15 Best Roll-On Essential Oil Perfume Recipes: Make Your Own

The Best Roll-On Essential Oil Perfume Recipes

Making your own roll-on perfume with natural essential oils can be quite a fun new hobby. Aside from gaining full control over what goes into a perfume that you rub against your skin, you already know that essential oils provide plenty of benefits for your mental state. Anxiety-relieving and skincare benefits are just a couple of these.

With that in mind, we’ve put together 15 essential oil perfume recipes that are perfect for rollerball bottle storage and application, which are super-easy and inexpensive to make.

Essential Oil Rollerball Recipe for Sleep

lavender + cedarwood + frankincense + vetiver

The following recipe blends essential oils that have a woody scent, with the floral and warm fragrance of lavender. The combination is a blend that helps promote sleep and relaxation, so it was mostly conceived for evening use. Once you’ve finished the recipe, you can apply this perfume on your wrists, neck, or even on the bottom of your feet.

Ingredients and oils:

Directions:

Add all the drops of the four essential oils into your dark glass rollerball bottle. Fill the bottle all the way up with your favorite carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut or sweet almond oil). Put the cap on the top of the bottle and shake it until the oils have combined.

DIY Fun & Fruity Perfume Roll-On Recipe

Sweet Orange + Mandarin + Neroli + Cedarwood Atlas + liquid carrier oil

For those who are in love with citrus scent, we have gathered this recipe that will bring forth an intriguing fragrance that feels both playful and delicious. It’s based on sweet orange and mandarin essential oils, but also adds the balance of cedarwood to tone down the fruity smell.

Ingredients and oils:

Directions:

Inside a bottle, drop all of the essential oils and swirl them around to create a mixture. Then, transfer 3 drops of this mixture into a rollerball bottle with a 5 ml capacity.

Fill the remainder of the bottle with the carrier oil of your choice. Put the cap on the rollerball bottle and shake it to mix the oils. Apply the perfume behind the ears and on your wrists.

Summer Dreams Perfume

organic tangerine + organic ylang-ylang + organic lavender + organic jojoba oil

True fans of summer scents will fall in love with this perfume from the first sniff. It combines the sweet aroma of ylang-ylang and lavender, with the tingly and playful aroma of tangerine. The mixture is brought together by organic jojoba oil, but you can replace with another carrier, such as grapeseed or sweet almond oil.

Ingredients and oils:

Directions:

Grab a clean half-ounce bottle that has a screw cap. Put the essential oils inside, place the cap on top of the bottle and gently shake it for about ten seconds.

Remove the cap of the bottle and fill in the remainder of the container with jojoba oil. Put the cap back on the bottle and roll in between the palm of your hands for a maximum of 30 seconds.

When you’re done, transfer the entire perfume blend into a roll-on bottle. Leave the perfume to mix and settle for about a day before you start using it.

Caribbean Cologne

organic lavender + organic mandarin + organic sweet orange + organic clove bud + organic jojoba oil

One of the advantages of learning how to make essential oil perfumes that fit inside a roll-on bottle is that you’ll know how to balance the fragrances to fit inside a container that you can easily carry around with your wherever you go.

Ingredients and oils:

Directions:

Place the essential oils inside a roll-on bottle, place the cap, and rub the bottle between the palms of your hands for up to ten seconds. Remove the cap, then fill the bottle with the organic jojoba oil. Place the cap back on and continue rolling the bottle in your hands for an additional 30 seconds.

Great Outdoors Aroma

organic atlas cedarwood + organic lemon eucalyptus + Organic jojoba oil

Even if some women are bound to love this fragrance on their skin, we feel this is more of a manly scent. It’s the kind of dreamy scent you’d love to feel when walking through a cold and dark forest at night. The lemon eucalyptus oil gives it a very refreshing tone, while the cedarwood is added to give it an earthy scent.

Ingredients and oils:

Directions:

Put the essential oils in a container that has a screw cap. Put the cap on top of the container and roll it between your hands for a maximum of 10 minutes. Remove the cap, then top off the container with jojoba oil. Put the cap back on, and continue to roll for 30 more seconds.

