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They See Me Rolling

They hatin…. sorry. I couldn’t resist.

One of the biggest concerns people have when they start with essential oils is HOW DO I USE THEM!? You invest, you’re SO excited to get them, and then you get them, and suddenly YOU JUST DON’T know! And when you want to use your oils on your Littles, it can be even more scary. The last thing you want to do is potential harm your child. One of the easiest ways to use your oils (other than diffusing) is to make roller bottles!

What are these things? Roller bottles are glass tubes that come with a topper that contains a stainless steel ball that allows you to apply your oils in a controlled manner. They also allow you to personalize blends of oils, and dilute them with a carrier oil. The most common is fractioned coconut oil.

I started with blends for the baby: tummy/colic, and a sleep one. Then I started getting adventurous….

OnGuard/Immunity: 10 drops OG, 3 drops of Cassia, 3 drops of Wild Orange

-Apply to bottoms of feet, lymphatic areas (under ears/neck)

Breathe: 10 drops Breathe, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Eucalyptus

-Apply to the bottoms of feet, under your nose, around your cheek bones/sinuses, on your chest to help clear and open airways.

Acne: 4 drops of Grapefruit, 4 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Geranium

-Apply to spots as needed…I roll it all over my face right now. #postpartumhormones

Mojito: 2 drops each of grapefruit, wild orange, spearmint, and lime.

-This is great even just as a perfume! It’s bright, citrusy, and awakening! Apply to wrists and/or neck.

Relax: 7 drops Lavender, 7 drops Cedarwood

-Apply to bottom of feet, down your spine, over your heart, to help sink into sleep.

Cool Breeze: 7 drops Spearmint, 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Peppermint

-Apply to wrists/neck. This is another more “fun” blend, that’s great for midmorning.

Refresh: 7 drops of Lavender, 7 drops of Lime, 5 drops Rosemary

-Apply to pulse points and neck. I love putting this on in the afternoon. The fresh, clean, smell is so….REFRESHING!

Awake: 10 drops Lime, 6 drops of Peppermint

-Apply to your pulse points, neck, and under nose. I use this most mornings around 6:30am.

Teether: 10 drops Clove

-Clove is a hot oil and can be very strong, but is amazing for baby gums. 1 drop clove: 3-4 drops of carrier oil is the general ratio. As a mom, I don’t have time to constantly mix. So I did a roller bottle of it. Just rub some on my finger and apply to gums as needed.

Sleep: 10 drops Peace, 3 drops each of Lavender and Marjoram

-Apply to spine, bottom of feet, or chest. Athena get this on her spine and chest twice a night- once about an hour before bed, and again with her last diaper change and jammies.

Tummy: 10 drops DigestZen, 2 Peppermint (2 drops Ginger would be great to add too!)

-Apply to bottoms of feet, on stomach area, or down chest for indigestion. I initially made this for Thea to help with colic. I use it myself for tummy troubles, taking the place of Imodium, Tums and Pepto-Bismol.

After adding the essential oils to your roller bottles, finish filling with your carrier oil, snap toe topper on and you’re all set!

I use these tear drop stickers from my favorite sticker lady, Ashley, from Planning Made Easy! They’re the perfect size for the tops of my bottles AND look like drops of oil.

I store {most} of my roller bottles in this super adorable bottle bag from Honey Hive Five! I’ve got 10 roller bottles comfortably in this baby! If I’m on the go, I use one of my bag inserts and bring the 3 I feel I’ll need most while I’m out!

Oil placement: Most oil application is fantastic on your feet! First, the skin is less sensitive and thus you’re less likely to have a possible reaction to oils. One of the other reasons oil application to your feet is great is reflexology- like pressure points on your feet that connect to other parts of your body.

Spine/Back of Neck: this is a good location to apply oils for relaxation, tension, and illness due to their proximity to the nervous system. It’s also a great excuse to get a little massage.

Wrist/Pulse Points: Applying Oils to your pulse points help naturally diffuse from the heat of your body. It also helps the oils absorb into your body quickly since the skin at those points tends to be thinner. It’s also easy to take a sniff of your wrist to inhale the benefits of the oils!

Lymphatic Areas: The majority of your lymph nodes are up in your arm pits, along your jawline and in your neck. This is one of the best places to apply immunity boosting oils as they are key components of your immune system! My fav place is below my ear, about at my jaw joint.

Roll away my friends! If you’d like to start using more natural products, or want to know more about integrating oils into your every day life, contact me by the Contact tab above!

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