Here's a recipe to make your own lavender infused massage oil.
Lavender massage oil recipe - make your own
Recipe to make your own lavender massage oil
The best way of making your own lavender massage oil is to use fresh lavender flowers as they produce the best fragrance. You can also use plant trimmings from lavender although avoid using the “woody” part of the plant.
Here’s what else you’ll need for the lavender massage oil recipe:-
- 3-4 cups of plant material - use scissors to cut the plant into more manageable pieces, about 1-2 inches long at the most
- large glass container with a tight fitting lid
- approx. 1 cup carrier oil, such as almond oil, jojoba oil, etc
- fine mesh strainer (or a piece of cheesecloth)
- dark glass bottle with a stopper for storing your finished product
Method for making lavender massage oil
Place approx. 1 cup of lavender plant material into your large glass container and fill with your chosen carrier oil, completely covering the plant material but leaving at least ½ inch free space at the top.
Screw on the lid and set the glass container in a warm spot to ‘brew’ - give it a shake every now and then to mix. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 48 hours, longer time will certainly help the process as the oil from the lavender plant mixes with your carrier oil to create a lavender infused massage oil.
If you’re struggling to find a warm spot you can fill a sink full of very hot water then set the glass container in this water. You’ll need to refresh with hot water every now and then to maintain heat.
After 2-3 days you’ll need to strain out the plant material using the strainer or cheesecloth. Pop the lavender infused oil back into your glass container and then add another cup of lavender plant material - you’ll need to repeat the process at least 2-3 more times until the desired strength and fragrance is achieved. Each time you’ll need to let the oil sit in a warm spot for at least 48 hours.
Once the process has finished you can store your lavender massage oil in a dark glass bottle in a cool place.
Use this lovely infused lavender oil for massage - you can even give out as a gift... imagine receiving a bottle of home-made lavender massage oil as a present - your friends and family will be asking you for the recipe for sure!
Simple ways of making your own lavender massage oil
If you don’t have time to follow the process above, here’s a simple recipe to make your own lavender massage oil:-
- Add 3-4 drops of pure essential lavender oil to a teaspoon of base oil (such as almond, sunflower, jojoba, etc). You can use this massage oil straight away to relieve tight spots in the neck, back or shoulders to melt away the day’s tension.
You can always make extra by doubling or tripling the quantities and store in a dark glass bottle - that way your lavender oil will be ready for a massage at a moment’s notice.