Next week I will show you how easy it is to make your own homemade hand lotion. Essential oils can also be used to make your own rollers. What is a homemade roller using essential oils? If you are familiar at all with essential oils you know how useful roller bottles are to make topical applications of oils so simple.

Homemade rollers can be used for many different remedies. You can make roller bottles using single oils or make a blend. Blends are a mixture of a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, grape seed oil or sweet almond oil mixed with several drops of an essential oil.

Using essential oil roller bottles will also help you save money, as your essential oils will last longer. Usually you add ten drops of an essential oil to your roller bottle and then fill the rest of the bottle with your carrier oil. My favorite essential oil are from Young Living.

This chart is based on using a 10mL roller bottle.

  • Newborn-6 months: 1-2 drops
  • 6 months- 2 years: 1-3 drops
  • 2 -5 years: 2-5 drops
  • 5-12 years: 5-10 drops
  • 13 and up: 15-20 drops

Once you make your homemade roller bottles you can use them to roll onto just about any area of your bottle except your eyes, inside your ears or any mucous membrane. My favorite places to use the roller on the bottom of my feet, my neck or on my wrist.

There are many recipes for various roller blends, I use the Essential Oils Pocket Reference which is a wonderful resource. You can look up an ailment and they will list various essential oils that you can use.

Five Favorite Roller Bottle Blends

Sleepytime Roller

12 drops of lavender
12 drops of cedarwood
12 drops of Vetiver
12 drops of Valerian
Place the essential oil e in a 10ml roller bottle and fill with your favorite carrier oil.

Headache Relief

5 drops of lavender
5 drops of frankincense
5 drops copaiba
5 drops of peppermint
Place the essential oil in a 10ml roller bottle and fill with your favorite carrier oil.

Breathe Blend

10mL roller bottle 
5 drops peppermint
5 drops eucalyptus (globulus or radiata)
2 drops lime
2 drops of lemon
2 drops rosemary
Place the essential oil in a 10ml roller bottle and fill with your favorite carrier oil.

Pain Bomb

5 drops copaiba
3 drops sweet marjoram
3 drops basil
3 drops frankincense
Place the essential oil in a 10ml roller bottle and fill with your favorite carrier oil.


10 drops lemon
4 drop eucalyptus radiata
3 drops peppermint
1 drop cinnamon
Place the essential oil in a 10ml roller bottle and fill with your favorite carrier oil.

Where to find roller bottles to make your blends? There are numerous sources, I usually purchase amber roller bottles on Amazon.

There are many more combinations of essential oils that you can use to create your own blends. These three are just the tip of the iceberg! If you have any questions about Young Living Essential Oils don’t hesitate to ask, I’d be glad to help.

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8 comments on “Homemade Rollers using Essential Oils

WT Abernathy on March 6, 2019 4:14 pm

My favorite roller application is my feet as well- it seems to do so much more to relax and center my body when done that way-

It gets tough working in boots all day around the homestead, and having something ready at hand to alleviate the pressure sure does help.

Thank you for the share!

Nancy Wolff on March 6, 2019 4:26 pm

I always forget my feet! Great suggestion!

KAMI DIMMICK on March 7, 2019 11:58 pm

This is awesome! Thank you… Can’t wait to mix and use!

Nancy Wolff on March 8, 2019 4:54 am

I especially love the “sleep”!

Lisa Lombardo on March 11, 2019 5:44 pm

I can almost smell the lavender! I have all the ingredients but don’t have the roller applicator. I think I will try with a regular dropper for now. 🙂

farmgal on March 11, 2019 5:56 pm

Great post, and thank you for sharing your favorite recipes with your readers. Interesting blends and thanks for the book link!

Jennifer Cook on March 12, 2019 12:20 am

I am writing these down and putting into my homestead binder to make soon. Thanks for the recipes!

Tamara Reid on March 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Thanks for these. Going to try the Breathe one here with all the sickies in the house!

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