Aromatherapy Oil Blends for Massage

The oils listed below are grouped according to their usefulness before and after sporting activities. Massage oils applied to the skin can promote healing by increasing circulation, relaxing tense muscles and increasing blood flow to the connective tissue.

Before sports activity blends:

For stimulation: juniper, eucalyptus and rosemary

For supple, tones muscles: black pepper, ginger, rosemary, lavender, cypress, juniper, peppermint, grapefruit, orange

To aid a good strong respiratory system for aerobics: eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, geranium

To promote good circulation: rose and palmarosa

 

After sports activity blends:

To soothe and prevent aching muscles: eucalyptus, ginger and peppermint

To eliminate stress following a competition: lemon, nutmeg, clary sage, orange

 

Be sure and blend your essential oils with a carrier oil like pure vegetable oil such as coconut , apricot kernel, jojoba or sweet almond oil. These wil not irritate your skin and are great for allowing a smooth oil blend for massage. 

Essential oils are added at one or two part oer cent; assuming 20 drops to 1ml, this means using one or two drops per 5 ml (1tsp) of base oil

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