Hemp and Roots Grounding Massage Oil Recipe

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Andrea Butje

How to use essential oils for grounding

What does it mean to be "grounded?"

You'll get different answers if you talk to different people.

And yet, most of us do have a sense of what being grounded means. We just find different languages to describe it.

I describe "being grounded" as being present in your body and calm in your mind. Being grounded brings you back to the now, so you're not wrapped up in thoughts of the past or future. It allows you to fully enjoy the experience of being where you are.

Essential oils made from roots can help us feel grounded. 

They have deep, earthy scents that create feelings of security. Many oils that ground us can also calm inflammation and release tension, leading the body into deeper states of relaxation.

They're perfect for grounding massage oil recipes! 

If you're making a grounding massage oil, you'll need a carrier for your essential oils.

Let's work with hemp seed oil for this recipe.

Hemp seed oil has inflammation-calming properties that can work knots of long-held tension out of the body.

Hemp seed oil is light green with a warm, nutty aroma. 

It's made from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant... and you won't experience any mind-altering effects with it! You can, however, get a range of therapeutic benefits:

  • Calm inflammation in skin, muscles, and joints

  • Nourish your skin so it's protected against daily damage

  • Reduce breakouts by moisturizing without clogging pores

  • Rejuvenate damaged skin with antioxidant properties

  • Soothe sensitive and irritated skin (great if you can't stop scratching!)

Here's a massage oil recipe for staying grounded and centered - you can blend along with Karen in this video from Aromahead's YouTube channel! 

Hemp and Roots Grounding Massage Oil

A massage oil recipe for staying grounded and centered while also working tension out of the body.

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Hemp seed oil (Cannabis sativa)

  • 5 drops Spikenard essential oil (Nardostachys jatamansi)

  • 4 drops Ghandi Root essential oil (Homalomena aromatica)

  • 3 drops Ginger essential oil (Zingiber officinale)

  • One 1 oz (30 ml) Amber Glass Bottle with Coned Cap

  • Pour the Hemp Seed oil into the glass bottle.

  • Add the essential oils and tighten the cap.

  • Gently shake the bottle to combine.

Combine the ingredients in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass jar, and shake well. 

I suggest using dark-colored glass (like amber or cobalt) and keeping this blend in the fridge. The darkness and cool temperatures will extend the life of the ingredients—plus it feels so good when you massage the cool oil into tired, inflamed muscles and joints!

Spikenard essential oil is rare and precious since it's not often ecologically sourced. 

If you don't have it, Vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides) makes a good substitute.

Expand your bodywork practice by learning to use essential oils safely and effectively. Our course, Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists, will teach you new ways to benefit your clients and grow your practice with aromatherapy. You’ll learn how to make blends that increase relaxation, ease muscle tension, and deliver pain-relieving benefits, as well as how to incorporate them into your practice.