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by Emma Peters February 12, 2017

We all know the feeling. It’s the end of hectic weekday and you’re finally home again with that special someone. You’re knotted up, a little stiff, and absolutely hankering for a massage.

What kind of massage is entirely up to you – maybe you’re all about back rubs or in dire need of a bit of leg loosening. But no matter where you’re targeting, it pays to have a some coconut oil and aromatherapy knowledge on hand.

With a few different scents, you can turn a simple massage into one that suits your (or your partner’s) needs to a tee. As it’s Valentine’s Day soon, here are a few of our appropriately themed favourite massage oil recipes.

We’ve mainly used links from Doterra.com here, but many essential oils listed will also be available at your nearest health/organic shop.

For all recipes: Mix 30 drops per 2 TBS oil (in our opinion, fractionated coconut oil works best for this)

Passionate Massage

For those nights that need a quick and punchy spicing up!

  • 6 dropsCardamom (this scent is known to be uplifting, refreshing and invigorating)
  • 3 dropsCinnamon (warming, stimulating and helps with libido)
  • 3 dropsGinger (another gorgeous oil to stimulate and warm)
  • 6 dropsSandalwood (balances the emotions and can help relieve nervous tension)
  • 6 drops Jasmine (symbolises hope, happiness and love)
  • 6 drops Vanilla (calming and balancing)

Sensual Massage

When love is in the air, make sure this simple, romantic oil blend is in your bedside drawer.

  • 10 drops Rose (a gorgeous smelling aphrodisiac)
  • 2 dropsYlang-Ylang ( another aphrodisiac, historically it’s been used to cover the beds of newlyweds on their wedding night)
  • 8 dropsLemon
  • 10 drops Palma Rosa

Uplifting Massage

The perfect end of the day pick-me-up.

  • 10 drops Jasmine
  • 5 drops Nutmeg (helps to increase energy and support the nervous system)
  • 5 drops Black Pepper (a comforting and stimulating aphrodisiac)
  • 10 drops Wild Orange (calming and uplifting of the mind and body)
Emma Peters
Emma Peters

Emma Peters, organic makeup artist, creative director and founder of Belle & Sage, is committed to leading the conversation around beauty and wellness. With over twenty years of experience as a make-up artist, she knows you don’t have to sacrifice quality for clean.

She’ll help you find the what, learn the why, nail the how, and everything in between.

Letting you know more, wear better, and start making beautiful choices: from the inside, out.


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