Let’s talk FOCUS! So many of us (adults and children) could use a little more focus. Whether you’re focusing on tying your shoes, 10 million tasks at work/school, or counting sheep at bedtime…you may need a little help! Am I right?
Focus roll-ons or rollers are the #1 thing I hand out to family and friends. Megan takes one to school and I keep one on my desk AND in my purse. For some reason the house gets really clean when I remember to put this oil blend on. 😉
This post is a guide to help you gather supplies and make your own focus roll-ons!! It also provides some information as to WHY we chose these oils.
Each 4ml roll-on lasts 1-2 months depending on usage. You’ll be able to make at least TEN focus roll-ons with plenty of supplies left for other DIYs.
Carrier Oil (https://goo.gl/g41TT8)*
Cedarwood Essential Oil ($11.25 for 15ml bottle US – Get it here)
Vetiver essential oil ($20.75 for 5ml bottle US – Get it here)
Lavender essential oil ($23.50 for 15ml bottle US – Get it here)
4ml Roller bottles (https://goo.gl/jgC4VF)*
+++With these supplies you can make at least TEN focus rollers!
1. Put 10 drops Vetiver, 8 drops Cedarwood, 6 drops Lavender in the roller bottles
2. Mix the oils together in a clockwise fashion
3. Top with carrier oil and roller ball
4. Mix again
5. Wear focus blend on back of neck, wrists, or on focus jewelry
6. Label the bottle so you remember what’s in it (washi tape or stickers)
***Optional: You can add 2 drops Orange or Purification.
Total cost of all supplies comes to about $78.00
—makes 10 focus roll-ons (minimum)
—you will have left over supplies
—I estimate cost per roller between $4.00 – $5.00
– 5ml bottles have 85-100 drops
– 15ml bottles have 250-300 drops
Why these specific oils in the Focus roller?
A study performed by Dr. Terry Friedmann M.D. and Dennis Eggett from Bringham Young University found that using cedarwood oil on children could greatly improve their focus and learning capacity. Thirty-four children with ADHD were given different single oils including vetiver, cedarwood, lavender and an oil blend called Brain Power (which is a blend of frankincense, sandalwood, Melissa, cedarwood, blue cypress, lavender, and helichrysum essential oils).
The essential oils were tested one at a time for 30 days per oil; the children used a diffuser at night and inhaled the essential oil about three times day when they were feeling “scattered.” At the end of the study, subjects retook an EEG and T.O.V.A. test and with both vetiver and cedarwood oil there was significant changes.
The final results were extremely promising — lavender oil’s benefits were apparent, as it increased performance by 53%, cedarwood essential oil increased performance by 83% and vetiver oil increased performance by 100%!
Supplies marked with an asterisk* are affiliate links to products I fully trust.
NOTE: Vetiver is a very thick oil. Put the bottle in a warm place (your bra?) for a few minutes before using. 😉 You’re welcome.