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What dilution is right for essential oil massage blends?

by Andrea Butje on 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.

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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. 

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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. […]

Aromatherapy and Massage!

January 18, 2013

Cindy Black and I have been writing our new online class, Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists, for almost a year now. It's finally done and published, and people are registering! Cindy made a funny ad one night when we had been writing all day and we were delirious. (It makes me laugh every time I see it!) […]

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