How to Make DIY Essential Oil Rollers
Is it still the era of DIY? I’m gonna go out on a limb and just go ahead and say yes, yes it is. Why? Well, because now, more than ever, we have the knowledge, resources, and ability to create the kind of products we want to use where we know what’s in them. In this way, we take our health, wellness, and lifestyle choices into our own hands.
Take me for example. I used to collect perfume. I adored perfume. Getting perfume for Christmas, asking for it for birthdays, shopping at the mall, but then one day I purchased a few inexpensive essential oil sprays (these to be precise: patchouli and frankincense), and suddenly I started getting compliments left and right. From random people at bars, to co-workers, to friends, everyone was like, “You smell good!” or “Who smells so good?” or literally a stranger at the bar who said, “Who’s wearing patchouli? It’s amazing!”
What?! Ok, so after all of my years of soaking in perfume, I only started to get a cascade of compliments when I experimented with the $11 essential oil spray. Once I started using essential oils for good, I knew I wanted to create my own on-the-go product that would not only add a natural perfume, but would help support my emotions, wellness, and energy levels by being applied topically. So that brings me to one my favorite things ever, essential oil rollers!
The Easiest DIY Project Ever
Put down the store-bought perfume rollers that cost $80 or whatever. We’re going to make a custom all-natural perfume that costs just a few dollars to make. However, it does require some supplies, so I’ve gathered links from the web to help get you started.
What you will need:
All of these ingredients you can get really easily on Amazon, which makes it all the better to just have these things shipped right to you.
Aim to use essential oil roller bottles that are colored in some way to protect the oils inside from light, and that also feature a stainless steel or crystal (yes, those exist) roller top. This is because plastic roller ball tops can tend to break down with the power of the oils, leaving some of that invisible plastic residue to soak into your skin (yuck!)
In terms of carrier oil, it’s best to find one that is super mild, because while oils like jojoba and olive oil are amazing for the skin, they tend to have a bit of a natural scent. That’s why I recommend almond oil first and fractionated coconut oil second. But you can also use Vitamin E oil or even Young Livings V6 carrier oil. Whichever oil you choose, just be sure to pay attention to the ingredients in case you have any nut allergies, etc.
Also, when looking for a carrier oil, know that you’ll most likely be using this oil to make multiple roller bottles, skin recipes, hair serums, and more, so find a carrier oil that is going to be as multi-purposed as possible so you only have to get one!
Here’s How To Make These Roller Bottles
Gather all of your ingredients together, then what comes next is super simple.
Combine about 20 drops total of essential oils into each bottle
Top with carrier oil.
Secure the roller ball filament onto the top of the glass bottle
Place a vinyl label on the outside of the glass bottle.
Give it a shake, and you’re off to the races!
If you don’t have any essential oils yet, no worries. I was once brand new to oils, and the first oil I ever tried was when a family member introduced me to Young Living’s peppermint oil, and after that I was hooked. My recommendation is to start out with Young Living’s premium starter kit because there are now 12 different oils plus all kinds of extras for just $165, so the variety is so much fun to experiment play with, and there’s also a free diffuser so you can try out different diffuser blends, too. Learn more and get your kit here.
I’ll tell you right now, some of the best oils to start with to make a roller bottle blend are lavender, frankincense, Citrus Fresh, peppermint, Thieves, and PanAway. And I wish I had known that straightaway because instead I diffused all of my oils before realizing the magic of roller bottles. Whoops! Diffusing is amazing, but if I could do it all again I definitely would have made more roller bottles right away.
If you’re wondering about the oils that come in the kit, here are just a few pointers about some of these oils and how they would work in roller bottles.
Thieves: Added to a carrier oil in a roller bottle is amazing for immune support. Swipe on the bottoms of the feet before bedtime, the back of the neck, or the spine to keep the immune system going strong.
Lavender: On it’s own or paired with just about any other oil is an amazing relaxing aroma, and is also one of the best “perfumes” I’ve ever had. Dab this on both wrists when you feel stressed or overwhelmed.
PanAway: Use this topically for aches and pains. Wintergreen is amazing at relieving stiff muscles.
Citrus Fresh: Uplifting, crisp, and bright. Use this first thing when you start your day. Pairs well with peppermint, frankincense, or cedarwood (which doesn’t come in the starter kit, but it’s my favorite!)
However you choose to use your oils in the roller bottles, they’re uniquely your blends. Which makes this one of the easiest and most creative DIY projects ever. And once you make your roller bottles, name your blend and label them with these cute little vinyl labels, and off you go! People will be asking you for your recipes, I promise. And speaking of recipes, this wouldn’t be a proper DIY without of a few of those. So without further ado, here are some great roller recipes you can create from the oils in the Young Living starter kit.
12 drops StressAway
10 drops lavender
10 drops Thieves
6 drops lemon
10 drops citrus fresh
4 drops lemon
2 drops peppermint
10 drops frankincense
8 drops lavender
2 drops copaiba
Treat Yourself to Some Shopping!
I sincerely hope you love working on your new oily creations. To help you get started, listed below are the essential oil roller bottles and carrier oils that I suggest to use in crafting your oil creations and taking them on the go. These are some great picks that I found online, and have seen many others purchase for their oily goods, plus having them shipped to you makes things that much better.
If you’ve been wanting to treat yourself to some roller bottle recipes but just weren’t sure where to start, I hope this post has helped you in some way and that you enjoy your new recipes. Tag me on Instagram with your recipes and creations @jessica_colyer!