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A Vanilla-Infused Jojoba Massage Oil

by Andrea Butje on September 05, 2016

I love infusing carrier oils with herbs and spices!

Jojoba wax is especially nice when it’s infused with other scents. It has no scent of its own, so it holds the pure aroma of whatever you infuse into it. If you infuse it with balsam fir absolute, you’ll smell balsam fir. If you infuse it with vanilla, you’ll smell vanilla. 

You can make your own vanilla-infused jojoba wax.

If you use a lot of jojoba (like me!) this is so worth it! I like to make 8 oz (240 ml) at a time. You can just reuse the same bottle, and the same glob of vanilla oleoresin, over and over. The oleoresin doesn’t lose its aroma.

Here’s how to make vanilla-infused jojoba:

  • Put a glob of vanilla oleoresin in an 8 oz (240 ml) bottle. (Okay, a “glob” isn’t very precise! I don’t measure. A “glob” is about a tablespoon.) If you don’t have oleoresin, you can use 10 vanilla beans instead—although you’ll need to replace these every time you want to make a fresh bottle.
  • Add 8 oz (240 ml) of Jojoba wax (Simmondsia chinensis).
  • Let it sit for about two weeks.
  • Ta da! Vanilla-infused jojoba!

It makes such a beautiful massage oil. You can use it just as it is, or add essential oils. Here’s a recipe that I love right now—it’s got the rich aromas of conifer and resin essential oils layered in with the vanilla, and it’s so decadent!

siberian-vanilla-massage-oil-pinterestSiberian Vanilla Massage Oil

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Vanilla-infused jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 6 drops Siberian Fir essential oil (Abies siberica)
  • 4 drops Myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)

You can make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle.

There are essential oils you can use to help to reduce pain and address specific issues. You can learn some of these oils—and how to use them—in my FREE webinar, “Reduce Your Clients’ Pain Using Aromatherapy.” I created the webinar for massage therapists who want to help their clients, but it’s useful for anyone who wants to learn about using essential oils for massage. You can sign up for free by clicking here!

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!

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