07 Jul How to make peppermint essential oil roller bottles
Roller bottles are one of the easiest ways to get started using essential oils, and the best part is you can take them anywhere!
What is an essential oil roll-on? It’s a compact roller bottle filled with essential oils that have been pre-diluted in a carrier oil, making it safe to use and convenient to apply topically.
We’ve put together a video showing how you can create your own peppermint essential oil roll-on in less than a minute. Yup, they are that easy to make!
In this video, Jorgia walks through the process you can follow to create single essential oil rollers, but feel free to have fun with it and create your own blends.
The dilution ratio we are using in this video and post is NOT safe for children or for those pregnant or nursing. Think of essential oils as nature’s medicine. They are extremely potent and should be handled with care.
Due to its high menthol levels, peppermint on its own has a ton of benefits, although it also blends beautifully with other oils. This makes it a popular essential oil to keep on hand, especially for beginners.
Benefits of Peppermint Oil:
- Increases energy and concentration
- Combats headaches
- Relieves nausea or upset stomach
- Soothes sore muscles and stiff joints
- Natural decongestant
- Natural insect deterrent
You never want to apply peppermint essential oil to your skin undiluted. In fact, we recommend diluting all essential oils with a carrier oil before applying topically. Not only is this approach safer, but it will lessen the possibility of skin irritation or chance of sensitivity. Your oils will also last much longer.
Not to mention essential oils are highly volatile meaning they evaporate very quickly. Blending with a carrier oil will help the essential oil absorb into your skin without losing its effectiveness. In fact, you may gain additional benefits depending on the carrier oil you choose.
This is just another reason we love the convenience of roll-ons!
You can apply the roller to pulse points, temples, back of the neck, behind the ears, on the stomach, down the spine, on stiff joints, sore muscles, or on the bottom of your feet.
Make sure you’re using quality essential oils. Our peppermint essential oil is tilled, distilled, and bottled here on our family farm without any additives or fillers.
We recommend erring on the side of caution and using fewer drops of essential oil and increasing from there. For example, we’re using a 5% dilution ratio (10 drops) in this post and video. You may want to start with a 2-3% dilution ratio (4-6 drops) and increase the drops if necessary.
Supplies for DIY peppermint essential oil roller bottles:
- 10 ml Roller Bottle
- Carrier Oil – we used Fractionated Coconut Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
10 ml DIY Peppermint Essential Oil Roller Bottles
Step 1: Gather Supplies.
Step 2: Add 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil to the roller bottle.
Tip: We recommend using amber or cobalt bottles to protect the essential oils and keep sunlight out.
Step 3: Fill the rest of the roller bottle with a carrier oil, stopping at the neck of the bottle. You can use whatever carrier oil you prefer such as jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed, etc. We used fractionated coconut oil.
Step 4: Insert the roller ball mechanism into the roller bottle.
Step 5: Give the bottle a good shake before use, and apply as needed.
Step 6: Label the bottle so you know what’s inside.
That’s it! Your roller is ready to go, and when it’s empty you can pop off the roller mechanism to refill it.
We’re pretty sure you’ll want to make more of these peppermint essential oil roller bottles as soon as you see how easy and effective they can be!
Keep away from children and pets. We recommend performing a small patch test on the forearm and discontinuing use if skin irritation occurs. If you’re pregnant, nursing, on medication, have asthma, epilepsy, or are under a doctor’s care, please consult your healthcare practitioner or licensed aromatherapist before using essential oils, especially peppermint essential oil. Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas.
While professionals often measure essential oils in weight for accuracy and bulk batches, measuring in drops is much easier to follow when using for personal use.
The dilution ratio you choose will depend on the essential oils being used (make sure to follow the max dilution for the oil being used), who will be using the roller, and what strength is needed. We will link to some helpful resources, including dilution charts and calculators at the bottom of this post, so you can do further research into what dilution ratio is right for you. These charts will tell you how many drops you will need to add to a bottle depending on the size of the bottle being used, and the dilution ratio you need.
Once you begin diving deeper into essential oil safety and research, you may find that various sources use different drop dilution ratios. An example of this is some charts state that a 5% dilution into a 10ml bottle would be 15 drops, whereas other conversion charts state that a 5% dilution into a 10 ml bottle would be 10 drops.
This can be confusing, but it’s important to remember that not all oils are created equal. They have different densities and viscosity, and even droppers can vary from one to the next. We consider these drops estimates, which is why we recommend erring on the side of caution when measuring in drops vs. weight.
While we use a scale to measure the ratios in the rollers we sell in our shop, we still think using drops is a great way to create small batches for personal use. This is also why we chose to use the calculators that state 5% dilution into a 10ml bottle is 10 drops for this post and video, rather than 15. We would rather you begin with fewer drops that you can later increase if necessary, vs. accidentally add too many.
With that said, we encourage you to do your own research and use the chart you are most comfortable with.
Here are some helpful websites with Safety information, Essential Oil Dilution Ratio Charts, and Calculators.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Links to external sites are for informational purposes only.