Sometimes what we need most is a little TLC. And what's better than a nice, relaxing massage from your own home? Whether it's a full-blown deep tissue body massage or a little more focused like a foot or face massage, essential oils can play a huge role in this spa-like experience. So, consider using essential oils to create your very own DIY massage oil. In doing so, you can target your specific needs and breathe in aromatherapy without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn our favorite DIY massage oil recipes using essential oils!
DIY Lavender Massage Oil - For Relaxation and Stress Relief
20 drops organic lavender essential oil + 1/4 cup carrier oil
Lavender essential oil continues to reign supreme when it comes to relaxation and stress release. Use this DIY lavender massage oil recipe on the days when you need just a little more calmness in your life. For more ideas on which essential oils are best for stress release, read our post Good Ways To Relieve Stress Using Essential Oils.
DIY Rosemary Massage Oil - For Head Massages
5 drops organic rosemary essential oil + 1 tablespoon carrier oil
Rosemary essential oil helps promote hair growth, making it the perfect essential oil for head massages. Once mixed, massage into your scalp. Let sit for 5-10 minutes and rinse out using your regular shampoo and conditioner. Your hair, head, and roots will all be thanking you for the luxurious homemade massage treatment.
DIY Lemongrass Massage Oil - For Swelling Relief
20 drops organic lemongrass essential oil + 1/4 cup carrier oil
Lemongrass essential oil has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. When used in your DIY massage oil and applied to areas of moderate to light swelling, lemongrass massage oil can help reduce the inflammation. Additionally, the aromatherapy lemongrass essential oil emits can help reduce anxiety.
DIY Peppermint Massage Oil - For Sore Muscles
20 drops organic peppermint essential oil + 1/4 cup carrier oil
Peppermint essential oil's cool, minty scent and feel is perfect for relieving muscle tension. Use this DIY massage oil when your muscles are sore after working out or a long day on your feet. Massage into the desired areas and begin to feel its soothing effects.
DIY Tea Tree Massage Oil - For Acne Prone Skin
5 drops organic tea tree essential oil + 2 teaspoons jojoba oil
Tea tree essential oil is anti-bacterial and directly wards off the bacteria responsible for acne. Massage onto face, let sit for a few minutes, and then wash off. This DIY tea tree massage oil can be the perfect at-home blemish treatment.
DIY Cedarwood Massage Oil - For Grounding Foot Massages
20 drops organic cedarwood essential oil + 1/4 cup carrier oil
Cedarwood essential oil contains excellent grounding qualities. If you feel removed or in a rut, mix up this DIY massage oil and massage it into your feet. After doing so, your feet will feel loved, and you should begin to feel more rooted again.