20 Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipes

If you are an essential oil user, then you’ll already know just how important essential oil roller bottles actually are. 

Not only are they a great way to mix your own blend of diluted essential oils to suit your exact needs, but they also make for a seamless method of applying essential oils to the skin. Plus, they may save you some time and money in the long run!

20 Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipes

But if you’ve never made your own essential oil roller bottle mix and have no idea what to do, then it can be difficult trying to figure out exactly how (or where) to start.

We’ve compiled this list containing 20 simple yet effective essential oil roller bottle recipes for you to try. If this sounds like something you’d like, then feel free to read on and try the recipes out for yourself!

What is a Roller Bottle?

A roller bottle is a device used to topically apply essential oils to the skin. These usually come in a glass bottle, and are equipped to hold and distribute a mix of carrier oil and a few drops of essential oils – all with a steel roller ball on top for easy application. 

It is important to note that these mixes need to be safely diluted due to their high concentration, and the high risk of causing skin irritability.

What Can Roller Bottles Be Used For?

They can be used for many reasons. This includes roller ball remedies, essential oil blends, natural lip gloss, and massage oils. Roller bottles make the application of daily essential oils as easy as can be. 

Types of Carrier Oils for Roller Bottles

Carrier oils are used to dilute your essential oils. They also provide many benefits to the skin including hydration.

Carrier oils are typically rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and amino acids – all of which are great for keeping your skin looking as healthy as possible. When making a roller bottle recipe, you can use the carrier oil of your choice. 

Jojoba Oil

This multipurpose oil is our top choice to use in roller bottles for many reasons. Not only is it quick absorbing, moisturizing, and hydrating on the skin, but it is also completely safe to use. It can be easily purchased and has a long shelf life at your convenience.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

This is an excellent choice carrier for any essential oil roller blend. Fractionated coconut oil involves the process of removing a fraction of the oil, also known as the long-chain-triglycerides, which leaves only the medium-chain-triglycerides. 

The result of this is a liquidized, clear form of coconut oil that remains a liquid at any temperature, and lasts longer. If that wasn’t enough, it is also odorless which means the scent of the pure essential oils shines through.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond Oil is the ultimate mix between not-too-absorbing and not-too-greasy, and makes for a great massage blend (specifically as an aromatherapy oil). This is also great as a body moisturizer, hydrating, nourishing, and very gentle on the skin! 

Rosehip Oil

This carrier oil is a natural moisturizer, making it the perfect choice for repairing damaged or dry skin. It also slows down the rate of skin aging and minimizes fine lines.

How to Fill a Roller Bottle?

There is a simple process involved in filling a roller bottle. Here are the basic steps:

  • Begin with a 10ml glass roller bottle.
  • Add the required drops of essential oils. 
  • Then, fill up the rest of the bottle with your chosen carrier oil. You can use a funnel when filling the roller bottles to make the process easier. Make sure you leave a little space at the top so that you can put the roller ball back on.
  • Add the roller ball top.
  • Put the roller ball back on.
  • Shake well to mix the essential oils and carrier oils.
  • Label accordingly.

How to Use Roller Bottles?

Roller bottles are safe to roll onto most parts of the body. Some of the most popular places are behind the ears, the bottoms of feet, on the wrists, chest, and on the back of the neck.

However, you must make sure to avoid your eyes and the inside of your ears at all times to limit any irritation. To achieve full effectiveness, you should apply less oil on a more frequent basis.

20 Roller Bottle Recipes

Using oil in roller bottles will save you money in the long run as they are pretty long lasting, plus the dilution of the carrier oil does not weaken the essential oils at all. In fact, it helps to get the oils exactly where you want them! All the following recipes should be added to a 10ml roller bottle and topped with the carrier oil of your choice.

Good Night’s Rest

This oil blend supports restful sleep. It works best when applied to (and left to soak into) the bottoms of your feet. Cover your feet with socks and then rest up.

