Top 10 Rollerball Blends for Peace, Love, & Happiness

Essential oils are scientifically proven to calm, soothe, and relieve anxious thoughts. They can also support deep sleep, relaxation, and lift feelings of overwhelm and stress. I KNOW that we all need a little bit of help in all of those areas!

So today...I'm going to tell you all about my 10 favorite blends for peace, love, and happiness! But first...let's find out why rollerballs are so awesome.  

There are 5 things that happen when you make and use essential oil rollerballs:

1. Your oils last longer. 
You can create endless amounts of rollerballs with one bottle of oil. This is a great way to have one in your purse, one in the bathroom, one in the get the idea! 

2. Your oils are super effective. 
Using oils "neat" or straight out of the bottle is effective, but not always the most desirable way to apply oils. Diluting your oils with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, jojoba, etc.) actually keeps them on your skin longer and decreases the evaporation rate. 

3. Your friends are happy.
I LOVE giving rollerball blends as gifts! If someone has never used oils before, rollerballs demystify the process. Roll here, roll here, roll here. Easy peasy. They might think they are just smelling good...but the emotional and health benefits are endless! 

4. Your life gets easier.
Rollerballs make everything with oils easier. Put them in your bag and you're out the door. No messy oils on your hands while you're out and about and need a quick application. When your kiddos need oils NOW, you don't want to be opening 3-4 bottles of oil to apply. Rollerballs to the rescue!

5. Your family is empowered. 
I love rollerballs because they are highly diluted and very safe for kids. My girls (ages 3, 6, and 11) all have their own rollerballs that they carry with them. They use them for emotional support throughout the day...and when they feel themselves getting angry or upset, they know to reach for their oils. This helps them become very aware of their feelings and how their needs shift during the day. I love that they are empowered to take action on their own.  They also each have their own rollers for bedtime. 

Don't forget that all of these recipes also work perfectly in a diffuser (which is the perfect compliment to topical use for emotional support! Just use about half of the amount recommended. 

**All recipes are for created for 10ml rollerballs. Add the oils and then top rollerball off with fractionated coconut oil. Creating rollerballs is like creating the perfect entree or cocktail...each person will do it a little differently. Use these as starting points and find your perfect custom blend!**

Let It Go Blend
Serenity - 15 drops
Balance  - 15 drops

This is my girls' favorite was named after our favorite Disney movie! They use it primarily for meltdown mode. And I use it for my mommy meltdowns too. ;-) I LOVE this blend to support healthy sleep as well. This is the rollerball I made for a dear friend when she was going on a LONG roadtrip alone with 3 young kids. And she came back a total believer!

Soundly Sleeping Blend
Lavender - 5 drops
Bergamot - 5 drops
Cedarwood - 10 drops

I can't imagine our evening routine without oils! The smells of the oils create familiarity for them, and it allows me to have a really special connection time with each girl as I give them their foot and back massage with oils. We love to layer the effects and take a bath with these oils, and then diffuse them all night. 

Abundance Blend
Sandalwood - 5 drops
Ylang Ylang - 5 drops
Patchouli - 5 drops
Frankincense  - 5 drops
Vetiver - 2 drops

This blend does exactly what it's SUPER calming and focusing and brings feelings of peace and presence in the moment. This is the perfect blend for prayer time and yoga practice!

Everyday Magic Blend
Frankincense - 10 drops
Melissa - 5 drops
Patchouli -5 drops

Oh my goodness. Only 3 oils...but boy does it pack a punch! Melissa is one of the most rare essential oils available...and it's benefits are powerful! It not only supports the immune system but it clears out feelings of overwhelm and hopelessness quickly. It's the oil of LIGHT and it helps to chase away those dark days. Frankincense is the KING of all the oils. It's perfect for spiritual well as releasing anxious thoughts and feelings. And patchouli...oh patchouli. You'll notice that it's in LOTS of blends here! Be sure to check out my Periscope about why EVERYONE should be wearing patchouli! It's calming and grounding and helps the person using it see themselves as worthy. Peace, love, and happiness...and a little everyday magic!

Happiness is Here Blend
Citrus bliss - 5 drops
Elevation - 5 drops
Frankincense - 5 drops
Peppermint - 3 drops
Patchouli - 3 drops

This blend is heavy on the CITRUS oils, which are immediately uplifting for the mood and spirit. Again, frank and patchouli...and then the addition of peppermint gives a nice little "kick". This blend is the perfect way to start your day! Because...HAPPINESS!

Peace Out Blend
Wild Orange - 5 drops
Frankincense - 5 drops
Cedar wood - 3 drops
Lavender - 3 drops

This blend is calming and uplifting at the same time! The cedarwood has a woodsy, earthy scent and is super grounding. The wild orange boosts mood and creates a sweetness to the blend. Frank and lavender are calming and help release anxious thoughts. Perfect blend for settling in for the evening. 