Transfer the perfume inside a roll-on bottle. Give the perfume a day to rest before starting to apply it.

Sacred Forest Scent

organic black spruce + organic frankincense + organic juniper berry + organic jojoba oil

Here is another recipe with a more natural scent. It’s the kind of perfume that you’re going to love if you enjoy taking long walks in the forest, or prefer the scent of fresh mountain air rather than floral and fruity scents.

Ingredients and oils:

Directions:

Grab a ½ ounce bottle glass bottle with a screw cap. Put the essential oils inside and roll the bottle in your hands for 5 to 10 seconds. Remove the cap and fill the rest of the container with carrier oil. Put the cap back on and then continue to roll for 15 to 30 seconds.

Transfer the essential oil and jojoba oil mixture into a roll-on container when you’re done.

Comforting Rose Blend

organic whole rose buds + sweet almond oil + organic geranium essential oil or rose absolute + Peru balsam + organic frankincense + organic sandalwood

Rose lovers should look no further: this is the perfect essential oil recipe for you. It is the kind of romantic scent that you’d want to wear on a warm summer evening, because the sweetness of the roses is toned down by the use of sandalwood and geranium.

Ingredients and oils:

Directions:

For this recipe, you will need a 10 ml roll-on bottle. Place the flowers inside the bottle until it’s half-way full. Then, put the carrier oil on top, making sure there is still about ¼ free space left inside the bottle.

Place the drops of all the aforementioned essential oils on top. If there is still space left in the bottle, add carrier oil to fill it. Put the cap rollerball lid on top of the bottle. Gently roll the bottle in the palms of your hands to mix the oils.

Refreshing Tropical Citrus Blend

organic hibiscus flowers + organic dried orange peel + organic fractionated coconut oil or other carrier oil of choice + organic mandarin + organic ylang-ylang (can be replaced with organic neroli essential oil or jasmine absolute) + organic fresh ginger + organic pink pepper

This recipe is focused on the magic of citrus-based ingredients and fragrances. The essential oils used are meant to give you benefits from multiple worlds, such as sweet fragrances of mandarin, or spicy scents of ginger.

Ingredients and oils:

  • 3–5 pieces organic hibiscus flowers
  • 3–4 pieces organic dried orange peel
  • 4 ml organic fractionated coconut oil or other carrier oil of choice
  • 2 drops organic mandarin
  • 2 drops organic ylang-ylang (can be replaced with organic neroli essential oil or jasmine absolute)
  • 1 drop organic fresh ginger
  • 1 drop organic pink pepper

Directions:

The instructions for this recipe are quite similar to those mentioned at number 7. Add the dried flowers inside a roll-on bottle, then add the carrier oil of your choice until there is about ¼ space left in the bottle.

Add the essential oils on top of these and, if you still have space left, top the bottle off with more carrier oil. Seal the bottle shut and roll the bottle in your hands to blend the ingredients.

Grapefruit Citrus Crush Essential Oil Perfume Recipe

grapefruit + lemongrass + peppermint + frankincense

What’s surprising about this recipe is that, despite the heavy use of citrus oils, you can feel that one drop of frankincense that has a spicy fragrance. You might not think it’s suitable for this combination, but citrus is the top note of frankincense oil.

Ingredients and oils:

Directions:

Using a 10 ml roll-on bottle, add the essential oils inside, then top them off with the carrier oil you most like. Seal the bottle shut and then shake it to blend the oils together.

Floral Blend

sweet orange + lime peel + jasmine absolute in jojoba oil + vanilla in jojoba oil

Beware: this is a very powerful scent, with stunning and accentuated notes of jasmine. The sweet orange essential oil is added to the recipe to give that sweetness a candy-like tingly scent, while the vanilla is just the final touch that will make you smell like something out of the over. It’s the perfect blend for daydreamers.

