I love writing about essential oils, including how to use them, and the benefits of diffusing essential oils too, because I am a firm believer in the incredible impact that an aroma can have on our physical and mental health simply because I’ve seen how they work for me and my family.
Another way that I often use essential oils in my family is through making roller bottles of diluted essential oils, for an easier, more convenient, and faster way to use oils topically.
Here’s my top 4 reasons for LOVING my rollerballs
- You can use them to create blends customized to your needs.
- Your blends can be pre-diluted and ready for use.
- They make it easy to apply blends without creating a mess.
- They can be conveniently carried on your person or in a bag to use whenever you need them.
Making roller bottles of essential oils is beneficial for many reasons, but especially including the benefit of diluting the essential oil which actually has a two fold benefit. Your essential oils will last longer when they are diluted and it also means that you can safely use them on your skin, and on your entire families skin. Rather than diluting it before each use, it’s nice to have a roller bottle that you can just grab and use without thinking about it or making a mess, and to have them for on the go as well.
Dilution of essential oils is especially important when you’re using the oils with children. doTERRA essential oils are ridiculously strong! They say that one DROP of doTERRA CPTG peppermint essential oil is equal to 26-28 CUPS of peppermint tea. Making a diluted roller bottle means that you can use these oils on children easily and you won’t have to stop and think about diluting each time you use it.
Recommended dilution ratios
Dilution amounts can vary based on many factors, including the a person’s weight, skin sensitivity, health issues, oils being used, or the length of time they are used. It is important to note that these recommendations are simply guidelines, not absolute rules, and are fairly conservative. It is always better to start out with a greater dilution and increase the essential oil drops as needed.
Common carrier oils used to dilute essential oils in a roll-on bottle
Some of the most common carrier oils to use for diluting essential oils are fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, or avocado oil. (See my prior blog “What are Carrier OIls?}
Process for making roller bottles
Blending essential oils is an art that takes practice to master, but even beginners can create some great blends. In this article, we will discuss the basics of blending so you have a better idea about where to begin.
What oils should I use?
You will want to use oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, such as doTERRA oils, to ensure they are safe to apply topically to the skin. The specific oils that you choose should be based on what you want to accomplish with the roll-on blend. For example, if you want to create a relaxing essential oil blend, you will want to choose essential oils that help relax or promote calmness. If you are looking for a blend to help you stay on task during the day, then you will choose oils that help with focus. If you are looking for a blend to help with tension, sleep or anxiety, then you will choose oils that are help with relaxing, easing tension and that help to promote better sleep.
You can find many essential oil blends that will support your respiratory system, your immune system, your vascular system, and even ailments such as hypothyroidism, head tension, high blood pressure and emotional stress as well.
How do I create my own blends?
Based on what my needs are each day, is how I have chosen what blend of oils will work best for me that day.
As I often struggle with anxiety and stress, I have to state how much I love calming oils such as Lavender, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Patchouli and Clary Sage. But some days, the anxiety and stress may bring my mood down alot, so I often find myself need uplifting citrus oils like Wild Orange, Geranium, Citrus Bliss, and a couple of my favorites are Juniper Berry, Blue Tansy, Rose, Jasmine and Melissa. If you are looking for that mood uplift, that ability to de-stress and then to decrease that nagging feeling of sadness or depression, then these mentioned oils are incredible!
Making your Rollerbottles, And What You’ll Need
- You’ll need Essential Oils, and I suggest you use doTERRA Essential Oils exclusively since they are the purest and most therapeutic oils on the market
- You’ll also need your choice of Carrier Oil which is your neutral oil that you use to dilute the essential oil. doTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil is my go-to for my carrier oil
- You’ll need your choice of Roller Bottles, which can bought many places, but check out some of the great rollerbottles HERE from HolisticOils.com They come in a three piece set: the bottle, the roller, and the cap, and they are very easy to use
- You’ll need Labels. I love the blank oil proof ones available from HolisticOils.com. You can find them here!
How To Mix Your Rollerbottles
- Start by washing and drying your roller bottle
- Add your desired or needed drops of your choice of essential oil
- Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with your carrier oil
- Add roller to the top of the bottle
- Label bottle and use
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