Did you know that your skin is your body’s biggest organ? Seriously. Or that’s it’s filled with cannabinoid receptors that are part of your endocannabinoid system? It’s true.
That’s one of the reasons the use of topical CBD has become so popular. And one of our favorite ways to use CBD topically is with a CBD roll on. With a roll on, you can take your CBD anywhere – keep it in your purse or backpack, in the first aid kit, in the car… anywhere.
And while there are pre-made roll ons you can buy, it’s just as easy to make your own. Plus, then you can choose which essential oils to use to make the roll on specifically for what you need it for, be it sleep, stress, or pain.
Our Go-to Essential Oils
Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or “essence,” of their source. There are literally thousands of different essential oils out there made from all different plants, flowers, and natural sources.
They’re made through distillation (steam and/or water) or through methods like cold pressing.
Typically used for aromatherapy (smelling), you can also use essential oils topically (as long as they’re properly diluted).
For your CBD roll on, there are several different essential oils that you can choose from. What you choose to add will depend on what you’re using the roll on for. It might be for sleep, it might be for relief from muscle pain or anxiety, it might be for a headache, or it might even be for when you feel a cold coming on.
These are our go-tos when it comes to choosing the right oil for our needs:
- Sleep: Lavender, chamomile
- Pain: Peppermint, turmeric, birch oil
- Anxiety/stress: Frankincense, lavender, clary sage
- Headache: Rosemary, peppermint, lavender
- Congestion: Eucalyptus, frankincense
- Energy: Lemon, orange
Choose one, or prepare a blend of a few different oils.
How to Make a CBD Roll On
This truly couldn’t be any simpler…
- Remove the roller ball from the top of the tube.
- Place about 20 drops of your chosen essential oil (or oils) in the bottle.
- Add your CBD oil: 1-2 full droppers
- Fill the remainder of the tube with your carrier oil.
- Replace the ball, tighten the cap, and give it a good shake. You’re ready to roll!
For a carrier oil, we like hemp or liquid coconut oil, but you can also use sweet almond or jojoba oil.
Keep your roller ball in a cool, dry place, and use it whenever you feel the need. Remember to give it a good shake each time you go to use it.
So, get your ingredients and get ready to roll, roll, relax!