When shopping around for suitable carrier oils to use with various blends of essential oils to create aromatherapy oil blends for using for massage treatments, there are a few carrier oils to know about.
Using carrier oils to help with essential oils may create the ultimate aromatherapy blend. While there are many essential oils on the market used for massages, creating the perfect blend with carrier oils may help. The best carrier oils for aromatherapy massage, could involve several different ones, and often different carrier oils work better on different areas of the body and many therapists use a different oil on the face than on the rest of the body, for example the face often benefits from a blend that is more suitable for delicate areas, and as an anti ageing treatment. Each product will have its own advantages to be aware of. The best product will depend on the purpose of the oil and the person who it will be applied to hairgrowth oil.
A carrier oil is used to help carry the nutrients to the skin with the essential oils. Using just the essential ones could be too harsh on the skin and could cause serious damage, essential oils require various quantities of dilution in a carrier oil to make them safe to use and to maximise the benefit from the essential oils. Therapists need to have knowledge of essential oils, how to use them safely, how to create blends that will work for individual clients and will not cause adverse reaction. A good mixture of both essential oil and suitable carrier oil can create the ultimate blend for any relaxing treatment. When just plain essential oils may not be gentle for the skin, massage therapists will need to create a mix that works. Finding the right carrier oil could bring the substance to a perfect blend. As with all massage therapies, aromatherapy requires a proper consultation with the client’s medical history to ensure there are no contraindications from using the particular blend of oils.
Coconut oil is a great oil to use as it does not stain the sheets, which may be a common issue in some spas. It also has a long shelf life, which means it can be used sparingly over time as it should last for a long period of time. Only a fraction of the actual coconut is removed leaving a medium triglyceride. While people may think of a typical white thick substance coming from the coconut, it is surprisingly clear and non staining. Often coconut oil is used for lomi lomi massage treatments.
The avocado oil is derived right from the avocado fruit. It is green and pasty and may appear thick. It has to be mixed with other oils to create the perfect substance for massage. It is rich in many vitamins and antioxidants. Often avocado oil is used for face massage.
Almond oil is the most popular oil used in massage clinics and spas. It is oily but it will glide over any skin surface with ease. It will not irritate the skin which makes it perfect for anyone with sensitive skin. Almond oil is generally used for most body massage therapies, and often used on its own without any essential oils for Swedish and other non-scented massage treatments.
Apricot kernel oil is very similar to almond oil. It is full of vitamin E which blends easily into the skin for maximum health benefits. With this oil it will absorb into the skin upon contact. That means it does not feel greasy on the skin. This oil is also ideal for anyone with a nut allergy.
Jojoba oil is a wax substance that is pulled from the jojoba plant. It is believed to have antibacterial qualities which make it ideal for any one with acne prone skin or sensitive pores. The shelf life is also long lasting. The substance will not irritate the skin and will absorb into the skin and pores
When you are trying to create a perfect relaxing aromatherapy massage treatments, there are so many great essential oils available, which will lift the mood, relax your client and create the perfect aromatherapy massage treatment.
As a massage therapist I offer a range of aromatherapy massage treatments and the relaxing blends are generally the more popular. I also provide a range of detoxifying and invigorating massage treatments using various essential oils to create an individual blend for each client.
Having lived in Crete for a few years I have used some great essential oils that are endemic to the island of Crete. I create various blends for my clients and as part of my male grooming business offer a signature massage which blends a lot of these essential oils to create a really relaxing and therapeutic massage treatment.
There are so many carrier oils available and with a huge variety of clients I use a range of the carrier oils to suit the area that I treat, depending on the skin type, the area being treated and also the time of years. Often in winter month’s skin can be dry and will benefit from the oil application as well as the beneficial properties of the particular essential oils used for the massage.