Making your massage oils blends - helpful tips and recipes
Creating your own massage oil blend can be great complimentary to your massage therapy. Aromatherapy massage blends are very simple to create, even if you are not a Guru in essential oils.
Here are some tips and recipes on how to make your own massage oil blend.
First, you need to determine what your goal is for the massage oil:
Do you want it to be calming or invigorating, revitalizing or relaxing etc.
Once you have a clearer idea of what kind of massage oil you want to make,
you can pick up your essential oils.
How to Make Massage Oil Blend:
1 step is to choose a carrier oil, we recommend to use Grapeseed Oil or Jojoba Oil. These are our most preferred carrier oils for massage therapy.
We offer this carrier oils in convenience bottles, easy to add essential oils and turn into blends.
Grapeseed oil is the preferred carrier oil form many massage therapists because of its light, satin finish. Can be used for most massage therapy techniques. It has a smooth, silky texture without being greasy. Soothes away dryness and irritation and is quickly absorbed by the skin
Jojoba Oil is an ideal carrier oil for massage oil recipes. Jojoba oil is actually a wax that is one of the closest things to the natural oils the body produces. Since it is similar to what the body produces, it is absorbed into the skin easily.
2 step is to add the essential oils. We recommend you to stay simple, especially if you are a beginner in essential oils.
Use a 2% dilution, this dilution level is perfect for daily use and is safe for skin.
If massage oil is to be used on a child (5-12 years old), person with sensitive skin, pregnant or breastfeeding mother, it is recommended to use a 1% dilution.
In 8 oz bottle, add 80 to 90 drops of essential oil.
For a 4 oz bottle, you will need 40 to 45 drops of essential oil total.
1. Massage Blend with Rose Essential Oil
Rose Essential Oil helps to calm and relax body, mind, and spirit, reduces anxiety, and uplift the mood, also has significant revitalizing benefits on the skin. If you use Rose Essential Oil you will not go wrong because can cover more than 80% in aromatherapy cases (Do not use for pregnant women, can cause contractions). This massage blend will have calming, relaxing, revitalizing properties
2. Massage Blend with Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most popular essential oils in the world due to its magical aroma and wonderful qualities widely utilized in skin care, cosmetics, aromatherapy, and medicine industry.
Lavender Essential Oil has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety, calm body mind and spirit. It is excellent aids in treating insomnia. Increases cognitive function and boosts immunity.
This massage oil blend will have significant benefits on the skin regeneration.
3. Massage Blend with Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Juniper Berry Essential Oil helps to clear and relax the mind. Supports water metabolism, detoxifies the body and it is a powerful antioxidant.
Have fun making your own massage oil blends. Let us know if this article was helpful.