DIY Massage Oil: A Simple Guide to Making Your Own

No matter what your life looks like, you could benefit from some  massage oil.

However, if you've looked in a department store or health store recently, you'll discover that those massage oils don't come cheap.

Luckily, you can make your own with a few ingredients, many of which you likely already have in your home. If you're ready to unwind, let's get started.

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What Is Massage Oil Used For?

Before we begin, let's talk about what you can use massage oil for. They're not just for massages, though that's definitely one of their uses!

Because massage oils are moisturizing without leaving a greasy residue on your skin, they're ideal for keeping your skin feeling vibrant. Because of this, they're perfect for wintertime. In addition, because many massage oils have essential oils, they also have healing properties.

How to Make Your Own Massage Oil

Now that you know why massage oil is such a handy tool to have around the house, not just in your beauty regimen, it's time to explain how to make your own. As we said before, you don't need anything fancy to make your own massage oil. The key ingredients are basic: oil and scent.

First, recognize that there are a number of different massage oils. Each type has different uses, such as relaxation or pain relief. In this guide, we're going to create a basic massage oil that you can personalize to your preference.

You will need:

  • Carrier oil (8 oz)
  • Pure essential oil (60+ drops)
  • Optional: Vitamin e oil (1/2 tsp)
The carrier oil forms the base for your massage oil. You can choose whatever oil you prefer or happen to have sitting around. Popular choices include jojoba oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and almond oil.

Next, add your favorite essential oil. Review this full list of essential oil uses to get an idea for what you're trying to accomplish. Finally, mix all of your ingredients together and store it somewhere room temperature.

Conclusion: Relax with Selfmade Massage Oil

Now that you have your own DIY massage oil, you're ready to relax. You can share your oil with your partner after a long day, or simply rub it on yourself when you're feeling sore.

Having a simple massage oil in your home adds a touch of luxury to everyday life! Create your own mixture to experience this relaxation for yourself.