Want a spa-like aromatherapy massage? You can, at home, for a fraction of the cost. Try our Lavender Massage Oil that is ultra soothing to mood, body and mind.
Help calm feelings of stress and worry by applying this aromatherapy massage oil with lavender and ylang ylang oil.
Relaxing Essential Oils for Massage
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil has great skin care and aromatherapy benefits. It is known for calming and soothing the body and mind. Perfect to use before bedtime to help you unwind from the day. Also great for relaxing the mind so when you lay down you fall asleep fast.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang ylang is also a powerful relaxation oil that adds an additional sweet and floral perfume to this recipe. Benefits of ylang ylang include boosting mood, increasing sensuality, and improving skins appearance.
The base of this recipe is grapeseed oil. It's a perfect body oil to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin, plus it absorbs quickly. A huge benefit of this carrier oil is that you won't feel super oily, just soft and smooth.
Lavender Massage Oil Uses and Benefits
While massage oil is obviously used for massages, you can use it for SO MUCH MORE. Here are some ways I have used this recipe.
- Sleep Aid - use before bedtime to enhance sleep
- After Shave - after shaving, massage into legs
- Body Moisturizer - apply to body after done showering
- Lavender Bath Oil - just add a few squirts into bath water and enjoy a relaxing bath
- Bath Salt - you can mix a few squirts of massage oil with some epsom salt for a soothing sore muscle soak
- Foot Care - apply to sore feet (perfect after a long day), then put your feet up and enjoy some R & R
So now you see, this can be made into so many more natural body care products as well. Pretty versatile for a simple massage oil right?
Lavender Massage Oil Recipe Blend
- 15 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 5 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata)
- 1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil
- 2 oz glass bottle with lotion pump
- Add all ingredients into glass bottle.
- Place on lotion pump and shake well.
To use: Squirt 2-3 pumps into palm and warm oil between hands then massage onto body and enjoy the heavenly scent of this oil blend. This blend is at 1.67% dilution.
Recipe variations: While I love using grapeseed oil in this recipe, you can use other carrier oils like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil or olive oil. Just FYI, while olive oil is very nourishing, it leaves the skin very greasy feeling so keep that in mind.
Looking for a recipe with JUST Lavender Essential Oil, you can find another lavender massage oil recipe of mine on Porch.com where it was featured in a current article called How to Make Beauty and Personal Care Products at Home: Advice from the Experts.
Massage Oil Safety Precautions
According to Tisserand and Young, Ylang Ylang essential oil may pose a moderate risk of skin sensitization. They recommend dermal maximum of 0.8% and caution to avoid use for those with hypersensitive/diseased/damaged skin and in children younger than 2.
Lavender essential oil has no safety precautions listed. Avoid using any essential oil that has oxidized due to a greater risk of skin sensitization. Read more about essential oil safety.
Mind and Body Gift Ideas
This recipe is great for body care gift sets and care packages. Add other items like body butter, body lotions, lavender body wash, shower gel, sugar scrub, lip balms, bubble bath.
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