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How To Make Massage Oil With Essential Oils

Updated on July 31, 2013

Making homemade oil is very easy and you get to make the kind of massage oil that suits your needs all you have to have is a few essential oils to mix and match. Each essential oil has a specific function. One important thing is that you need to have sealable brown bottles where you will store your creation because essential oils do not store well in plastic containers.

Basic requirement for homemade massage oil are:

Ø Sealable brown bottles

Ø Base oil like jojoba oil because it’s good with every skin type.

Ø Carrier oil such as almond oil because they are easily absorbed by the skin. Some other types of carrier oils to use as base are jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil and grape seed oil just to name a few.

When creating your own massage oil you much know the function of your intended massage oil such sensual massage oil or relaxation massage oil this will help you choose the correct essential oils to mix.

Sensual Massage Oil

Ø 1 tbsp of carrier oil/ base oil of your choice

Ø 15 tbsp of ylang ylang

Ø 5 tbsp sandalwood

If you like you may add black pepper oil and ginger oil to this massage oil. It’s for romantic and sensual occasion.

Relaxation Massage Oil

Ø 3 tbsp of carrier oil

Ø 2 drops of lavender oil

Ø 2 drops of Chamomile oil

This massage is good for relaxing after a long day at work or if you just want to unwind it works well to soothe the muscles and make you relax. After blending the oil store them in a bottle and at a cool storage place.

Fall Asleep Massage Oil

Ø 1 tablespoon of carrier oil

Ø 2 drops of lavender oil

Ø 2 drops of sweet marjoram oil

Ø 1 drop of vetiver oil

The above massage oil will help you fall asleep get someone to give a soothing full body massage and you will fall asleep in no time.

PMS Massage Oil

Ø 4 tbsp carrier oil

Ø 2 drops of clary sage oil

Ø 2 drops of Geranium oil

Ø 1 drop of rose oil

Functions of essentials oils used above to make massages:

Lavender oil – this oil is good with helping one to relax, sleep better and minimize pain. It also has the ability to relive nervous tension

Chamomile oil – is known for its calming properties and ease stress. Also helps with relieving depression and

Ylang ylang oil – helps with balancing sexual emotion and sex drive problems. Ylang ylang is also classified as an aphrodisiac because it increases sensuality and libido between lovers. It can also be applied direct to the skin without blending with other oils.

Sandalwood oil – stimulates libido or sexual desire. Sandalwood is also good with helping with nervous system and fighting chest and urinary infections and relives the itching and inflammation of the skin

Clary Sage oil – is one of the most relaxing oil and it’s good with easing moodiness, irritability and cramping during premenstrual days in a women’s life. It’s also quite expensive compared to other essential oils.

Rose Oil – has uplifting and anti- bacterial properties and helps to regulate female sex organs and it is also eases depression and astringent.

Marjoram oil – relives anxiety and clams emotions and hyperactive people and also soothes cramps, headaches and insomnia.

Vetiver Oil- is used to relieve insomnia, stress and it is very cooling and soothing.

Always remember that before using the massage oil heated it with low temperature.

There are a lot of homemade massage oils that cater for different needs and conditions and they are mostly made of essentials oils and pregnant women are advised not to use essential oils or they must consult their doctors first.


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    • moiponetsoka profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from South Africa

      @Radcliff thank you for reading

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      Liz Davis 

      3 years ago from Hudson, FL

      I love essential oils. I use patchouli just about every day. I also made a massage oil for the baby using a mixture of oils I ordered called Calming the Child. It works so well, she loves the smell and it relaxes her instantly. I'm pinning this article on my essential oils board. Thank you!


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