6 Massage Oil Recipes: For That Perfect Spa Experience!


Massages are a great way to soothe achy tired muscles. But at the same time, they can also be used for a variety of other purposes. For instance, a massage could help you to deal with a restless mind; it can help you to overcome insomnia, it can also work as a highly beneficial ‘pick me up’! So come and check out these 6 massage oil recipes – and you are sure to find your ideal match!

#1: Soothing Massage Oil

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For this blend you will need:

  • Almond oil
  • Argan oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Frankincense essential oil
  • Vanilla essential oil
  • A dark colored bottle with tight fitting cap
  • A funnel

The carrier oils used in this massage blend are such that they penetrate deep to pamper your skin. They keep your skin super moisturized and take the essential oils really deep so they can work their magic in relaxing those tired and tensed muscles. You can check out how to make this here.

#2: Massage oil for aches and pains


For this you will need:

  • Coconut butter or oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Measuring spoon
  • Mixing bowl

This is a very simple recipe – and is as humble as just 2 ingredients. The coconut oil is very beneficial for skin, and also penetrates deep into the achy muscles. As the coconut oil penetrates, it carries with it the rejuvenating peppermint oil. Also, watch out for the slight tingle that you’ll get from the peppermint – that is actually good for you! Now for the actual recipe, as well as the best way to use it – check out this video.

#3: Nut free massage oil 1

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For this you will need:

  • A mixing bowl
  • Ginger essential oil
  • Orange blossom essential oil
  • Grape seed oil or jojoba oil

Most massage oils tend to contain some nut oil – almond or sweet almond as carrier oils. As quite a few people with nut allergies will tell you, using nut oils on the skin can also make the really sensitive people break out. So – do they avoid massages all together? No – of course not! Here’s a great recipe for a simple and effective massage oil that contains no nut oil at all! Here is the detailed recipe.

#4: Massage oils if you do not have essential oils at home

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For this blend you will need:

  • A carrier oil (jojoba oil, grape seed oil, safflower oil or almond oil)
  • Tea bags (chamomile, lavender, green tea or peppermint)

This is a great thing to try if you do not want to spend on expensive pure essential oils right away. Instead of the essential oil, tea bags containing the same herbs are used to create an infusion with the carrier oil of your choice. But there is a method to this – and it will take about 2 days to make completely. But considering that you save money by buying a box of tea bags and using it in brews as well as in your massage oil – the time you spend is definitely worth it! Now find out how much to use and how it is done in this video.

#5: Relaxing massage oil

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For this you will need:

  • Vanilla oleo resin
  • Jojoba oil
  • Orange essential oil
  • A few pet plastic bottles

For this recipe a slightly different technique is used. A vanilla infused jojoba oil is used as the base, instead of adding in vanilla essential oil to it. While here a special vanilla resin is used, which lasts through innumerable uses and does not mix in with the oil – merely infuses the aroma – you can actually try the same with fresh or dried vanilla beans, as long as you leave them to infuse in the oil in a warm place for a month or two. For this recipe, check out this video.

#6: Energizing massage oil

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For this one you will need:

  • 2 ounce pet plastic bottle
  • Jojoba oil
  • Laurel leaf essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Orange essential oil

While on the one hand, a massage can help you to relax and unwind, on the other hand, it can also be the perfect way to pick yourself up when you are feeling tired or sluggish. The secret is that massage oils usually contain essential oils – and the aromatherapy value of these oils is that they affect your nerves differently to bring about the desired effect. And here is one recipe that is specially designed to uplift!

So there you have 6 massage oil recipes. Most are quite easy to make – and all of them give surprising results! So waste no more time, get together all you need and get mixing!

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There is nothing quite like a massage to rejuvenate your mind and body. Use these amazing recipes to create the perfect blend for you!