As promised in my last post, here are some oil blends/recipes for massage.

First you can go back to a recent post of mine for a Blissed Out massage oil blend.

Here are some more to try:

Relaxing blend from Josephine Fairley The Ultimate natural beauty book, Silverdale books.

Calendula macerated oil

Calendula macerated oil

4 tbs each of:

chamomile macerated oil,

marigold (calendula) macerated oil,

lavender macerated oil

geranium macerated oil

5 drops chamomile essential oil (optional)

5 drops lavender essential oil (optional)

Pour the macerated oils into a bottle (preferably dark) to blend, add the essential oils if using, then shake well and allow to settle.

(You can make your own macerated oils by following my step-by-step guide here.)


Ivy leaf anti-cellulite oil by Josephine Fairley (idem above)

Ivy leaves are easy to come by – even if you don’t have any in your garden, you’ll find them growing in the wild.

Ivy leaves are easy to come by

Ivy leaves are easy to come by

15 large fresh ivy leaves

125 ml grapeseed oil

1 tsp wheatgerm oil

15 drops juniper essential oil

5 drops fennel essential oil

5 drops rosemary essential oil

Bruise the ivy leaves in a pestle and mortar, place in the bottom of a jar (a  sterilised jam jar will do the trick) and pour the grapeseed and wheatgerm oil over them. Add the  essential oils. Leave the mixture to macerate for one week then strain out the ivy leaves.

Massage into problem areas. Ideally body-brush first to maximise circulation.


Rich hand oil from James Wong Grow your own drugs, published by Collins.

Treat your hands with a rich oil

Treat your hands with a rich oil

4 tsp avocado oil

2 tsp evening primrose oil

2 tsp vitamin E oil

5 drops sandalwood essential oil

5 drops lemon essential oil

5 drops geranium essential oil.

Put all the ingredients in a sterilised jar and shake to mix thoroughly. Massage a small amount into hands and feet as needed.


There are several recipes for massage blends in Laurel Vukovic’s book 1001 Natural Remedies published by Dorling Kindersley. Energising, sensual, relaxing, comforting, soothing, morale-boosting.ginger

Here is a comforting blend, which is warm and spicey:

6 tbsp sweet almond oil

2 tbsp jojoba oil

20 drops sandalwood essential oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops ginger essential oil.



And finally, if you want to try your own blends, remember to keep to these proportions of essential oil (e.o.) to carrier oil:

Body massage : 1 drop e.o. in 2 ml carrier oil (= 20 drops in  40 ml)

Facial massage: 1 drop e.o. in 4 ml carrier oil (= 10 drops in 40 ml)


Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

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Indian Head massage

Pregnancy massage

Rejuvenating face massage

Revitalising foot massage

Back massage

Walking on air (legs and feet)

and more…


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