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    What dilution is right for essential oil massage blends?

    March 27, 2017

    When I make essential oil Massage blends, I usually stick to about a 2% dilution. 2% Dilution 1 oz (30 ml) — 10 to 12 drops 2 oz (60 ml) — 20 to 24 drops That’s assuming I’m doing a relaxation massage, and not blending for any specific issue. If I just want to encourage a calm mind and relaxed body, 2% is strong enough. That comes to about 10–12 drops of essential oil for every 1 oz (30 ml) of carrier oil. […]

    Balm of Gilead Infused Oil for Massage

    October 24, 2016

    Balm of Gilead infused oil is made by infusing the buds and twigs of the Balsam Poplar tree (Populus balsamifera) in olive oil . . . three times! The buds and twigs infuse in the oil for up to 6 months to get the deep, resinous aroma and all the amazing benefits of these buds. It isn’t as well known as Trauma Oil, which is another carrier oil infused with herbs. (Trauma Oil is arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula infused in a carrier—usually olive oil.) But Balm of Gilead infused oil can be wonderful for sore muscles and joints, deep tissue pain, and to help reduce inflammation.  […]

    Make Sports Massage Oil with Spike Lavender

    April 13, 2015

    I have an easy-to-make recipe for sports massage oil to share with you! There are only two ingredients, so you can even make it if your body is sore after a workout and just wants a hot bath. The ingredients are Trauma Oil and Spike Lavender essential oil (Lavandula latifolia). We can keep this recipe simple because these two ingredients are so ideal for soothing sore muscles. […]

    Massage CEU's for Aromahead's Online Classes (NCBTMB)

    March 10, 2014

    Great news for Massage Therapists! […]

    Making Your Own Massage Oil

    December 18, 2013

    Massage and Aromatherapy = True Love! It's so satisfying to make your own massage oil for the whole body or just the feet! Let's get right to it. We'll approach this project in three different ways: […]

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