How to Make DIY Essential Oil Rollers

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. The more designer brand the better. But one day I purchased a few inexpensive essential oil sprays and suddenly I started getting more compliments.

All of the sudden, friends, family, and co-workers came out of the woodwork and were like, “You smell good!” or “Who smells so good?” and even a stranger at a bar once said, “Who’s wearing patchouli? It’s amazing!”

After all of my years of traditional perfume, I now only use essential oil sprays and rollers for all-natural fragrance.

I wanted to create my own on-the-go product that would not only be 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, DIY 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 a list to help you get started. (*This post contains affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission for sharing at no cost to you.)

What you’ll need:

Essential oil rollers are so easy to make, and so portable!

Essential oil rollers are so easy to make, and so portable!

  1. Glass essential oil roller bottles

  2. Carrier oil

  3. Essential oils

  4. Bottle labels

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.

Pro tips:

Aim to use essential oil roller bottles that are darkly colored to protect the oils inside from light, and that also feature a stainless steel or crystal (yep, those exist) roller ball inside. 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!)

This  V-6 carrier oil from Young Living  is a great pick to start out with for your carrier oil. To get your wholesale discount,  start with the kit!

This V-6 carrier oil from Young Living is a great pick to start out with for your carrier oil. To get your wholesale discount, start with the kit!

In terms of carrier oils, 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!

Directions To Make Your Own Roller Bottles

Gather all of your ingredients together, then what comes next is super simple.

  1. Combine about 20 drops total of essential oils into each bottle

  2. Top with carrier oil.

  3. Secure the roller ball filament onto the top of the glass bottle

  4. Place a vinyl label on the outside of the glass bottle.

  5. Give it a shake, and that’s it!

If you don’t have any essential oils yet, no worries. My recommendation is to start out with Young Living’s premium starter kit which includes 12 different oils and all kinds of extras for just $165, so it’s such a good deal, and there’s also a free diffuser that comes with it! Learn more and get your kit here.

My favorite kit oils to start with for rollers are lavender, frankincense, Citrus Fresh, peppermint, Thieves, and PanAway. I wish I had known that straightaway because instead I diffused all of my starter kit oils before realizing the magic of rollers. Whoops! Diffusing is amazing, but if I could do it all again I definitely would have made more rollers right away.

The Young Living starter kit is the best way to dive in to an oily way of life with an entire array of oils for such a low price!

The Young Living starter kit is the best way to dive in to an oily way of life with an entire array of oils for such a low price!

If you’re wondering about the oils that come in the kit, here are just a few descriptions about some of these oils and how they work in roller blends.

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, for real. And speaking of recipes, this wouldn’t be a proper DIY without 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

  • Carrier oil


  • 10 drops Thieves

  • 6 drops lemon

  • Carrier oil


  • 10 drops citrus fresh

  • 4 drops lemon

  • 2 drops peppermint

  • Carrier oil


  • 10 drops frankincense

  • 8 drops lavender

  • 2 drops copaiba

  • Carrier oil


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.

Colorful Oil Bottles: $14.99

Carrier Oil (Almond) : $8.24

Vinyl Labels : $12.95

Essential Oil Bag: $13.95

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 find inspiration!


I’d love to hear from you

Did you try any of the recipes listed in this post? I’d loooovve to know your favorites. Drop a comment below and let me know!