Essentials oil. I choose doTerra. They are awesome quality.
Labels. Trust me on this. Otherwise, you’ll have tons of roller bottles around the house and have no idea what’s in them. I speak from experience.
A good recommendation is to dilute to 10%. This means that you will have 90% carrier oil and 10% essential oils. Check out this article for more info on diluting.
A 10ml roller bottle holds 180 drops of oil. This means you would use about 18 drops of essential oil and the rest carrier oil. Make sense?
How to make an essential oil roller bottle:
Add your essential oils. Again, with a 10ml roller bottle, you will use about 18 drops of essential oil. You can use a single oil or a combination.
Fill with your carrier oil.
Pop the roller on (trick: just press it in lightly and screw the cap on. The pressure of the cap will tighten it snugly).
Label your bottle.
Roll on as needed.
Voila. You’ve made your first roller bottle! And this doesn’t mean that you’re a hippy, eat organic, or use cloth diapers on your kids. It just means that you are open—minded to other options. Good for you!
Now, let’s talk about labels. You can easily use bottle cap labels. If you order from doTerra, just add them to your cart along with your next order. If not, look here.
And if you really want to up you game, I’m using this Brother label maker and it’s absolutely awesome.
Now you know how to make your own essential oil roller bottle. But the real question is…..what are you going to put in it?
I talk with people a lot about their health issues. Wanna guess the top things that most people mention?
Who needs better sleep?!?! If you don’t, then you are a rarity. Many people don’t get enough sleep. And if they are in bed for 7+ hours a night, often they are up and down, tossing and turning. Essentials oils aren’t a magical cure but, when it comes to sleep, they can help tremendously.
Sleep is when our bodies heal, regenerate, and rejuvenate. According to the CDC, adults who sleep less than 7 hours a night are more likely to have chronic health conditions such as depression, diabetes, asthma, cancer, COPD, arthritis, and strokes. Sleep is necessary for our bodies to function properly.
If you’re trying to decide the best essential oil to use for sleep, you’re in luck. You have several options. I suggest starting with lavender. As you purchase more oils, add in a few others. You may find that lavender is all you need. Or it might be that a combination does the trick. We are all wired differently so it may take some play to determine what’s best for you.
The Best Essential Oils for Sleep
Wild Orange: The essential oil promotes deep rest and helps to calm a racing mind. It is commonly used for nervousness and reducing anxious feelings.
Marjoram: Often used to reduce body aches, Marjoram has sedative like properties and this makes it beneficial for rest.
Lavender: Lavender is known for it’s soothing and restful properties. It’s calming and relaxing. It’s a very mild essential oil and a great choice for babies, toddlers, and children.
Vetiver: Vetiver is an earthy scent. It impacts the nervous system and also has grounding and sedative like properties.
Juniper Berry: Juniper helps you to unwind and relax. It helps you to go to sleep more quickly and rest more deeply.
Cedarwood: Cedarwood is another essential oil that impacts the nervous system and has sedative like properties. It is an excellent aid that will help you rest.
Spikenard: Spikenard is another earthy scent. It was highly prized in Biblical items. It promotes relaxation and is grounding.
Roman Chamomile: Like lavender, Roman Chamomile is a great option for the littles. It is mild, calming, and relaxing. It’s one of the best essential oils for sleep.
Stay tuned for more. In a few days, I’ll let you know exactly HOW to use essential oils for sleep.
My 13 year old daughter, Willa Blue, and I developed an addiction to Lush bath bombs. While these bath bombs are absolutely amazing, they can be pricey. The Karma Bubble Bar, my absolute favorite, is $12. Yikes!
With this in mind, we wanted to find out how to make fizzy bath bombs on our own. I purchased some supplies and let my daughter have free reign in the kitchen. After experimenting with a variety of recipes for a few weeks, she did it.
Before we jump in, you will need all of the ingredients listed as well as molds. We like the round orb molds and ordered this kit.
This recipe will make 3 large bath bombs or 5-6 medium or small bombs. I’ve added links to the ingredients. If you are making in bulk, it’s much cheaper to order on Amazon.
3. In a larger bowl, alternating mixing the dry and wet ingredients together. 1/3 dry, 1/3 wet. Repeat til mixed. This will be about the consistency of damp sand.
4. Pack your molds tightly. Very tightly. If you are using the orb molds, pack both sides until overflowing and press together firmly.
5. Let sit for about 30TWO minutes and carefully remove from molds. (edited to add: we discovered that they pop out much easier if you leave them in for shorter times)
6. Allow to dry on wax paper and harden overnight. If using orb molds, dry with the seam horizontal. If the seam is upright, sometimes, they will split in half.
This has been a big trial and error for us so I want to note a few things:
Pigment. We discovered that bath bombs with a lot of color can leave a ring in the tub. This washes off easily but it’s something to keep in mind. Personally, I don’t want to clean any more than I have to so we don’t make bold and bright bath bombs. We keep our colors lighter.
Humidity. Humidity can impact your bath bombs. Try making them on a dry, less humid day.
Molds. If you bath bombs are sticking to the molds, you can oil them down with coconut oil or almond oil beforehand.
Why are these DIY bath bombs so awesome?
Citric acid and backing soda have a chemical reaction and create carbon dioxide which creates the fizz when dropped into water. As a homeschool mom, I’m calling this science!
Sausage balls. You know, the tiny little morsels of goodness that are at nearly every holiday gathering or party. With a quick and simple substitution, you can easily make the best ever Keto Sausage Balls.
And, believe it or not, they are even better than the original. Everyone who has tasted these has commented that they actually prefer Keto Sausage Balls because they are more moist and less greasy.
Give these a shot. And be sure and make a double batch. Keep them in the fridge or freezer to heat up for a quick meal.
Keto Sausage Balls
Everyone likes sausage balls, right? If you are eating Keto or Low-Carb, you can still have them. And they’re even tastier than your traditional recipe made with flour. Make a double batch and freeze for a quick meal.
1 lb sausage ((I like hot))
1 cup almond meal
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tbs baking powder
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine almond meal, cheese, and spices.
Add in sausage. Mix thoroughly.
use a cookie scoop to form 25 sausage balls.
Place sausage balls on a cookie sheet (line with parchment paper for easy clean up).
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until browned.
This recipe makes 25 sausage balls. Here are the nutrition details per ball: Carbs: 1 Protein: 8 Fiber: 1 Fat: 13 Calories: 141
I like to eat these with raw veggies and homemade ranch or blue cheese dressing. Enjoy and let me know how you like them!