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An essential oil roller ball or roller is a handy aromatherapy tool that is highly convenient on the go. Rollers are basically made using roller bottles and essential oils. With a roll-on, you apply essential oils topically so that your skin can absorb the oil. To this effect, the oil has to be safely diluted and formulated to give you a desired therapeutic effect. Making rollers at home is fun and easy - this article guides you.
You need three things to get started; essential oils, carrier oil and a roll-on bottle.
Choose a single oil or a blend of your choice. Just make sure to use pure oils to have the optimum health effect. If you are new to essential oils, take time to research on oils that will suit your desired purpose. Oils for aromatherapy can help reduce stress, relieve aches, treat insomnia, enhance skin and so on. Therefore, use a blend that is tailored to your needs.
A carrier oil helps dilute potent essential oils. The best carrier may depend on what you want. Fractionated coconut oil is however the most popular carrier for rollers. Apart from being thin in consistency, it has a long shelf life. Other carriers to consider are jojoba and sweet almond oil.
A roll-on glass bottle with a stainless steel roller ball topper is ideal. Make sure to clean your bottle properly to reduce impurities. A 10 ml bottle is good because you can easily carry it in your bag.
Readymade essential oil blends are great; however, personalizing scents is important as well. Choose oils that speak to you and create a blend that you love. It is really easy to blend and as a rule of thumb, aim to blend not more than four oils. Experiment with floral, spicy, woodsy and minty scents. Also, be mindful of top, middle and base notes. You don't need all the technical knowhow to make your custom blend, but reading a few blending tips can make your work easier.
Once you have created your headache, stress relief or beauty blend, it is time to create your roller ball. Below is an example of a roll-on recipe that will relieve stress and get rid of anxiety.
You need the following items
After filling your bottle with the 10 ml fractionated coconut oil, add the essential oils and mix properly. Cover your roll-on and label accordingly. You can use the roll-on on your temples or on other body parts as desired.
From immune boosting to insomnia bursting blends, have fun with rollers and enjoy the many aromatherapy benefits.
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