In today’s over-demanding lifestyle, everyone wants to take a dip in the ocean of relaxation and rejuvenate after a long toiling day. Seemingly a beautiful pipe dream, this goal can be achieved by a soothing body massage. But, how many of us can squeeze that ample amount of time out of our busy schedule to hit a massage center? How about making your own massage oil at home? Sounds interesting, isn’t it?
The most exciting part about preparing your own massage oil is that you can experiment with different herbs, oils and fragrances to churn out potions that smell heavenly and meet your requisites with ease. But, it’s imperative to keep a few things in your mind before delving into the preparation process. Take for instance, you should learn the technique of blending / mixing essential oils, so that you don’t disturb the delicate chemical balance. Also, shield them from light and heat to avoid them turning rancid quickly.
Not many know that just like us, the oils too need to breathe. Therefore, make sure to leave a very little space at the top of the bottle so that the oil can breathe. Always store it in a ceramic or glass bottle. Doing a patch test on the inside of your elbow or wrist should top your priority list before using any of these oils. Wait for at least 30 minutes to see if there is any allergic reaction like redness or hives, etc.
Now, without a further ado, prepare your homemade massage oils ➤
A whiff of heavenly romance:
Mix about 5 drops patchouli, 5 drops of ylang-ylang and 2 drops sandalwood oil in about ½ cup of olive oil or sweet almond oil. This concoction can be termed as “a whiff of romance”, courtesy the amazing olfactory impacts, which can linger on for a longer period of time. You can apply this oil before hitting the bed and delve into relaxation with the heavenly scent.
Spice it up with spicy notes:
Mix 4 drops of cardamom oil, 15-16 drops of sweet orange, 4 drops of coriander seed and 6 drops of cinnamon in eight ounces of grapeseed oil. You can apply this massage oil which has a warm and an uplifting blend of spices. If you want to start your day on a zesty note, then this blend can be your best bet.
Adieu to pain:
Make a blend of 2 drops of black pepper, 3 drops of Sweet marjoram, 4 drops of Plai and 5 drops of Frankincense in one ounce of jojoba oil and apply it to the painful parts of your body. As this massage oil uses a blend that has both mood uplifting and muscle relaxing properties, you can swear by it to get rid of your muscles and joint pain.
Create a synergy using 4 drops of sweet orange, 3 drops of lavender, 2 drops of ylang-ylang, 1 drop of vanilla, 1 drop of vetiver and 1 drop of sandalwood oil in one ounce of grapeseed oil. You can apply with long strokes on your body before taking a bath. You will be surprised at how easily your mood uplifts once you get a whiff of this amazing fragrant oil with ingredients beneficial for emotional well-being. Is your life getting you down in the dumps? If yes, then this blend is perfect for you.
A relaxing nap:
Mix 4 drops of sweet marjoram, 3 drops of lavender, 2 drops of mandarin, 2 drops of bergamot, 2 drops neroli and 2 drops of vetiver in one ounce of sweet almond oil. Often, getting a good night’s nap is the most difficult thing in the world and nothing really seems to help. However, the massage oil has a relaxing concoction that will accomplish the impossible. Rub on a few drops on your wrists, ears, forehead and feet before you hit the bed.
You can rely on online aromatherapy consultations to know more about the therapeutic impacts of aromatherapy or essential oil. So, wait no more! Make your own massage oil at home right now.