Roller bottles are essential for every essential oil user. They have so many benefits. Before jumping into that, let’s discuss what roller bottles actually are.
A standard roller bottle will be a glass, cylindrical tube with a rollerball topper. However, you can always repurpose empty essential oil bottles and replace the standard lid with a rollerball lid. The stainless steel rollerballs work far better than the plastic ones.
Using essential oils can be difficult if you don’t know where to begin. Roller bottles are the absolute best (and easiest) way to apply oils topically. No one wants to grab several oils to make a blend to apply every single time you need it. Not only is that time consuming and potentially messy, but you’re less likely to use your oils if you have to recreate the blend each time to want to use it. Your oils are already diluted, combined, and ready to be used. Having a pre-diluted roller is especially helpful when using hot oils, such as Thieves or Peppermint, but it’s also necessary when making a roller for kids (more on kids and oils coming soon). An added bonus is you’re saving money by making these rollers! Each time you add essential oils to the roller, you must top with a carrier oil. Diluting the oils like this helps you save money. When a carrier oil is added to essential oils, it helps slow how it absorbs into your skin, prolonging the effects of the oil.
Creating a habit takes time and dedication. Putting oils in your path to help support every day needs aids you in making your oils a part of your daily routine. Be mindful of their placement, and make them visible. Just like your essential oils, rollers can support a huge variety of needs. Below are a few recipes to get you started. When making a roller bottle, remember to add the drops of oils first and fill the rest with a carrier oil. Need to know more about carrier oils? Read one of our past posts here.
Tummy Trouble: 20 drops DiGize, 10 drops Peppermint (This will be especially helpful with all of the rich food you’ll indulge in with the holidays coming up!)
Keep your roller bottles in a visible place so you’ll remember to use it. It doesn’t help you to keep them hidden in your nightstand drawer. Keep your Immunity Roller by the front door so you can quickly roll it on you and your family members’ upper spines (and roll on the bottom of feet before putting on shoes). Keep the Focus Roller near your workspace and your kids’ distant learning/homework space.
If you don’t already have them, grab your oils and bottles and start creating!