Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipes

How to Make Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipes

We’ve got all the details on how to make essential oil roller bottle recipes from start to finish including a handy printable essential oil dilution chart for 10 ml roller bottles! 

If you’ve ever used essential oils before, I am sure you’ll agree essential oil roller bottles are one the best ways to apply essential oils. They are quite simple to make with an essential oil dilution chart and a great carrier oil

And the beauty of it is you can make an essential oil roller bottle recipe with just a single oil or a blend of oils geared toward your needs. But, when it comes to essential oils, there are 10 standard roller blends every woman needs! 

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We’ve got all the details on how to make essential oil roller bottle recipes from start to finish including a handy printable essential oil dilution chart for 10 ml roller bottles!

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How do you make an essential oil roller bottle?

Learning how to make essential oil roller bottle recipes is the gateway to really getting the most out of your essential oils. Because you can safely apply them topically in a roller bottle. Allowing you to get oils where you need them the most – on your temples, tummy, or neck and shoulders, for example, more easily. 

And essential oil rollers are a breeze to use compared to pouring a carrier oil in your hand and adding drops of essential oil on top. Then rub your hands together before applying. Who else has done that and then dripped half of it elsewhere, wasting the oils? 

In any case, how to make an essential oil roller bottle begins with choosing a carrier oil to dilute the essential oils in. 

What is a carrier oil? 

The term basically means the oil will carry the essential oil onto and across the skin. There are many options when it comes to using carrier oils for essential oil blending. But, the best is packed with antioxidants and vitamins while others are better used for cooking or whatnot. Get a complete list of what carrier oils to avoid and what to use to make essential oil roller bottle recipes here. 

How many drops of essential oil in a 10 ml roller bottle should you use?

How Much Essential Oils Should I Use?

Look here’s the deal, 

Essential oil roller bottles are the fastest and easiest way to apply oils. Rather you need to get some good sleep, have a tummy ache, or just need help to stay focused during a tough task – a roller bottle is the best option! 

The most important thing to remember for essential oil roller bottle recipes is dilution. Due to their high concentration, essential oils need to be safely diluted before applying to the skin. And an essential oil dilution chart designed for roller bottle use is the best way to do that. 

ROLLER BOTTLE ESSENTIAL OIL DILUTION CHART

This chart shows how many drops of essential oil in a 10 ml roller bottle one should add defined by use.  However, you can refer to the percentage on the chart to determine how much essential oil to use for larger essential oil bottles like 15 ml roller bottles and 30 ml perfume bottles or other containers. You’ll be filling the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil

Essential Oil Dilution based on a common 10 ml bottle:

  • 1 DROP = 0.5% – recommended for infants  
  • 2 DROPS = 1% – recommended for pregnancy, children, and sensitive skin
  • 4 DROPS = 2% – recommended for common daily use
  • 10 DROPS = 5% – recommended for non sensitive, short term use

I find it helpful to print the essential oil dilution chart and refer to it when I’m making roller bottles or other topical essential oil products. Pin this or print it from the Oily Chic Library.

printable essential oil dilution chart

How to Make Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipes

1. Remove the roller ball from the bottle and add each drop of essential oil first. (See our recipes below)

2. Using a mini funnel designed for small bottles such as roller bottles add your carrier oil. The best carrier oils for essential oil recipes are derived from plants and have little to no aroma. We love fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil. 

3. Remove the mini funnel and carefully press the roller ball into the bottle until it clicks. Then simply shake the bottle to thoroughly blend the essential oils into the carrier before applying. 

10 essential oil roller blends every woman needs

10 Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipes Every Woman Needs

Use these 10 essential oil roller bottle recipes as your gold standard. Because they cover all your basic needs. Print this chart from the Oily Chic Library.

Each recipe is already diluted for nonsensitive, short term use for adults. Short term meaning you aren’t reapplying the same roller more 3 times in the same place in a single day. Adjust each recipe as needed to suit your needs. 

Don’t have an essential oil listed? Just leave it out. And don’t worry if you add an extra drop or two. Some oils are thinner than others and just come out fast. You’ll get the hang of it! 

Liquid Sleep Roller Blend

4 drops Lavender

3 drops Frankincense

2 drops Stress Away

Headache Melt Roller Blend

4 drops Peppermint

4 drops Lavender

1 drop Copaiba

Happy As A Lark Roller Blend

5 drops Joy

3 drops Grapefruit

1 drop Orange

Tummy Tangler Roller Blend

7 drops DiGize

3 drops Peppermint

Get Focused Roller Blend

4 drops Lavender

3 drops Lime

2 drops Ylang-Ylang

1 drop Idaho Blue Spruce

Breathe Deep Roller Blend

5 drops Raven

5 drops Peppermint

Energy Zing Roller Blend

6 drops Spearmint

4 drops Lemon

Wellness Roller Blend 

4 drops Thieves

2 drops Frankincense

2 drops Lemon

The Cat’s Meow Roller Blend

4 drops Lavender

2 drops Valor

2 drops Stress Away

1 drop Vetiver

Seasonal Sniffles Roller Blend

3 drops Lemon

2 drops Lavender

2 drops Peppermint

What are the best roller bottles for essential oils?

Essential oil roller bottles come in so many sizes, shapes, styles, and colors. We’re sharing with you the best roller bottles for essential oil recipes we’ve used and all the things we consider when choosing one. 

SIZE:

First and foremost, we choose the size of our roller bottle depending on what we’ll use it for and how often we’ll use it. If it’s an essential oil roller bottle recipe we intended to use everyday a 15 ml or 30 ml bottle will last us longer. If we’re making a roller bottle we want to take with us a 10 ml bottle is best as it fits in all essential oil bags

ROLLERBALL:

The second thing we take into account when choosing roller bottles is the roller ball type. Glass and stainless steel work best in our experience. Steer clear of plastic rollerballs because they won’t last long and are known to leak. You can see a comparison of several types here. 

MATERIAL:

I know some of us are sticklers when it comes to the material used for a roller bottle. Yes, it’s true a dark amber glass, metallic rose gold, or bamboo roller bottle will keep direct sunlight out and keep your oils from losing their potency. But, it’s very acceptable to use essential oil roller blends in clear glass as I explain in great detail here

A roller blend or essential oil perfume isn’t something you’ll be storing for a long time. In most cases, you’ll be tucking them into a bag or drawer for quick daily use away from sunlight anyway. So, there’s no harm in using a clear glass container. 

STYLE:

Once we’ve decided on the first 3 it’s all down to style. And there’s a lot to go around in the essential oil roller bottle world! Diamonds, circles, cubes, and geos are some of the most popular shapes. But, the styles are endless and you can scroll through our favorites above! 

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Making essential oil roller bottle recipes is our favorite way to apply oils. They are so convenient – easy to take with you in your purse or diaper bag and easy to stash in your desk and nightstand drawers. These 10 essential oil roller bottle recipes may be our gold standard, but if you have other ideas – go for it! 

If you made one of our recipes we want to know which is your favorite? Tag #oilychic on Instagram to share yours with us. Oh, and don’t forget your essential oil printable above. 

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