Easy DIY Massage Oil Recipe With Essential Oils

By: Rita Pike |

Sometimes, after a long week, you just need some time to relax, sit quietly, and be alone. Other times, you need some help from a loved one to work out the kinks and aches of a stressful week. That’s where a soothing, healing homemade massage oil recipe comes in handy.

Thankfully, making massage oils is really easy. You just need a few simple tools and ingredients to put it together. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll be ready to lie down, relax, and enjoy the benefits of a soothing massage.

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Materials Needed

  • 2 tablespoons argan oil
  • 4 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 6 tablespoons Avocado oil
  • 10 drops Blue tansy
  • 6-7 drops eucalyptus
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 5 drops frankincense

Tools Needed

  • Small funnel
  • Small bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Dropper for essential oils (as needed)
  • 6-8 ounce glass bottle

Why These Carrier Oils?

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Argan oil is one of the most popular carrier oils for so many reasons. It’s a powerful soother for many ailments like skin infections, acne, and sun damage, plus it provides healing for acne, skin wounds, and dry skin. It also fights aging in skin, prevents and reduces stretch marks, and reduces oiliness of the skin.

Jojoba oil is an extremely deep hydrating oil that helps your skin feel softer, smoother, and have that healthy glow we crave. The moisturization is long-lasting, too, so it doesn’t just go away after you put your shirt back on after a back rub.

Jojoba oil also provides nutrients like Vitamins E and B, antioxidants, copper, zinc, and chromium. Plus, it’s antimicrobial, meaning it helps your skin fight against bacteria that could make you ill.

Avocado oil provides your skin with many benefits. First off, it moisturizes and helps heal your dry skin, which is a really great thing in a massage oil.

Secondly, it treats acne, so if you’re taking any kind of medication that causes breakouts, you’re on the right track with this oil! It helps reduce wrinkles and signs of aging and improves overall skin health.

Plus, if you deal with eczema or psoriasis, avocado oil has been shown to help your skin recover from those, as well.

How To Make Your Own Massage Oils

Making your own essential oil massage blends is pretty easy. You just need to have the right supplies on hand, a clean work space, and the right tools available. Follow these six simple steps and you’ll have a delightfully fragrant, soothing massage oil ready for use in less than 10 minutes.

Step 1 – Clean your glass bottle.

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Wash your glass bottle and lid with warm water and gentle soap. Let the bottle dry completely before starting your massage oil project.

Step 2 – Gather your tools and materials together.

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Gather up your tools and supplies together in one easy to access place. You may wish to pour the carrier oils into a single small ceramic bowl to combine before pouring into the bottle. This makes measurements easier and a smoother blend.

Don’t forget to lay out some material on your work surface that won’t be damaged by oils dripping onto it.

Step 3 – Pour in the carrier oils.

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Next, place a small funnel into the mouth of your glass bottle. Carefully pour the carrier oils into the bottle through the funnel.

Step 4 – Add the essential oils.

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Now, use a dropper to drip the essential oils, one at a time, into the bottle. If you don’t have the steadiest of hands, drip them through the funnel to ensure none of the drops fall out.

And don’t worry about the Blue Tansy coloration. It won’t turn your skin blue!

Step 5 – Add Vitamin E oil.

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Using the funnel, add 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil.

Step 6 – Shake the bottle to combine the ingredients.

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Finally, place the cap on the bottle and gently shake the container to combine the ingredients.

Notes

You’ll notice that the Blue Tansy essential oil turns the oil a dark blue-green thanks to combining with the yellow shades of the other oils. It winds up really dark, but it won’t actually tint your skin as the oil is rubbed in.

Always store essential oil products in a cool, dark, dry place to prevent them from spoiling or losing their power. When possible, use an amber colored bottle for additional integrity for your homemade massage oil.

Variations

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If you’re not keen on eucalyptus oil, you can switch it out for the same number of drops of bergamot for an equally refreshing aroma for your massage oil.

Bergamot

Bergamot is an energizing oil, though it won’t reduce the relaxation you sense in the other soothing aromas. It’s a great antibacterial, anti-inflammatory essential oil and is known to be effective as spot treatment for acne for folks with non-sensitive skin.

How to Use Your Aromatherapy Massage Oil

The fragrant aroma of your new massage oil is a great way to relax, rejuvenate, and calm your skin while you get that stress-reducing massage.

Simply pour a small amount – about the size of a dime – into your hand and rub your hands together to fully coat your palms and fingers to the tips with the oil. Gently massage the oil into skin as you rub the back, arms, or legs of the recipient.

Immediately wash hands with warm water and gentle soap after use and avoid eye contact.

Make Your Own Massage Oils at Home

You don’t have to buy expensive massage oils made with who-knows-what ingredients. Instead, you can make your own massage oils at home with a few simple ingredients, the right blend of aromatic essential oils, and a couple of easy-to-find tools like a funnel and glass bottle.

You don’t need special training or deep knowledge of essential oils and their uses, either. Just follow along with our simple DIY massage oil recipe, and you’ll find a soothing, pleasantly fragrant time of relaxation and de-stressing just minutes away.

DIY Massage Oil

DIY Massage Oil

Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Sometimes, after a long week, you just need some time to relax, sit quietly, and be alone. Other times, you need some help from a loved one to work out the kinks and aches of a stressful week. That’s where a soothing, healing homemade massage oil recipe comes in handy.

Materials

  • 2 tablespoons argan oil
  • 4 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 6 tablespoons Avocado oil
  • 10 drops Blue tansy
  • 6-7 drops eucalyptus
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 5 drops frankincense

Tools

  • Small funnel
  • Small bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Dropper for essential oils (as needed)
  • 6-8 ounce glass bottles

Instructions

  1. Clean the glass bottle and let dry completely before you begin.
  2. Gather your supplies and measure out ingredients.
  3. Using a funnel, pour the carrier oils into the glass bottle.
  4. Next, add your essential oils.
  5. Now, add your Vitamin E oil.
  6. Finally, put the cap on the bottle and shake vigorously to thoroughly incorporate.
  7. Your essential oils for massage are ready to use!

Notes

The Blue Tansy essential oil tints the massage oil dark green, but it will not dye your skin.