Aromatherapy massage is simply a massage with the addition of essential oils. It combines the healing of essential oils with the healing art of touch. For best results, use only high-quality essential oils.
You can use the following aromatherapy massage oil recipes for massage or self-massage. Mix the essential oils with a good-quality carrier oil such as cold pressed almond oil, hazelnut oil, sunflower oil, or grapeseed oil. 20 ml is slightly more than a tablespoon of oil. Do not go out into the sun for at least two hours after applying lemon, bergamot, lime, orange, or any citrus oil to your skin.
Face and Neck Massage:
3 drops violet oil + 2 drops rose oil in 20 ml of carrier oil. Add vitamin E for extra richness.
2 drop galbanum oil + 3 drops neroli oil in 20 ml carrier oil.
2 drops petit grain oil + 2 drops lavender oil + 2 drops sandalwood oil in 20 ml carrier oil. Apply on the neck, shoulders, and temples.
Backache Aromatherapy Massage Oil:
2 drops eucalyptus oil + 2 drops lavender oil + 1 drop lemon oil in 20 ml carrier oil. Focus on areas of tension with fingertips.
Calming Back Massage:
4 drops ylang ylang oil + 3 drops jasmine oil + 2 drops geranium oil in 20 ml of carrier oil.
Bedtime Aromatherapy Massage Oil:
3 drops sandalwood oil + 2 drops chamomile oil in 20 ml of carrier oil.
Circulation Improvement Massage:
6 drops lavender oil + 4 drops rosemary oil + 2 drops vetiver oil in 4 oz. of sesame oil.
Hand Aromatherapy Massage:
5 drops lime oil + 5 drops thyme oil + 5 drops eucalyptus oil + 5 drops cajuput oil in 4 tablespoons carrier oil.
Leg Aromatherapy Massage:
2 drops cypress oil + 2 drops lime oil + 1 drop lemon oil in 20 ml carrier oil. Massage on calves, using gentle pressure on varicose veins.
Mature Skin Massage:
2 drops myrrh oil + 2 drops lavender oil + 2 drops neroli oil in 20 ml wheat germ oil.
3 drops pine oil + 3 drops eucalyptus oil + 3 drops frankincense oil in 20 ml carrier oil. Apply on sore joints.
Relaxing Full-Body Massage:
3 drops neroli oil + 2 drops jasmine oil in 20 ml of carrier oil.
Relaxing Massage for Face and Scalp:
2 drops geranium oil + 2 drops rose oil + 2 drops lavender oil in 20 ml carrier oil.
Stimulating Body Rub:
1 drop peppermint oil + 1 drop myrrh oil + 2 drops lavender oil in 20 ml carrier oil. This is an excellent winter rub.
Summer Stimulating Massage:
2 drops lemongrass oil + 3 drops orange oil + 1 drop rosemary oil in 20 ml carrier oil. Good for back and shoulder massages.
Uplifting Aromatherapy Massage Oil:
2 drops bergamot oil + 2 drops orange oil + 2 drops petit grain oil in 20 ml carrier oil. Good for early-morning body rubs.
Varicose Vein Massage:
2 drops lime oil + 2 drops cedarwood oil in 20 ml carrier oil. Rub lightly, using only fingertips.
Wrinkled or Puffy Face Massage:
2 drops rose oil + 1 drop violet oil + 1 drop geranium oil in 20 ml carrier oil. Rub lightly on face, using only fingertips.
Note: Pure essential oils are powerful and can occasionally cause side effects or allergic reactions. Be sure you understand and take responsibility for your choices. If you are pregnant, nursing, or chemically sensitive, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare professional.