31 Oct Homemade Massage Oils
Relaxing would be so much better if it was coupled with a soothing massage. This can be a great way to comfort your partner or a loved one at home. In order for you to be able to give a great massage, the first thing that you need to have is massage oil.
Massage oils are very important in performing a massage. It helps you to lessen the friction as you maneuver your hands over your partner’s body while giving them a massage. Other benefits of using massage oils are that they can help moisturize the skin of the recipient during the massage. Depending on the type of massage oil you use, some oils can also enhance the relaxing experience during the performance of the massage because of the aroma it produces.
There are a lot of shops where you can purchase massage oils. However, if you ran out of massage oil in the middle of giving your partner a massage or if you just want to personalize your own massage oil, then you can make your own.
In making your own massage oil at home, you should choose vegetable oil as the base. However, you should pick a type of oil which can provide nourishment to the skin and doesn’t have a very greasy texture. One good choice is to use olive oil. Although you can also use cooking oil, it isn’t the type that can be absorbed fast by the skin. This can leave behind a greasy feeling, not to mention it’s not so appealing smell.
Using olive oil alone isn’t enough to provide a soothing and relaxing effect. You will still need to mix it with other types of oil in order to produce a more desirable outcome. You can do this by mixing it with hazelnut oil and essential oils. By doing so, you can create a very soothing and relaxing massage oil.
Hazelnut oil is very light and is easily absorbed by the skin without leaving behind a greasy feeling. This can help lighten the texture of your olive oil to reduce the oily texture that is left behind after applying it on the skin. Aside from that, hazelnut oil is also known to help moisturize the skin and provide an SPF 10 protection.
The mixture of olive oil and hazelnut oil may produce a fine massage oil texture, but it cannot produce a soothing scent that can enhance the massage experience. However, this can be achieved by adding essential oils like lime, orange, bergamot, lavender, jasmine, chamomile, rosewood and many other essential oils.
In mixing these oils together, you should take note that essential oils evaporate easily when exposed to outside air. Because of this, it is important that you bottle it in right away. Make sure that the bottle that you use is one that is dark colored, like blue and black. This can help lengthen the shelf life of your homemade massage oil by preventing direct exposure to sunlight. Your oil will go bad after sometime, but sunlight and heat can shorten the shelf life of your massage oil.