Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 2: Making A Personal Roll-On

12 days of Christmas: Creating Aromatic Gifts with Essential Oils

Still hard to believe it is time to think about holiday gifts for family, friends and neighbors. This year as part of my plan, I am “gifting” aromatic blends in our roller bottles.  Filled with a favorite oil blend or single essential oil for sharing, roll-on bottles make for delightful aromatic gifts with a personal touch. If you are new to aromatherapy this is a very simple way to begin working with the oils; share your inspiration!
Roller Bottle Disassembled
There are so many options available for filling a roller ball bottle.

1)      A favorite scent: a 10% single essential oil dilution (Lavender, Coffee, Spearmint)
2)      An anointing oil blend or perfume infusion (like Rosy Dreams!) from Nature’s Gift.
3)      Diluting a synergistic blend for skin-safe use.
4)      Creating your own special aromatic blend to share!

Ideas: a therapeutic combination of Peppermint and Lavender for a friend who suffers from migraines, Muscle Ease for aches and pains, Prosperity Anointing Oil, or splurge on a wearable Rose or Sandalwood dilution, and on and on…there are so many choices and I’ve found nearly everyone appreciates a gift with a more personal touch! 

Beverly filling the roller bottle with SineEase Massage Blend

Roll on bottle blends are fairly simple: 

For skin-safe use, blend a 10% anointing oil to fill the 10 ml (1/3 oz or 200 drops) roll on bottle.  So you will use 1 ml (20 drops) essential oil or synergistic blend to 9 mls (180 drops) of carrier oil.  Normally we recommend Jojoba Oil or Fractionated Coconut as carriers due to the long shelf life and the fact that neither has a strong scent that will take over the desired aroma of the blend. 

For this project you will need:

-Roller/Roll On Bottle or Bottles
-Essential Oil or Synergy of choice OR –Anointing Oil of choice
-Carrier Oil of choice (if using undiluted oil or synergy)
-Pipettes or dropper to measure oils

To achieve a 10% dilution, a blend of Peppermint and Lavender Oils diluted in jojoba would call for:
10 drops Peppermint (1/2 ml)
10 drops Lavender  (1/2 ml)
180 drops Jojoba Oil (9 ml)  = 10 mls.

Or Relax Synergy diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil would call for:
20 drops Relax Synergy (1 ml)
180 drops Fractionated Coconut Oil (9 ml)

Our 10 ml frosted roll-on bottles include self explanatory assembly instructions.  Make sure you label the products you are gifting with the ingredients and the date created as well as any necessary cautions or warnings such as: Not for internal use. 
Filled Roller Bottle. Simply snap the ball into the plastic collar that holds it.
Should you need it, Marge has created a handy reference dilution chart for blending which is available on our website:

Our frosted Roll-On (roller) bottles and our disposable pipettes (for accurate measuring) are available at a special sale price until October 12th.  I’ll share more aromatic gift giving/making ideas and suggestions in the coming days.  In the meantime, we would love to hear about your creations! Use the promo code  craft2  at checkout, press "apply" and receive a 20% discount on these useful tools.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

I am loving these roll-on bottles. I have made a Digestive blend with peppermint, lemon, lavender fennel, ginger and basel oils (20 drops total) that is so easy to apply to the tummy! Also a blend to help my sister quit smoking, with orange and bergamot. Thanks for the ideas!