Pamper Your Mom with a DIY Essential Oil Roller Bottle: A Guide from a Dog and Horse Mom Perspective

Are you looking for a unique and heartfelt gift to surprise your mom on Mother's Day? Well, look no further! As a proud dog and horse mom, I know how much our fur babies mean to us and how important it is to take care of ourselves too. That's why I'm here to share with you a fun and creative DIY Mother's Day Gift using essential oils that will benefit the entire family. You're going to learn how to make an essential oil roller bottle for your mom, using natural and aromatic oils that will help her relax, rejuvenate, and feel pampered. And the best part is, when she becomes a walking diffuser, it will benefit her dogs and horses too! So let's get started and show our moms some extra love and appreciation with this thoughtful DIY gift!

Why Essential Oils Are Perfect for Moms 

As a devoted dog and horse mom, I understand the challenges and joys of 'pet' motherhood. Our moms work tirelessly to take care of their families, including their fur babies. But it's important for them to also take care of themselves and prioritize their well-being. Essential oils are a wonderful tool for moms to incorporate into their self-care routine. They are natural plant extracts that have been used for centuries for their wellness properties. From promoting relaxation and reducing tension to enhancing mood and supporting overall health, essential oils can benefit moms as well as the whole family when she becomes a walking diffuser by wearing essential oils. And what better way to show your mom how much you care than by making her a personalized and homemade gift?

Choosing the Right Essential Oils for Your Mom 

When it comes to selecting the perfect essential oils for your mom's roller bottle, consider what you think she might use it for. Does she need some extra relaxation, perhaps a pick me up, maybe some extra calming for her next horseback ride? Is there a crazy Jack Russel Terrier in the house-lol. I loved my jack but his name was Trouble for a reason! Different oils have different properties and can have various effects on our emotions and physical well-being. Here are some suggestions for oils that may be particularly beneficial for moms:
  1. Lavender: Known for its calming and relaxing properties, lavender oil can help reduce tension and promote a sense of tranquility. It's perfect for moms who could use some extra relaxation at home or the barn. If there's a 'wild' dog in the household, click HEREfor more ways Lavender could be used to help out.
  2. Frankincense: Often referred to as the "king of oils," frankincense has a woody and grounding aroma that can help promote feelings of balance and peace.If your mom likes to meditate, Frankincense is a good oil to choose! It's also believed to have wellness properties, making it a great option for moms who may experience occasional discomfort. For additional info on Frankincense and how your mom could use it with her horse, click HERE
  3. Bergamot: With its citrusy and uplifting scent, bergamot oil can help boost mood and alleviate tension. It's a great choice for moms who could use an emotional lift or some extra energy during the day.
  4. Roman Chamomile: Known for its calming properties, roman chamomile oil can help promote relaxation and restful sleep. It's perfect for moms who could use some extra support in getting a good night's sleep, especially with the demands of running a barn or multiple dog household.
  5. Ylang Ylang: With its sweet and floral scent, ylang ylang oil is known for its calming and aphrodisiac properties. It can help reduce tension and promote relaxation, making it a great option for moms who could use some self-care and pampering.
  6. Vetiver: With its earthy and grounding aroma, vetiver oil is known for its calming and balancing properties. It can help promote relaxation and reduce tension, making it a great option for moms who may feel overwhelmed. I find a majority of horses and dogs also really gravitate towards this aroma, making a great choice to wear as a perfume at the barn or during play and cuddle time with the pets! To get to know Vetiver a bit better, click HERE!
These are just a few examples of essential oils that you can use to create a customized blend for your mom's roller bottle. You can make a roller bottle with just one essential oil or try a blend. Here's a few blends to give you some ideas:

5 drops lavender
5 drops ylang ylang
5 drops vetiver

10 drops ylang ylang
5 drops bergamot
5 drops vetiver

5 drops lavender
10 drops frankincense
5 drops vetiver

How to Make the Essential Oil Roller Bottle

Now that you've chosen the perfect essential oils for your mom, it's time to create a beautiful and aromatic roller bottle that she'll love. Making a roller bottle is easy and fun, and you can personalize it with your own creative touch. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started: (to print out a step by step guide, click HERE)

