How to make your own massage oil at home?
Why should you make your own massage oil, you might be wondering. Well, it’s cheaper then commercial massage oils to start with. And you can do it from the comfort of your own home. You’ll also be able to adjust the oil to your preferences. Feel free to experiment. It’s very easy!
A sweet almond oil or jojoba oil are good base oils for a normal skin type. If your skin is dry, you can use avocado, cocos, aloe vera, sesame or olive oil. If you have a more greasy skin, use grape seed, sunflower or hennep oil. Avocado, cocos, olive or oilseed rape oil are suitable for older skin types and wrinkles. Combination are also possible.
Here are two of my favorite massage oil recipes.
Sesame oil based
- 80 ml sesame oil
- 20 ml almond oil
Sunflower oil based
- 60 ml sunflower oil
- 20 ml olive oil
- 20 ml hazelnut oil
Essential oils or lemon juice can be added to these mixtures. Try not to mix too many different essential oils together. Olive oil itself is too sticky to be used alone. Trust me, I’ve tried 🙂
You can make bigger amounts at once. Store the oil in a clean and dark glass bottle. Dark glass keeps the light out, allowing the oil to last longer.
Don’t forget to apply the oil to your hands before you start massaging to let it get to body temperature!