Many people today already know of the amazing benefits of essential oils.
The natural relief and remedies they bring help to veer away from more artificial options we’ve gotten used to.
That said, a common point of inquiry is what is the best way to carry around essential oils for easy application.
In today’s blog, we will talk about how to make an essential oil roller blend.
It’s one of the easiest ways to apply essential oils on the go and one of the more practical ways to bring essential oils around.
Can you imagine using a dropper in public? Neither can we!
Why Roller Balls for Essential Oils?
As you’ll find in our essential oil roller bottles recipes later on, many of the common ailments helped by essential oils are in the head area.
And a lot of these afflictions are those that can hit you at any time of the day—like headaches, migraines, stress, insomnia, and the like.
With a roller bottle, you just unscrew the cap and roll the essential oil rollerball across your forehead or whichever part is afflicted, and you’re done.
The roller top ensures that you apply only what you need and have it distributed evenly onto key points where you need them.
Now, there are many different kinds of roller balls. Some are cheap plastics—which are NOT recommended—and there are metals that are pretty good but tend to also get hot or cold to the skin depending on the ambient outside temperatures.
We highly recommend using glass and gemstones as they’re usually of the highest quality and offer the smoothest application of the essential oils on your skin.
What’s The Best Carrier Oil to Use?
In a rollerball, you'll find just 1 to 3% essential oils, with the rest of the mix being a carrier oil.
They’re called such because they help carry the essential oil onto your skin.
Commonly used carrier oils are usually vegetable oils, of which coconut oil is the most popular.
These oils are taken via cold pressing, where a person crushes the plant without using heat.
It is a more modern process that preserves bioactive substances.
Most carrier oils are odourless, which is better because they won’t mess with the natural scent of the essential oils you’re using.
Other great options for carrier oils include black cumin seed oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, among others.
Whichever carrier oil you choose should be based on your personal preferences.
But it is recommended that you choose one with no scent.
Apart from the odour—which can alter the aroma of your essential oils—there are several other considerations when it comes to the carrier oil.
The first of these is absorption, or how well a particular oil can be taken in by your skin.
The second consideration is your skin type. Take caution as you might be sensitive to one particular carrier oil over another.
Finally, you should also consider the shelf life as some carrier oils last longer than others.
How Do You Dilute Essential Oils?
Before anything, you should first perform a patch test on your skin to see if you have any allergies to your chosen carrier oil.
To do this, first put a tiny amount of your chosen carrier oil just below your ear or inside your wrist. Cover the spot with a cloth bandage and leave it there for a full day.
If you discover any sort of irritation on the skin, make sure you rinse off the oil and use other options.
Note that some oils are pretty evident in what allergens they might contain, such as those derived from tree nuts.
The next step—the actual dilution—should follow these guidelines: for adults, you can have the following dilutions:
• 2.5% is 15 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons of carrier oil
• 3% is 20 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons of carrier oil
• 5% is 30 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons of carrier oil
• 10% is 60 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons of carrier oil
For children, only use 3 to 6 drops of essential oil per 6 teaspoons of carrier oil.
This is done to ensure that they only receive the amount needed to treat whatever ails them.
How to Make an Essential Oil Roller Blend?
First, choose either a standard 5ml or 10ml glass roller bottle. This should ultimately depend on how much you need to use.
Make sure that you choose one with either a glass or gemstone roller, as these are the most effective.
And select the essential oil or oils you wish to use based on the benefits you want to gain.
Next, select your favourite essential oils and add them into the roller bottle in carefully measured doses as given above—focusing on the primary benefit you want to enjoy.
Finally, add in the carrier oil carefully, following the recommended dosage.
Repeat these last two steps until you’ve filled the roller bottle to the quantity of your liking.
Essential Oil Roller Bottles Recipes to Try
The best essential oil roller bottle recipes to try are those you make yourself based on preference and personal taste.
But just to get you started, we’ve gathered a few of our favourites that have been proven effective in the past.
If you want to use these recipes, note that they’re made for our 10ml roller bottles specifically. In the case of these recipes, just add the indicated number of essential oil drops and fill the rest with a carrier oil.
1. The Peaceful Mix
6 drops lavender
5 drops bergamot
3 drops fir
2 drops sandalwood
If you’ve ever felt overly stressed and frustrated throughout your day, this is the blend for you. It mixes some of the more potent essential oils for calm and comfort. Just roll onto your wrists and over your heart when things get particularly overwhelming.
2. The Sleep Bringer
5 drops lavender
5 drops cedarwood
5 drops chamomile
This blends the most well-known essential oils that aid in sleeping soundly at night. All you have to do is roll onto your neck and wrists before you get into bed. The specific placement means you inhale this wonderful mix throughout the night.
3. The Healing Touch
7 drops frankincense
7 drops peppermint
7 drops eucalyptus
It’s easy to feel under the weather these days, so that’s what this blend is for. It’s designed to bring the best of healing essential oils together. You mainly roll this onto your neck where you can inhale it throughout the day and where you feel needs the most healing.
4. The Immunity Booster
5 drops eucalyptus
5 drops clove
5 drops lavender
Lastly, we have the immunity booster that we recommend you use daily. This simple blend takes some of the most popular and potent essential oils for immunity boosting and brings them together. Just roll a generous amount onto your feet daily to support your immune system.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to blending essential oils. You can create recipes for every occasion, mood, and health need.
We hope this post has armed you with all the information you need to get started making your own essential oil roller blends.
Are you ready to make your roller blends? What will your blends be?
Be sure to share your recipes with us in the comments below!
And remember, whichever blend you decide to make sure to pick up your roller vessels here at Six Rays Co.