After you read this little tutorial on making your own essential oil roll on blend, you're going to be so excited to create your own! First I'll give you a little background on why we ventured into essential oils and how important they have become to our family.
Ever since Greta had her thyroid surgery (beware it's long and you'll need tissues if you're new here) a few months ago, I wanted to help her heal as quickly and as healthily as possible. We invested in a good diffuser to keep our air purified and clean because we really needed Greta to stay healthy while her incision healed. We started diffusing oils in the air to keep everyone well. We would wipe down counters with oils. And we would also diffuse lavender near her bed to help her relax and sleep well, which also was essential to recovering from surgery.
Her thyroid levels were not healthy soon after surgery. We saw her levels kept climbing and she was really tired. So much so that her teacher and I would constantly talk back and forth and check in every day with each other on how she was feeling. Her teacher noticed the change in her usual upbeat self. But we also knew that it was normal for her thyroid level to dip, especially since she only has one lobe now. We were told it might take a few weeks for it to kick in, and heal.
I'll fast forward several months. Good news is my sweet babe is healthy again, and her thyroid levels tested normal the end of June. We still have to go for regular blood work to keep an eye on it, but we are so thankful that her little thyroid decided to heal and wake up and do it's job.
We weren't allowed to give her any special herbs or vitamins for thyroid health. They were adamant I not start her on anything internal. They wanted to see what her body could do on it's on without anything affecting it's readings, even natural medicines. Which for this natural mama, was really, really hard to do.
Aaron had done some research and found an essential oil mixture that was supposed to support thyroid health. We aren't talking about curing hypo or hyper thyroid issues. But we wanted to help support her as best we could so we to try an essential oil blend.
We ordered these little roll on applicators from Amazon. We chose an amber glass bottle because it's supposed to be the best for keeping oils from sunlight exposure. Oils deteriorate and oxidize over time. So avoid plastic and metal, along with clear glass.
We used almond oil as our carrier oil, but you can replace that with jojoba oil if you have a nut allergy. We roll it over her neck near her one thyroid lobe each day, back and forth once or twice. Here's the formula we use.
There are a few formulas that I'm really anxious to try, and if you do some research you can find so many oils that are helpful for just about anything. Here are some blends I have bookmarked:
Relaxation for Adults:
You can apply this to the bottoms of your feet, or the back of your neck.
- 30 drops Peppermint
- 30 drops Lavender
- 10 drops Frankincense
- 10 drops Wintergreen
- 10 drops Birch
- top off the roll on applicator remainder with a carrier oil like Almond Oil
Apply to the back of the neck and/or temples.
Kids Happy Blend
- 10 drops Vetiver
- 4 drops Lavender
- 6 drops Neroli
- 4 drops Frankincense
- 2 drops Clary Sage
- 2 drops Marjoram
- 1 teaspoon Almond Oil
This can be rolled on your child's wrists or bottoms of their feet.
The roll on top is easy to take off to add your essential oils and your carrier oil. When finished you just pop the top back on and then shake before each time you roll it on. Super easy.
In Hawaii we took all our oils and diffuser along with us. Aaron and I both get a little skeeved about hotel room germs, so we diffused night and day different oils to clean everything. But one of the best uses in Hawaii was the day we went kayaking. I thought as long as I was rowing I would be fine, because we know how terrible I am about being in anything that moves. But we stopped to snorkel and just the momentary stall of getting my gear on and off the kayak left me so seasick. I didn't think I could make it back to shore. I made it, barely. I crawled into the shower, rinsed the seawater and sand off, and then crawled to the hotel bed. I applied a few drops of the digestive blend to my stomach and within the hour I was back to myself. Normally once my motion sickness is set off, it takes a whole day to recover. Not this time, I was up and meeting everyone for lunch in no time.
Do you have a favorite essential oil blend? Have you ever made a roll on blend of your own? Or are essential oils totally new to you?
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