By Alison Angold | Qualified Aromatherapist | CIDESCO ITEC
A small roller ball bottle is ideal for an essential oil blend. These tiny bottles can be filled with a tailor made tailor-made blend of essential oils, and easily carried with you in the car, in your handbag, on holiday, in your pocket – literally anywhere!
Plus, they can be used for so many different issues and ailments, that you can blend several bottles and use a particular blend when you feel you need to.
The beauty of the roller ball applicator is that it distributes your blend easily and cleanly, with no drips or mess. You get to apply just the amount that you need and they can be used anywhere, particularly on the go. These easy roller ball recipes with essential oils, also make an ideal gift!
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How do you mix essential oils for rollerball bottles?
To make your rollerball blend, simply;
- Choose your carrier oil (see below for choices)
- Pour into a 10ml rollerball bottle
- Add 2-3 drops of each of your chosen essential oils
- Shake well
- Apply to pulse points or specific areas, as and when needed
How many drops of essential oil should i put in a roller bottle?
Most roller ball bottles are 10 ml, which is an ideal size to carry with you and transport around. With this in mind, you want to add up to 6 drops of essential oils per 10 ml.
The ideal choice to make up several blends!
Easy Roller ball recipes with essential oils
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Roller ball blend for HEADACHES
These 3 essential oils have analgesic properties so are good at relieving the pain of headaches. Mix with sweet almond oil and apply to the temples and just a touch under the nostrils to inhale.
(Avoid Rosemary during pregnancy, epilepsy or with high blood pressure. Do not use Marjoram during pregnancy)
Roller ball blend for a STUFFY HEADACHE
As well as being analgesic, peppermint and rosewood are very clearing, to can ease pain and clear the fuzzy feeling that some headaches can give.
(Peppermint is incompatible with homeopathic medicines)
Roller ball blend for MIGRAINE
- Clary sage
(Avoid basil and clary sage during pregnancy)
ANTI-ANXIETY roller blend #1
Bergamot is relaxing, sedating and uplifting, while Cedarwood is calming to the nervous system. Geranium is balancing and relieves anxiety and stress, and the soft citrus aroma of Mandarin helps to lift anxiety. (Avoid Cedarwood during pregnancy)
ANTI-ANXIETY roller blend #2
The floral scent of Rose and the heavier aroma of Sandalwood soothe nervous tension, while Valerian sedates the nervous system, so is ideal at relieving the symptoms of anxiety. (Avoid rose during pregnancy).
Roller ball for PANIC ATTACKS
For times of more severe anxiety, Peppermint helps to relieve nervous trembling and Petitgrain helps to reduce the physical symptoms of panic, such as nervous spasms and rapid heart rate. Vetiver clams the central nervous system and reduces worry and anxiety. (Peppermint is incompatible with homeopathic medicines)
RELAXING roller ball blend
- Clary sage
Soothing and relaxing to the nervous system, this blend will help to relax and soothe the body and the mind.
(Avoid Clary sage during pregnancy).
Roller ball blend for SLEEP #1
Calming, soothing, and sedating this blend will help to relax the body, ready for sleep.
(Avoid rose during pregnancy).
Roller ball blend for SLEEP #2
Sandalwood soothes the nerves of the body. Valerian sedates the nervous system, relieves tension and helps insomnia and Vetiver calms and soothes the nervous system, so helps to switch off the mind, ready for sleep.
Roller ball blend for ENERGY
Ginger is naturally uplifting and reviving, while clove has an uplifting effect on weakness and lethargy. Lemon boosts the immune system, so enables the body to function better generally and lemongrass revives and energises the emotions. (Clove and ginger may irritate very sensitive skins, so use sparingly)
Roller ball blend for FOCUS #1
Frankincense helps to focus the mind and juniper clears and stimulates it. The refreshing aroma of lemon refreshes the mind and allows clarity of thought. (Avoid juniper during pregnancy and do not use if suffering from kidney disease).
Rollerball blend for FOCUS #2
A refreshing light, herby blend that will clear the mind and allow for focus and clarity. This is an ideal blend to help with studying. (Peppermint is incompatible with homeopathic medicine. Avoid Rosemary and Thyme during pregnancy and if suffering from high blood pressure).
ANTI-DEPRESSANT rollerball recipe #1
Rose is an effective anti-depressant and helps relieve the symptoms of nervous tension. Melissa – also known as lemon balm – helps to reduce anxiety and depression, while neroli lifts depression and relieves stress-related conditions. (Rose and melissa should be avoided during pregnancy)
ANTI-DEPRESSANT rollerball blend #2
Orange and peppermint both uplift and refresh the mind and the body, while lavender calms, soothes, and repairs. (Peppermint is incompatible with homeopathic medicines).
UPLIFTING rollerball blend #1
- Clary sage
Clary sage uplifts and promotes a feeling of well-being and euphoria and grapefruit revives depressed and stressed minds, while also creating a feeling of euphoria. Jasmine improves self-confidence, optimism and lifts depression, while lavender is a good, all-around soothing and healing oil. (Clary sage and Jasmine should be avoided during pregnancy).
