This post is part of my Christmas in July 2015 series. You can find more posts by clicking here.
I love essential oils. I use essential oils daily in my oil burner and I have been buying essential oil roll ons for the last couple of years. It occurred to me that I could probably make my roll on myself, so I did some research and found they were indeed easy enough for me to make.
Please note I am not an expert in essential oils and that essential oils can be harmful in the wrong quantities and special precaution should be taken for those who are pregnant and children. Make sure you undertake your own research to ensure safe use of essential oils.
I came across a couple of key posts when undertaking my research, which are definitely worth a read if you are interested in essential oils:
- How to use essential oils | National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy – this post details dilution ratios depending on the use of the essential oil.
- Blending Essential Oils For Beginners | Growing Up Herbal – this post explains how you can blend different essential oils to achieve a desired outcome. I used a bought blend, but am going to have a try at mixing my own soon.
To make your own essential oil roll on you will need the following:
- Essential oil blend or essential oils to blend yourself
- Carrier oil – I use almond oil, but you can use other carrier oils.
- Roll on glass bottles – I purchased mine from ebay here.
I used a 10% dilution which worked out to be 10mls almond oil and 20 drops of essential oil. I added the essential oil first then the almond oil. My teaspoon measure had a pouring edge which was helpful for pouring the almond oil into the small bottle.
You use the roll on on pulse points like wrist, temples, forehead and back of neck.
The essential oil blend I used was called energy (fitness and mobility) so will make a perfect gift for my active friends (and me of course).
Happy to have my first handmade Christmas gifts of the year made!