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Hemp and Roots Grounding Massage Oil

by Andrea Butje on August 08, 2016

What does it mean to be “grounded?”

You’ll probably get different answers if you ask different people! And yet most of us do have a sense of what being grounded means. We just find different language to describe it.

Here are my words for what “being grounded” means: Being very present in our bodies and calm in our minds. Being grounded brings us back to the now, so we’re not wrapped up in thoughts of the past or the future. 

Essential oils made from roots are great for helping us feel grounded. They have rich, earthy scents that bring us deeper into ourselves.

Hemp oil is a wonderful carrier that I like to use for grounding blends.

It’s made from the Cannabis sativa plant . . . but you won’t experience any mind altering effects with it! You can, however, get a range of therapeutic benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Skin nourishing
  • Antioxidant properties (great for acne prone skin!)
  • Soothing for sensitive and easily irritated skin

Hemp oil is light green in color, and has a warm, nutty aroma.

I’d like to share a massage oil recipe that can help you get grounded and centered. The hemp oil and root oils in this blend also have effective anti-inflammatory properties, which is perfect in a grounding massage oil—after all, if we’re going to be in our bodies, we want our bodies to be comfortable! Try this on sore muscles and joints.

Hemp and Roots Grounding Massage Oil

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Hemp oil (Cannabis sativa)
  • 3 drops Ginger essential oil (Zingiber officinale)
  • 5 drops Spikenard essential oil (Nardostachys jatamansi)
  • 4 drops Ghandi Root (Homalomena aromatica)

Make your blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass jar. I suggest using amber or cobalt glass and keeping this blend in the fridge. The darkness and cool temperatures will extend the life of the hemp oil (and the essential oils)—plus it will feel so good when you massage the cool oil into tired, inflamed joints!

If you want to learn more about relieving pain with Aromatherapy massage, check out my FREE webinar, “Reduce Your Clients’ Pain Using Aromatherapy.” I chose some of my most popular pain relieving blends (and created a few new ones) and included them in this webinar for Massage Therapists (and enthusiasts!). You can also learn to price your blends for retail, so your clients can take them home to use between sessions.

Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: aromatherapy for massage, aromatherapy massage oil, Recipes and Blends, massage oil, massage oil with essential oils

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