Bath and massage oils are very easy to make at home. They also make a perfect gift for a friend or loved one who enjoys unwinding with a long, luxurious bath. In addition to being great treatments for the skin, bath and massage oils can be mentally relaxing, stimulating, or can be used to create a sensual mood.
This floral oil is good for normal to dry skin, and it only takes about five minutes to make. Included here is also how to make a glorious floral perfume variation!
Jojoba oil is a good choice as a base oil because it does not need to be refrigerated and does not go rancid. Grapeseed oil makes a great base for massage oil because it is very light and leaves the skin soft, not greasy.
3/4 cup jojoba oil
1/2 teaspoon essential oil of rose
1/2 teaspoon essential oil of lavender
1 teaspoon essential oil of geranium
1/4 teaspoon essential oil of ylang-ylang
Mix together the jojoba oil and essential oil, store in a tightly sealed bottle, in a dark place. Add 2 teaspoons oil to bath while tub is filling. For massage, use 1/2 teaspoon essential oil to 1/2 cup jojoba oil.
To make glorious floral perfume: Mix the essential oils only, in a beautiful, tiny bottle. Cap tightly and shake well. Apply just a touch on your pulse points: neck, wrists, and behind knees.
Adapted from The Herbal Body Book, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1994). Copyright (c) 1994 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Herbal Body Book, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1994).