Massage Oil Blends
Massage Oil Blends
Essential oils can really add to the relaxing quality of your massage. Below are some of our favourite blends at Ripple, but its always nice to play around with some yourself.
Carrier Oil Basics
Choosing the right vegetable carrier oil is vital. Essential oils dissolve easily in a carrier oil to make a blend that makes it easier to move the hands across the skin. Some oils, such as olive oil, are too sticky for massage. Peach nut oil is good for delicate skin as is sweet almond oil. Avocado oil has a distinctive fruity aroma so choose essential oils that will compliment this. Most carrier oils have health giving nutritious properties of their own, but will be much more effective if combined with another richer carrier oil more suitable for massage.
Blending Essential Oils
This is the fun part. The correct ratio is five drops of essential oil to two tablespoons of carrier oil. Carefully measure as making it too strong can be harmful.
Here are some of our favourite blends.
Massage Oil to aid relaxation
Relaxation is particularly important following a stressful day. A massage with the blend of following oils is an effective way to encourage relaxation. We like bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, lavender and rosewood. To add an uplifting not add a citrus drop as well.
Massage oil for energizing
When you feet flat or down an enlivening massage with uplifting massage oils can help turn around the day. We like a mix of black pepper, cyprus, jasmine and peppermint.
Massage oil for stiff muscles
Everyone occasionally has minor muscular aches and pains from time to time. They may be brought on by physical exercise or simply by remaining in an uncomfortable position for too long. We love ginger, grapefruit, marjoram and nutmeg in a mix of oils for the massage.
Always popular, this is good if you forgot to drink water before you slept. A gentle massage with fennel, geranium, orange and juniper is our fave mix.
A warming blend of oils
During winter, we love to have a massage by the fire with these oils … rosewood, ginger and orange.
Ripple has its own range of massage oils that we use during all of our treatments and which are available online. Call today on 0438 567 906 or visit Massage Oil Blends