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How to Make Your Own DIY Essential Oil Rollerball Labels

I don’t know about you, but I love roller balls! they’re so handy to have in your bag when you’re out and about or travelling and I love that I can take all my blends and concoctions on the go with me.

One thing I found though is that pretty labels for the roller balls can end up being really expensive and you can’t always get the exact name, recipe or design you want. What I’ve discovered is that it’s so easy to make your on at home. Doesn’t matter if it’s just for your own personal collection or your doing them for a class, DIYing your rollerballs is an easy and cheaper way to go.

Here are some instructions on how you can easily make your own Rollerball labels at home.

Want FREE Blank Labels? Check out THIS POST and THIS POST

Step one – Gather your supplies

  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Rollerballs – I buy mine in Australia from Centaur Packaging or in the US you can purchase through Amazon
  • Full Sheet Waterproof Label Paper* – Its best to buy waterproof so they don’t go all smudgy if they accidentally get oil on them. In Australia I buy mine from eBay here (Affiliate link) or if you’re in the US you can purchase them from Amazon here or here (Affiliate links). I haven’t tried the Amazon ones, but I have some customers recommend these brands to me.
    *Technically this paper is waterproof not oil proof, but I have been using this for a while and have never had issues with smudging etc.

Tips – If you have an inkjet printer make sure you buy ones that specifically say for an inkjet, likewise for a Laser printer buy ones specifically saying Laser. If you don’t you will have issues with the ink printing and smudging on the paper. If you want to get Officeworks or similar to print for you, then purchase laser labels.

Step 2 – Design your labels

There are numerous ways you can create labels for your Rollerballs, you can use free programs such as Microsoft Word or Canva or you can use paid programs such as Photoshop or InDesign.

I personally think this is the fun bit but if you’re not the creative type I have some labels on my Etsy store available for purchase here.

There are lots of different size labels out there you could use but here is a guideline of dimensions for different label sizes I use for my rollerball labels.

5ml Rollers – 3cm x 3cm or 3cm x 4.3cm
10ml Rollers – 5cm x 5cm
Roller Top labels – 1.3cm
Jar labels – 5cm diameter 

Step 3 – Print, Cut, Stick!

This should be pretty straight forward, just make sure when you print your labels you uncheck the box fit to page as that may change the size of the labels. Then cut them out and stick them on.

You’re done! How easy was that?!

Want some FREE blank rollerball labels?

Check out my blog post here!