Essential Oil Roller Blends

Terri FosterSeptember 22, 2021

Do you want to make your own essential oil roller blends? I love roller blends because of their convenience especially for those daily uses. All the recipes below are for a 10 mL size roller bottle.

As you know, there are 3 ways to use your essential oils: aromatically, topically and internally. Since we will be focusing on topical application, I will go over some safety tips as well as give you every must-have recipe I could possibly think of! A handout with tons of recipes is linked below this video training.

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Essential Oil Roller Blend Supplies

essential oil roller blend supplies

Let’s start out talking about the supplies you will need. I have linked to my doTERRA shop and my fave essential oil accessory shop Your Oil Tools.

*I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase using my affiliate links.

Can we pause on the orifice reducer remover for a minute? This little tool is essential when making rollers! Save your fingers and use it to remove the roller tops and replace them. Trust me! You need an orifice reducer remover.

The best carrier oil for an essential oil roller blend

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.

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.

roller blend dilution guide

How many drops of essential oil should I put in a roller bottle?

Let’s talk about the benefits and importance of diluting your essential oils for maximum benefits as well as making sure we are using our oils safely.

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 E.O. total and then top the rest with the FCO.

Here is a good dilution chart for you to save for reference.

Is your Touch roller running low?

You can refill it! Grab that orifice reducer remover to take the roller top off. Careful, the steel roller will roll away. But don’t worry you can pop it back on. Add 20-40 drops of the blend, fill the rest with your favorite carrier oil, and pop the top back on. Easy peasy!

Where to apply your essential oil roller blend

  • Right where you need it!
  • Behind the neck
  • Over the heart
  • Wrists
  • Inside ankles and forearms
  • Along the spine
  • Bottom of the feet (safest spot for littles!)

Roller Safety

  • Essential oils are lipid based and do not mix with water. Use a carrier oil* or lotion for sensitivity.
  • These “hot” oils should always be diluted: Oregano, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Cassia, Clove and Thyme.
  • Essential oils that should be diluted for young or sensitive skin: Black Pepper, Ginger, Wintergreen (smells like candy! keep out of child’s reach), Geranium and Peppermint.

Are you looking to get started with essential oils? Head over to the Shop page and choose a Starter Set. Don’t worry, I am here to guide you and answer questions you may have on your essential oil journey.

Email me at terri@iambionicwoman.com with questions.

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