Lavender is one of nature's loveliest accomplishments. Not only is it pretty to look at and delightful to smell,
but it's also healing in more ways than you can count.
Lavender massage oil is healing for stress, insomnia, anxiety
and even pain. And combining the calming, pain relieving effects of
lavender with gentle touch is one of the best ways to achieve deep, restorative relaxation.
If you don't have time for a full body massage, give yourself a gentle foot massage
or rub it into your stomach and chest just before bed to help you sleep.
Lavender Massage Oil Recipe
12 drops Lavender essential oil
12 drops Bergamot or Orange essential oil
3 drops Marjoram essential oil
2 drops Clary Sage essential oil
1 drop Vetiver essential oil
1/4 cup (60ml) carrier oil of your choice such as
sweet almond oil or
Combine all ingredients in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle. (I recommend using one with an oil or lotion dispenser cap so you don't accidentally spill it all over everything.)
Wait at least 24 hours after blending to let the massage oil 'cure'. Keep the bottle in a cool, dark place. Use within three months.
If you want to make a larger amount of lavender massage oil, depending on the size of the bottle, simply double or triple the recipe. (Remember it only lasts about three months.)
Caution: Bergamot and orange essential oil can cause photo-sensitivity and sunburn.
Do not use before sun exposure.
Where to Buy Massage Oil Ingredients
My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipes is
Mountain Rose Herbs. They have excellent products at reasonable prices, and I like their staff and respect their ethics.
Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need for this lavender massage oil recipe...
Too Busy to Make Your Own? Just Buy Some!
Why stress if you're already stressed? If it just seems like too much time, effort or energy to make
any aromatherapy massage oils right now, then give yourself a break and do it the easy way - order some!
Mountain Rose Herbs makes a truly lovely line of
organic massage oils, including...
... Autumn Moon Massage Oil with lavender and cinnamon for just the right degree of warmth,
... Goddess Dreams Massage Oil specifically for sensual massage and,
... Warming Ginger Massage Oil - unromantic, but deeply penetrating and soothing for aches, pains and muscle fatigue.
There's more - just click on the
massage oils link and scroll down the page to see what else they have!
Click here for more natural remedies for stress
or try some of these other recipes and make your own massage oil for more than just relaxation!
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