How To Make Aromatherapy Massage Oil Blends

Massage With Aromatherapy Massage Oil

Blending an aromatherapy massage oil starts with knowing what effect you want the massage to have. Relaxing or stimulating? Relieve muscle pain or support the immune system? The possible ways to combine oils for aromatherapy massages are almost endless.

You can blend essential oils for massage therapy with any high-quality, unscented massage oil. Almond oil is a popular choice, but you can also use other carrier oils.

General directions: For small amounts of massage oil that you will use immediately, blend the essential oils and carrier oil together in any small glass container. If you make a large quantity of oil, use a tightly capped bottle, and shake well before each use.

You can double, triple, or more any of the following aromatherapy blends for massage.

Relaxing Massage Oil Blends

To reduce feelings of stress:

  • 1 drop marjoram
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops sandalwood
  • 3 drops Roman chamomile
  • 3 tablespoons carrier oil

To relieve anxious feelings:

  • 3 drops sandalwood
  • 4 drops spikenard
  • 7 drops Roman chamomile
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil

To calm:

  • 5 drops Roman chamomile
  • 5 drops bergamot
  • 5  drops lavender
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil

To relax:

  • 4 drops lavender
  • 2 drops Roman chamomile
  • 2 drops orange
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil

To relieve fatigue:

  • 6 drops peppermint
  • 5 drops rosemary
  • 4 drops grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil

Uplifting Aromatherapy Massage Oil Blends



Immune-supporting massage blend:

  • 1 drop orange
  • 3 drops eucalyptus
  • 3 drops thyme
  • 3 drops tea tree
  • 3 tablespoons carrier oil

For an invigorating massage:

  • 1 drop pine
  • 3 drops eucalyptus
  • 3 drops basil
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 3 tablespoons carrier oil

or

  • 5 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops balsam fir
  • 1 drop peppermint
  • 2 tablespoons carrier

To uplift mood:

  • 5 drops rose
  • 4 drops geranium
  • 4 drops patchouli
  • 2 drops clove
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil

To promote alertness (from Birch Hill Happenings):

  • 6 drops ginger
  • 5 drops grapefruit
  • 4 drops juniper
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil

Aromatherapy Blends For Massage Of Aches and Pains

For general muscle aches:

  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 4 teaspoons carrier oil

or

  • 5 drops peppermint
  • 5 drops allspice
  • 5 drops marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil

or

  • 5 drops marjoram
  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 1 drop lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil

For backache:

  • 2 drops eucalyptus
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 1 drop lemon
  • 4 teaspoons carrier oil

For sore joints:

  • 3 drops pine
  • 3 drops eucalyptus
  • 3 drops frankincense
  • 4 teaspoons carrier oil

For aching, sore legs:

  • 2 drops cypress
  • 2 drops lime
  • 1 drop lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon carrier oil

For sore or cramped muscles:

  • 2 drops Roman chamomile
  • 2 drops birch
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 4 drops lavender
  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil

Massage Oil Blends For Exercise

Before-Exercise Aromatherapy Massage Oil

  • 4 drops pine
  • 3 drops rosemary
  • 1 drop black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons carrier oil

After-Exercise Massage Oil

  • 4 drops cypress
  • 2 drops lemon
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 1 drop eucalyptus
  • 4 teaspoons carrier oil

Also see aromatheray blends for muscles.

Herb-Infused Massage Oil

Here's an infused aromatherapy massage oil:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°F, and then turn it off.
  2. Mix together comfrey leaf, arnica flowers, and carrier oil in an oven-safe dish or bowl.
  3. Set the dish in the warm oven. Let the dish sit in the oven for at least four hours. (If you're using coconut oil and it becomes solid, turn on the heat just long enough to melt the oil.)
  4. Use a mesh strainer or cheesecloth to strain the infused oil into a wide-mouth glass container if you're using coconut oil or into a squeeze bottle if you're using liquid oil.
  5. Stir the essential oils into the infused oil.
  6. Place a cap on the container and and label it.
  7. Discard the leftover herbs.

Source: DIY Natural

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