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You'll need a few basic materials to make your essential oil roller bottle:

  1. Roller bottle: You can find glass roller bottles in various sizes and colors, I prefer the 10 ml. size and they are readily available on Amazon.
  2. Carrier oil: A carrier oil is used to dilute the essential oils and make them safe for topical use. It also helps the essential oils evaporate at a slower pace and keeps the aroma around all day. Some popular carrier oils include fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil. My favorite is fractionated coconut oil as it's light, absorbs quick and is odorless. You can also use a natural grain alcohol, and this is a great option as there isn't a greasy residue that could get potentially get on clothes. I simply use the cheapest brand of vodka out there. 
  3. Essential oils: Use the essential oils that you've chosen specifically for your mom. Make sure they are high-quality, premium, and pure for the best results. (I Use Young Living Essential Oilswith their Seed To Seal guarantee, you know you're getting pure and premium products for health and wellness!)
  4. Labels and decorations: Get creative and personalize your roller bottle with labels, stickers, ribbons, or any other decorations that your mom will love. 
Step 2: Add The Essential Oils To Your Roller Bottle
Start by adding the essential oils to the bottle. You can simply drop them from the bottle into the roller bottle or you can use a dropper or a small funnel to make this process easier. For a 10 ml roller bottle, 20 drops of essential oil total is usually sufficient, but you can adjust the amount based on your nose or preferences you think your mom will have.

Step 3: Add Carrier Oil

Once you've added the essential oils, it's time to fill the rest of the bottle with the carrier you've chosen. Fill it up to the top, leaving a small space for the roller ball. Make sure to leave enough room for the roller ball to fit without overflowing.

Step 4: Insert the Roller Ball and Cap

After you've added the carrier oil, insert the roller ball into the bottle and press it firmly until it snaps into place. Then, screw on the cap tightly. This will further lock the roller ball on the bottle. Invert the roller bottle a few times to mix. 

Step 5: Decorate Your Roller Bottle

Now it's time to get creative and add some decorative touches to your mom's roller bottle. You can use labels, stickers, ribbons, or any other decorations that your mom will love. You can also create a personalized label with a special message or design that will make your mom feel extra special.

How to Use the Essential Oil Roller Bottle 

Here are some guidelines to include with your gift:

Ways to use your roll on:

Roll it on pulse points: Pulse points are areas where the blood vessels are close to the skin's surface, making them ideal for application. Wrists, temples, behind the ears, and on the neck are good spots.

Massage it in: Apply the blend and use fingers to gently rub the oil into skin, focusing on areas that may feel tense or have some discomfort.

Inhale deeply: The aroma of the essential oils can have a powerful effect on emotions and mood. Encourage your mom to take a deep breath and inhale the aroma of the oils from her wrists or directly from the bottle for an instant pick -me-up.

Apply as needed: Your mom can use the roller bottle as often as she likes, depending on her preferences and needs. She can apply it in the morning to start her day off with a refreshing scent, during the day for a quick pick-me-up, or in the evening for a calming bedtime ritual.

Store properly: To keep the essential oils fresh and potent, your mom should store the roller bottle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Also, remind her to keep the bottle tightly capped to prevent evaporation and leaks.

Enjoy the benefits: Your mom can enjoy the benefits of the essential oils in her roller bottle, such as relaxation, tension relief, mood enhancement, and overall well-being. Encourage her to make it a part of her self-care routine and to use it whenever she needs a little extra support. By becoming a walking diffuser, the whole family will benefit!

Moms deserve all the love and appreciation in the world. Creating a personalized essential oil roller bottle is a thoughtful and meaningful gift that shows your mom how much you care. Not only does it smell amazing, but it also provides her with the benefits of aromatherapy in a convenient and easy-to-use way that will remind her of your love every time she uses it.

In addition to the aromatic benefits, the act of making the roller bottle is also a fun and engaging activity that you can do together or as a surprise gift. It's a great way to bond and create lasting memories with your mom on Mother's Day or any other occasion.

Happy Mother's Day! Woof and neigh!


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