  • 4 drops lavender
  • 4 drops cedar wood
  • 3 drops worry free


A mix like this is uplifting to your body and your mind. We apply to pulse points behind ears and on wrists.  

  • 4 drops wild orange
  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 3 drops cinnamon

Let’s Focus

We apply to pulse points behind ears and on wrists. This mix helps boost concentration, focus, and keeps you on track.

  • 5 drops wild orange
  • 5 drops peppermint

Protective Blend

The protective blend supports a healthy body and immune system. Simply roll on the bottom of your feet or on your chest.

  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Clove
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Rosemary

Growing Pains

This blend can be applied to any areas of concern where you may be struggling with growing pains, a stiff neck, or sore muscles. 

  • 2 drops roman chamomile
  • 2 drops marjoram

Immune Booster

The immune booster roller bottle recipe supports healthy immune function. It should be applied to the bottom of your feet, left to soak, and then covered with socks to achieve the full effect.

  • 5 drops germ fighter
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops peppermint

Ouch Stick

Helps with bruises, skin, and wound recovery. Use your fingers to blend and apply the mixture to your skin.

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 3 drops melaleuca
  • 2 drops helichrysum

Tension Tamer

Helps to relieve tension in the head and neck. Roll on the back of the head where the head joins the neck, and the temples, to alleviate tension.

  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 4 drops peppermint

Stomach Tamer

Perfect for occasional stomach upset, nausea, motion sickness, car sickness, diarrhea, constipation, and indigestion. Gently roll this onto your stomach and rub it in.

  • 3 drops ginger
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops fennel
  • 1 drops coriander
  • 1 drops lemon

Anti-Itch Stick

Soothes irritated skin from bug bites, rashes, and allergies. Blend onto your fingers and then apply to itchy skin. 

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops melaleuca
  • 2 drops lemon

Breathe Easy

Supports colds, flu, and clear breathing. This should typically be applied to the upper chest and then wrist pulse points. 

  • 4 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 2 drops lemon
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Allergy Blend

Perfect to help prevent seasonal and environmental threats caused by seasonal allergies. Apply to pulse points.

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 3 drops peppermint


Apply to pulse points on wrists and behind ears when you are feeling anxious and frazzled.

  • 4 drops bergamot
  • 4 drops frankincense

Muscle Soother

You can roll this directly onto any sore muscles and rub in after exercise.

  • 3 drops of wintergreen
  • 3 drops of peppermint
  • 2 drops of juniper
  • 2 drops of lemongrass


Apply this on all pulse points to help promote positive energy, motivation, confidence, and creativity.

  • 2 drops black pepper
  • 2 drops lime
  • 2 drops wild orange
  • 2 drops frankincense


Put this on all pulse points. This recipe will help you to appreciate the good in your life.

  • 4 drops bergamot
  • 3 drops wild orange
  • 2 drops geranium
  • 2 drops white fir

Chill Out

This recipe will help to calm and reduce feelings of irritability. It should be applied to your pulse points on your wrists and behind your ears.

  • 4 drops lavender
  • 2 drops ylang ylang
  • 3 drops clary sage
  • 1 drops marjoram

Grounding Blend

Grounding Blend helps to promote whole body relaxation. Apply behind your ears and on your wrists. 

  • 5 drops vetiver
  • 5 drops cedar wood

Happy Ears

Roll on the back of your ear, apply using your finger, or place a cotton ball dipped in the mixture to sit on your ear. Great for helping with fluid build up.

  • 4 drops melaleuca
  • 4 drops basil
  • 4 drops lavender


This will help to nourish your skin whilst protecting against aging. Apply wherever you feel that you need it.

  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drops sandalwood
  • 2 drops helichrysum
  • 2 drops myrrh


And that concludes our list of 20 essential oil roller bottle recipes. We’ve included a range of recipes to suit any and all of your needs, whether you’re looking to get a better night’s sleep or relax your body.

You also need to remember that certain oils cannot be used while pregnant or breastfeeding, and that it is absolutely essential to dilute the mixture so that it doesn’t irritate the skin.

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