I've already written about several ways to use Lemon Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. Well some of those uses are greatly benefited by mixing the essential oil with a carrier oil before applying directly to the skin. My sister showed me how to use these glass roller-ball bottles and now I'm hooked. They're small enough to carry in my purse, keep in my desk at school, or stash in my makeup bag. And they look super cute!
Note: If you use coconut oil as your carrier oil (preferred), make sure you are using fractionated coconut oil - that means it won't harden in cooler temperatures.
I chose a mix of Tangerine, Grapefruit, and Lemon because I like how they smell. They also provide energy, clarity, and happiness throughout the day. I chose Citrus Bliss (a pre-made blend from DoTerra) because I love the subtle hint of vanilla mixed with citrus. Finally I chose Peppermint because it is great to rub on sore muscles or to relieve headaches, and the roller ball makes it very easy to apply.
To make the rollerballs, you will need glass rollerball bottles (like these*), your essential oils of choice, and fractionated coconut oil. Start with 5 drops of each essential oil that you will be using. Then fill the roller-ball bottle almost to the top with fractionated coconut oil. Mix it up and smell it. Add more essential oil to your liking. Then pop the roller-ball top on and screw the lid on. Store citrus blends away from sunlight and avoid direct sunlight if you apply to your skin. You could carry them in a super cute pouch like this one*.
Do you think you'll give essential oils a try some day? If you already use them, what's your favorite way to use them? I haven't tried diffusing yet - that's next on my list!