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Creating your own massage oil is relatively easy. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn more about essential oils. Every massage oil contains several essential oils with very specific uses. The three common massage oil types include relaxation, energy and sensuality. Knowing the kind of massage oil you want will determine the ingredients you will use to make your own homemade massage oil recipe.

The Basics

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Here are the things you will need to create your homemade massage oil recipe:

Brown or dark blue glass bottles with caps (oils placed in plastic or exposed to light become contaminated) Eye dropper Teaspoon measurements Essential oils Carrier oils (sweet almond, grapeseed, canola, safflower, sunflower, sesame, wheat germ, olive, jojoba, grapeseed, safflower and peanut oil)

YgoY recommends using eight drops of essential oil and 6 tsp. of carrier oil when you're creating your own homemade massage oil.

Creating your own massage oil involves blending essential oils and carrier oils. Essential oils come from flowers and plants and have a pleasant scent. Be careful when using essential oils; they're powerful. Carrier oils are added to essential oils to dilute the oils for use on the skin. Carrier oils also make it easier to apply massage oil to the skin.

Relaxation Oil Recipe

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Essential oils to use for a relaxing massage oil include lavender, jasmine, chamomile, rosewood and sandalwood. The following is a relaxing massage oil recipe from Glenbrook Farms:

4 tbsp. of carrier oil of choice 10 drops of lavender essential oil 10 drops of rosemary essential oil 10 drops of begamont essential oil

Energy Oil Recipe

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For a massage to energize the mind and body, use the following essential oils: balsa fir, pine needle, wintergreen, peppermint, lemon, lime, orange, bergamot and tangerine. This recipe is titled "Fall Harvest by Pioneer Thinking."

12 tsp. grapeseed oil 6 drops of bergamot essential oil 2 drops cardamom essential oil 2 drops jasmine essential oil 1 drop orange blossom essential oil

Sensuality Oil Recipe

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This sensual oil recipe was created for couples. It's Glenbrook Farm's sensual massage oil recipe:

2 tbsp. of carrier oil 2 tbsp. of rosehip seed oil 10 drops of Patchouli essential oil 10 drops lemongrass essential oil 10 drops vanilla fragrance oil

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Payton Pritchard is a writer, graphic designer and adjunct instructor. She got her start in journalism in 1996 writing and designing newsletters and writing for newspaper before switching to radio news for eight years. Pritchard has a Bachelor of Arts and an Associate of Applied Science in journalism and graphic design from Truman State University and Sullivan College of Technology and Design, respectively.