3 DIY Massage Oil Blends

All the hustle and bustle of holiday planning and preparation makes me crave some relaxing exotic vacation far away. However, with two small children, that is next to impossible.
So I’ll settle for the next best thing, a nice relaxing bath to be followed up with a shoulder massage by my hubby. πŸ™‚ Here are some great massage oil blends!
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Check out these 3 DIY Massage Oils to help you relax and unwind this holiday season. Bonus- they make great gifts too!
Directions: Pick a combo below and add all oils to an amber or dark blue glass bottle. Shake very gently to mix. Simply massage a few drops of oil over temples, behind ears, inside of wrists and on the bottoms of your feet.

FOR MENTAL CLARITY & UPLIFTING MOOD

Cardamom:Β  3 – 4 drops – traditionally used in Ayurveda to invigorate the mind and body; also used to ease nervous tension.

Sweet Orange:Β  14 – 16 drops – very cleansingΒ  and uplifting aroma.

Cinnamon Bark:Β  5 – 6 drops – potent natural stimulant; also antimicrobial and promotes digestive health.

Coriander Seed:Β  3 – 4 drops –  revitalizing spice stimulates the senses; also aids with digestion and soothes inflammation.

Carrier oil: 1 ounce of coconut, almond or jojoba oil

 

FOR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING & SENSUALITY

Clary Sage: 2 – 3 drops – soothes muscle tension; relaxes the mind and naturally elevates mood.

Jasmine: 2 – 3 drops – warms the body and stimulates the senses.

Bergamot: 12 – 14 drops – relieves tension and elevates mood.

Vanilla: 4 – 5 drops –  heightens senses and elevates mood.

Ylang Ylang: 2 – 3 drops –  relaxing and mood-elevating.

Grapefruit: 2 – 3 drops – contains antioxidants, improves skin health, and promotes detoxification.

Carrier oil: 1 ounce of grapeseed, olive or jojoba oil

 

FOR RELAXATION & SLEEP AID

Mandarin: 1 – 2 drops – relaxing, cleansing; also a digestive aid.

Lavender: 12 – 14 drops – promotes relaxation; also a powerful anti-inflammatory and natural detoxifier.

Valerian: 6 – 7 drops –  powerful natural sleep aid; reduces anxiety; lowers blood pressure.

Sandalwood: 3 – 4 drops – soothing, anti-inflammatory; also a decongestant.

Chinese Rose: 2 – 3 drops – relaxes; adds depth to the blend’s aroma.

Carrier oil: 1 ounce of grapeseed oil

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