Massage is natural healing therapy which has been practiced since ages to soothe muscle aches and pains, to heal injuries, to relax the body and mind by stimulating circulation of blood, for improving skin health and promote overall wellness. There are around 80 massage therapy style available which involves pressing, rubbing and manipulating the muscles and soft tissues using fingers, hands, elbows, forearms and even feet. Whatever style of massage you may apply, the selection of appropriate, high quality massage oil is crucial for getting maximum benefit.
How To Make Your Own Customized Blend?
While selecting or blending appropriate massage oil you must consider the skin type that is dry or oily skin. Premixed massage oil blends are available in the market. But most of them are highly expensive and considered luxurious. But making your own customized blend can be exciting and satisfying and easy. To make your own customized blend, you will need:
• A tinted and dark glass bottle to store and protect your massage oil from going rancid.
• A base oil(carrier oil)
• Essential oil of your choice
DIY Massage Oil Recipes:
Here are few natural massage oil recipes to help you achieve your customized blends for various health complaints.
1. Massage Oil Blend For Sore Muscles, Arthritis, Joint Pain:
Lavender Essential Oil – 8 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil – 6 drops
Coconut oil or any other carrier oil – 45 ml
Mix all the oils together slowly, drop by drop, and apply on your sore muscles to get effective relief from pain and inflammation.
2. Relaxing And Calming Massage Oil:
Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil – 6 drops
Lavender Essential Oil – 4 drops
Almond Oil or any other carrier oil – 2 tbsp
Mix all the oils together carefully and use to massage your body, especially during the night time, to get a calming and relaxing massage and rejuvenate your mind and body at the end of a long tiring day.
3. Massage Oil For Back Ache:
Lavender Essential Oil – 5 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil – 5 drops
Almond oil – 2 tablespoon
Geranium Essential Oil – 3 drops
For those suffering from back pain, this blend of essential oils is a great way to get effective relief from the pain and inflammation. Use regularly for best results.
4. Blend For A Romantic And Sensual Experience:
6 drops of ylang yalang Essential Oil
6 drops sweet orange Essential Oil
2 tbsp. of jojoba oil Essential Oil
This blend is perfect for couple’s massages where the goal is to provide a sensual and romantic experience. Mix all the oils together in the right proportions and apply all over the body coupled with a gentle massage.
5. For Energizing And Uplifting Massage:
Peppermint essential oil – 6 drops
Ginger essential oil – 6 drops
Sweet almond oil – 2tbsp
To get the perfect uplifting and energizing experience, prepare this blend and use it for massaging your body. Shake gently before using the oil for massaging the body.
The quantities of oil listed above in each recipe are to help you achieve a good combination. These combinations are few samples only. There is wide variety of choice of essential oil available each of which has immense benefit for addressing various health problems. So, first try to increase your knowledge about the essential oils and try to experiment with different combinations in small batches to get your perfect blend.