Massage Oils do not only feel great, it’s good for you as well. Massage relaxes tight muscles, stimulates circulation of blood and lymph, encourages the elimination of toxins from tissues, and calms the nervous system. It’s easy to create your own oils from pure vegetable oils and fragrant essential oils.
Caution: Don’t use essential oils during pregnancy without professional advice.
1. Calming Massage Oils
For a spicy-sweet massage oil which has calming and ant depressive properties, follow the energizing massage oil recipe substituting 20 drops of lavender and ten drops each of geranium and bergamot essential oils.
2. Energizing Massage Oils
This massage oil is wonderful for restoring energy after a long day. Rosemary and peppermint are stimulating, and lavender helps bring balance to a tired body and mind.
- 6 tablespoons almond oil
- 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 25 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix the oils in a tightly capped bottle and shake well before using.
3. Relaxing Massage Oils
For a deeply relaxing blend of a massage oil recipe substituting 20 drops of sandalwood, 15 drops of lavender, and five drops of clary sage essential oils.
4. Sensual Massage Oils
For a sensual, exotic oil with a scent that lingers on your body, follow the Energizing massage oil recipe substituting 25 drops of sandalwood, ten drops of rose, and five drops of patchouli essential oils.
5. Warning massage oils
For a warm and spicy massage oil, follow the energizing massage oil recipe substituting 20 drops each of frankincense and ginger essential oils.
6. Mood-uplifting massage oils
For a delightfully fragrant massage oil that lifts your mood and raises your spirits when you are feeling down, follow the Energizing massage oil 20 drops of lavender and 20 drops of grapefruit essential oils.
7. Choose your own oils
To make your own massage oil, add ten drops of your favorite essential oil to 30ml (1fl oz) of base oil, such as almond, grape-seed, or jojoba.