Essential oils have been a HUGE part of my life throughout my twenties. I discovered them in my early teens when I began experiencing frequent sickness (colds, strep throat, pneumonia, bronchial infections and other reoccurring respiratory infections) and chronic body pain that affected my daily life. I go into more detail about my favorite essential oils and how to safely use them in 7 Essential Oils You Need In Your Life.
These days, I rarely go a day without using my essential oil blends. My favorite blend to use currently during this winter cold and flu season is the immune support roller blend. If I am unable to fall asleep with the help of my favorite nighttime tea, the sleepy roller blend is also extremely helpful.
My essential oil cabinet was growing very full, when I realized I could be doing a lot more with essential oils than using them from time to time in my homemade sprays and beauty products. I started growing an interest in making my own roller blends to benefit my family’s health instead of buying them at the store for triple what it costs to make them. Here are some questions I had along the way that you may also have if using essential oils for health is something that interests you.
Roller blends are extremely easy to make. Simply purchase a glass roller bottle, add the essential oils to the bottle, and top it off with your favorite carrier oil (I like using organic fractionated coconut oil or almond oil as a carrier oil). Be sure to store in a dark cool place.
Before each use, be sure essential oils are properly mixed by rolling the bottle between your hands. Apply to pressure points on the body: insides of the wrists, behind the ears, the temples, and on the bottoms of your feet. For use on sore muscles, apply to areas of soreness in circular motions.
Always avoid direct contact with eyes or sensitive areas. Discontinue use if irritation or rash develops.
There are not many findings on how essential oils affect pregnancy. Some essential oils are believed to be safe for pregnancy (such as lavender, citrus oils and German chamomile) as long as there are no pregnancy complications. However, other essential oils may not be safe (such as rosemary, clove, cinnamon) as they may cause early contractions. Please consult with your doctor and do some research before using essential oils during pregnancy.
Now, here’s where I get to the good stuff. I love how easy these recipes are to make, and I cannot stress how much they help my husband and I physically, mentally and emotionally each and every day. No, they are not a cure-all, but once you start using them you might start wondering how you lived without them.
This is a blend for those days you need a major pick-me-up. I find this helpful in the morning or during the day when I am trying to avoid drinking too much caffeine and need a boost.
7 drops Eucalyptus
5 drops Rosemary
3 drops Grapefruit
Apply this invigorating essential oil blend in circular motions to alleviate sore, achy muscles.
5 drops peppermint
3 drops clove
5 drops wintergreen
3 drops black pepper
Apply to temples or simply inhale to alleviate headaches and sinus pressure.
5 drops frankincense
5 drops peppermint
5 drops lavender
5 drops black pepper
5 drops orange
5 drops lime
5 drops orange
Gently apply to minor skin irritations or blemishes.
10 drops lavender
10 drops frankincense
10 drops tea tree (melaleuca)
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Do you have any roller blend favorites?