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Making Your Own Massage Oils

Massage is a popular form of relaxation and is an adjunct therapy which has been used since the dawn of man. Rubbing of an aching leg, back or neck to relieve aches and pains is something we do almost unconsciously. Using massage oils with herbal ingredients can aid the effect and promote alleviation of those aches and pains.

How to Make Your Own Massage Oils

 

Recipes for Making Your Own Massage Oils

by

Danny T. Siegenthaler

 

Massage oils can be very simple or quite complex to formulate. Basically you can take a Base Oil and then add a few drops of essential oils to it, and you're done.

However, to make a specific bland that has a desired effect, such as helping to relieve sore, aching muscles, you need to know a little about the effects and indications of essential oils.

Below are a few recipes from extremely basic to somewhat complex for you to try and get a feel for how to make your own massage oils.

Recipes


Basic Formula

200 ml of Almond Oil add to that 5 drops of Wintergreen and you have a basic, but effective massage oils to rub into aching muscles.

You could use Lavender to make a very basic blend to help you relax and drift off to sleep.

More Complex Blend

A slightly more complex massage oil blend which is a nice fragrant, relaxing blend can be made using the following ingredients:

Again start with 200 ml of Almond Oil add to that the following essential oils:

  • 6 drops of sandalwood essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 drops myrrh essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 drops jasmine essential/fragrance oil

Complex Massage Oil Blend

You can also make much more complex massage oils, for example:

50 ml Grapeseed Vegetable Oil
20 ml Organic Safflower Vegetable Oil
20 ml Organic Sunflower Vegetable Oil
10 ml Hazelnut Vegetable Oil
5 drops Organic Clove Bud Essential Oil
3 drops Organic Grapefruit Pink Essential Oil
5 drops Organic Ginger Essential Oil
4 drops Organic Tamala Essential Oil
5 drops Organic Juniper berry Essential Oil

Learning about the indications of essential oils and how to blend them will provide you with more insight into how to make your own massage oils for specific purposes and effects.

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