Everyone knows that a nice massage is relaxing for the body and mind. From your head to your toes and everywhere in between, massaging relieves stress and soothes the senses. It’s no wonder that massage therapy was an $18 billion industry in the US in 2018. Getting a massage is usually the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of being pampered. This is why this year for Valentine’s Day, we thought this do-it-yourself CBD-infused massage oil would be a great way to shower your significant other with love and wellness.
You can use CBD/CBG crystals or your preferred CBD oil.
Combining our CBD/CBG crystals with just a few drops of essential oils can help transform the entire experience, with the relaxing aroma creating a spa-like environment right in your own home.
Essential oils use aromatherapy to help change the mood. Some people believe essential oils can also help with everything from mood to elevating your energy. You can find some studies on this, but there’s still not enough research on the possible health benefits of essential oils. Nevertheless, everyone can appreciate a good scent.
To begin making your massage oil. you’ll need to decide if you want to use CBD oil, or CBD crystals. Next, you will need your choice of essential oils.
Choosing A Carrier Oil
If you are using the CBD crystals, then you will need to choose a carrier oil. It’s a good idea to choose an oil rich in saturated fats as they are the perfect carrier for the cannabinoid to be absorbed by the body. When making your own massage oil, sesame oil is a good and light choice. Other good base oils for massage are mustard, olive, grapeseed and avocado oils.
Coconut oil and Cocoa butter are also an excellent choice as they have many purported health benefits. They also smell great, are excellent moisturizers, and become solid at room temperature so you can use it as a balm or lotion without oil getting everywhere.
Once you have your carrier oil and CBD crystals you’re ready to create your own blend.
Choosing An Essential Oil
We’ve rounded up some love inspired essential oils perfect for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating in a big way or not this year, these essential oils are a great addition to the day’s plans.
Geranium essential oil is known for its sweet floral scent. It is less expensive than rose oil with a similar aroma. Geranium is often used as a perfume as it can inspire tranquility.
Looking for something less floral? Neroli has a delightful citrus scent. It’s perfect for Valentine’s day as it is known to stimulate romance. Neroli is also used during wedding ceremonies for that reason. Using Neroli in the home can definitely set the mood for Valentine’s Day.
If you are looking to “CBD & Chill” this Valentine’s weekend, Lavender is perfect as it promotes relaxation. It’s perfect you’re tired, stressed and just want to relax on Valentine’s Day!
Sandalwood oil smells like a mix of floral, rich, balsamic, soft, and sweet accents. It’s a great oil to inhale to ease the body and mind into relaxation. Because of its great scent, it is often used as a base in many perfumes and colognes.
Ylang Ylang beautifully fragrant, with a heavy, sweet, slightly fruity floral scent. It’s commonly believed that Ylang Ylang is an aphrodisiac, however there’s no clear scientific link between ylang ylang and sexual experience. One study suggests that inhaling ylang ylang is associated with feelings of euphoria, and can help relieve depression. Research has even demonstrated that applying ylang ylang oil to the skin can improve self-esteem. Because mood is often linked to sexual experience, it’s possible that ylang ylang is a good essential oil for sexual stimulation.
Another floral scent, Jasmine has been used for years for its floral, exotic fragrance. This lovely scent is said to arouse feelings of passion and desire.
Last but not least, we can’t forget about Rose! The rose is the most common flower associated with Valentine’s Day and love. If you are looking for a romantic evening, rose essential oil is always a safe bet. It’s stronger than the other oils mentioned in this list but its sweet scent is romantic and known to stir up passion and love.
Be Careful Heating Your Oil
If you are using cocoa butter or coconut oil; you may need to gently melt you can do this by putting it into the microwave for a few seconds at a time until it melts. If your oil is too hot, it’s really important to wait for it to cool down. We strongly recommend you have a digital thermometer to accurately measure the temperature before adding the CBD. Use the thermometer to make sure that it is below 40 degrees C to avoid decreasing the potency of the CBD. Your oil needs to be just liquid enough to dissolve the CBD.
Storing Your CBD Massage Oil
We recommend using a dark glass bottle to store your massage oil because it better protects the oils from light (which can reduce their potency). The oil blends can be applied to the skin at room temperature or heated. To warm up the oil, Place the entire bottle in a glass bowl filled with hot water. Recipes can be doubled or tripled as needed.
- 100 ml (3 oz) Carrier Oil
- 20-30 drops of selected essential oils
- CBD/CBG crystals or CBD oil
- ½ Tablespoon of Beeswax (optional)
- Dark glass container or bottle
- Mix your CBD oil or crystals with your choice of essential oils (20-30 drops) in a bottle or container and shake well.
- Don’t forget to label your massage oil, you may want to decorate your bottle in a special way for Valentine’s Day.
- That’s it, it’s that simple and it’s ready for use, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Tips and Precautions
- When applying CBD crystals, oils, and essential oils to your skin, always use a carrier oil.
- Do a patch test before applying the massage oil to your skin.
- Be sure that you are purchasing 100% pure essential oils from a reputable source.
- Never ingest essential oils unless told to do so by a healthcare professional. Many oils are toxic!
CBD is our love language
Why stick with that same old boring box of chocolates? Spoil your significant other or yourself with homemade CBD massage oil. If you tried this DIY oil, let us know in the comment section!