There is nothing like a good Massage to relieve stress, help you relax, and feel better. Massages also enhance your mood and clear your mind. I could go on and on about the benefits of getting a massage. The point is you need to get them regularly.
The problem is professional massages can be expensive and while qualified massage therapists have been trained to work your muscles effectively, an at home with your significant other massage can also be extremely soothing and relaxing when you are on a budget. Sometimes more so because you are with a person you trust and feel comfortable with.
So how do you get, or give, a good massage at home? Start by setting the mood. Diffuse a relaxing blend of Essential Oils and light some candles to set the mood. Then use this DIY Massage Oil to help relax the muscles and provide aromatic sensations that relax and uplift.
This is a very easy, simple massage oil that anyone can make. It’s also very effective.
What you need:
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Your Favorite Relaxation Essential Oils (Found Here)
I like to use doTerra’s “Aroma Touch” essential oil blend, they also have other blends such as “Serenity” that would work. Or simply using a Lavender or Roman Chamomile would work. The flavor is up to you depending on the mood you want to set. I would avoid energizing oils such as peppermint or citrus oils.
Heat about two inches of water in a sauce pan over medium low heat. Then put a glass jar with 1 part Shea Butter and 3 parts Fractionated Coconut Oil in it and heat slowly until the Shea Butter is completely melted. Remove from heat and add in your favorite Essential Oils until you get the scent you like. Avoid using too much Essential Oils, they are highly concentrated and you don’t want the aroma to be overwhelming.
Alternatively you can adjust the amount of Shea Butter you use or not even use it. You could just add the Essential Oils to Fractionated Coconut Oil and use it without even heating it up since FCO stays in a liquid form. I like the Shea Butter for the simple fact that it helps keep the oil from soaking in to the skin as fast which allows your hands to slide across the persons body with ease.
Since you are using “Oils” with you massage ensure that the person that is receiving the massage is on sheets, towels, or another surface that can be laundered.