This glass device is a rollerball and this is a 10 ml rollerball. They come in a whole bunch of different sizes and also colours but they’re all made of glass.
A rollerball is called a rollerball because it’s got a rollerball on the end, seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? It just goes like that and it helps you roll on the essential oil.
You can get some rollerballs that are just balls like this and some have gems and things on the end as well they’re more expensive but this is a basic standard.
You can also get rollerballs that are very thin or thick glass and they can come in clear or amber or assortment of colours. The basic stock standard is a clear roller ball.
What we do with the rollerball is we take when they come they come in a package where you have all of your lids separate all of your bottles separate and all of your roller ball set up separate and what you do is you pop into the rollerball according to the ratio of your desire your essential oils.
Put them in there first and then you grab your carrier oil and you top it up. If you are going to use gemstones you use your gemstones first then your essential oils and then your carrier oil.
A lot of people buy the doTERRA fractionated coconut oil- it comes in a little bottle and they find it hard to put it in the rollerball -so what I do is my Woolworths hack, because I bought these sauce bottles- I think it was three or four or five dollars from Woolworths and then I put my carrier oil in here.
This thing just makes it really easy with this little applicator to tip the carrier oil into my rollerball bottle without any spillage and it’s really easy for kids of all ages then to make their own rollerballs and that empowers them, it makes them feel a lot better when they know that they can make it for themselves.
You can google or go to doTERRA.com or send me a message there are plenty of guides to dilution ratios but the basic ratio is one drop of essential oil – 1 tbsp of carrier oil for a child who is a baby or a toddler and the ratio for an adult is one drop of essential oil – 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.
The idea behind the carrier oil is that the oil mixes with the carrier oil and then when you put it onto the skin you don’t have any issues of skin sensitivity. For essential oils that also means that the essential oil goes further and depending upon the brand, you use there are different strengths of essential oils.
Now, doTERRA is the most potent of all of the essential oils in the world, so you need less, and I really mean you need less and when we put it with a carrier oil it means that it’s not going to just simply evaporate but it’s going to be locked into your skin and then it will absorb into your bloodstream that way.
Choices of carrier oils:
The main thing you want to make sure is that the carrier oil remains a liquid and does not turn in to a solid substance where the temperature drops.
Don’t go down to the shops and buy coconut oil, because coconut oil as we know is beautiful and running in hot summer but it is solid in winter if you put that in a rollerball, it’s useless.
Types of carrier oils to use in Rollerballs.
So the most popular is fractionated coconut oil.
You can buy that in the supermarket or you can buy cheaper through doTERRA. The appeal of fractionated coconut oil if you buy one that is non-scented is you don’t smell like you go to the beach and it’s non-greasy so you don’t put it on and stain in your clothes and it’s not just sitting there.
You can also use Jojoba oil and depending upon that the different purpose of the carrier oil you can use different styles of carrier oil. A lot of people like to use Jojoba oil for the face but you can also Google that as well.
Pinterest is really good with different types of carrier oils and what we would like to do and when you can go and check out my Pinterest boards as well so I currently this is really yellow so you know it’s Jojoba oil- fractionated coconut oil is almost a clear colour. This is an example of a rollerball that I have made earlier so this is a specific blend that I made for kids.
I pre-purchase the labels which you can do, there are many sites that sell on Etsy and on eBay and on sites like aromatools.com that sell labels as packages and they tell you the ratio of what you should make up for a particular child and according to what essential oils.
This particular one is an ear blend and it’s magical for kids who get ear nose and throat infections and sore ears. They just roll it behind their ears and that is a topical application designed to help.
There are many different ways you can use these rollerballs you can use rollerballs to make your own custom perfume blend or aftershave blend Cologne.
You can use rollerballs to simply have a handy way of using essential oils for kids so that they don’t have to worry about dilution ratio.
You might decide to keep the bottles up high and then keep a free range of different pre-blended essential oils in a rollable on shelves or in the bathroom accessible areas for kids so that kids can self help themselves.
Some kids might find it easiest if they have “owies” to rub a rollerball on their “owie”- some kids might use it when they’re needing emotional support there are a million different ways that you can use rollerballs.
If you’re going to use essential oils on your delicate eye area or you targeting a specific part of your body like a pimple or age line then a rollerball is a very easy way to apply.