Massage is an amazing way to treat a variety of ailments. From aches and pains to anxiety and stress, massage is a wonderful way to bring natural relief. A great way to elevate this to something even more enjoyable is to add some oils. There are a variety of oils available, all offering something different and unique. We’ve rounded up our favourites below!
Sweet almond oil
This is one of the most popular oils amongst massage therapists. Extracted from almonds, sweet almond oil is pale yellow in colour and it’s only slightly oily. This means it glides onto skin but is easily absorbed. Sweet almond oil is full of vitamin E, vitamin A, monosaturated fatty acids, protein, potassium, and zinc. It is non-allergenic, so it usually does not irritate skin. However, people with nut allergies are probably best advised to avoid using almond oil, or to try a patch test first.
When you see coconut oil at cooler temperatures, it is a solid white block, but when it reaches body temperature, it becomes a gloriously glossy oil. It’s a light and non-greasy oil which is great for a variety of uses, from massage oil to hair treatments, this wonder oil can do it all. Coconut oil has naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and moisturising properties, which help clear your skin too!
Grapeseed oil is great for massage as it has hardly any odour – this makes it a great carrier oil if you like to customise your massage oils with your own scents. It has a smooth, silky texture without being greasy. Grapeseed Carrier Oil tightens and tones the skin, protects against sun damage, and reduces the appearance of blemishes, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
Evening primrose oil
Evening Primrose Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Oenothera biennis botanical. It’s traditionally been referred to as the ‘King’s Cure-All’ due to the belief that its ‘majestic’ benefits and ‘honourable’ properties made it fit for Kings and Queen’s to apply medicinally. Evening Primrose Oil soothes and moisturises the skin and can also be used on the scalp and hair.
Better Nature Massage Oil combines all of these oils – so you get the benefits of each of them in one handy oil! It’s soothing, super soft and great for any type of massage. It’s perfect to use alone or as a carrier oil if you want to add your own essential oils to fragrance. Lavender is great for aiding sleep and relaxation and tea tree is wonderful for easing aches and pains.