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Homemade Massage Oils Help with Pain, Stress and Much More

Updated on January 9, 2015

Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, and their Therapeutic Benefits

What do you think of when you think "massage oils?" If you're like me, you're picturing yourself at some spa or beauty clinic where you're laid out on a massage table and someone is performing a deep tissue or Swedish massage. Why? Because your muscles are tight, your neck is strained, and your back hurts. But have you thought much about the oils that are used or how they may benefit you?

When to use homemade massage oils made with essential oils?

I like this collection of homemade massage oil recipes because there are quite a few I can use. I type all day. I sit at the computer all day. I stare at a computer screen all day. My hands ache, My back gets stiff and sore. My eyes get tired. Sometimes I get so involved with a project, like I over the weekend, to the point where it's really hard to push away from the desk and take a break. My brain wants me to keep working, and my mind is caught up in a creative windstorm. When that happens, it's really hard to fall asleep.

Types of therapeutic essential oil recipes you'll find inside the book

Two sections deal with aches, pains, rheumatism, and sore muscles. A couple I plan to start with are perfect to use as a daily hand massage or at least on the days when my fingers are tired and my wrist is sore. The sleep-inducing blends would have been good to have the other night, that's for sure. Other sections include recipes with immune-boosting properties as well as those that invigorate and enliven. The last type perfect for those mornings when I can't get it going.

The directions are easy, the ingredients low in number, and there's even directions for those whose skin is sensitive. The additional free bonus report called The Art of Self-Massage is a nice add-on, too.

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      'Vikk Simmons 3 years ago from Houston

      @Brite-Ideas: Yep, lavender oil is good. I use a kitchen timer to remind me to step away from the computer.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      oh my goodness your story is my story - probably many of our stories about working on our computer - knowing when to stop is brutal, especially when you love it so much - I should have some of the Lavender Oil on hand for sure