How to Make Natural Essential Oil Blends for Massage

Five Methods:Leg CrampsHeads, Colds, and ChillsBlocked and Stuffy NoseSore FeetTreatment of Colds

Interest in natural essential oils has increased in past decades with the popularity of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a branch of alternative medicine that claims that essential oils and other aromatic compounds have healing effects. An assortment of essential oils have been used medicinally used at different times in history with varying success.


Follow the steps below to make natural essential oil blends for massage. The procedure and ingredients when properly done is a rewarding experience.

Method 1
Leg Cramps

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    Blend 1 teaspoon macadamia nut or almond oil, 2 drops rose geranium oil, 3 drops of coconut oil.
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    Massage the affected area.

Method 2
Heads, Colds, and Chills

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    Blend 1 drop lemon oil, 2 drops eucalyptus oil, 3 drops rosemary oil, 1 teaspoon of almond or macadamia nut oil.
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    Before retiring; massage both sides of your neck (including the front and rear of both ears), upper chest, front of both shoulders into the armpit.

Method 3
Blocked and Stuffy Nose

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    Blend 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops rosemary, 2 drops lavender.
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    Inhale from a handkerchief.

Method 4
Sore Feet

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    Blend 6 drops rosemary oil, 15 milliliters (0.51 fl oz) macadamia nut oil and 5 ml avocado oil.
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    Massage your feet after a good soak in hot water mixed with 1 tablespoon of washing soda.

Method 5
Treatment of Colds

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    Use the following oils in the bath: Blend 2 drops pine oil, 2 drops eucalyptus oil, 2 drops cypress oil.
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    Sit with your knees up and your head between them so you can fully inhale the oil vapours.
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    Finish off by massaging the entire body with a blend of 1 and a half teaspoons of macadamia nut oil blended with 1 drop of vetiver oil and 3 drops eucalyptus oil.
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    For an alternative blend, use 6 tablespoons of plain (unscented) base oil and add 4 drops of Peru Balsam and 3 drops of lavender.
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    Coat the body with the remaining oil from the massage and cover with a warm towel and allow the oil to soak into the skin.
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    Aches & Pains: Blend 2.5ml of base oil, 2 drops of lavender and 3 drops of rosemary essential oil and add to your bathwater
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    After Bath Massage: Blend 20ml of base oil with 2 drops of lavender oil, 1 drop of eucalyptus oil and 1 drop of rosemary oil. An ideal massage for tight joints.
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    Insect Repellent: Mix 20ml of base oil, 1 drop of lemongrass, 1 drop of peppermint oil, 1 drop of eucalyptus oil. A refreshing rub with insect repellent.
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    Circulation: to improve circulation give a foot or body massage with 20ml massage oil blended with 5 –10 drops either lemon, cypress or rosemary essential oil. Note: Rub vigorously to increase the oil temperature for better results.

Warnings

  • To avoid irritation; essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin in their undiluted form particularly with those who have sensitive skin .
  • Use a plastic container for your oil when doing massage
  • When the massage is complete; wash your hands with a good quality soap and hot water.

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