Aromatherapy Massage Oils

Massage is the ultimate experience that essential oils have to offer, and you do not have to be a professional Aromatherapist to use them in this way. Massage oils can also be used as a moisturizer for your skin, either by adding a spoon (5ml) of a blend to your bath or by applying the oil after bathing. Macadamia Nut oil is a more expensive carrier oil than Grapeseed oil but it soaks into the skin relatively quickly and does not leave any residue. If you would like a high quality carrier oil that is not as expensive, Sweet Almond oil is a good alternative.

Avocado carrier oil gets absorbed into drier, finer skin quickly. Its richer, heavier structure makes it a very good moisturizer and is an excellent base under make-up.

Where the skin is scarred (like from chicken pox, acne, cuts or more severe wounds) try and use Calendula oil as a carrier. In many cases, it has significantly reduced the appearance of scar tissue. Also its softening and encouraging for the skin's normal growth.

Aromatherapy Recipe #1 : Pellucidity

This blend is wonderful for teenage skin which is affected by hormonal changes, and is quite popular.It smells clean and musky, like a soft cologne, and makes a nice switch from the antiseptic smell of medicinal products.

5 drop Lavender essential oil
3 drops Lemon essential oil
2 drops Sandalwood essential oil
25ml (0.8fl oz) Jojoba carrier oil

Aromatherapy Recipe #2 : Glee

When you are having trouble summoning up the energy to be cheerful, it's time to bring a little sweetness into your life. This will leave you feeling on top of the world, while also helping you to clear minor skin complaints and ease chest infections. It also helps to combat high blood pressure.

2 drops Benzoin essential oil
1 drops Rose essential oil
2 drops Rosewood essential oil
3 drops Palmarosa essential oil
20ml (0.6fl oz) Jojoba carrier oil

Aromatherapy Recipe #3 : Eraser

Its like this nature's bottle of correction fluid - it really does help to soothe and soften scar tissues. It also helps recover cracked and dry skin, leaving it supple and unblemished.

3 drops Benzoin essential oil
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Sandalwood essential oil
1 drops Rose essential oil
20ml (0.6fl oz) Calendula carrier oil

Aromatherapy Recipe #4 : Save

A fantastic blend for itching skin and dry eczema or dermatitis, this also is a great after-sun blend if used in a moisturizer. It helps to heal the skin , keep it moist and stop it itching.

2 drops German Chamomile essential oil
4 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Cedarwood essential oil
25ml (0.8fl oz) Grapeseed carrier oil or unperfumed moisturizer

Aromatherapy Recipe #5 : Rejuvenation

This delicate blend is excellent for dry and wrinkled skin, leaving it moist and younger looking. It also smells heavenly - like a flower garden at night, inducing relaxation and sleep if used at bedtime.

4 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Rose essential oil
2 drops Neroli essential oil
20ml (0.6fl oz) Avocado carrier oil