How to Make Roller Bottles

Have you heard me talk about roller bottles and wonder what in the world I am talking about? One of the three ways you can use doTERRA's essential oils is topically, which in English just means on your skin! One of the easiest ways to use oils topically is to make roller bottles and have them ready to go. I usually have one on me for,

  • Head tension 
  • Energy/focus 
  • Uplifting mood 

That's just a few of my favorites :)


So how do you make these roller bottles? First, you need to get roller bottles! doTERRA now has some in your back office which makes it really easy!!!! Next time you order just go to the accessories section and you find some roller bottles there. You can also find a great selection on Amazon! here is a great option.

Next, you need a carrier oil! My preference is doTERRA's Fractionated Coconut Oil. You can also find some great options on Amazon. If I order on Amazon HEREis my preference. 

Lastly, you need your essential oils!!! No other options here.....sorry, but I only use doTERRA :) If you have an account login and you can order what you need or click HEREto get started with some now!

Ok! So let's make some roller bottles!!! Here are some of my favorite recipes!


  • 10 drops Lemon 
  • 10 drops Melaleuca 
  • 10 drops On Guard 
  • 10 drops Oregano 
  • 10 drops Frankincense 


  • 10 drops Lavender or Serenity 
  • 10 drops Breathe 


  • 10 drops Frankincense 
  • 10 drops Lemongrass 
  • 10 drops Marjoram 
  • 10 drops Copaiba 


  • 10 drops Frankincense 
  • 10 drops Deep Blue 
  • 5 drops Lavender 
  • 5 drops Peppermint 


  • 10 drops Frankincense 
  • 10 drops Lavender 
  • 10 drops Melaleuca 


  • 10 drops Lemon 
  • 10 drops Lavender 
  • 10 drops Peppermint 
  • 10 drops Breathe (optional) 


  • 15 drops Serenity or Lavender 
  • 15 drops Balance 


  • 5 drops Frankincense 
  • 15 drops Wild Orange 
  • 7 drops Cheer or Citrus Bliss 


  • 10 drops Frankincense 
  • 10 drops Deep Blue 
  • 10 drops Peppermint 
  • 5 drops Lavender 


  • 15 drops Peppermint 
  • 15 drops Wild Orange 


  • 20 drops Digestzen or Peppermint 
  • 10 drops Wild Orange 


  • 30 drops of any of the following: Console, Cheer, Peace or Forgive
Dilution Chart

Once you pick your roller bottle blend to check out this chart for dilution ratios. You dilute according to the age of the person you are using the roller bottle on. 

Now you can make your roller bottle. I like to either use a small funnel or hold the roller bottle up at eye level while I add my drops in. Once you add the essential oil, fill the remainder of the bottle with your fractionated coconut oil. Insert the roller bottle portion and the secure the lid! 

So you remember what you put in the bottle I recommend taking small round essential oil stickers doTERRA provides you with and putting them on the bottle, or using a label maker to label your roller bottle. If you want to have some more fun, head over to Etsy and buy some labels for your essential oil rollers. They have some really cute options! I love this ladies HERE.

Where do you apply your essential oils? Well, the easiest answer is to the area of need. If your stomach is bothering you, then you apply them to your stomach. You can also look into foot reflexology and see what part of your foot correlates with which organ so you know where to put the essential oils. Here is some other great info about where to apply essential oils that I have learned from the amazing book, 'I am Fabulous,' by Desiree Mangandog. 

Inside of the Elbow Crease:Great for emotional well-being. The lung, pericardium and heart channels run through the elbow crease. When applied here, the oils quickly enter the lungs and the heart.

Inside of Wrists: The lung, pericardium and heart channels also run through the wrist creases. Essential oils applied here also move quickly to the chest.

Inside Forearms: Roll up and down the inside of forearms on both sides to have oils circulate quickly throughout the body. Many veins are close to the skin on the inside of the forearms, so the oils enter the bloodstream rapidly. This is the best location to instantly create change in your emotional started. 

Back of Neck and or Spine: Apply blends to the back of your neck or spine when you need mental clarity. It is a quick way for oils to enter the brain. 

Over the hear are: This location is on the sternum, between the breasts. It is not the literal heart, Apply blends here when dealing with heartache and disappointment.

Around the Belly Button: This is a special place to apply oils. This is great to apply oils related to protection and boundaries, and an increase in immune system function.

Up and Down Midline of the Blelly: Apply oils here when they are related to self-confidence and self-worth issues. your belly has many serotonin receptors that contribute to feelings of happiness and self-esteem.

Bottoms of Feet: This is one of the most popular locations to apply oils. this is the preferred location when you need calmness and grounding. 

Inhale from the Hands: Sometimes you just want to inhale the oils. One inhale sends the aromatic compounds to the brain and shifts your entire chemistry. 

I hope this helps you all to get excited and make some roller bottles :)