How to Make Essential Oil Roll-ons

How to Make Essential Oil Roll-Ons

Learning how to make essential oil roll-ons will help make it easier to enjoy all the benefits these oils have to offer topically – as there is no easier way to apply them than with a roll-on.

For pain management, skin conditions, and many other ailments – rollers are the best way to go. That’s why today, we’re going to teach you how to make your own!

We’ll cover all the supplies and tools you need to get the job done, and how you can bring your roller to life. Let’s start by quickly explaining what these are, and why you should learn how to make essential oil rollers.

What Exactly Are Essential Oil Roll-Ons?

Essential oil roll-ons are an easy, targeted way to apply essential oils topically. They are great for on-the-go use when diffusing the oils is not an option.

You can buy them here at Revive, but making your own rollers can be a fun little project and way to save money – or create a roller you haven’t been able to find just yet!

Why Learn How To Make Essential Oil Rollers?

Aromatherapy roll-ons are absolutely one of the easiest ways to use essential oils. Diluted and ready for use, you can easily apply when and where needed.

They are also a great size to bring with you on the go – fitting in a pocket, purse, drawer, or school bag. Plus, they are actually very easy to make and you don’t need a whole lot of supplies. Let’s get started.

What Supplies Are Needed To Make Essential Oil Roll-Ons?

Making your own essential oil roll-ons is actually way easier than it looks! Of course, the first step is gathering all the supplies & tools you’re going to need.

There are the obvious ones like your roller bottles & the essential oils themselves, but there are some others you may not have thought of:

  • Roll-on Bottles
  • Essential Oils
  • Carrier Oil
  • Small Funnel (optional but helpful)
  • Labels

What Essential Oils Should I Make My Roll-Ons With?

The essential oils that you choose will depend on what you want to use the roller for. You can easily use one of REVIVE’s synergy blends.

For example, if you love diffusing Stress Easy, but you also would love the option to bring that scent with you, you can create a roll-on with just REVIVE Stress Easy Blend and carrier oil.

Most people enjoy creating their own blends in their roller using the single Essential Oils that they have. This gives you so many options!

By combining different oils based on their therapies, you could make rollers for everyday issues that you have. Some of these might be headaches, tummy aches, allergies, stress, sleep, skincare, etc.

You Also Need To Choose A Carrier Oil

There are a few different carrier oils (fatty nut/seed oils that help “carry” the essential oils into your skin) you can choose from for rollers and this may depend on your desired use as well.

One of the most common options is Fractionated Coconut Oil. This oil is odorless, light on the skin, and has a long shelf life.

Another popular choice is Golden Jojoba Oil. Acting very similar to our skin’s natural oils, this carrier is great for all skin types and can help hydration.

When making a blend for the skin, you may want to consider where you are applying it.

For example, if you are making an anti-aging roller for the face, you can use some Evening Primrose Oil to help nourish delicate skin, giving the essential oils you are using an added boost of therapy. At the end of the day, your carrier oil choice is mostly personal preference.

Safely Diluting Your Essential Oils

Safety is very important when it comes to the topical application of essential oils. When making your own roll-on, you need to consider who will be using it and why.

The number of drops you use will be different if the roller is for your child vs. yourself. It will also vary based on the type of use: everyday therapy vs. short-term use for an acute application.

Even when your essential oil is pure or “therapeutic grade”, it is smart to dilute “hot” oils, which prevents your skin from being burned or desensitized.

  • 1% Dilution: Recommended for children (2-10), elderly, dogs/horses, and facial applications
  • 2%: Recommended for daily therapeutic use, bath, and body applications.
  • 5%: Short term use like topical treatment of pain
  • 10%: Short term acute situations like rashes, bites, skin infections
Dilution Guide

Diluting Your Essential Oil Rollers For Children & Infants

The aforementioned dilution rates are good for adults – but we want to make a note on infants.

For a healthy, full-term baby, topical application of .5% can be used between the ages of 6 months and 2 years old. Please only use baby-safe oils such as lavender, chamomile, frankincense, and copaiba.

Now that you have some basic information on essential oil rollers, the supplies you need, and dilution rates for specific ailments- let’s share our example on how to make your own essential oil roll-ons from home.


Combine Your Essential Oils & Carrier Oil In Your Roller Bottle

Once you have determined your dilution, the essential oils you want, and your carrier oil, you can put them all together.

Oftentimes, if you are not working with a premade recipe, you may want to experiment with creating the oil blend in a separate glass container so as to not waste too much of your EO’s.

First, drop in your essential oils into the clean glass roller bottle, then add your carrier oil to the top (use a funnel if you have one so you don’t spill).

Pop in the roller top and screw the lid on. Roll it around in your hands for a few seconds to mix. Finally, make sure to label your bottle. That’s it!

Pain Away Roller

(5% dilution: short term use)

Add all of the ingredients into your roller and apply topically as needed for pain

Get in the Game Roller

(Kid safe blend for focus)

Mix all of the ingredients in the roller and apply to your children’s pulse points for help concentrating.

How To Use Your Essential Oil Roll-Ons

Once you’ve combined all your ingredients, your roller bottles are ready to be used! You can use them at your leisure to help with whatever ailment you’re suffering from.

To use, simply apply as needed for your natural therapy. Essential Oils, when applied by roll-on, tend to last in your body from 45 minutes up to 2 hours.

We recommend waiting until about 90 minutes before re-applying.

Final Thoughts On How to Make Essential Oil Roll-Ons

Now that you know how to make your own essential oil rollers, all that’s left to do is grab your supplies and get to work!

These are going to be your new favorite essential oil product – but if you don’t want to make your own, simply grab a pre-made essential oil roller bottle from us here at Revive!

You’ll find 100% therapeutic grade rollers, with so many different options to choose from. We have a roller for every ailment or instance you can imagine – whether you’re seeking allergy relief or a boost in focus, and everything in between.