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Essential oils are truly amazing! They can help you heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
They’re also a great way to enhance your meditation practice and invite in spirit guides.
(Note, these statements are my personal opinion and experience. They have not been evaluated by the FDA, I am not a medical doctor, and you should consult your physician for any diagnosis and treatment.)
For me, it was the spiritual benefits that first led me to them, but I’ve fallen in love!
I use at least one essential oil (or custom made roller) every single day.
But I remember the first time someone said to me “make a roller with it.” The whole idea totally freaked me out!
Turns out, it’s massively easy to do! And a truly amazing way to work with your essential oils.
A Quick Note About Purity
Whenever you plan to work with essential oils, it’s critical to understand where they came from and what’s actually in the bottle.
Many brands, particularly the bargain ones you can find in many stores, add thinning agents or other “stuff” to the bottle you buy. BUT they’re NOT required to tell you.
Read the bottle. If it says you can’t put it on your skin or ingest it – it’s not just the essential oil in the bottle.
YES – there are some oils that are “hot” and need to be diluted first, but that doesn’t mean they’re unsafe to touch your skin or ingest.
Impure oils can be unsafe to use topically or internally regardless of dilution.
*Shameless self-promotion break* That whole purity thing is why I work with Young Living.
Their Seed to Seal Guarantee means I can trust that the oil I’m paying for (and selling) is the ONLY thing in the bottle – and that it’s exactly what it claims to be.
Contact me if you’d like to know more or purchase oils.
*Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog post*
Making a Roller with Your Essential Oils
I use rollers for everything from my allergy and asthma blend (lavender, rosemary, peppermint, lemon, and raven) to applying a diluted single oil.
Fun and easy to make, and a great way to apply oils.
What You’ll Need
- Roller Bottles or Travel Size Bottles
- Carrier oil. I like fractionated coconut oil
- The (Young Living) essential oil(s) of your choice
- Small labels
Now that you’ve got your supplies, it’s time to make some magic happen!
Carefully pour 6-8 drops (depending on how much you want to dilute it) of your essential oil(s) into the bottom of the roller bottle.
If you’re not sure how much to add, start low and leave some space to add more at the top. It’s like cooking – you can always add, but you can’t subtract.
Fill the bottle up the rest of the way with the carrier oil. “The rest of the way” means to the bottom of the screw lines. This will leave space for the roller ball insert.
And that’s the next step! Put in the roller ball.
Put the roller ball plastic in the top of the bottle and push down hard on the silver ball with your thumb until it pops into place. Then put the cap on.
And voila! You’ve got yourself a magical healing roller full of essential oil goodness!
***Note: Due to the phenols in essential oils, cats are unable to process them safely. I strongly recommend you do not all your cat to ingest, breathe, or topically come into any essential oils you use. If you apply them to your body, don’t let your cat lick you, and if you’re going to diffuse them, do so in an area your cat cannot access until the scent is clear.