Spice Up Your Life: Edible Massage Oil Recipes

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edible massage oil recipes
A massage done right feels great at any time, but an edible massage done with essential oils feels even better, and we can’t deny it. If you haven’t tried this particular type, read on till the end and you’ll be off to the store getting the ingredients, the second you close this tab.
I’m sure all of you have tried some kind of massage at one point in your life and felt 10 times better days after. This is why people tend to make a routine out of weekly massages. You see, a massage doesn’t only serve for relaxation, it actually heals your body therapeutically and nothing can take its place.
If you are curious, here is just a small part of how positively a massage can benefit your body, as shown in these studies.

  • Reduce cortisol, a stress hormone that can also cause that unsightly belly bulge.
  • Increases serotonin and dopamine, our feel-good chemicals that help to boost mood.
  • Positively affects delta brain waves that promote relaxation and sleep.
  • Increases white blood cell count to boost immunity (immunological and psychological benefits of aromatherapy massage
  • Increases alertness and mental accuracy.
  • Decreases pain and anxious feelings.

By now you might think I’ve included essential oils just for the sake of it, and while they do smell heavenly, their usage isn’t only tied to the smell. Namely, one study proved that participants who inhaled essential oils or had them applied topically while a massage was done saw significantly better results than those not using essential oils. Their muscles relaxed, tension levels dropped and stress and anxiety were greatly reduced.
Now, professional massages are a wonderful experience, but here I’d like to share few tips on how to perform a therapeutic essential oil edible massage that has all these benefits with the addition of setting a romantic mood and establishing a deeper connection with your loved one. Pretty tempting, right?

Using Highly Potent Essential Oils

edible massage oil recipes
When choosing essential oils for your edible massage, you cannot just go with any. You need to select the ones which will give you the wanted effect. For instance, lavender for relaxation after a long day of work, chamomile for soothing irritated skin and so on. Here I have included some of the most appealing scents of essential oils that are also considered to have aphrodisiac properties. Organized by scent family, here you can easily choose which one(s) are the most appealing to you.

Spicy Edible Essential Oils

  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger
  • Black Pepper

Earthy Edible Essential Oils

  • Myrrh
  • Vetiver
  • Frankincense
  • Patchouli

Fruity, Citrusy Edible Essential Oils

  • Orange
  • Bergamot
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Mandarin
  • Tangerine
  • Petitgrain

Floral Edible Essential Oils

  • Rose
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang ylang

Herbaceous Edible Essential Oils

  • Fennel
  • Basil

Woodsy Edible Essential Oils

  • Sandalwood

Note: There are other essential oils that fall into these categories like Cedarwood, Jasmine, Cypress and so on, however, they aren’t edible so I have excluded them from the lists.

Hot Essential oils for a Burning Effect

Take me seriously when I say burning effect because some of these hot oils can indeed cause skin irritations if not used sparingly. They do induce the circulation of the body and regenerate your skin much better, but be cautious, especially if this is your first time. Oils like cinnamon, black pepper, and ginger fall into this category and they give off amazing scents when used for massaging.
Be sure to test your chosen blend for any skin sensitivities before applying it to large portions of the body. Apply a small amount to the inside of your arm and leave it for about 10 minutes, monitoring for any irritation or redness

Citrus Oils for Maximum Freshness

Citrus oils awake you and stimulate your brain to a whole different level. When including essential oils like bergamot, lime and lemon make sure you’re cautious again, but this time because of their phototoxic properties. Namely, you shouldn’t put these on and go sunbathe or if you have more sensitive skin, you shouldn’t go under the sun at all until you fully remove them.

Safely Using Essential Oils for Edible Massage Oils

You must stick to essential oils that are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. I don’t like to take too much risk when it comes to using essential oils that I will be getting inside my mouth, so I stick with a very low concentration or dilution rate. I only use 5-10 drops of essential oils to 1 cup of carrier oil.

Carrier Oil Choices

Carrier oils are the oils you would use in larger dosages and diluting the essential oils in them. Carrier oils should be something familiar and nourishing such as coconut oil, almond oil, grapeseed, and rosehip seed oil. Just a little word of advice, coconut is mostly preferred because it doesn’t immediately sink into the skin so you don’t have to constantly apply more. Almond oil has a medium absorption rate which is also good, but the grapeseed and rosehip seed oils absorb quickly into the skin, making it harder to use them for massage. However, yours is to experiment with all and see what works the best.

Edible Massage Oil Recipes Using Essential Oils

Now onto the fun and practical: the making of the recipes. All of the essential oils are used at a dilution that’s considered perfectly safe for skincare and ingestion.

Sweet and Warm Blend

Drip the essential oils into a 4 oz bottle, then fill the rest of the way with sweet almond oil.

Tropical Beaches Blend

In a small bowl combine the essential oils and coconut oil. Stir well with a spoon or rubber spatula, then store in an airtight 4 oz glass jar.

Sensual Flower Blend

Drip the essential oils into a 4 oz bottle, then fill the rest of the way with sweet almond oil.
After a while when you master these variations you can mix and play with the essential and carrier oils as you wish (keeping it to the safe amounts of them of course).
What is your favorite essential oil you use for massaging? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, experiences are always welcome.
To Your Scented Moments,
Monika

8 COMMENTS

  1. As an adult with acne prone skin, I’m always looking for healthy skin care products like the ones you advertise here. Massages are particularly difficult, because anything oily just doesn’t feel good on my skin (I even have difficulty putting moisturizer on). But I’m very interested in essential oils, and wonder if you know of anything that might work particularly well for oily/acne prone skin. From your description, it looks like coconut oil would make a good base, because it might not clog pours as easily. Any advise?

    • Hi Shanna, Andrea here 🙂

      For acne prone skin I would recommend using a base of hazelnut oil or grape seed oil, as these are considered “dry oils” that won’t leave your skin feeling heavy with oil. I would use essential oils such as tea tree, lavender, geranium, or rosemary in your blend, to combat breakouts.

  2. As an adult with acne prone skin, I’m always looking for healthy skin care products like the ones you advertise here. Massages are particularly difficult, because anything oily just doesn’t feel good on my skin (I even have difficulty putting moisturizer on). But I’m very interested in essential oils, and wonder if you know of anything that might work particularly well for oily/acne prone skin. From your description, it looks like coconut oil would make a good base, because it might not clog pours as easily. Any advise?

    • Hi Shanna, Andrea here 🙂

      For acne prone skin I would recommend using a base of hazelnut oil or grape seed oil, as these are considered “dry oils” that won’t leave your skin feeling heavy with oil. I would use essential oils such as tea tree, lavender, geranium, or rosemary in your blend, to combat breakouts.

  3. This gave me some idea’s for recipes. I like making my own chapsticks and I have not made them in a while. I wanted to turn that little hustle into a good business as well. I will definitely be back to check out some more of your stuff. You seem to know a lot about essential oil’s and messages. I loved the break down of the scents.

  4. This gave me some idea’s for recipes. I like making my own chapsticks and I have not made them in a while. I wanted to turn that little hustle into a good business as well. I will definitely be back to check out some more of your stuff. You seem to know a lot about essential oil’s and messages. I loved the break down of the scents.

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