I LOVE essential oil roller bottles!
*This post may contain affiliate links. Click here for a full disclosure.
No matter where you find me, you will find that I have a roller bottle (or 2 or 3 or 4) with me. I find that using essential oil roller bottles are a super easy and convenient way to use essential oils any time and anywhere I need them!!
But first, there are a few things you need to know about how to make your own customizable roller bottles.
First of all, what is a carrier oil?
Carrier oils are naturally derived from vegetarian sources and in most cases have a neutral smell. They are used to dilute essential oil before putting them on your skin. This will decrease skin sensitivity and help with essential oil absorption.
Diluting your oils with a carrier oil does not decrease their effectiveness and actually helps the essential oil absorb better!!
Some examples are:
Jojoba oil –
Slightly nutty, similar to skin’s natural oils, long shelf life, and good for moisturizing. (get my favorite here)
Grapeseed oil –
Light and thin consistency, high in linoleic acid, acts as an astringent and great for skin with acne. (get my favorite here)
Almond oil –
Slightly sweet and nutty aroma, absorbs rather quickly, rich in Vitamin E, good all purpose carrier. (get my favorite here)
Coconut oil –
Fractionated Coconut oil is liquid oil and does not have the aroma of coconut. The un-fractionated Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and smells like coconut. Both are well moisturizing and have a long shelf life, but the un-fractionated CAN NOT be used in a roller bottle. Both have some anti-microbial properties and are good for the hair and skin. (get my favorite here)
I choose essential oils for my roller bottle blends based on their therapeutic benefit. Of course, essential oil quality and purity are important too. For me, I use essential oils from Young Living because of their seed to seal promise of purity.
Of course, the brand of oils you choose to use is entirely up to you and your personal preferences….just, be sure to do your research first!
Here is a listing of my favorite oils based on their uses. Of course, this list is NOT all inclusive. That would take a VERY large book!!!
- Citrus oils are frequently considered “Happy” oils (Orange, Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Tangerine)
- Cedarwood, Frankincense, Vetiver, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Myrrh, Sandalwood , and Chamomile are a few of the “Calming” oils.
- Eucalyptus, Ravintsara, Myrtle, Peppermint, Frankincense, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary, Wintergreen
- Ginger, Peppermint, Anise, Tarragon, Fennel, Nutmeg,
- Lemongrass, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Copaiba, White Fir, Balsam Fir, Marjoram, Lavender, Helichrysum, Frankincense
- Frankincense, Myrrh, Rose, Lavender, Tea Tree, Geranium, Roman/German Chamomile, Patchouli.
- For a more detailed list see… 15 Luxurious Essential Oils for Your Skin
To make your roller bottles, you will need the desired essential oils, a carrier oil, and an empty roller bottle. I purchase my roller bottles from Amazon and have found that the bottles with the stainless steel roller ball are the better choice for smooth and consistent oil application.
You can find my favorite roller bottles from Amazon here!
I ALWAYS choose the dark bottles to help prevent UV light from shortening the therapeutic benefit of the essential oils. I want my oils to work all the time for me!!
Now…let’s make a roller bottle!!
Place the essential oils drop by drop into your empty bottle and allow them to mix together to form a blend, possibly a synergy. (See below for recipe tips). The amount of essential oil you use is up to you. Remember, 100% oils are quite strong – so you don’t need to use much more than a few drops and children need even less.
Use the liquid carrier oil of your choice and fill the bottle to nearly the top
Put the roller bottle cap in place and secure Do not shake your roller bottle as that action can break the small chemical constituents of your oils. I gently invert to mix. Just be sure the roller top is on all the way so you don’t spill your precious oils!
Now…….Apply and Enjoy!!!
I like to use my roller bottle by applying to the pulse points on my wrists, back of my neck, behind my ears, or under my feet.
Recipes for 10 ML roller bottle
*For use on your little ones, be sure to reduce the drops of essential oil found in the following recipes by 50% or more. Basically, roller bottle blends need to be diluted quite a bit for your younger children. For more about Essential Oils for your children and dilution recommendations read Essential Oils in the Nursery.
12 drops of lavender oil
10 drops of cedarwood oil
2 drops of roman chamomile oil
6 drops of Bergamot oil
3 drops of Ylang Ylang oil
10 drops of orange oil
12 drops of DiGize oil blend
(Young Living blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils)
8 drops of Ginger oil
6 drops of Peppermint oil
Face Anti-Wrinkle Serum
12 drops of Frankincense oil
10 drops of lavender oil
2 drops of Rose oil
12 drops of Thieves oil blend
(Young Living blend of Lemon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils)
3 drops of Oregano oil
6 drops of Tea Tree oil
Owie/Bug Bite Relief
6 drops of Frankincense
8 drops of Tea Tree
10 drops of Lavender
For this recipe, instead of Carrier Oil, you can use witch hazel for its cleansing properties. You can roll this onto a clean band-aid prior to applying. Helps with cuts, scrapes, and other sores. Safe for children too. For more on this roller recipe, check out this blog post – Bug Bite Relief Roll-On.
For more like this see:
“I simply can’t think of another essential oil that I want to add to my collection.” Said no one ever. -Anonymous
To purchase essential oils, I recommend you find oils that are 100% pure without additives or perfumes. I use essential oils from Young Living as I trust their Seed to Seal Promise of Purity. If interested in knowing more about how to purchase Young Living Essential oils at WHOLESALE PRICING, feel free to contact me or simply click here to learn more.