I love roller bottle blends for kids.   Because my kids are elementary school aged, it has been so handy and helpful to be able to hand them a diluted roller and have them put it on whenever the need arises.

But the biggest problem when it comes to oils and kids is knowing what oils you should use and when.   The internet is filled with tons of information, but who has time to dig through every single option that you could use…you just want something that works now.

So, do I have a treat for you!

Roller bottle blends are really helpful because you already have the oil pre-diluted and ready to go.   The dilution is actually really important for a few reasons.

First, kids aren’t just little adults.   They actually have need of less oil to get a favorable result than an adult would.  That’s why I always recommend that you dilute oils when you apply them to kids.

A good rule of thumb is to adjust based on the age of your child and a child specific reference guide that is geared towards your brand of oils.

Second, not all oils are a good choice to use on kids.   Either they are too assertive of an oil or they may contain compounds that are not appropriate for children.   For example, some sources recommend avoiding the use of Wintergreen on children under the age of 12 because of the naturally occurring methyl salicylate.  Others recommend avoiding oils that may have hormonal qualities.

Ultimately, as a parent, you’ll make the choices that you are most comfortable with, but I want to share some roller bottle recipes for kids to get you started with putting together your own stash. But before we start, here’s what you’ll need:

Empty Roller Bottles

This is the brand I use most often.  I like that they have stainless steel roller fitments and that they do not leak.  Always good qualities in a roller you want to last.

Roller Bottle Labels

One of the easiest things to do when you have small kids is to get distracted and forget to label the bottle.   (Raising my hand right over here.  Voice of experience coming right at you!)  Having the bottle labeled could be the difference between grabbing the sleepy roller instead of the wellness roller, and well…that would just be annoying, right?

Roller Bottle Opener

This is totally optional, but I’ve found it very helpful when I have wanted to re-open a roller bottle and re-fill it.   You can also try using the side of the cap to remove the fitment, but that has a bit of a learning curve.

Carrier Oil

For reasons mentioned before, this is always a good idea to make oils safer for kids.   Plus, you’ll get more bang for your buck since your oils will stretch much longer.

So let’s dig into these roller blends, shall we?  Ok, I thought so!

Each of these roller bottle blends are designed for a 10 ml bottle.

Add the oils into the empty roller bottle first, then top off completely with your favorite carrier oil of choice before you add the roller fitment, cap, and label!

A is for “Attendance”

These blends will help your child be ready to head to school each day with the best offense possible.   Keep them well oiled and they’ll have less reasons to be out of school.


  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 10 drops Thieves

Inner Strength:

  • 5 Thieves
  • 5 Oregano
  • 10 Frankincense
  • 10 Lemon

Take a Deep Breath

  • 10 drops RC
  • 5 drops Lavender

B is for “Belly”

Rub these roller bottle options on their tummies after dinner or whenever.   The soothing aromas are perfect for belly blends!

Belly Blend:

  • 5 drops DiGize
  • 5 drops Copaiba
  • 5 drops Lavender

Relax and Digest:

  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • 5 drops Spearmint

C is for “Cranky Pants”

There are so many ways to help promote a calm, happy outlook with oils.   Here are some of my favorite kid-tested, parent- approved roller bottle blends to keep everyone smiling and playing well with others.

Cranky Pants:

  • 5 drops Joy
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Orange


  • 5 drops Stress Away
  • 5 drops Lime
  • 5 drops Tangerine

Joyful, Joyful:

  • 5 drops Orange
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 5 drops Jasmine
  • 5 drops Cardamom
  • 5 drops Clary Sage


  • 10 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 10 drops Orange

A Case of the Mondays:

  • 5 drops White Angelica
  • 5 drops Peace and Calming
  • 5 drops Stress Away

Tame the Moment

  • 5 drops Valor
  • 5 drops Release
  • 5 drops Orange


  • 10 drops Believe
  • 10 drops Idaho Balsam Fir

Victory March

  • 20 drops Valor

D is for “Daydreamer”

I get this all too well.   My kids would rather look out the window most days than do their homework, but there are so many amazing combos to help them feel focused and motivated to knock out their schoolwork.

Day Dream Believer:

  • 10 drops Present Time
  • 5 drops Sacred Mountain

Homework Helper:

  • 10 drops Vetiver
  • 10 drops Cedarwood
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 10 drops Frankincense

Learning Power:

  • 10 drops Brain Power
  • 5 drops Rosemary
  • 5 drops Clarity

E is for “Energy”

I have yet to meet a child who wanted to get up first thing every morning.   Honestly, I have yet to meet an adult who never wants to sleep in a little bit.   So for those days when you need a little liquid persuasion to move along with the day, here you go!

Rise n’ Shine:

  • 10 drops En-R-Gee
  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 5 drops Abundance

Pep Rally

  • 10 drops Orange
  • 5 drops Peppermint

Wake Up

  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 10 drops Peppermint

F is for “Free to Sleep”

Have you ever tried to get a child to go to sleep?  Seriously.  Of course you have, or you wouldn’t be nodding while reading this!   With that said, you know that a little bit of liquid plant help is a big deal, so here are some rollers to help convince the little ones to hit the hay.

Quiet Time

  • 10 drops Bergamot
  • 5 drops Vetiver

Sleep Tight

  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Cedarwood
  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile

Zone Out

  • 10 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
  • 7 drops Tangerine

G is for “Gym Class”

Whether your kiddo is hitting the gym or hiking the trails, these rollers will fit the bill.   Roll on the muscles, use to keep a trail hike annoyance-free, and keep gross odors at bay.

Gym Class Hero:

  • 10 drops Deep Relief
  • 5 drops Copaiba
  • 5 drops Lavender

Nature Walk:

  • 15 drops Citronella
  • 15 drops Rosemary
  • 15 drops Lavender
  • 15 drops Geranium

Refresh the Airspace:

  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops Tea Tree

My kids are old enough to help me when I make rollers, and so I often look for opportunities to include them in my projects.  So if your kids are old enough, maybe it would be a fun activity to choose a few and make them together?

Once you do, I’d love to hear which ones are your kids’ (and your) favorites!



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