If you’re tired after work and need a way to relax, we’re here to teach you how to make massage oil with lavender. The pace of our lives keeps increasing and it may be hard to find time to unwind. It can be even more challenging to find time for massage. That’s why we think learning how to make a massage oil with lavender can encourage you to have a relaxation session at home. If you’re looking to relax and soothe sore areas of your body with massage oil, you could use lavender oil for that purpose. Lavender has many benefits and is widely used in aromatherapy. Before diving into the recipe, let’s have a look at the various benefits of lavender oil.

The Benefits of Lavender Oil

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and there are multiple reasons for that. Aside from the soothing scent, it has other benefits for your body and mind. Here are the main benefits:

1. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

One of the top well-known benefits of lavender is reducing blood pressure which helps the body relax. In addition, it also lowers the body temperature and heart rate. If you suffer from anxiety, this means that your body leaves the ‘fight or flight’ stage which promotes relaxation. It can also help with mental disorders such as depression. A study published in the Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery showed that inhaling lavender scent lowers anxiety and depression levels for women in the postpartum period.

How to Make Massage Oil with Lavender

2. Lavender Improves Sleep Quality

If you’re ever looking for sleep aromatherapy products, chances are they’ll have lavender in them. That is strongly related to the first point about lavender reducing stress and anxiety. Because of its relaxing properties, it also helps you sleep. If you have lavender oil in a diffuser overnight, it will keep your heart rate down and in turn improve your overall sleep quality.

Research suggests that breathing in lavender’s aroma could improve sleep quality. A systematic review found that inhaling essential oils, including lavender, had positive effects on people with mild sleep disturbances.

3. Soothes Muscles and Joints

Lavender oil also has healing properties. It relieves pain, therefore you can apply it to your sore muscles to soothe them. That’s why making massage oil with lavender is good for many purposes. It will relieve pain and promote relaxation and sleep. Therefore, it’s a recommended night routine to improve your quality of life. There’s a ready massage oil blend, The muscle recovery massage oil on Vivnaturelle that has lavender. You can read our article about massage oil for sports therapy if you get muscle cramps after doing exercise.

How to Make Massage Oil with Lavender

4. Lavender Oil is Anti-Inflammatory

Lavender oil is also anti-inflammatory which means it may prevent allergies and inflammations. However, if you are allergic to lavender itself, this clearly does not apply.

What Do You Need To Make DIY Massage Oils?

There are a few things you will need to make DIY massage oils. The first is a carrier oil to dilute the essential oil and makes them easier to apply. Some popular carrier oils include jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil. You’ll also need to choose your essential oils. These can be according to your personal preference, but some good options for relaxation include lavender, chamomile, and neroli. Finally, you’ll need a dark glass bottle to store your oil. This is important, as essential oils can degrade when exposed to light. With these simple ingredients, you can easily make massage oil at home.

How to Make Massage Oil with Lavender

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We’ve covered some of the key benefits, let’s get to the actual recipe. Here are the things you’ll need:

  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 50ml of jojoba oil
  • 50ml dark bottle for storage

Directions: Mix the essential oil with the carrier oil and store it in the bottle. Then you can use it to apply to your body.

If you wish, you could add 5 drops of another essential oil to the mix to add more variety to the scent. We’d recommend eucalyptus, chamomile or peppermint as they also have soothing properties. When it comes to the oil you use, you also have a few options. If you don’t like jojoba oil or it is difficult to find, you could opt for coconut oil or even extra virgin olive oil.

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Now you know how to make a massage oil with lavender. This is a simple way of preparing massage oil and you can explore different essential oils. We hope you enjoy this oil when you use it for massage and becomes part of your self-care routine. Let us know if you have any suggestions or questions in the comments below!

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