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A Few Things to Know Before Making Essential Oil Roller Bottles

A Few Things to Know Before Making Essential Oil Roller Bottles


Recently, I was trimming ivy in my front yard and ended up with lots of mosquito bites. Not fun and super itchy.  Thankfully, I had a roller bottle of lavender essential oil on hand and have been applying that whenever the itch gets the best of me.
 
So, thought I would share how easy it is to use roller bottles and to make your own.
 
Putting your essential oils in roller bottles makes it super easy to grab and go.  There is less mess and you can feel confident with your kids using them safely.  But like anything else there are a few tips to help you be successful.
 
First, you need to have all the right tools:
 
Roller bottles (I like the 10ml size.)
 
A carrier oil
 
What is that you ask?
 
Carrier oils are vegetable/seed & nut oils with little-to-no scent that are used to dilute essential oils. When applying oils topically, the carrier oil will reduce the potency of the essential oil, create a larger surface area, and also help them be absorbed into the skin better, reducing evaporation.

What are some examples of carrier oils?
 
Fractionated coconut oil (we like to call it FCO for short) is the most commonly used and what is usually recommended but sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and olive oil are all also other options.
 
AND 

Stickers (so you know what is in your roller bottle)
 
Next, let's talk a little bit about diluting your oils.
 
Diluting your essential oils will help them be better absorbed into the skin (this helps you save money!)  It is also a good idea to dilute if you have sensitive skin, or if using with children or the elderly.
 
Once you have your FCO or other carrier oil of choice, you can dilute your oils at the dilution ratio that you need.
 
For example, (to keep it simple!) when making a roller bottle for kids a good rule of thumb is about one drop of essential oil per year of life. So, for a 5-year-old (using a 10 mL roller bottle) you could have 5 drops of essential oil total and then top the rest with the FCO.  

Check out the dilution chart below.

Now, let's talk a little bit about safety information with the topical use of essential oils.
 
Dilution is always necessary with the following HOT šŸ”„ oils:
 
Cassia, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Oregano, Thyme
 
There are also ā€œSensitiveā€ oils that should be diluted at least the first time of use to see how you react to them. These sensitive oils/blends include:
 
Bergamot, Black Pepper, doTERRA BreatheĀ®, Cedarwood, doTERRA CheerĀ®, Copaiba, Deep BlueĀ®, Eucalyptus, Fennel, doTERRA ForgiveĀ®, Geranium, Ginger, Lemongrass, Lime, doTERRA MotivateĀ®, doTERRA On GuardĀ®, doTERRA PassionĀ®, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Slim & SassyĀ®, Spearmint and Wintergreen.
 
The good news about making roller bottles is that you never have to worry about the sensitivity because they are already diluted (I like stocking up on the Touch Line for easy and on the go!).
 
Now, let's discuss photosensitivity.
 
When we use rollers, we are applying oils topically and generally where the sun is exposed to our skin.
 
Citrus oils are photosensitive meaning they should be avoided topically before direct sunlight or artificial UV rays (think tanning beds or booths). ā˜€ļø
 
If you will be heading out in the sun, be sure any rollers you apply, that contain citrus oils, are applied ā€œwhere the sun donā€™t shineā€ AKA the bottoms of your feet etc.
 
The following oils and blends have been labeled as photosensitive by dōTERRA:
 
AromaTouchĀ®, Bergamot, doTERRA BreatheĀ®, doTERRA CheerĀ®, Citrus BlissĀ®, Clementine, Cumin, Elevation, doTERRA ForgiveĀ®, Grapefruit, InTuneĀ®, Kumquat, Lemon, Lime, doTERRA MotivateĀ®, doTERRA On GuardĀ®, Purify, Slim & SassyĀ®, Sunny Citrus, Tangerine, Wild Orange and Zendocrine.

Are you ready for some roller bottle recipes?

Immune Support
 
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Lemon
10 drops On Guard
5 drops Oregano
10 drops Tea Tree
 
Add to a 10ml roller bottle and top with fractionated coconut oil(FCO).  Roll on bottoms of feet daily to help support the immune system.
 
Head Tension

10 drops Deep Blue
10 drops Frankincense 
5 drops Peppermint  

Add to 10ml roller bottle and top with FCO.  Roll on temples, neck, and shoulders to ease head or neck tension.
 
Anxious Feelings

10 drops Serenity
10 drops Copaiba
10 drops Adaptiv

Add to 10 ml roller bottle and top with FCO.  Roll on neck and wrists, or bottom of feet as needed.

 
Boo Boo Blend

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Tea Tree

Add to 10ml roller bottle and top with FCO.   Apply to Boo Boo as needed.
Just Relax

8 drops Frankincense
8 drops Clary Sage
5 drops Lemon
5 drops Bergamot
5 drops Grapefruit
5 drops Wild Orange

Add to 10ml roller bottle and top with FCO.  Roll on bottom of feet, back of neck, wrists, and/or pulse points.
 
Tummy Tamer
 
10 drops Digestzen
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Ginger

Add to 10ml roller bottle and top with FCO.  Roll on stomach for occasional upset.

Seasonal Threats
 
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Peppermint
5 drops Tea Tree

Add to 10ml roller bottle and top with FCO.  Roll on wrists and neck as needed.
Clear Skin
 
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Tea Tree
5 drops Rose

Add to 10ml roller bottle and top with FCO.  Apply where needed.



Pure-fume - Have you always wanted to create you own scent?  Here are three recipes that are non-toxic, safe to use everyday, and fun. Plus, you may experience an uplifting of mood.

Fruity & Flirty                                                                Joyful & Free                                                                  Inspired & Creative

10 drops Balance                                                 8 drops Jasmine                                                         8 drops Passion
10 drops Citrus Bliss                                            5 Ylang Ylang                                                              8 drops Neroli
10 drops Elevation                                               5 Grapefruit                                                                  8 drops Citrus Bliss
10 drops Whisper                                                5 Bergamot

Add to a 10ml roller bottle and top with FCO.

Focus Blend
 
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Wild Orange

Add to 10ml roller bottle and top with FCO.  Apply to bottom of feet or under clothing. (children are in the sun a lot)

Where to find PURE essential oils for you new roller bottles
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