How to customize massage oils and muscle blends for specific benefits
How to customize massage oils and muscle blends for specific benefits

Essential oils are the key ingredients to customize massage oils and muscle blends for specific benefits. Added to a massage oil or muscle blend, essential oils add unique benefits for the giver as well as the receiver of the massage. In this way, a massage both cares for sore or tight muscles as well as elevates the senses. 

For a warming massage 

To create a warming and invigorating massage experience, use essential oils like eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, black pepper, nutmeg, white camphor and ginger. These oils are volatile, light and absorbent. They feature bracing, herbal and clean aromas that inspire an uplifting atmosphere and warm the muscles. 

For a soothing massage 

To create a soothing massage experience, use essential oils like lavender, sweet marjoram, chamomile, geranium and Helichrysum. These oils are neutral to softly scented. They create a calming, relaxing atmosphere and soothe the muscles. 

To make a massage oil 

Once you've selected your essential oils, choose a skin care oil. Apricot kernel oil, grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil are good ones to start with. But we encouarge you to explore other oils and find one that's right for you. A 2% dilution of essential oil in a skin care oil is a good starting point for adults. This is equal to 6 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of skin care oil. A full body massage should take around 1 to 3 tablespoons of massage oil depending on area covered and the duration of the massage.

Get started with specfic recipes and tips for making your own massage oils and muscle blends! 

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Inspired By The Power Of Positive Change

At Aura Cacia we are inspired by the power of positive change. In our own lives and in the lives of women everywhere. Our essential oils, skin care oils and more are made from simple and pure botanical ingredients to unlock nature’s ability to improve our well-being. We source our ingredients carefully and sustainably from the best sources around the world, then test every shipment of essential oil we receive to verify its purity and quality. Since our beginnings in 1982 – and since 1993, as part of Frontier Co-op – we’ve believed in spreading positive change together. So, each time you purchase an Aura Cacia product, you support organizations that help women transform their lives through our Positive Change Project.

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