Ingredients and oils:

  • 5 drops sweet orange
  • 2 drops lime peel
  • 2 drops jasmine absolute in jojoba oil
  • 2 drops vanilla in jojoba oil

Directions:

Place the oils inside a clean roll-on bottle. First you’ll have to put in the essential oils, swirl the bottle to mix them, and then fill the rest of the bottle with carrier oil, and mix them again. Make sure that you shake the perfume bottle before each application.

Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Perfume Recipe

cinnamon + fresh ginger + nutmeg + clove bud + cardamom

There’s something very pleasant and melancholic about this scent. It’s a combination that reminds you of cold fall nights, when Christmas is around the corner. It kind of smells like something you’d want to eat, so it’s literally the recipe to try if you want to smell delicious.

Ingredients and oils:

  • 4 drops cinnamon
  • 4 drops fresh ginger
  • 4 drops nutmeg
  • 3 drops clove bud
  • 1 drop cardamom

Directions:

For this recipe, you will need a 10 ml clean roll-on bottle. Add the oils inside, then top it all off with the carrier oil you most fancy (sweet almond oil is great in this combination. Place the cap, shake the bottle for the oils to blend and enjoy your new natural perfume.

Citrus Blend

rosemary + neroli essential oil + sweet orange

When you are an avid fruit lover, even the smell of fruits can give you a boost of energy. In fact, essential oils with citrus scents are known for doing just that: lifting the spirits thanks to their specific scent.

Ingredients and oils:

  • 5 drops lemon
  • 3 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops neroli essential oil /4 drops sweet orange

Directions:

Put the oils inside a roll-on container. You can use with a 30 ml capacity. Swirl the bottle to make the oils blend, then add the carrier oil of your choice to fill the rest of the bottle. Place the cap back on top, shake the bottle some more, and enjoy. Make sure to shake the bottle each time before applying the oil.

Calm and De-Stress

grapefruit + sweet orange + lavender + clary sage + roman chamomile

One of the major benefits of plenty of essential oils out there is the fact that they can really soothe the senses and put you in a state of relaxation. This recipe promotes stress relief in a formula that combines sweet and exotic scents with beneficial plants such as chamomile or lavender.

Ingredients and oils:

Directions:

Add the 20 drops of essential oils into a clean rollerball bottle. Fill the remainder of the container with either jojoba or fractionated coconut oil. Place the cap on top of the bottle and shake it to make the oils blend. Set the perfume aside from a couple of days before using it.

A Romantic Night

rose + lime + vetiver

What says “romantic summer evening” better that the sweet scent of roses. This perfume is focused on precisely that: a scent of roses that fusions with a tingly fragrance of lime, and vetiver tones it all down to create a much more down-to-Earth combination.

Ingredients and oils:

  • 10 drops rose
  • 5 drops lime
  • 5 drops vetiver

Directions:

Place all the 20 drops of essential oil into a clean roll-on container, then top it off with a carrier oil (jojoba oil works best in this combination). Cap the lid and shake the bottle until the oils blend. Leave the perfume to sit and fuse for a few days before using it.

Robust Manly Blend

bergamot + patchouli + bay laurel + vetiver + ginger + neroli

If you know which essential oils to combine, you can end up with the perfect manly scent. Vetiver and patchouli are both earthy scents, and go really well in combination with woody aromas. Bergamot balanced the fragrance with its fruity smell, while ginger adds just the right amount of spice.

Ingredients oils:

  • 6 drops bergamot
  • 6 drops patchouli
  • 3 drops bay laurel
  • 3 drops vetiver
  • 1 drop ginger
  • 1 drop neroli

Directions:

Grab a clean roll-on bottle and add all the essential oils inside. Top off the bottle using a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut. Put the cap on the bottle and shake well until the oils have blended. Let this perfume sit for a few days before using it.

Conclusion

As you can see, making your own essential oil perfume can literally be done in minutes. The recipes above are mere suggestions, but you can play around with different oils until you discover a scent that you’re fond of. Keep in mind that carrier oil should be added if your skin is sensitive and doesn’t respond well to pure essential oils. Which of the above recipes sounds tempting enough to try?

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