They See Me Rollin'
One of my favorite parts of the essential oil life is making my own rollers for different areas of my health! I love researching different blends that will help me and my family on a daily basis. You may be thinking, no way do I have time for that. I can make a roller in less than five minutes and the best part is that they last a while! They are a great way to get the most out of your oils! All you need are some oils, a carrier oil, and the glass roller bottles you see on the left. Labels are fun too! You will see all the links in my finds!
First let's talk carrier oils. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils and “carry” them to your skin. That’s because essential oils are potent and can cause irritation when applied directly to your skin. There are different carrier oils for different uses.
• Coconut oil (always grab the unrefined coconut oil because it is in it's rarest form and not processed with chemicals) Coconut oil contains skin-nourishing fatty acids and polyphenols, which make it a great carrier oil for massage oils and skin care preparations.
• Jojoba oil - absorbs easily in the skin and doesn’t clog pores. This makes it a good carrier oil option for massage oils, facial moisturizers, and bath oils. Using jojoba oil may help reduce the skin’s oil production in acne-prone people by making the skin think it’s produced enough oil.
• Sweet almond is one of the most popular carrier oils for skin care. It’s great in massage oils, bath oils, and soaps.The oil is lightweight and absorbs easily, and is a great moisturizer for dry skin.
• Olive oil - Extra-virgin olive oil is the preferred variety for aromatherapy and skin care preparations. Olive oil’s scent may interfere with the scent of some essential oils. It’s packed with fatty acids and plant sterols, which make it great for cleansing and moisturizing dry skin. Use olive oil as a carrier oil for massage, facial cleansers, hair care, and homemade soaps.
• Grape seed oil - It’s rich in vitamin E, a nutrient thought to heal the skin and reduce wrinkles.
• Avocado oil is a heavy, thick, edible oil made from avocado fruit. It has a nutty aroma.This can be a good carrier oil for dry skin remedies and body creams — unless you’re dealing with acne. Avocado oil may increase sebum production, so if your skin is acne-prone, check with your dermatologist before use.
How to Rollers - DIY Style
-You will start with the roller bottle (make sure it's blue or amber glass)
-Find a recipe for your health concern and gather those oils
-Drop in the oils (the amount of drops can vary)
-Fill the rest with your carrier oil, pop the top back on and stick a label on it
-Voila that's it!
-Use your rollers as needed and apply to neck, temples, wrists, spine, bottom of your feet
Some of my favorite roller recipes
5 Peace and Calming
10 stress away
15 stress away
10 drops frankincense
10 drops copaiba
10 drops lavender
10 drops peppermint
20 drops digize
All the recipes are simply guides. The amount of recipes you will find are endless! You can also make your own! That's the fun of it! Enjoy and oil on!