Today’s Homemade Peppermint Massage Oil is a liquid alternative to last week’s Citrus Massage Lotion. It’s perfect for energizing and relieving sore muscles.
Excessive stress, tight muscles and poor posture. Just about every one of us could use a massage! And what better way to enjoy your massage than with a healthy, homemade, chemical free massage oil?
Some of us love liquid oil and some of us love lotion for our massages – if you prefer homemade massage lotion we had a delicious-smelling Citrus Massage Lotion recipe here.
The lotion and the oil are both made from the same ingredients (save one) and will leave your skin feeling silky, nourished and hydrated. The butters in the lotions are known for their moisturizing properties and the inclusion of avocado oil keeps your skin silky.
But the best part about homemade massage oils is that you can customize the scent to your preference! Personally I went with peppermint because it is stimulating but also great for tight muscles. Experiment and play around with which scent you like best.
This DIY Massage oil is quick to whip and so decadently worth it. You’ll be a converted DIY’er in no time 😉
Check out our quick video to see how to make this homemade peppermint oil – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Ingredients for Peppermint Massage Oil
- 1 tbs shea butter
- 2 tbs avocado oil
- 1 tbs cocoa butter
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 4 drops peppermint oil
- Pumping glass jar
Note: My peppermint oil is doterra brand which prides itself on being pure grade. This means that you only need a few drops (very few) for it to be effective and potent. Depending on your brand of oils you may need to alter the drop amounts.
How to Make Homemade Massage Oil
Combine all ingredients except scented oils in a jar. Place the jar in a small pot of water (only about 2 inches high) and bring to a rolling boil. Make sure not to get any water into the mixture as it causes it to mold.
Let your ingredients melt together. Ensure they are completely melted and mixed (especially the beeswax) before removing from heat. Wait one minute for cooling then poor into desired containers and add essential oils.
The oil is ready to use (though it’ll be warm so be careful!)
Note: Do NOT go lay on sheets directly after applying oil. Pure oils like coconut and avocado will stain. Let the oil absorb into your skin first
Note: Keep the oil version in a warm place. Remember that coconut oil solidifies at room temperature. So if your oil is placed somewhere cold it will get slightly solid.
Grab our free printable for this peppermint massage oil recipe:
If you haven’t already, check out my Do’s & Don’t of lotions to make sure the creating process goes smoothly!