Wednesday, October 04, 2023

How to make a custom rollerball

Since I have been using essential oils for years now making rollerballs just seems like an easy task. I remember the days I thought it would be so difficult and confusing though. I would have to try and figure out if I could mix oils together, how many drops I needed, and just how to do it. Let me break it down for you and show you how easy it can be to make your own custom rollerballs whenever you want.

The first thing you will want to do is figure out what kind of rollerball you want to make. What health concerns are you working on? Does someone in your family suffer from an ailment you would like to help them with? Would you like to make a nice gift for a friend, co-worker, or teacher? There are so many options and this is going to be something you will need to decide.
Since I just got these awesome new rollerball labels for First Aid we will learn how to make a Tummy Trouble rollerball. I love getting my rollerball labels and ideas from Oil My Goodness. There are some great gift ideas and self-care rollers that would be great to start out with.

The Tummy Trouble roller is great to roll on your belly to help soothe stomach discomfort. This is a must-have for those mamas with littles. The rollerball recipe is 8 drops DigestZen and 4 drops Ginger topped off with Fractionated Coconut Oil.

What you will need:

Rollerballs – Of course, you will need some good quality rollerballs. You can buy a convenient 6-pack directly from doTERRA.
Orifice Remover – This is optional but is very convenient and will soon become a must-have if you are planning on making and reusing your rollerballs. This can also be purchased directly from doTERRA.
Carrier Oil – There are lots of carrier oils on the market these days but my absolute favorite is doTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil. FCO is an absorbent and light carrier oil that will help to increase essential oil distribution while leaving skin feeling smooth and soft.
Essential Oils – For this specific rollerball we will need DigestZen and Ginger both which can be purchased through doTERRA. If you would like to get 25% off these oils and the FCO I would recommend looking into getting your own doTERRA membership which is similar to a Costco membership/card.

Frequently asked questions

Before we make the rollerball I want to go over a few questions you might have. Are you wondering what oils to mix together, or how much to dilute an oil? These are two questions I get asked frequently.

There is no wrong or right way to mix oils. I promise you will not blow up if you mix different oils together! If you are making a roller for health reasons, then you will want to use whichever oils help with that specific need. In this case, we do not normally worry about how the roller will smell cause we are focusing on a health concern.
Perhaps you are wanting to make a roller for emotions or perfume. In this case, you are going to want to test and see what these oils smell like together. To do this, place a few drops of FCO or carrier oil in the palm of your hand and add 1 drop of each oil you are considering. Then rub your hands together and inhale the aroma. Does this smell good to you or is there something you would change? It is all trial and error. You can find some great recipes others have used on Pinterest or by searching the internet. This is always a great way to start your DIY rollerball journey.

Figuring out how many drops of essential oil to use verse carrier oil can be a bit more challenging. To help with this I found a nice dilution guide from Rollerball Make and Take. This gives you a good idea of how many drops of EO’s you will need in a 5mL roller and 10mL roller. I normally use a 10mL but either works great and they both easily fit in your purse or diaper bag to take with you.

Dilution chart for all ages
Making the Rollerball

Now that we have touched on some basic questions lets make the rollerball.

How to Make a Rollerball

I hope this blog post was helpful for you and I hope you are on your way to becoming a pro at empowering yourself with essential oils.

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