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3 Awesome Massage Oil Recipes

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Chad Pegura | 46 comments

3 Awesome Massage Oil Recipes

Is there anything more relaxing than a deep-tissue massage? After a long week of running around, chasing the kids, working all day, and managing the hundreds of responsibilities we all have, there is nothing better than just indulging in the soothing power of massage. You can take your massage to the next level by adding aromatherapy treatment with homemade massage oils. These massages oils can enhance the massage experience and promote stress-relief, muscle healing, and even mindfulness. So before your next massage, try to whip up some of these recipes. 

Best Carrier Oils for Massage

Since essential oils are very powerful, it is best when making a massage oil to use a carrier oil. Carrier oils can help promote absorption of the essential oils while also preventing any kind of skin irritation. When choosing a carrier oil for massage, you want to choose an oil that is good for the skin, mixes easily with the essential oils and feels smooth and silky when massaged. Here are some of the best carrier oils for mixing homemade massage oil:

Sweet Almond Oil: Sweet almond oil smells wonderful, feels silky, promotes soft, moisturized skin, and is high in oleic acid which reduces blood pressure making it the perfect carrier oil for a standard massage.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid which promotes healthy skin. It is also rich and thick, making it perfect for a long massage.

Grapeseed Oil: Grapeseed oil has a high concentration of linoleic acid which can help it dry faster than other carrier oils, so it’s the perfect oil for a quick massage.

Jojoba Oil: Jojoba is a great carrier oil because it absorbs easily into the skin. When mixed with essential oils, it can help deliver their healing properties more quickly than other carrier oils. Jojoba is perfect for massages that target damaged or strained muscles.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is also high in oleic acid, which helps reduce blood pressure. It also has antioxidant quality which can promote healing and reduce inflammation. This is the perfect carrier oil for people with sensitive skin or skin issues.

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Massage Oil Recipes

Once you have decided which carrier oil best meets your massage needs, you want to decide what kind of massage you want to have. Here are three massage oil recipes that all produce different benefits:

Stress-Relieving Massage Oil Recipe: Use this massage oil after a long day to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and overall well-being.

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

Pain Relief Massage Oil: Use this massage oil to help reduce the pain of muscle aches and tension. It is also good for people struggling with chronic pain from illness or if you are fighting a cold or flu.

2-3 drops bergamot essential oil
10-12 drops lavender essential oil
8-9 drops myrrh essential oil
4-5 drops Roman chamomile
1 cup of jojoba oil

Energizing Massage Oil: Use this oil is you want to feel refreshed, calm, and emotionally balanced. This oil can also promote sensuality and increase libido.

2-3 drops clary sage essential oil
2-3 drops jasmine essential oil
12-14 drops bergamot essential oil
2-3 ylang ylang essential oil
2-3 drops grapefruit essential oil
1 cup of coconut oil

Take Your Massage to the Next Level

To really enhance your massage session, beyond using these amazing aromatherapy massage oil recipes, consider adding another layer of aromatherapy by also diffusing the blend without the carrier oil. Diffusing essential oils can create a wonderful environment for your massage and can help you really get the full benefits of aromatherapy. Make sure that if you do decide to also diffuse the oils, you use a nebulizing diffuser. Some diffusers burn the oils changing their chemical properties, while other dilute them with water. In both cases you are not getting the full power of the aromatherapy. With a nebulizing diffuser you are only getting the essential oils in their purest form so they can really make for a powerful, healing and relaxing massage session.

Another important key to ensuring you have the best massage experience is to ensure that you are only using 100% pure essential oils, extracted directly from the plants. Some oils are just perfume oils and though they may smell good, they do not have all the therapeutic properties of essential oils. So when mixing your massage oil, make sure to blend the right carrier oil and pure essential oils for the best experience.

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25 Responses

matildaeric
matildaeric

April 12, 2018

Wow great post to know more about massage oil and its recepie.

George Albie
George Albie

April 06, 2018

Great oil tips

Scarlettsara
Scarlettsara

April 05, 2018

Nice post Thank you for sharing. I m also interested in the massage oil making but no ideas.How could be making for best massage oils?
Massage Oil

matilda
matilda

February 14, 2018

Natural massage oils always make wonder. Thank you for great recipes.
massage oils

sofiaemily
sofiaemily

February 13, 2018

Nice post Thank you for sharing. I m also interested in the massage oil making but no ideas.How could be making for best massage oils?

Dean
Dean

January 30, 2018

Great information thanks!

donna porter
donna porter

January 29, 2018

Thanks so much for the recipes. I love my oils but do not know how to mix.

Andrew B.
Andrew B.

January 29, 2018

Good info!

adriana
adriana

January 29, 2018

THese recipes sound amazing, thank you for sharing them.

Sohair
Sohair

January 29, 2018

I never had a professional massage these were very helpful and good to know thanks

Kelly McGrew
Kelly McGrew

January 29, 2018

I definitely want to try the Pain Relief recipe!

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 28, 2018

This was a very helpful and informative article.

Heather
Heather

January 28, 2018

I’ve been looking for a diffuser and this one looks beautiful!

dawn thomas
dawn thomas

January 28, 2018

I love aromatherapy, very interesting stuff!

Scotty
Scotty

January 27, 2018

Great sounding recipes. Too bad this household is allergic to Lavender. Are there any suggested replacements for that or perhaps just leave that one out?

Courtney
Courtney

January 27, 2018

Great oil mixing ideas

Devanie
Devanie

January 27, 2018

I love coconut oil as a carrier for massage my favorite essential oil for pain is peppermint.

Peggy Johnson
Peggy Johnson

January 26, 2018

I didn’t know their were different types of carrier oils

Jurga
Jurga

January 26, 2018

Useful article! I would add also sesame oil to the list – it is well known for it’s warming qualities and works very favorably on the tissues. Perfect for people with lean body types (wind dosha according to Tibetan medicine and Ayurveda).

Susan P.
Susan P.

January 26, 2018

Thanks for the recipes for the massage oils.

Debby
Debby

January 25, 2018

Great info! I’m really in the mood for a massage right now. I’m definitely saving this on my phone :)

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 25, 2018

Always looking for new ideas

JL
JL

January 25, 2018

Great recipes! Can’t wait to try them!

Marianne
Marianne

January 25, 2018

Love the recipes!

Coline T.
Coline T.

January 25, 2018

I enjoy the healthy home made ideas! Thank you very much!

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