Roll-on bottles of essential oils make the topical application much easier. Why?Because the oils are already diluted with a carrier oil, and all you have to do is rub the rollerball along your skin. No mess, and they are so portable to carry around with you . Plus, by using roll-on essential oils, you can feel comfortable with your family using essential oils, knowing that the blends are safely diluted to your family’s needs.
The Five Best Places To Apply Roll-On Essential Oils
There are a few main areas of the body where you can apply your roll-ons for maximum benefits. While you technically could apply essential oils just about anywhere, the following specific areas are the best places to apply your roll-ons:
Back of the neck
The back of the neck is such a warm part of the body with that soothing nook in it where so many of us like to be kissed. The carotid arteries run up both sides of the neck too, thus there are many pulse points in this area.
Behind the Ears
Your skin varies in thickness across your body, and behind the ears is one of the areas where your skin is more permeable, or absorbent. This makes it easier for essential oils to get through the layers of skin and into the bloodstream. Plus, your mastoid pressure point is located behind the ear, and this pressure point can help you experience greater relief from pain, inflammation, and swelling. So, by applying essential oils that offer those same benefits, you may be able to experience greater results.
Behind the ears also means that if there is an oil that is photo-sensitive ( such as Bergamot in my “Calm” blend roll-on) there will be no chance of sunlight causing any skin lightening or irritation. This is my favourite pulse point for all oils I sue during the day.
On the Temples
Your temples, located on the side of the head between the forehead and ear, are areas of the body that most people turn to for headache and migraine relief. But instead of just massaging your temples to get rid of a headache, try applying your essential oil roll-on. Your temples are a pulse point, which means that there are blood vessels (or in the case of your temples, the temporal artery) close to the skin’s surface. As a result, essential oils can get into your bloodstream faster, allowing you to experience quicker results.
On the Wrists
The inner wrist is another common location to apply roll-on essential oils, and the reason for that is because the wrist is another pulse point. Your radial artery runs along the inside of your wrist, which makes it easy for your body to absorb essential oils into the bloodstream.
Bottom of the Feet
Did you know that your feet have some of the largest pores in your body? With larger pores, your feet can more easily absorb essential oils through the skin and release the benefits of the oils into your bloodstream. This means that you can experience the effects of essential oils faster.
Tip: Use at night time and let the oils work whilst you sleep. You can use “Calm” to encourage a great nights rest, and you can use my “ Protection” roll-on to help sore throats and a blocked nose, as the pulse points on the soles of your feet relate to your internal organs. Even if you do not know the Reflexology points ,you will instinctively know where to rub these oils.If you want to apply all over the soles of the feet you can just do that and wear thin cotton socks to sleep in so there is no mess on the bedsheets and the oils are held in place.
Other Places to Apply Roll-Ons
When using roll-on essential oils, you can apply your oil to more than just the four areas we discussed above. Here are some other common areas to apply your roll-ons:
Around the ankles: This is another pulse point with the posterior tibial artery.
Abdomen: The abdomen is a particularly great spot to apply oils when experiencing any sort of tummy issues, such as nausea, indigestion, or bloating.
Inner elbow: This is yet another pulse point with the brachial artery.
Chest: Applying oils to the chest is especially great for when you feel congested or have a cough, as you can also breathe in the oil while it is absorbed through your skin.
Problem spots: Roll-ons are great for applying oils directly to problem areas, such as insect bites or blemishes.
Back of the knees: As yet another pulse point, this spot has the popliteal artery running through it.
A Note On Safe Topical Application
It is good to perform a patch test before applying more essential oils. Simply apply the roll-on in a small area of skin, if you experience any sort of irritation, you may want to avoid using that particular oil or blend.