Essential Oil DIY Roller Recipe Tips

Essential oils are pretty amazing gifts of the earth all by themselves, but when you factor in creating your own ready-made blends to have on hand for your families personal needs they become a total no brainer. Easy and convenient access to the recipes you need at a moments notice that are safe for the entire family.

Essential Oil DIY Roller Recipe Supplies

1) Glass Roller Bottle with Stainless Steel Balls - Most recipes you find will be for a 10mL bottle, but if you find one for a 5mL just double the recipe or if it's bigger, simple take away proportionally.

2) Carrier Oil - Fractionated Coconut Oil is my personal fav - no aroma, doesn't stain, and great for the skin. However, there are lots of other carrier oils that are good choices, depending on your personal preference. Jojoba oil, avocado, and Rosehip are some other carrier oils that I've been known to use.

3) Essential Oils - only use the highest quality oils since they are absorbed into your bloodstream and touch every cell in your body within 20 minutes. I personally trust dōTERRA Certified Pure Tested Grade.

4) Orifice Remover - This handy device isn't required, but I call it an oil key because it makes it super easy to remove the rollerball topper and press it back on the bottle without risking damaging the roller. The different holes and crevices allow it to work on all different size bottles.

Essential Oil DIY Roller Recipe Tips:

1) What do you want the blend to do? This will help you determine where you'll roll on the recipe blend. Obviously topically, but where exactly? If the blend is intended to resolve some form of pain or discomfort you'll want to apply the blend to the area in need of support. However, if you're using it for mood management, the your pulse points (over heart, wrists, neck, etc.) are a great spot.

2) Who is it for, what's their age? This helps to know how many drops of oil to use in your recipe. Use the dilution guide below, but a general rule of thumb is 1 drop per age, not to exceed more than 40 drops of oil per 10mL bottle.

3) Are any of the oils photosensitive or considered "hot" oils? This question is another factor for both where you will apply the oil and how much you'll want to dilute. Oils that are photosensitive need to be used on a part of the body where the skin is not exposed to the sun for about 24 hours. Although I've never personally had a problem with this, oils that are photosensitive can cause the skin to burn easier with sun exposure. Oils that are considered "hot" always need to be diluted when applied topically to the skin. Their chemical constituents can cause a burning sensation if not diluted. Below the dilution guide I've got a list of the photosensitive oils, the "hot oils", and those that you may want to use caution with, especially with kids or those with sensitive skin.


Making your own perfume or cologne is an excellent way to help reduce your chemical and toxic exposure, plus you get to customize it for your unique body and desired aroma and effects. These perfume blending basics are a great place to start. Although not a perfect tester, I suggest wafting the open oil bottles under your nose to see how you like it before committing to making a blend. Do note that your own pheromones and body oils will cause the aroma to shift, so I suggest being very open-minded when making your own perfumes. You can also swipe one drop of each of the essential oils you plan to use on your wrist to get a better idea of how it will work with your personal body chemistry.

You can find an essential oil recipes for just about anything you're looking for - support for sleep, digestive, owie and discomforts, "perfumes", you name it you can find it. It helps to have an awesome essential oil educator at your disposal to help guide you too, just sayin' if you're looking for a holistic health and lifestyle coach I might just know a good person. Tee-hee! If we're already working together reach out any time. If we're not working together yet and you want to start the conversation to see if we might be a good fit for one another shoot me an email and we'll get the ball rolling.


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