Mood Shifter Blend
Patchouli - 5 drops
Elevation - 5 drops
Cedarwood - 5 drops
Balance - 5 drops
Basil - 5 drops
Vetiver - 5 drops

This is a powerful blend...and it created to release feelings of anger and frustration. The basil in this blend supports the adrenals and helps to restore the body to it's natural rhythms of sleep, activity, and rest. We've talked about all of these other you can see how intensely CALMING this blend is! 

Sunshine Soother
Lavender - 10 drops
Helichrysum - 5 drops
Peppermint - 5 drops

Have you ever had a beautiful...LONG day in the sun? I know I have. It's times like these that I am SO thankful for essential oils. If I've had a lot of fun in the sun, I immediately put on this blend and it is so soothing! You can also put this blend in a spray bottle and it's an easy way to apply. 

Sexy Blend
Whisper - 10 drops
Passion - 5 drops

This blend can be worn as a perfume to enhance feelings of love and intimacy. Our Passion blend has the essential oil Damiana, which is well known for it's aphrodisiac properties. If your husband doesn't believe in essential oils now, he might after you wear this one! ;-)


The Bearded Lumberjack Blend
Patchouli - 5 drops
Sandalwood - 5 drops
Clary Sage - 5 drops
Frankincense - 5 drops
Cypress - 5 drops

Your man (bearded or not) will love this blend! Earthy and rugged with a hint of sweetness. He can use it IN his beard or as cologne. It has all the side benefits of peace, love, and happiness too :) 

I'd love it if you would PIN your favorite blends on Pinterest! If you hover over the photo, it will pop up a Pinterest icon for easy pinning! You can also re-pin this collage of photos from my wall! Thanks so much for spreading the word!

If you are already using your favorite blend in the comments!

Happy Rolling!

Fancy Feet

I'm feeling a little euphoric today. I went on a RUN! Yes! I RAN! What's the big deal, right? Well...I haven't run for many years because I have trouble with my knees. I was an athlete in high school and whenever I was on a "work out kick" after I graduated, I would run the treadmill at the club. Somewhere in there, the knee pain started. It disappeared miraculously during my military basic training, but then it reappeared. I went to a physical therapist, tried shoe inserts, exercises, etc. But, the pain still held me back.

I've always had a high metabolism and haven't had to work too hard to stay at a healthy weight. I do work hard on eating really clean, but any form of regular exercise routine has been lacking since Matt and I got married 10 years ago. I've always wanted to start again...and I've admired friends who gain such joy from running (...a big shout out to my girl Heather...who just signed up for her second marathon! Woot!). Running seems so great for me because it's a "portable" sport and a simple way to stay healthy! Perfect for someone who is living in a small space without much room to exercise indoors.

I read somewhere that people were having good results running in Vibram FiveFinger shoes (the "barefoot alternative)...even those with knee/hip pain. I was thrilled and ordered some "Sprints" from REI immediately. After trying a couple different sizes, I finally settled into my very own pair of "gecko feet", as my friend Christine calls them. They are different....but good. The reason they are supposed to be better is because your foot strikes the ground differently when you run in them...they strike mid-foot instead of heel first. This apparently lessens the impact on your body...and that's about all the technical stuff I know about them.

I love being able to really feel the ground under my feet. I've always enjoyed going barefoot...but barefoot can hurt!! Yes, I have wimpy feet. This way, I can have the best of both worlds (I can't write that phrase without singing Hannah Montana). I've been wearing them around during the day as well...not just for running. I can definitely see more of these in my future. The Classic version is so cute. Oh, and this purple know I love purple.

I've heard people talk about the Couch to 5K program for a long time, but I never paid much attention. "I'm not a runner", I thought. But now, I'm on board with it! It seems like a perfect way to start back into a routine. I've even downloaded the iPhone C25K app.  On my days off, I plan on doing yoga and resistance exercises. This morning I set out on my first run...through the back country of Texas. The wildflowers were beautiful, the horses abundant, and the sunshine warm. The only thing about running out here is that people let their dogs roam free-range style. A very large white dog (resembling a horse) ran right up to me and freaked me out for a second. Luckily, he wasn't hungry and he let me live another day.

I flew through the workout with very little pain and moments of great happiness. I'm sure I got a few weird looks from passersby as I belted out Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, and Elton John. But I loved every minute. And now that I've told you all of this, I'm obligated to stick to it. Maybe someday, I might even run a 5K race!

I've started a DailyMile anyone else on there? If so, be my friend! :) I love any type of tracking keeps me motivated. I'm also trying out the Two Hundred Squats program for iPhone as well. I'm gettin' serious now! :)

I would love to hear about your experiences with the C25K program...and any thoughts you might have on running. I need all the encouragement I can get...Run, Sara, Run! :)

The W.I.S.H. Summit

The Women's International Summit for Health...I am SUPER excited for this event! There are so many people speaking that I respect and admire...and I love that there is a little something for everybody. Food, relationships, money, attitude, beauty...and more. The last event like this that I listened to was so inspiring. I walked away from it feeling renewed and excited about life and my health. Even if you don't fully agree with everything a speaker is proposing, you can take away many little nuggets of wisdom from each one. Even if you can just catch a couple of the interviews, it's SO worth it.

Sign up for free before March 8. I hope that you'll be able to listen in!