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My friend Michelle invited me to a Rollerball Make & Take party, which was a game changer for me. RM&T creates party and event essential oil gifting sets that include rollerball bottles, recipes, and the most amazing labels. More on that later. I had no idea what expect. I had never heard of a rollerball party. Remember, dear friends, I’m old and set in my ways. I simply hadn’t stumbled onto this fabulous activity yet. Though late to the game, I make up for it with enthusiasm.
We walked in and the party was underway — there was so much to see my eyes didn’t know where to start! I wanted to take photos — of everything!!!!! It was all so pretty. They have these beautiful wooden displays for the rollerball bottles, one display for each themed set of essential oil labels. There were all kinds of essential oils, in different types of organizers, countless rollerball bottles and pieces, spray bottles, bath bomb molds, and labels. Oh, the labels!!!! They’re so aesthetically attractive I couldn’t stop looking at them.
Thankfully, our hosts had several recipe sheets (downloadable for a small fee on the Rollerball Make & Take website) for us to look at and choose from, which for me took forever. There were so many options. We could make two items for the $15 we paid, and then it was $5 for each additional item. With it being Christmas shopping time, many of the party goers made gifts for friends, teachers, kids, etc. We got our rollerball bottles and finally chose what recipes we wanted to make (you could also make sprays, inhalers and/or bath bombs if you wanted). The rollerball bottles are used to apply your essential oil blend that you created. You put the oils you need for your blend in the bottle and then fill the rest with what’s called a carrier oil. According to my Essential Oils Natural Remedies reference book, a carrier oil is, “an oil used for diluting an essential oil prior to use,”. We used fractionated coconut oil for our carrier oil.
Making the blends and putting them in the bottles was pretty easy (except I do not have a steady hand, I got some assistance), but I will tell you if you are like me and don’t have a steady hand, I would invest in some inexpensive but very handy funnels. This also helps to spill less and/or run down the sides of your rollerball bottle. When I got home all excited and wanted to purchase stuff to make my own at home, funnels were the first thing I put in my shopping cart followed by the rollerball bottles and carrier oil. One note about purchasing rollerball bottles. It is recommended you purchase darker colored rollerball bottles because it keeps out sunlight which can cause the essential oils to deteriorate. I’m torn on this myself — I love the look of the clear glass bottles compared to the darker glass (there are many different colors to choose from) especially if I am giving them as gifts. So I compromised and bought some of both clear and darker colored blue glass rollerball bottles. At the workshop/party they had both, so I figured I could too.
A little bit more about Rollerball Make & Take: Rollerball Make & Take has several different themed gift sets/kits you can purchase. You can either purchase a kit/gift set to make yourself and give to someone as a gift, give them the whole kit and they can make their own using the kit you gave them, or you can have your own party and everyone make their own blends. Really no matter what you choose, it’s a ton of fun. This website has it all — printouts, invitations, cards, gift packaging cards, tips and more. You can also purchase sets of labels separately, plus everything else you could imagine for your rollerball party. Here are some of their themes: Christmas/holiday blends, a men’s line, a green cleaning line, a baby & mamas line, oils of the Bible, kids line, For the Bride line and a line for different moods.
Since I am just now joining the essential oil craze, I am new to all of the benefits of essential oils and I will be writing more about that as I learn, especially in regard to them helping to keep my fibromyalgia symptoms in check. Until then, have fun blending and labeling!!!