Did you know that you can bottle therapy?
Flowers! Beautiful, brightly coloured, and heavenly scented… Who doesn’t love them? What if, to top that all off, you could also make them relaxing? That’s what we did in this DIY massage oil, which is delicately perfumed with floral fragrances and rich in soothing, nourishing oils. It’s therapy—or Floratherapy—in a bottle!
To create this massage oil recipe, we selected three specific vegetable oils: apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil. They’re perfect for massaging, because they’ll let your hands slide smoothly over skin without leaving it too oily. They’ll also nourish and soften your skin. The recipe is rounded off with a delicate floral scent blend we concocted, yielding an extra-lovely homemade massage oil.
Don’t wait… relax into the soothing experience of Floratherapy!
How to make massage oil
- 73.6 g (32%) apricot kernel oil
- 73.6 g (32%) sweet almond oil
- 73.6 g (32%) grapeseed oil
- 3.5 g (1.5%) ylang-ylang essential oil
- 3.4 g (1.5%) jasmine absolute (10%)
- 2.3 g (1%) vitamin E
- Pinch of rose petals (optional)
- Small stainless steel bowl
- Small silicone spatula
- Scale, accurate to 0.1 g
- A few pipettes
- A few ramekins
- Cosmo bottle (240 ml) with disc top
Good to know!
- The vegetable oils in this massage oil recipe are perfect for massaging: they have a pleasant feel and help your hands slide over skin smoothly, without making it greasy. Apricot kernel oil tones and softens skin, sweet almond oil leaves it silky and velvety, and grapeseed oil deeply nourishes your skin without leaving a greasy film.
- Ylang-ylang essential oil and jasmine absolute (10%) create a lovely floral scent that’s perfect for relaxation and sets the tone for a nice intimate moment.
- You can replace our scent blend and create the natural fragrance of your choosing by using the same proportion of essential oils or aromatic essences. There are no restrictions on the use of aromatic essences. But be careful; some essential oils are dermocaustic. These include cinnamon bark, cinnamon leaf, clary sage, clove, ginger, oregano, peppermint, spearmint, and thyme. They should not make up more than 0.5% of the total recipe or they may irritate—or even burn—your skin. You’ll also have to keep in mind that some essential oils are photosensitizing. These include bergamot, celery seed, lemon, lime, litsea, pink grapefruit, red mandarin, sweet orange, tangerine, and white grapefruit. You should avoid sun exposure in the hours after you’ve applied the product, but you won’t have to worry if you’re using it in the evening.
- Vitamin E helps prevent the oils from going rancid.
- The rose petals play a purely aesthetic role; they otherwise add no properties.
Steps to follow
- Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
- Weigh all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix using the small spatula.
- Add a pinch of rose petals (optional).
- Pour it into the cosmo bottle using the funnel, and that’s it! Your homemade massage oil is ready.
This homemade massage oil is suitable for all skin types. When made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least six months. Store away from heat and light.