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