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
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.
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.