With everything that we moms need to do, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and stressed.
My muscles tense up. I can feel restless and fatigued at the exact same time. Anxious feelings can creep up slowly or wash over me in an instant like a giant tidal wave.
When that happens to me, one natural remedy I turn to is this super simple essential oil rollerball. It’s not a cure all, but it does help me to relax, catch my breath, and put things in perspective.
Essential Oils in Stress Buster Rollerball Blend
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cedarwood essential oil
Cedarwood is both stabilizing and grounding.
Additionally, it’s high in sesquiterpenes which support the release of endorphins, and in turn, boost mood, reduce stress, and improve ability to cope.
lime essential oil
Lime renews the spirit.
It stimulates and refreshes a tired mind.
lavender essential oil
Lavender relaxes as well as boosts concentration.
Vanilla is sweet smelling and elevates mood.
ocotea essential oil
Ocotea promotes feelings of peace and tranquility.
copaiba essential oil
Copaiba is grounding and has calming effects on the nervous system.
How to make Stress Buster roller bottle blend
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.
step 2: add the following essential oils
2 drops cedarwood
2 drops ocotea
2 drops copaiba
2 drops vanilla oleoresin
1 drop lime
1 drop lavender
tip: If you don’t have one oil, it’s okay to omit it or substitute a similar oil.
tip: This is a 5% dilution.
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.
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?!
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.
step 5: add a free printable label (get it here)
optional- decorate your bottle cap with a little washi tape, if you’d like
tip: Here’s how I make cheap labels that look great and stand up to lots of use–> I print the label on plain printer paper. Cut the label out. Then I place label face down on clear packing tape. I trim around the label, leaving about 1/8 to 1/4 inch on the top and bottom of the label and 1/2 to 1 inch on each end. Then I secure label to roller bottle by lining up one side of the label and pressing label down to smooth it as I turn the bottle.
How to use Stress Buster Rollerball
- Apply to inner wrists
- Rub wrists together
- Bring wrists close to nose and breathe in deeply for several counts followed by exhaling for several counts
- Repeat as needed
tip: Store your roller bottles upright. To help them last a long time and not leak, you don’t want the essential oils to touch the rollerball except when you are actually using the roller bottle. Storing them standing up is the best way to do this.
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