The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources
- 1 oz (30 ml) — 10 to 12 drops
- 2 oz (60 ml) — 20 to 24 drops
When I make essential oil Massage blends, I usually stick to about a 2% dilution.
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.
Make 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 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. […]
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 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: […]