Roll It On

0 Posted by - October 21, 2011 - Archive

We all have our favorite oils that we use on a daily basis. They can be taken internally, applied topically, or diffused aromatically for their therapeutic benefits. At this year’s Orlando convention Gary introduced an exciting new way to apply oils topically—Young Living’s patent-pending Roller Fitments. The response to this new product has been overwhelming: “These are great,” and “These are easy to use,” were just some of the frequent comments heard in the product expo.

Here are a few tips to remember when using the Roller Fitments:

  1. The fitments and caps are designed to fit on both the 5-ml and 15-ml bottles.
  2. To insert the fitment, remove the bottle orifice, insert the roller fitment into the bottle opening, and tighten the cap while pressing down until the fitment ring is flush with the bottle opening. Properly securing the cap is critical to avoid leaking and to ensure the fitment is properly inserted.
  3. Roller fitments were designed for use with the majority of Young Living bottles. With that in mind, there are certain bottle designs with which the fitments are not compatible. You can be sure your roller fitment will work with your bottle if the “Sb” logo is located on the bottom of the bottle.
  4. The fitments have an internal reservoir that holds oil and allows you to apply your favorite oils with the bottle in an upright position.  Each 2” stroke is equivalent to one drop.
  5. Citrus oils can be very hard on plastic; overtime the citrus oils can eat away at the plastic causing it to leak. When using citrus oils make sure prior to each use that the ball on the Roller Fitment is intact and secure.

On a similar note, and in case you haven’t heard, Young Living has also made significant improvements to the roll-on bottles for Valor, Tranquil, Stress Away, RutaVaLa, Breathe Again, and Deep Relief. Most of these blends are exclusive to our roll-ons line and continue to be some of our most popular products.

Be sure and check out this year’s Holiday Catalog for special package pricing and great promotional offers!

—Marco Colindres III, YL Associate Product Marketing Manager


  • Paola Farrell November 10, 2015 - 6:14 pm Reply

    So I should not use a plastic roll-on ball even if the bottle is glass?

    • Young Living November 12, 2015 - 9:26 am Reply

      Great question, Paola! Using essential oils and essential oil products safely in conjunction with plastic containers depends highly on the type of plastic, the concentration of essential oils, and the amount of time the oils are stored in the container or the amount of time the essential oils come in contact with the plastic parts. Our roller fitments are primarily composed of stainless steel and the plastic portion of the fitment is made of a high quality plastic which can safely be used in this manner. We hope this information is helpful!

  • Paige August 31, 2015 - 11:55 am Reply

    If you push one side down first and kind of give the roller a rocking motion it should fit. I was having the same problem with my 5ml bottle but just gave it a little shimmy. I did use a paper towel to make it a little easier to hold onto. Hope this helps!!!

  • Katie August 9, 2015 - 6:32 pm Reply

    It seems that these do not fit on the 5ml bottles. I have tried two fitments on several bottles, all marked sb, and they won’t go in with the cap or with force. It is as though the roller piece is too big and simply doesn’t fit. Quite the disappointment.

  • rhonda July 18, 2014 - 6:18 pm Reply

    I can’t get my rollerball to work on the 5 ml bottle. What’s the secret?

  • Heather Rose April 4, 2014 - 3:02 pm Reply

    How do you remove the roll-on to get the other cap back on?

  • susie October 5, 2013 - 12:35 pm Reply

    I can’t get the rollerball to snap on my 5ml bottle. No problem on the 15ml, but impossible on the 5ml. The cap seems to big to snap it onto the smaller bottles.

  • Sharon Knudson October 28, 2011 - 9:09 am Reply

    How does ne get the new rollon off the 5 mil or 15 mil bottle/

    • Young Living November 2, 2011 - 1:37 pm Reply

      It is designed to be discarded with the bottle. I do know it is possible to remove, although removing and reinstalling it weakens the seal.

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