Soothing Massage Oil

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Here’s how to make a relaxing massage oil.

Method: Combine the following. Makes about 24 oz, or 6 – 4 oz dropper bottles. Can also be used in roller-bottles.

St Johns Wort infused organic almond oil 10 oz.
Calendula infused organic almond oil 4 oz.
Rose infused organic almond oil 6 oz.

Essential Oils:
Lavender: ¼ tsp.
Peppermint: ¼ tsp.
Sweet Orange: 30 drops
Lemon: 30 drops
Geranium: 30 drops
Basil: 30 drops

Use diluted with a carrier oil such as plain organic almond oil. Put on comfy socks and cotton gloves. Rest. Avoid getting in eyes.

Safety note: Whenever you make a product to apply to the skin do a simple allergy test, a “skin test” before use. Apply a small amount on a small area on the inside of your wrist and wait 24 hours. If a rash, redness or itchiness results at any time in the 24 hours do not use it any further. Doing a skin test is important for anything you make for yourself, but its even more important for anything you share with another person. Also, be aware that essential oils are better tolerated by adults than children. The recipes you’ll find on my website are all meant for adult use. Significant adjustments have to be made for use with children.

Darlene Witte
Darlene Witte

Professor of Education, (retired) at Johnson State College in Vermont leads the Green Mountain Writers' Poetry & Performance workshop that meets on Zoom each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7 PM ET. Find out more at

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