Sunday, March 9, 2014

MondayMarchMassage - Stress

A group of stress relieving massage blends for our Massage Monday.

We normally choose Fractionated Coconut for our massage base.  It has a good amount of 'slip' and will wash out of linens, a real plus for a massage base oil.

Many of these blends are from the Kindle edition of my book, Essential Oils and Aromatics  All will be in the second (print) edition (when I finally finish writing it!)

At any rate, to one fluid ounce of your favorite massage base oil add:

6 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustfolia)
6 drops Sandalwood (Santalum album, we prefer Indian for this blend.)
3 drops Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)


6 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
6 drops Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
3 drops Neroli (Citrus aurantium)


6 drops Cape Chamomile (Eriocephalus Punctulatus)
3 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
3 drops Blood Orange (Citrus Sinensis)

OR (our Anxiety blend)

4 drops Neroli  (Citrus aurantium)

2 drops Petitgrain  (Citrus aurantium)

4 drops Vetiver (Vetivera zizanoides)

3 drops Sandalwood (Santalum album)

1 drop Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

 These are all a 2.5% dilution, appropriate for a full body massage.  A few drops in a warm bath would also be destressing.  But given my druthers, I'd druther a massage!


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