2008-07-22

Making Homemade Massage Oils: Things you should know about making your own homemade massage oils.

Body Massage Oil

The main ingredients of Homemade Massage Oils

Basically there are only two main ingredients of homemade massage oils. These are the carrier oils and the Essential oils or the Fragrance oils.



You might ask, what are Carrier Oils?
Carrier oils are vegetable oil used to dilute concentrated essential oils. Since Essential oils are concentrated extract, they should not be applied directly to the skin but should be mixed with carrier oil. Carrier oils also help slow down the evaporation of Essential oils and this gives better absorption to our skin.

Kinds of Carrier Oils

Almond
Grapeseed
Canola
Safflower
Sunflower
Sesame
Wheat germ
Olive
Peanut oil

Storing Essential Oils





To prolong the shelf life of your Essential oils, it is better to store them in a brown or dark blue bottles with a close fitting plastic screw cap and keep them in a dark cool place. Always store out of reach of children.


Safety Precautions


Essential oils are highly concentrated extracts. It can cause severe skin irritations if applied directly to skin. Never increase the dose of essential oil. Some essential oils are toxic in large amounts.

If oil comes in contact with your eyes, rinse it right away with a few drops of sweet almond oil and not with water. Seek medical attention.

Do not use to pregnant woman or children under 2 years old.

If you use any of these oils in your recipe: Ginger, Lemon, Orange, and Bergamot; It is best to stay away from direct sunlight for atleast 6 hours after using any of those. They can cause skin irritations if exposed to sun.


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5 comments:

Karen Bastille said...

Hi Bobby -
now I'll return the thank you -
the info about the oils that cause a reaction in sunlight is very good information to have. Thank you!

Isn't there something in your essential oil bag of tricks that will help you to become smoke free? I know there is no magic "cure" (believe me, I know!) but maybe some sort of aromatherapy treatment that would help?
If you come across one, could you let us know?

Bobby said...

Thank you for commenting in my post Karen

Rest assured I'm going to look for valuable information about aromatherapy treatment for smokers.

Thank you once again Karen

Bobby

Holly said...

Great information, I've always been interested in making my own oils because after a while, that stuff can get expensive if you're always buying it. Thanks for the info!

Paulette said...

hey i want to make massage oils using grapeseed oil and fresh plants and flowers will that work

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I love the tips and the step by step procedure of making massage oil, i want to try this one and apply it to my BF, for sure he will be happy. Thanks for sharing anyway.

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