake your roller to mix everything up together and it’s ready to use.

doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil will make you happy

Related Article: If you’re new to essential oils or have never made an essential oil roller before, you may want to read my article on how to make an essential oil roller.

Essential Oil Stress Blend Rollerball Recipe

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Calming roller with doterra serenity, balance grounding blend, and vetiver essential oils

Essential Oil Rollerball for Stress & Anxiety

Author: Dawn Goehring
Best essential oil rollerball to help manage stress. The essential oils in this roller are calming and help the brain "shut off".
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  • Add the drops of essential oil into the empty roller bottle
  • Top off the roller bottle with carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil)
  • Pop the roller onto the bottle and gently shake to incorporate the ingredients
  • To use, apply as needed throughout the day or before bed to pulse points such as wrists, inner elbows, base of skull under hairline, down spine

Essential Oil Diffuser Blend for Stress and Anxious Feelings

These same essential oils can go in your diffuser for even more calming relief from stress and anxious feelings.

Add these three essential oils to your diffuser for calming relief from stress

Printable Label for your Stress Roller

The pdf pages are formatted to print on Avery 6793 durable labels that fit 10 mL roller bottles (2 x 2-5 /8). Buy the labels on Amazon here.

These labels are for personal use only and may not be redistributed. Click HERE to download the printable file.

Stress Roller Blend labels sample

3 doterra essential oils and calming rollerball on wood with text Stress and Anxiety buster

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About The Author

Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals Essential Oils

Dawn Goehring

Owner / Founder of Desert Naturals

Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

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