UPLIFTING rollerball blend #2
- Ylang Ylang
The emphasis is on citrusy orange here, giving a real boost and uplift to the mood. Ylang ylang adds a welcome heavier note while giving feelings of joy and calming the central nervous system.
Roller ball blend for MOTIVATION
Grapefruit revives a tired or stressed mind, lemon allows clarity of thought and stimulates the mind, while Myrrh revives lack of motivation and general lethargy. (Avoid myrrh during pregnancy).
Roller ball blend for ALLERGIES
Soothing and calming on the skin, this blend is good for use on skin allergies. (Avoid both oils during pregnancy).
Roller ball blend for SPOTS & BREAKOUTS
- Tea tree
- Ylang Ylang
This blend is ideal to use directly onto spots or a breakout on the skin. Ylang ylang helps to draw spots out, while tea tree and lavender are antiseptic and anti-bacterial, so help to heal the skin. Grapefruit is useful for dull oily skin and has an astringent effect on the spot or breakout.
Rollerball blend for INSECT BITES
- Tea tree
A great antiseptic but soothing blend here to relieve the sting or itch of insect bites. Basil is a good addition as it helps relieve the sting of a wasp sting.
(Avoid basil and thyme during pregnancy, and thyme if suffering with high blood pressure).
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Rollerball blend for BRUISES
Marjoram helps heal bruises, while Vetiver strengthens red blood cells, which is useful for healing the broken vessels of a bruise. Sandalwood reduces the high colouring of broken blood capillaries under the skin.
(Avoid Marjoram during pregnancy).
Rollerball blend for ECZEMA
Soothing and calming, bergamot helps heal inflamed and sore skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Chamomile is also soothing for itchy skin conditions, as is rose.
(Avoid chamomile and rose during pregnancy).
Rollerball blend for INFLAMED SKIN
- Clary sage
Neroli and lavender work well at healing and soothing inflamed skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, while clary sage is good at reducing inflammations on the skin.
(Avoid clary sage during pregnancy).
Rollerball blend for SINUS RELIEF
- Tea Tree
Used sparingly just underneath the nostrils, this blend is good for inhaling to clear a blocked nose and give relief from blocked sinuses.
(Avoid cedarwood during pregnancy).
Rollerball blend for WOUNDS
A good blend for using on a wound as it is healing – not while the wound is still open – to help speed up the skin renewal.
(Avoid myrrh during pregnancy).
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What can you use roller ball bottles for?
Roller ball bottles are such a great idea! You can make essential oil blends to store in them, but they can also be used to evenly and cleanly distribute creams, lotions, medications, make up and more.
They make using oils particularly useful as they just so easy to use – no mess, no pouring, no leaking pumps, and small enough to carry with you. And easy enough to make up several different blends so you have just what you need when you need it.
Where can you apply a roller ball blend?
The short answer to this is pretty much anywhere!
However, it will depend on your chosen blend and the reason for using the roller bottle.
- Pulse points – temples and wrists are the most common areas to apply your essential oil roller blend, especially for anxiety, panic, and relaxation
- Under the nostrils – this is useful for the essential oil roller blends for headaches, or sinus issues
- Directly on a bruise, spot, wound or bite – for these specific blends this is the best way to get the benefits and relief of the essential oils. However, never use the roller blend on open or broken skin
How to make a roller ball blend with essential oils
This is so easy. You choose a carrier oil to have as a base for your blend, fill the roller bottle with this oil, and top it up with your chosen essential oils.
The roller bottle must be tinted and not clear glass. This is because essential oils are volatile, and change their composition when in contact with heat and light. The tinted bottles keep these elements away and the oils safe and stable.
What is the best Carrier oil for rollerball bottle blends?
Sweet almond oil
Sweet almond oil is a good all-round oil to use for your roller bottle blend and makes a good base for essential oils. It has a high vitamin content and is highly nourishing for the skin as well as having protective qualities too. It is suitable for use on the face or body.
Jojoba oil is a good oil for a roller blend to be used on the face – particularly suitable for a roller blend for acne, spots, or oily skin. This is because it has a similar structure to the skin’s natural oil, sebum. So it can replenish dry skin, and help to soften blocked pores on more congested skin.
This is an ideal oil for a facial roller blend as rosehip oil is very good for all skin types and is especially effective at treating dry and mature skin.
Another good all-round oil that is highly nourishing and packed full of essential vitamins and fatty acids. It can be used on the face and the body, but it particularly nourishing to the body.
Disclaimer; Even though I am a qualified and experienced aromatherapist, the information given in this article are purely recommendations, and if ever in any doubt of the use or application of essential oils, then medical advice should be sought. If you have any particular medical issue or illness, the advice of a medical professional should be sought before the use of essential oils.
|About the Author |
Alison Angold is a fully qualified (certified) beauty therapist, massage therapist and aromatherapist from the UK. She has over 25 years experience in this industry and has worked in a variety of beauty salons, spa’s as well as running her own successful beauty and massage business. Her career has allowed her to treat many, many clients, with skincare concerns, medical conditions, and a whole variety of other ailments and issues, that has enabled her to work closely with essential oils, prescribing specific blends for these clients to help with these conditions. Her qualifications in the use of essential oils and aromatherapy, allow her to share this knowledge with others, in a safe, reliable way.