Ask Kitty Magoo: DIY Massage Oil Recipes

Dear Kitty,
For Valentine’s Day I’d like to make my own massage oil. Can you suggest something sensual?

Signed, Romantic in Rio

Dear Romantic,
What a fabulous idea! Nothing says romance like a sexy scent, and who doesn’t love a massage? I like this recipe adapted from The Aromatherapy Companion by Victoria H. Edwards because its ingredients have aphrodisiac properties.

2 ounces almond oil
1 ounce apricot oil
1 ounce avocado oil
3 drops ylang ylang essential oil
5 drops orange essential oil
4 drops vanilla essential oil
3 drops jasmine essential oil
4 drops sandalwood essential oil
4 drops neroli essential oil
1/4 cup jojoba oil
Mix carrier oils in a 4 ounce amber glass bottle. Add essential oils drop by drop. Cap bottle and shake vigorously for 2 minutes to blend. Can also be used as a bath or body oil.

I also recommend this adaptation of Edwards’ recipe for sweet and spicy edible oil.

30 drops German chamomile essential oil
2 ounces vegetable glycerin
2 ounces almond oil
2 drops cinnamon essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix glycerin and almond oil in a 4 ounce amber glass bottle. Add essential oils, cap, and shake vigorously for 2 minutes to blend.

It is of utmost importance to note that THESE MASSAGE OILS ARE NOT LATEX COMPATIBLE. (So plan accordingly!)
If you prefer a premade massage oil, I like Love Oil from Four Elements and Badger Deep Tissue Massage Oil with warming ginger and cayenne.


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