One of the best things about using essential oils is the versatility of their applications. You could use lavender to calm down after a stressful day. Or you could apply it topically to relieve pain. You could inhale some peppermint to enhance your energy. Or rub it on your chest to reduce congestion.
But beyond these more simplified uses, there are countless ways to mix and match these products to craft your own DIY essential oil bomb recipes.
Below, you’ll find 10 homemade blends we recommend for a range of health benefits.
What is an “Essential Oil Roller Bomb” Recipe?
In short, an “essential oil bomb” is a recipe that can take several forms. Some people refer to a “bomb” as something you take internally. You’ll also find bath “bombs” and roller ball “bombs.” In other words, it can be a generic term.
For this article, we’ll keep it simple. The following recipes can be combined in a simple 10ML roller bottle. After including the essential oils in the recipe, simply top the recipe off with a carrier oil, like grapeseed, jojoba, or coconut.
So without further ado, here are our top 10 favorite essential oil roller bombs.
1. Pain Bomb
Sometimes referred to as a “morphine” bomb, this simple recipe helps curb pain and inflammation. Essential oils like lavender are commonly known for their impact on the body and nervous system (indeed, there are legitimate studies that attest for it). Combine 20 drops of lavender, 15 drops of lemongrass, 15 drops of frankincense, and top off with a carrier oil in your roller ball.
2. Cold & Flu Bomb
Including everything from coughs to colds and congestion, this cold and flu bomb recipe helps ward off a number of ailments. Some of the following oils contain anti-bacterial and respiratory-improvement properties that can both prevent and eliminate illness. The recipe includes 10 drops of lavender, 10 drops of lemon, 5 drops of peppermint, and 5 drops of eucalyptus.
3. Stress Bomb
Stress and anxiety are common for a good chunk of the population. In fact, about 20 percent of the American population suffers from some form of anxiety disorder. Furthermore, some 40 billion dollars a year are dished out as a result of these disorders. A growing number of people are resorting to natural alternatives like essential oils to relieve such distress. To craft your stress bomb, also referred to as “Liquid Xanax,” combine 15 drops of lavender, 10 drops of frankincense, 10 drops of ylang ylang, and 10 drops of grapefruit.
4. Acne Bomb
Whether it’s just a little bit of spot treatment or a more chronic form of acne, essential oils can help treat blemished skin. Oils like lemon contain antibacterial and astringent properties that can help with oily and acne-prone skin. Likewise, lavender is often used for lightening the appearance of scars and dark circles under the eyes. Mix in your rollerball 15 drops of lavender, 10 drops of frankincense, and 10 drops of lemon.
5. Headache Bomb
Most people with frequent head pain are used to popping painkillers – like candy. Some of these pills come with a number of ugly side effects, not to mention the potential consequences to the kidneys. Migraines, tension headaches, or just a minor “pain in the brain,” many sufferers find this headache blend very helpful for such discomfort. Combine 20 drops of peppermint, 15 drops of lavender, and 10 drops of eucalyptus.
6. Energy Bomb
At times, we all suffer from sleepiness and low stamina, which can have serious impact on our work and home life. Lack of energy can decrease motivation, encourage depression, and leave us vulnerable to illness. This Energy Bomb gives you a natural “high” that will help you stay energized throughout the day. Combine 15 drops of peppermint, 15 drops of orange, and 10 drops of grapefruit.
7. Focus Bomb
There are several oils that can help stave off symptoms of hyperactivity and inattention. They can improve focus and motivation in ways similar to traditional medications (many of which are chalked with some debilitating side effects). In addition to oils, improve your focus by moderating sugary foods and drinks, and build a structured nutritional diet. For this blend, combine 10 drops of frankincense, 10 drops of ylang ylang, 10 drops of sandalwood, and 10 drops of patchouli.
8. Flea Bomb
Yes, there are several essential oils that can be used to ward off fleas. The best way to apply the Flea Bomb is to roll it around your pet’s collar. Note that some essential oils are not safe for some animals. If you have concerns, check with your veterinarian. Combine 10 drops of black pepper, 10 drops of oregano, 10 drops of peppermint, 10 drops of orange, and 10 drops of cedarwood.
9. Sleep Bomb
Sometimes referred to as “Liquid Ambien,” the Sleep Bomb is a natural alternative for insomnia and general restlessness. Looking for sweeter dreams? This recipe combines sedative and mood-enhancing oils for a better night’s sleep. Combine 15 drops of lavender, 15 drops of frankincense, 10 drops of vetiver, and 10 drops of ylang ylang.
10. Muscle Bomb
Have sore and achy muscles? Whether from overwork or under use, muscle discomfort can leave you with that common feeling, “Ugh, all I want to do right now is lie down.” To reduce muscle discomfort, combine 10 drops of peppermint, 10 drops of marjoram, 10 drops of helichrysum, and 10 drops of wintergreen.