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With the kids nearly out of school spring madness in full swing. Sometimes it can be hard not to loose touch with your own intuition, your deep connection with your partner, and your self-care routine as a whole. That’s why today I’ve decided to show you how to make something quick and easy that touches on all of those key, self-care elements in the form of a DIY relaxing massage oil. 

History Of Massage

Did you know that massage oil has been used for thousands of years? There is evidence of its use dating back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and India. In ancient times, good massage oil was often used for medicinal purposes and was considered an important part of healthcare. In Egypt, the benefits of massage and the right oils were said to treat injuries, relieve pain, aid blood circulation, and promote relaxation. Egyptians used sought-after exotic oils made from various herbs and plants, including lavender, frankincense, and myrrh.

In Greece, massage was also used for therapeutic purposes, with physicians such as Hippocrates recommending the use of olive oil as a massage oil. In India, Ayurvedic medicine has used massage therapy as a part of its healing practices for over 5,000 years. Ayurvedic massage oils are made from a variety of herbs and plants, and are used to balance the body and promote overall health and well-being.

I use massage oils as self care in a few different ways: a daily moisturizer, in place of a hand cream, and as a traditional massage oil. However you decide to use it is up to you.

DIY Massage Oil recipes

Make Your Own Massage Oil

This morning, I was lucky enough to meet up with my husband Jon for coffee before he started his workday. (mine usually begins between 5 and 6 am) We got to talking about what would make the perfect afternoon/night for the two of us. We’ve both been working out harder than ever.  Its hard trying to keep up on our kids crazy schedules and juggle our new ventures so by the end of the day, we’re often totally and completely exhausted.

I left the coffee shop this morning with an awesome idea and  knew that I’d be surprising him with an at-home spa night tonight. I decided to make my own massage oil!

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by summer craziness already, then you should too! What better way is there to unwind together?  You treat sore muscles and grow closer is a spa night with these homemade massage oils and relaxing couples massage.

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These super simple DIY homemade massage oil recipes are so easy to whip up! Just pour the right amount of these basic recipe ingredients into any glass container (you can even re-use an empty one you have on hand) and shake to stir. I like using drops of pure essential oil because of the added aromatherapy benefits and incredible scents. Below are a few go-to combinations for topical use to de-stress, sleep better, and focus more.

DIY Massage Oil for less stress, anxiety, and improved relaxation

Stress Less Massage Oil:

20 drops Lavender Essential Oil 

15 drops Lemon Essential Oil

10 drops Vetiver Essential Oil

10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil

For best results fill the rest of your container with either Fractionated Coconut Oil  (this one is ON SALE) or Avocado Oil . Both are the best carrier oils to use as a base oil. These are the best body oils to moisturize the skin, compliment your essential oils, and won’t leave a greasy residue on your skin. Coconut oil also has antibacterial properties! You can also mix skin-loving oils to customize these however you like.

Lavender, lemon, and bergamot are all essential oils that have been shown to have soothing effects. These wonderful herbs have calming and relaxing effects on the body and mind. Lavender is known for its ability to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Lemon on the other hand is known for its uplifting and mood-boosting properties. Bergamot is also known for its calming effects and is often used in aromatherapy to help reduce stress and promote feelings of well-being. When combined in a massage oil, these three essential oils can work together to create a calming and stress-relieving experience that can help ease tension and promote relaxation! Isn’t that just the best gift?

DIY Massage Oil for increased focus and concentration,

Focus More Massage Oil:

20 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

20 drops Lavender Essential Oil 

20 drops Vetiver Essential Oil

Fill the rest of your container with either Fractionated Coconut Oil  (this one is ON SALE) or Avocado Oil

Cedarwood, lavender, and vetiver are all essential oils for focus. The grounding effects on the mind are seen in several ways. Cedarwood is known for its ability to promote mental clarity and focus. Lavender is known for its calming properties that can help reduce mental distractions. Vetiver is also known for its grounding and centering effects, which can help calm an overactive mind and improve focus. With this massage essential oil blend, these three best essential oils can work together to create a soothing and grounding experience that can help clear the mind and improve concentration. Using this massage oil regularly may help you feel more focused, alert, and productive throughout the day.

Sleep Deeper Massage Oil:

20 drops Lavender Essential Oil 

20 drops Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

Fill the rest of your container with either Fractionated Coconut Oil  (this one is ON SALE) or Avocado Oil as a massage oil base

Lavender, ylang ylang, and frankincense are all essential oils that have been shown to have calming and relaxing effects on the body and mind. This makes them great options for promoting better sleep. Lavender is well-known for its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, while ylang-ylang is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and reduce feelings of tension. Frankincense is also known for its calming effects and can help quiet the mind before sleep.

When this mix of oils combined in a massage oil, these essential oils can create a calming and soothing experience. It can help you relax and unwind before bed. The gentle mild oil massage can also help release tension in the muscles. This further promotes relaxation and prepares the body for a restful night’s sleep. Using this massage oil regularly may help improve the quality and duration of your sleep. It’s a great way to lead to a more refreshed and rejuvenated feeling in the morning.

I really hope these favorite essential oils recipes help you have an absolutely incredible night and more luxurious summer! If you have any questions or ideas for different variations, I’m always here to help in the comments below!

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