Soothe Tired Feet Rollerball

Whether it’s from standing all day or running for miles, sore achy feet are no fun.


Thankfully, this essential oil rollerball blend is great for soothing sore tired feet.

It penetrates deep below skin to relieve pain, swelling, and tension.

Plus peppermint and eucalyptus oils cool and relax feet.


Apply this simple DIY to the bottom of your feet in the morning to prevent swelling, mid-day to refresh, or at night for aches & pains.

It’s like a foot massage in a teeny tiny little bottle.



soothe tired feet rollerball recipe title image with pictures of feet and essential oil bottle



7 Essential Oils to Soothe Tired Feet

I use the following seven essential oils in the recipes that follow.  You don’t need to have all seven essential oils, but I find that’s it’s helpful to understand the therapeutic benefits of each essential oil so that you can choose the ones that are right for your needs.


 1.  cypress essential oil

Made from young twigs, stems, and needles from the cypress evergreen tree, cypress essential oil’s main constituents are limonene and alpha-pinene.

It stimulates blood flow and improves circulation, giving an energizing lift when applied topically.

Additionally, because of cypress essential oil’s antispasmodic properties, it can help with muscle pulls and foot cramping.


2.  marjoram essential oil

Marjoram essential oil is from the leaves of the perennial herb,  Origanum majorana.  It’s in the mint family, related to basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and sage.

Like cypress, marjoram also has anti-spasmodic properties.  It’s great to apply before and after exercise because it soothes tired, stressed muscles.

Marjoram also has analgesic properties for mild pain relief.

Last but not least, marjoram is perhaps best known for its calming, relaxing properties.  It’s great for lessening tension and stress.


3.  lemongrass essential oil

Lemongrass essential oil contains eugenol.  Researchers believe that the eugenol compound has properties similar to aspirin.  It can help relieve muscle pain, aches, and cramps.

Lemongrass also helps relieve inflammation and swelling.

And it may help improve circulation.


4.  lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil is best known for its calming effect that can promote sleep and relaxation.

But lavender also has other wonderful properties for a soothing tired feet rollerball blend:

    • increases circulation
    • reduces swelling
    • eases pain


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5.  peppermint essential oil

Peppermint essential oil contains menthol which has a calming, cooling effect.  It can give quick relief to sore, achy feet.

It also has an analgesic effect for pain, antispasmodic effect for cramping, and anti-inflammatory effect for swelling.

Yep, peppermint has just about everything that sore, tired feet need to feel better fast.


6.  eucalyptus essential oil

Eucalyptus essential oil can bring immediate relief to tired feet.

First, it has a cooling effect that instantly relaxes and refreshes sore, achy feet.

Plus, it reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation, making it a sore foot’s best friend.


7.  copaiba essential oil

Copaiba essential oil comes from the resin of the copaiba tree in South America.

Its primary constituent is beta-caryophyllene, a powerful anti-inflammatory and natural pain reliever.

Like lavender, copaiba also has strong calming and relaxing properties.  It’s fantastic at drawing out stress and easing tension, both emotionally and physically.



7 essential oils to soothe tired feet (cypress, marjoram, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, eucalyptus, copaiba)



How to make rollerball for sore & tired feet


step 1:  use a small funnel to fill standard 10ml roller bottle most of the way with a carrier oil

tip:  Essential oils are very powerful, so it’s important to use a carrier oil to dilute essential oils when applying topically.

tip:  Be sure to leave a little space for adding essential oils in next step.

tip:  I like to use fractionated coconut oil for this recipe.  Since I’m not looking for any skin-enhancing benefits with this rollerball, there’s no need to go with a fancy carrier oil.  Fractionated Coconut oil (fco) is simple, cheap, and works great.  Plus, fco is colorless and odorless, and it has a very long shelf life.



pouring fractionated coconut oil into 10ml rollerbottle



step 2:  add one of the following 4 blends of essential oils


option#1 –  Sore Foot Soother

4 drops cypress essential oil

3 drops lemongrass essential oil

3 drops peppermint essential oil


option #2 – Tired Tootsies

3 drops marjoram essential oil

3 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops eucalyptus essential oil

2 drops copaiba essential oil


option #3 – Cooling & Reviving

2 drops lemongrass essential oil

3 drops marjoram essential oil

2 drops eucalyptus essential oil

3 drops peppermint essential oil


option #4- No More Aches

2 drops cypress essential oil

1 drop marjoram essential oil

1 drop lemongrass essential oil

1 drop lavender essential oil

2 drops copaiba essential oil

2 drops peppermint essential oil

1 drop eucalyptus essential oil


adding essential oils to roller bottle for sore feet



step 3:  snap the rollerball onto the bottle and then gently roll the bottle in your hand to mix the oils together

tip:  This little tool is super handy.  You place it over the rollerball, then press down on both sides of the tool.  It makes snapping the rollerball into place super easy and it makes sure that it really gets sealed tight.  You don’t want to have roller bottle with a loose top.  That’s a good way to have oils leak all over.

get this handy rollerball tool here

It also works great to take rollerballs off, and it not only works on 10ml roller bottles, but also 10ml and 15ml essential oil bottles.  How cool is that?!


tool to put cap on essential oil roller bottle



step 4:  wipe down the outside of the glass bottle and cap with a little rubbing alcohol

This will get rid of any dirt and oil and prep the bottle before putting on a label.  Labels stick best to squeaky clean bottles.


wiping outside of essential oil rollerball with rubbing alcohol so that it's clean before putting on label



step 5: add a free printable label (get it here)


free printable label applied to soothe & revive tired feet rollerball


3 essential oil bottles with soothe & revive tired feet rollerbottle



How to use

Roll onto bottom of feet and massage in.  Reapply as needed throughout the day.

Morning:  Apply rollerball in morning to help keep feet from swelling throughout day

Afternoon:  Apply to feet into the middle of the day to revive and recharge

Evening:  Apply to feet at the end of a long day to relax and soothe tired, achy feet


More ways to soothe tired feet:

  • Soak in a foot bath or full Epsom salt bath.  The moist heat relieves pain and shrinks swelling.
  • Elevate feet at or above the level of your heart.  This will help blood and excess fluids drain away from your feet and reduce swelling.
  • Stretch your feet
  • Check your shoes to make sure that they have the right arch support


More essential oil recipes for aches & pains:



supplies for tired feet essential oil roller (10ml roller bottle, free printable label, small funnel, mini bowl with fractionated coconut oil)


Where to get supplies?

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10ml roller bottles (buy here or here)

organic fractionated coconut oil (buy here)

mini funnel (buy here)

essential oil bottle opener key/tool (buy here)

free printable recipe & rollerball label

link to free printable of recipe and label


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