Massages have so many amazing benefits and a good massage oil can make a great massage even better. Check out this DIY massage oil recipe. It requires few ingredients and only takes a couple of minutes to make!
A good massage can feel absolutely amazing. And a good massage oil can take a massage to a whole new level.
Whether you have sore muscles or you just want to relax or you are looking to spice things up with your significant other, I’ve got the DIY massage oil recipe for you!
Homemade massage oil is super easy to make. You just need a carrier oil, essential oils, and a glass bottle. Also, it takes less than 5 minutes to mix all of your ingredients together.
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Benefits of a Massage
Massages not only feel wonderful but they can actually be very beneficial as well. They can help to ease anxiety and help you relax. They can also help you sleep better. And one of the main reasons many people get massages is to soothe tired, achy, sore muscles.
The Best Carrier Oil For Homemade Massage Oil
When choosing the best carrier oil for your homemade massage oil you’ll want to make sure it has a low comedogenic rating.
Comedogenic ratings are given to oils based on their tendency to clog pores.
They’re rated from 0 to 5. The lower the rating the less likely it will clog your pores. And the higher the rating the more likely it will clog your pores.
Since massage oil is typically applied to a very large portion of the skin, most often the back where some people may be prone to breakouts, I think it is very important to choose an oil that will not clog pores.
My favorite carrier oils to use when making homemade massage oils are jojoba oil or almond oil. Both have a low comedogenic rating and they are also both rich in vitamin e and other skin lovings nutrients.
Best Essential Oils For Homemade Massage Oil
When choosing essential oils for your homemade massage oil or any other DIY product for that matter, always use high-quality, 100% pure essential oils.
Not all essential oils are created equally. Many store-bought essential oils are filled with dangerous, synthetic ingredients. You can check out this post – fake essential oil brands you should avoid – to learn how to spot fake essential oils and to also discover which essential oil brands you should never buy!
Although, there are some really bad essential oil brands out there, the good news is there are also many amazing essential oil brands out there as well.
And the even better news is your wallet will love them!
I used to use a very expensive essential oil brand until I discovered several other brands that sold high-quality oils at extremely affordable prices. Some of my favorites are Plant Therapy, Simply Earth, and Florihana essential oils.
So if you are in need of essential oils I highly recommend buying oils from one of the brands I just mentioned. I have in-depth reviews of each brand that you can check out below to learn more about each company and its essential oils.
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I also just recently started using Rocky Mountain essential oils and I really like them too. You can check out the full review I did on Rocky Mountain essential oils below as well.
So as you can see there are many amazing brands to choose from. If you need oils choose the brand that works best for you.
The exact essential oils you’ll need will depend on the purpose of your massage oil. Below you’ll find several custom blends. One for sore muscles, one for relaxation, and one for romance.
So decide what blend or blends you want to make and get the essential oils needed for that blend.
You’ll also need a container of some type to store your DIY massage oil. I love these 4oz dropper bottles. Not only are they made of glass but the droppers make it super easy to use and apply the massage oil.
How to Make DIY Massage Oil
To make homemade massage oil first add the essential oils to the bottle. Then fill the bottle the rest of the way with the carrier oil of your choice. Attach lid and shake the bottle gently to mix together. Custom essential oil blends are below.
Keep in mind, the blends below are meant to be used with a 4oz bottle. If you are using a smaller or larger bottle you’ll need to reduce or increase the number of essential oil drops.
Massage Oil for Sore Muscles
- 25 drops of peppermint
- 25 drops of eucalyptus
- 8 drops of wintergreen
- 8 drops of camphor
- 8 drops of clove
Massage Oil for Stress Relief & Relaxation
Massage Oil for Romance
How to Use Homemade Massage Oil
To use homemade massage oil simply add a few drops of the oil to the area you are about to massage or to your hands and gently massage into the skin.
There is no need to shower after a massage. It’s best to allow the oils to absorb slowly into the skin.
Essential oils such as bergamot and sweet orange can be photosensitizing if they are obtained by cold pressing which most citrus oils are. This means that when skin that has these types of oils applied to it is exposed to the sun it can burn quickly.
So if you apply the stress relief blend be sure to avoid exposing the skin to sunlight for at least 12 hours.
How To Give a Massage at Home
So although I do know how to make homemade massage oil, I do not know how to give a proper massage. If you want to know how to give a good massage I suggest checking out Skillshare.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this DIY massage oil recipe please let me know in the comment section below.