DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs


Who doesn’t long to have their aches and pains soothed away by touch?  How about elevating that experience with an herb-infused aphrodisiac massage oil? Yes, please!

Valentine’s Day is coming up in a just few weeks and imagine how sweetly surprised your partner will be when you gift a bottle of homemade massage oil, light a few candles, and show them your love through relaxation. Even if the holiday isn’t really your thing, there’s little in life more precious than time shared connecting with the ones you love. Plus, this fun project is quick, easy, and allows you to formulate something really special for your sweetheart, as there are many wonderful ingredient options to experiment with and enjoy.


Basic Massage Oil Recipe

8 oz organic carrier oil or herbal infused oil
65 to 90 total drops of organic essential oil

Drip all essential oils into a glass bottle, add carrier oil or herbal infused oil, and roll bottle between palms to blend oils. Decorate with a pretty label if desired. Shake well before each use.


Wondering which oils to use? Here are some good options to explore!


Organic Carrier Oils:

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs


Olive Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Jojoba Oil
Grapeseed Oil


Organic Herbal Infused Oils:

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs


Rose Bud
Calendula Flower
Lavender Flower
Chamomile Flower
Rosemary Leaf
Damiana Leaf

Here’s a wonderful how-to for creating herbal infused oils at home.


Organic Essential Oils:

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs

Top Notes

Sweet Orange

Middle Notes

Ylang Ylang
Clary Sage

Base Notes


This guide will help you create the perfect essential oil blend: 
Essential Oil Blending Tips


Scent Combination Ideas:

DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs

Blend #1


 Blend #2


 Blend #3

Roman Chamomile
Ylang Ylang

 Blend #4

Sweet Orange

 Blend #5



Looking for a special massage oil to buy?


Massage Oils for Lovers by Mountain Rose Herbs

We’ve been making a line of handcrafted massage oils for many, many  moons. Both the Goddess Dreams Massage Oil and the Rose Moon Massage Oil take our top pick for Valentine’s Day!

 Share the herbal love!


2 Responses to “DIY: Massage Oils for Lovers”

  1. What a great way to have a romantic massages, without emptying your wallet! I’ve featured your DIY massage oils in my round-up of last-minute Valentine DIYs:


  2. avatar Sabra says:

    DIY massage oil is so much better than store-bought! I just came across this looking for info for my post! I love your site and am in the market for some essential oils! : )

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