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How To Make Sports Massage Oil with Jojoba

by Andrea Butje on February 27, 2017

sports massage oil with jojobaMake sports massage oil with jojoba and ease sore muscles naturally!

Have you ever had a day full of fun physical activities—maybe playing sports with friends, or working out for awhile at the gym—and then come home and just knew you were going to feel it the next day?

It can be such a good feeling knowing your body has gotten such exercise, but the sore muscles that sometimes follow aren’t as much fun.

I have a recipe for you to make sports massage oil to use on sore, tired, strained muscles.

This is great to massage with before the aches set in, but it can also provide so much relief if your muscles do start complaining. You can use it on yourself, a friend, or anyone who comes to you for massage.

This Ease Sore Muscles... Naturally! sports massage oil with jojoba makes 2 oz (60 ml). I make it right in a 2 oz (60 ml) glass bottle.

Just pour 2 oz (60 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) into the bottle, and add:

  • 8 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • 6 drops Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita)
  • 6 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
  • 10 drops Ravintsara essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole)

Close the bottle, shake gently, and you’re ready to massage!

This sports massage oil with jojoba uses some of my favorite muscle-soothing essential oils. Roman Chamomile is my all-time favorite oil for muscle spasms, and Peppermint has wonderful cooling properties (think “icy hot”).

Not everyone would immediately think to go to Ravintsara for sports massage oil, but it’s a great addition to this recipe. Ravintsara is similar to Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), but has a softer aroma, and has an effective pain reducing, anti-inflammatory action.

I made a video of this recipe on YouTube, because I know it can be helpful for some people to actually see the recipe being made and follow along. You can watch me make it here.

It can be nice to bring a bottle of this sports massage oil with jojoba to the gym with you, just so you have it on hand when you might really need it.

If you want to learn more about using essential oils for massage, I'm giving a free webinar, "Reduce Your Clients' Pain Using Aromatherapy." You can learn how to make blends for sore muscles and inflammation, how to make inhalers to relieve headaches, and how to price your products for purchase so your clients can feel good even between sessions. Click here to learn more and register!

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 and Massage, Recipes and Blends, aromatherpy for massage therapists, Massage and Essential oils, massage oil

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