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Using essential oils: storing and making roll ons

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**While I am no longer an Active Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils, we do still use them daily in our home.  I hope you can find a local distributor in your community who can help you with your own essential oils journey.

Every month, I share the new essential oils we have received and how we are using them.  I also share about my absolute favorite oils that I could not do without!!  This has been an incredible journey since just this past August.  I have learned so much about health and about growing a small business. More on the business part is below — but first let’s learn how to make our own roll-on blends so we can use our oils even more!!

What can essential oils do for you?

Are you a little skeptical?  (My husband totally was.)  Well check out Oily Testimonials for some great information and more answers on how Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can help you and your family for emotional and physical health!!


My essential rewards order

This month, I made a pretty small order.  I had been wanting to buy the Deep Relief roll-on for neck pain or headaches, and wow!!! Do I love it.  Not only does it smell amazing — I’m convinced it is the copaiba in it, but it works!!  I rubbed my husband’s sore neck with it the other day — and the muscle soreness, tension, and aches went away, seriously amazing stuff.

What’s in it?

Deep Relief: Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Citrus limon (Lemon) peel oil, Abies balsamea (Balsam fir, Idaho) oil, Copaifera reticulata (Copaiba) oil, Syzygium aromaticum (Clove) flower bud oil, Virgin cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen) leaf oil, Helichrysum italicum oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) root oil, Bursera graveolens (Palo santo) oil

What else did I get this month?

I was intending to buy a Vitamin B complex, so was thrilled to receive Young Living’s version of these important vitamins, Super B.

Also, I bought two lip balm packs, the Nourishing and the Moisturizing sets.  They both include Vanillamint and Lavender, and one included Cinnamint and the other Grapefruit.  I gave one set to a friend, but am quickly realizing tha tI love the Grapefruit, the perfect lip balm, so I’ll have to get more in the future.

What’s in it?

Grapefruit Lip Balm: Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil extract, beeswax, simmondsia chininesis (jojoba) seed oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, citris paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, lycium barbarum (wolfberry) seed oil, rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), and Tocopheryl Acetate.

Making my own personal essential oil roll-ons


I also took the time this month to create my own personalized essential oil roll-ons.  I love the versatility of the roll-ons.  It is already blended with a carrier oil, and you don’t feel as if you’re using too much and there is less mess.  These are also so great to have when you have children.  You should always dilute the oils when they are given to children, and this way, they are already blended, so it takes far less time when the oil is needed!


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How to make a roll on?

I purchased the roll-on filaments from Young Living that come 10 in a pack. I gather my avocado oil (my favorite carrier oil) and put it into a dropper bottle — you could also use the Young Living V6 Oil, I just haven’t tried that one yet.  I also gather the bottle that will become a roll on, and the essential oil that I will be using — you can also use several to make your own personal blend!  {Make sure to have a Quick Reference Guide for Essential Oils to know what oils blend well together! If you subscribe with me and my team, you will receive a free Quick Reference Guide for Essential Oils!!}

The filaments fit onto Young Living bottles, which I looooove because then, when a bottle is “empty”, you’re not losing the aroma or the little bits of oil at the bottom of the bottle because you can fill it up with carrier oil and just add drops from a freshly purchased new oil.  You have to see what the recommended mixes are for the oils you’re choosing, but I tend to go 1:4 drops of essential oil to carrier oil.

**Making roll-ons for kids is especially nice because then you can feel fine about them using the oils and not worry about them being to concentrated — safety should always be utmost in your mind!!**

    1. I put my carrier oil in a little dropper bottle (I purchased from Amazon) and added about 40 drops.
    2. Then I add 10 drops essential oil.
    3. I will repeat this again: carrier oil and essential oil and that will just about fill the small 5ml bottles.
    4. I add the roll-on filament on — it pops on, but you need some force, so I always put a towel on top and use my body weight.  I also add the sticker labels on the tops for easier access — these were definitely worth buying for $3 :)

I made the following roll-ons (the black caps): Lavender, Peace & Calming, Stress Away, and PanAway.  Pretty much my favorite oils and the ones I use most often.


Other homemade roll-ons

I had already made some roll-ons using some tinted blue roll-on bottles I bought from Amazon too.  I already made blends for: Thieves (for strength during cold & flu season), DiGize (for tummy aches), JuvaFlex (for gall bladder health), Release (for emotional well-being), and a Kids Calm Down blend I made (of Lavender, Cedarwood, and Vetiver).

How I store my oils and oils on-the-go

I found this perfect white plastic tub at Ikea.  I had been looking for the perfect tub that would fit in my bathroom closet, and this is definitely it.  When I want to grab a couple, or ten, to go, I put the in my little cream-colored zip bag — it’s an Ergo baby carrier bag — but it works perfectly for putting oils in and then throwing into my purse or diaper bag.


I usually like to bring Thieves, Frankincense, Stress Away, Deep Relief, Breathe Again and PanAway with me at all times.



How to begin your essential oils journey

Using essential oils {September 2014} — my broken arm and sprained ankle

Using essential oils {October 2014} — kids calm down

Using essential oils {November 2014} — cold season


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  1. I’ve been wanting to order those roller fitments and caps! I didn’t know this at first either, but if you put the roller fitment on the bottle and then screw the cap on, it pops the fitment right in! It’s so much easier and doesn’t require much force at all! :)

    Have fun building your business! It’s such a fun and oily adventure! I’ve used Young Living for over 6 years, but never understood the purpose of becoming a member until this past September. I signed up in Sept. and started building in October. It’s been a blessing health wise and I love getting my oils paid for! :)

    1. That’s so great to know Michelle!!! LOL, I have been pushing them down with all my might!! I loved your recent post about the oils when your sweet girl was sick <3

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