Making Your Own Massage Oil

by Andrea Butje on December 18, 2013

Massage and Aromatherapy = True Love!

It’s so satisfying to make your own massage oil! Let’s get right to it. We’ll approach this project in three different ways:

I want to make my own massage oil and…
1. It needs to be simple, easy and fast.
2. I want to be creative.
3. I want a certificate of excellence after I make my oil!

2561264292_3e08bbd05c_n1. It needs to be simple, easy and fast:
Buy a 4 oz bottle of jojoba
Buy 1/2 oz of Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
Add 40 drops of Lavender to the bottle of jojoba
You are done!

create2. I want to be creative:
2 oz of vanilla infused jojoba
2 oz argan oil
40 drops essential oil


Recipes Options

No More Pain Blend 
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Mandarin
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Black Spruce

Extraordinary Calm
15 drops Lavender
5 drops Ylang Ylang
20 drops Frankincense

certificate3. I want a certificate of excellence after I make my oil!
1 oz of vanilla infused jojoba
1 oz argan oil
2 oz avocado oil
40 drops essential oil


Create your own blend, drop by drop. Add one drop at a time and assess the aroma. Continue this process until you reach about 40 drops. Some essential oils have stronger aromas, so you need less in a blend (Ylang Ylang), and with others you can add quite a few drops (citrus oils). * Some oil suggestions below

* Comforting, rich, nourishing oils:
Balsam Copaiba
Palo Santo

* Relieve Pain and Inflammation: 
Black Pepper
Roman Chamomile
Spike lavender

* Emotionally Uplifting & Bright
Bergamot Mint
Lime (distilled)


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Hillary Arrieta December 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Thank you for this post!
I really enjoyed reading it :)


betsy bonsignore December 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

A tardy note to say that I love the cleaning compound (baking soda vinegar and oils). It inspired me to get to work right away and things are nicely polished and tidy as a result. Long live your inspiration!!!


Maggie December 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Thank so much for all the wonderful advice. A year ago I had bought your wonderful book but then my tablet had to’ be repaired so addio book. This coming year, l will buy it again. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.


LucyQ December 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Thank you Andrea! I don’t have jojoba but have an 8oz. bottle of sweet almond oil. What essential oils can go with it to add a sunny fragrance? Right now it smells plain *blah*. It’s dreary, wet & gray here in the Northeast and I’m feeling a little un-sunshiney!


kingarthur December 28, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I am into the power of baking soda just add herbs and you’re at it. Cleaning, rusting and all!


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