DIY Roll-on to Beat the Winter Blues

As the days grow shorter and the temperatures plummet, many of us find ourselves succumbing to the winter blues, a common phenomenon that can leave us feeling sluggish, irritable, and emotionally drained. The lack of sunlight, chilly weather, and the confinement indoors can take a toll on our overall well-being, making it essential to seek natural remedies to combat these feelings of melancholy.

One potent ally in our battle against the winter blues is aromatherapy, a therapeutic practice that harnesses the power of essential oils to uplift our spirits and promote emotional balance. Aromatherapy is a gentle yet effective way to soothe the mind and body, offering a natural alternative to conventional treatments.

Aromatherapy works by stimulating our olfactory system, the part of our brain responsible for processing smells. When we inhale the aroma of essential oils, they interact with our brain's receptors, influencing our emotions and mood. This direct connection between scent and emotions makes aromatherapy a powerful tool in lifting our spirits during the colder months.

One convenient and user-friendly way to incorporate aromatherapy into our daily routines is through roll-on blends. These portable remedies allow us to enjoy the benefits of essential oils on the go. Simply roll the blend onto your pulse points, such as wrists, temples, and neck, and breathe in the soothing aroma. This simple act can provide instant relief, calming the mind and bringing a touch of warmth to even the chilliest winter days.

Let’s further explore the world of aromatherapy, discovering how these aromatic wonders can bring a ray of sunshine into our lives during the winter season. Let's embrace the warmth within and beat the winter blues with the power of aromatherapy. Keep reading to learn about the ingredients to make your own DIY roll-on recipe.

Here is a list of 5 of the best essential oils to use to beat the winter blues

Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica) - Cedarwood essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of this large ancient tree.  Native to the middle east, the aroma from the wood has a long ancient history of use in spiritual practices. It’s woody, earthy aroma, inspires inner inner and strength, encouraging us to be still and breathe. Because it offers such a feeling of inner strength and power, this is a great essential oil to help us feel more grounded when we are feeling off-center and blue.

Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus paradisi) is cold expressed (squeezed) from the peel of grapefruit.  Its bright, sweetly sour aroma is known to disperse stagnancy and remove negative feelings and thoughts.  It’s clearing, refreshing and revitalizing, so when we are feeling  stagnancy and stuck in negative feelings, the brightness of Grapefruit essential oil can push us forward to feel more positive.

Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) - Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from the lavender flowers of the lavender bush-like herb.  Its healing benefits are many, but one its most powerful aroma therapeutic actions is to soothe away nervous stress and tension, calming both the body and mind. And when we are navigating negative thoughts and feelings, stress can become overwhelming. So by incorporating Lavender essential oil into blends that can uplift us is extremely helpful.

Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) - Orange essential oil is expressed (squeezed) from the peel of the orange fruit.  It’s mostly composed of one molecule that has been shown to soothe away discomfort and uplift our mood.  Its bright, uplifting orange-y scent can bring a deep sense of contentment and joy.

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon) - Lemon essential oil is expressed (squeezed) from the peel of the lemon fruit.  Like Grapefruit and Orange, it is uplifting, energizing and helps disperse stagnancy and negativity.  It leaves us feeling uplifted, energized and positive. 

DIY Roll On

Let’s make a DIY Roll-on to beat the winter blues

Here are the blending tools you’ll need to make it

  • 1 10 ml Roll-on Bottle, you can see what one looks like here.
  • 1 tsp measuring spoon
  • 6 disposable pipettes, you can see what these look like here.
  • 1 25 ml glass beaker, you can see what this looks like here.
  • 1 mixing spoon, or tiny spatula - don’t use plastic!
  • 1 Blank Label


Steps to make your meditation roll on:

  1. Measure out your 2 tsp of Jojoba Oil and add to your glass beaker. Use one of the disposable pipettes if needed to precisely dispense the Jojoba oil.
  2. Add all essential oils to Jojoba oil and mix well.  Use your disposable pipettes to dispense your essential oils if you are finding the essential oil bottle’s dropper isn’t flowing correctly.  If you want to use the pipette you’ll have to remove the plastic orifice reducer of the essential oil bottle first.  And make sure not to use the same dropper for all the essential oils - you don’t want to cross contaminate the scents!
  3. Once all the essential oils and jojoba oil are well blended, pour carefully into your roller bottle and snap in the “ball” insert, shake, cap and label!  Now it is ready to use.

How to Use

The best and most effective way to use your DIY Aromatherapy Roll-on, is to dab your temples and top and back of your head before whenever you start feeling negative and lethargic.  Make sure to keep away from eyes, and avoid rolling on your face. Just keep to your temples, back of neck and upper chest 

Let us know if this recipe improved your mood, and helped you combat the winter blues!

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