Make Massage Oils & Enjoy The Health Benefits

The healing touch of a massage has been used for thousands of years to cure and soothe the mind, body, and soul. Massages have many benefits including relaxation, improved circulation, reduced stress, increased mobility, improved skin tone, and lymphatic drainage.

Easy DIY Massage Oil

It is so easy to make your own massage oil. All you need is a carrier oil (an oil that dilutes essential oils and distributes or ”carries” them on the skin), a few of your favourite essential oils, and a bottle for storing your oil.

There are many different carrier oils. Some of our favourites are, jojoba (easily absorbs into skin), argan (rich source of vitamin E, rich in linoleic and oleic fatty acids), avocado (rich in vitamins A, D, and E and helps moisturize and protect your skin from damaging UV rays), macadamia nut (moisturizing and softening on the skin), or fractionated coconut oil (rich in lauric acid which promotes healthy skin). Mix two ounces of one of these carrier oils with four to five drops each of three or four of your favourite essential oils. Some of our favourite essential oils for relaxing are lavender, chamomile, geranium, and frankincense, but get creative and try mixing up different concoctions.

A Nice Way to Connect!

Massage is a nice way to connect with one another, and it will help to alleviate stress, so treat your spouse or partner to a healing massage and ask for one in return! I would probably hazard a guess that we could all use a massage at this point.

When life returns to normal, and the spa's reopen, be sure to bring your homemade massage oils when you visit a massage therapist. It is a much cleaner choice than many of the lotions or oils they typically stock!

Here are a few  massage oil recipes for you to try:
 Mood Boosting Massage Oil 
Stress-Relieving Massage Oil 
  • 1-2 drops sweet orange essential oil*
  • 12-14 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6-7 drops valerian essential oil
  • 3-4 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 2-3 drops rose geranium essential oil
  • 1 cup of sweet almond oil
Energizing Massage Oil
  • 2-3 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 2-3 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 2-14 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 12-14 drops bergamot essential oil*
  • 2-3 drops grapefruit essential oil*
  • 1 cup coconut oil

For more DIY natural beauty tips and recipes to try at home check out: DIY Bodyscrub – Go Ahead, Pamper yourself!

*When using citrus or bergamot essential oil please be careful not to wear in the sun as they can cause your skin to be sun sensitive.

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