Our Top 5 Oils for an At-Home Massage
Nothing sounds quite as good as a luxurious soothing massage after a busy day of responsibilities at work or home. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find the time and funds to indulge in a professional massage as often as we would like to.
Luckily, an at-home massage using pure essential oils and natural carrier oils is a great and affordable way to reap the benefits. You can easily perform self-massage or find a partner, family member, or friend to trade massages with.
Health Benefits of Massage
Massage therapy has been used to soothe the body and boost wellness for centuries, and it’s becoming increasingly popular as people discover how great it makes them feel.
Some of the benefits of massage include:
- Pain relief
- Reduced inflammation
- Stress reduction
- Better mood
- Boosts endorphins
- Faster recovery
- More energy
- Improved lymph flow and detoxification
- Increased circulation
- Glowing skin
- Reduced menstrual cramps
- Improved sleep
You can enjoy these benefits in a variety of ways, from a full body massage, to a back, neck, shoulder, foot, hand, or head massage.
The Basics of At-Home Massage
There are endless possibilities when it comes to essential oil blends for massage, but there is a basic recipe you should follow.
The base to any massage oil is a carrier oil that dilutes essential oils, protects the skin from irritation, and nourishes the skin. You can choose from the likes of sweet almond, jojoba, coconut, avocado, grapeseed, castor, and apricot carrier oils.
Combine 1 ounce (30ml) of carrier oil of your choice with 10 drops of essential oils. If you’re making a bigger batch or planning a full-body massage, this recipe can be doubled or tripled.
Pour 1-2 teaspoons of oil into the palm of your hands, rub them together to warm up, and gently massage into skin.
Whether you’re giving yourself a foot massage, enjoying a head massage from a friend, or giving your partner a back massage, get comfortable, dim the lighting and play some soothing music to enhance the experience. Just remember to cover the furniture with a towel to avoid oil stains and spills!
Our Top 5 Favorite Oils for At-Home Massage
There are many different essential oils with a variety of amazing benefits and uses. However, some are better for massage than others.
We’ve compiled a list of our 5 favorite essential oils for massage to help you enjoy the best possible at-home massage experience.
- Woolzies Lavender Essential Oil
If we could only use one essential oil forever, it would have to be lavender oil – it’s that versatile!
Lavender oil is a wonderful oil to use for aromatherapy massage as it calms the nervous system and relaxes the mind and body. This heady floral essential oil not only reduces stress and tension, but it can also relieve muscle and joint pain as well as soothe skin problems like burns, bites, rashes, and scarring.
To promote sleep, add 5 drops of Woolzies Lavender Essential Oil to a carrier oil and massage it into the neck, feet, temples, and abdomen.
- Woolzies Muscle Relief Essential Oil Blend
When it comes to painful muscles and joints, there is nothing quite as relieving as a massage. That’s why Woolzies Muscle Relief Oil Blend is one of our top picks for at-home massage.
This fresh, herbal essential oil blend contains peppermint, wintergreen, clove, menthol, camphor, eucalyptus, marjoram, and thyme oils. It warms the body, boosts circulation, and reduces inflammation.
We suggest massaging this blend into achy tired muscles, muscles spasms, sore hands and feet, and arthritic joints. It can also be gently rubbed into the abdomen to reduce menstrual cramps.
- Woolzies Blissful Magic Essential Oil Blend
Woolzies Blissful Magic Blend’s sweet, floral, exotic aroma makes it one of our favorites and very popular with our customers.
This blend can restore emotional balance and encourage positivity and confidence thanks to amazing essential oils that include jasmine, neroli, rose, white lotus, and vetiver. Dilute this blend with a carrier oil for an intoxicating massage that will balance your mood and soothe body and mind.
- Woolzies Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood oil has a slightly sweet, earthy, and woody aroma and is an incredible oil for a grounding and centering massage.
It can reduce inflammation and promote relaxation, clarity, and balance. Sandalwood is also a popular choice for a sensual massage.
- Woolzies Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot essential oil is a great option for massage because it’s both soothing and energizing with a citrusy and delicate spicy aroma.
A massage using this oil can help to reduce anxiety, relieve pain, and encourage focus and mental energy. Those suffering from anxiety, depression, and poor concentration may benefit from a scalp and temple massage using bergamot oil.
An at-home massage is a simple and powerful way to improve and maintain your health and well-being, and using essential oils really enhances the experience.
Always make sure you are using high-quality 100% pure oils extracted straight from the plant.