One of the things were going to be offering more of at the market this year is essential oils as Rollies. What in the world is a “Rollie”? It’s a Roller bottle filled with a carrier oil (like Almond oil, Olive oil or Coconut oil most often) w essential oils added.
Why would we do that? Tbh, it’s my preferred method of using essential oils.
Most times EO’s are talked about from the smell angle. And that’s an important and effective way to use them. They enter the nose and hit the olfactory system in your brain which tells them to travel into your blood stream from there. They can then effect good things in your body that way, and I’m not knocking it.
But as with all things herbal, each person is different in what’s most effective for them. And for myself, topical use seems to be what my body has always answered to best. I can apply the Rollie to wherever my physical need is and get a more immediate interaction than waiting for it to course through my system first.
So, that means if I have a toothache, a bit of Grave Robbers on my jaw helps a lot. If I’m feeling gassy and bloated, Oregano Oil in a Rollie over my abdomen works wonders. If I have a headache, our Headache Rollie applied to my forehead from temple to temple can do the trick. If I’m feeling stuffy, Unstuffed or Allergy Blends carefully applied to my nose and sinus area can bring relief (if it’s really bad, I can even roll some on my thumb and apply it to the roof of my mouth). And how about sleeping? Roll some Sweet Dreams behind the ears before bed, or if you wake up in the night.
I just have always felt, for myself, that EO’s were more effective when I used them topically. Even our deodorant oils, which are cut with water and not only oil (making them cheaper, btw) when applied to the underarm effectively carry the essential oil into the system in an overall kind of way. Perfect if you’re looking for mental and/or emotional support.
Again, I’m not knocking the smellies. I mean smells are important for sure, but using EO’s topically, in a Rollie, as an herbal remedy can be even more effective for many. It has the bonus of people thinking you’re wearing perfume, and saying, “oh you smell so wonderful!” I just smile and nod, knowing I am treating an ailment quietly, effectively and naturally—and getting compliments for it. 🥰
That’s the real wonder. 😉
Mary Beth Wine, CCAT, NHC
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