How To Make Sports Massage Oil with Jojoba

by Andrea Butje on February 27, 2017

sports massage oil with jojobaMake sports massage oil with jojoba and ease sore muscles naturally!

Have you ever had a day full of fun physical activities—maybe playing sports with friends, or working out for awhile at the gym—and then come home and just knew you were going to feel it the next day?

It can be such a good feeling knowing your body has gotten such exercise, but the sore muscles that sometimes follow aren’t as much fun.

I have a recipe for you to make sports massage oil to use on sore, tired, strained muscles.

This is great to massage with before the aches set in, but it can also provide so much relief if your muscles do start complaining. You can use it on yourself, a friend, or anyone who comes to you for massage.

This Ease Sore Muscles… Naturally! sports massage oil with jojoba makes 2 oz (60 ml). I make it right in a 2 oz (60 ml) glass bottle.

Just pour 2 oz (60 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) into the bottle, and add:

  • 8 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • 6 drops Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita)
  • 6 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
  • 10 drops Ravintsara essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole)

Close the bottle, shake gently, and you’re ready to massage!

This sports massage oil with jojoba uses some of my favorite muscle-soothing essential oils. Roman Chamomile is my all-time favorite oil for muscle spasms, and Peppermint has wonderful cooling properties (think “icy hot”).

Not everyone would immediately think to go to Ravintsara for sports massage oil, but it’s a great addition to this recipe. Ravintsara is similar to Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), but has a softer aroma, and has an effective pain reducing, anti-inflammatory action.

I made a video of this recipe on YouTube, because I know it can be helpful for some people to actually see the recipe being made and follow along. You can watch me make it here.

It can be nice to bring a bottle of this sports massage oil with jojoba to the gym with you, just so you have it on hand when you might really need it.

If you want to learn more about using essential oils for massage, I’m giving a free webinar, “Reduce Your Clients’ Pain Using Aromatherapy.” You can learn how to make blends for sore muscles and inflammation, how to make inhalers to relieve headaches, and how to price your products for purchase so your clients can feel good even between sessions. Click here to learn more and register!

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Sess May 10, 2017 at 11:48 pm

I appreciate soooo much that you share information with others. It would have taken me a long time to find this information. Thank you, Andrea! Do you have any recipes for arthritis pain? Blessings!


Andrea Butje May 11, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Hi Sess!
It’s wonderful to hear that you are enjoying the information we share! Glad that you are joining us here!
Do you receive my weekly email? I’ve share a wonderful blend in my weekly email. You can subscribe here and I will send you more great recipes each week – and it’s free!!

Black Pepper Arthritis Oil

5 drops Black Pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum)
4 drops Juniper Berry essential oil (Juniperus communis)
3 drops Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)
6 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
1 oz (30 ml) Trauma Oil


Donna March 21, 2017 at 2:23 am

This sounds great. Would this also help muscle cramps. My husband gets a lot of leg and foot cramps.


Andrea Butje March 21, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Hi Donna!
Definitely! This blend has my favorite muscle-soothing essential oils in it!


Lily March 18, 2017 at 6:49 am

I am having trouble getting my hands on ravintsara- what would be a good substitute?


Andrea Butje March 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Hi Lily!
Here’s a resource for you where you can purchase Ravintsara:

Also, you could use Saro (Cinnamosma fragrans) or Eucalyptus in place of Ravintsara.


Lily March 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Thank you for replying! I am in Canada so by the time you factor in exchange, shipping and import taxes it gets quite pricey. Any Canadian companies?


Andrea Butje March 23, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Hi Lily! Yep – in Canada I recommend Aliksir

Here’s a blog post I wrote after visiting Lucy at Aliksir:


Lily March 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Thank you so much!

Bank Sia March 17, 2017 at 4:10 am

So is it really effective?
Sometimes after playing various sports, my body aches all over.
Does it really help in relieving pain?


Andrea Butje March 17, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Yep it is! It’s one of my favorite muscle-soothing massage blends! Try it and let us know how it goes.


jacqueline goodman-yaich February 27, 2017 at 7:24 am

Thank you for your faithfulness to keeping us informed on the practical uses of these wonderful oils!
I can’t wait to try this blend after my workout.


Andrea Butje February 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm

aww Jacqueline that’s so sweet of you! Thank you!!


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