Love and caring are expressed in the act of personal massage. Massage is such an amazing way to connect with another person, especially on an at-home date. The person being massaged feels wonderful, loved, cared for, and lets go of stress. The person doing the massage will feel like they are caring for the person and find joy and satisfaction in making the person feel all those things. Making your own DIY Massage Oil to use for personal at-home massaging is very easy to do. I’m sharing my recipe here so others can enjoy this simple yet comprehensive pleasure tool.
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Massage is a great method for increasing intimacy between couples. It also relieves stress, relaxes muscles, and promotes a general state of well-being. It also can help with easing and improving aches and pains. A professional massage is great, but you can do a massage every day for free at home with massage oil; so incorporating massage into your daily life or routine private time with your partner has huge benefits. Plus, it can help you sleep better too.
Keep scrolling to get to the DIY Massage Oil recipe. This recipe is meant for couples so it’s a great addition to a Valentine’s Day date.
DIY Massage Oil Recipe: Oils Used
Making your own DIY Massage Oil is very simple. It literally takes just a few minutes to mix up the lovely scented oil. This recipe uses liquid coconut oil and essential oils for scent. If you want, you can always switch out the oils I’ve used to make your own scent.
The recipe I created uses the following essential oils: ylang ylang, nutmeg, and clary sage. I chose these oils on purpose because they are known to enhance intimate relations between a couple. Essential oils are natural and non-toxic. I only use 100% pure essential oils from Simply Earth. (My affiliate link is Simply Earth essential oils Use code: JULIEHOAGWRITERFREE for a free $40 gift card when you sign up for the monthly subscription service.)
Ylang ylang essential oil is made from the flower of a plant (We don’t need the real name). It is believed to assist in balancing female and male energies, restores confidence, and promotes relaxation. It also is supposed to have the ability to alleviate insomnia so a bedtime massage with it is a great idea. Whether you believe ancient theories on this or not, it just smells amazing.
Nutmeg essential oil is made from the fruit and seeds of the plant (again, name not needed). It promotes muscle relaxing properties. It also stimulates growth hormone and melatonin.
Clary sage essential oil is also made from a flowering plant. It is meant to assist in balancing hormones, plus has a calming and stress relief effect.
I’m sure given these descriptions you can see why I chose these particular essential oils for the massage oil.
Information taken from “Essential Oils Pocket Reference”, by Life Science Publishing, 2014.
DIY Massage Oil Recipe: How to make it
To make this DIY massage oil simply purchase organic liquid coconut oil (I like to use organic), and the following essential oils: ylang ylang, nutmeg, and clary sage. You will need a 10-ounce bottle that can be sealed with a cap or cork. I use Simply Earth’s recommendation of 240 drops per cup of oil. This is for healing use and it meant to be temporary (you can also use their lesser strength recipe for massage use at 144 drops per cup of oil). I just bumped it up to the healing dosage.
Combine and stir:
- 1 cup organic liquid coconut oil
- 150 drops ylang ylang pure essential oil
- 80 drops nutmeg pure essential oil
- 10 drop clary sage essential oil
Add the oils all together into a 10-ounce bottle that can be sealed. I used an old mini single-serve wine bottle. Swirl the oil prior to using it to ensure it is mixed well.
Pour some oil onto your hands and massage it into the skin. The end product smells amazing! I know you will love it! Enjoy!
I just love using this recipe because it’s free of chemicals so since the ingredients are all-natural, the massage oil is non-toxic and healthier for your skin.
Recommendations for Use
I recommend you use this massage oil only on your body, not your face. Many people are okay with coconut oil, but it can clog the skin so if you are prone to breakouts, I’d avoid putting this oil on your face (and avoid touching your face). The other option is to use something like jojoba oil for a carrier oil, which is a natural non-pore clogging oil. Simply use one cup jojoba oil instead of the coconut oil in the recipe above.Cliganic USDA Organic Jojoba Oil, 100% Pure (4oz Large) | Natural Cold Pressed Unrefined Hexane Free Oil for Hair & Face | Base Carrier Oil | Cliganic 90 Days Warranty
Hemp seed oil, rosehip oil, and sunflower oil are also other good alternative carrier oils that won’t clog pores.
This is the perfect at-home date night activity. Or use it to help you both relax at home after going out and about on a date. It will get you both feeling good and in the mood for more intimacy. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Other Natural Recipes for the Skin & Hair
Are you looking for more recipes for natural solutions for hair and skin? Simply Earth has a great subscription service which provides you with monthly oils, ingredients, and recipes delivered right to your home. I really enjoy being a part of the service and I look forward to some self-care time just for me in making and using the concoctions. To learn more, click my affiliate link: Simply Earth Use my code: JULIEHOAGWRITERFREE and receive a free $40 gift card when you sign up for the subscription service.
I hope you find these recipes helpful. I love to use natural products on my skin and hair. It’s so healthy to use these on your skin because they do not contain chemicals or toxins. I honestly find them to work better than many pre-prepared skincare and hair care products. My skin is happy with them. Make sure you test out and avoid any ingredients that aggravate your skin.
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