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DIY Homemade Massage Oil | Get Inspired Everyday!

DIY Homemade Massage Oil

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  • Author: Kari
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/4 cup or about 12 massages


This massage oil comes together in just minutes and makes a great gift!


Carrier Oil: Jojoba, sweet almond oil, or grape seed oil

Vanilla jojoba oil, see notes

Essential Oils: 12 drops total of whatever blend you’d like, see notes

  • Orange and Lemon for bright and fresh
  • Lavender or chamomile for calming
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg for comforting or romantic

Other combinations:

8 drops orange with 4 drops rose added to the vanilla base above

4 drops cinnamon, 4 drops lemon, 4 drops nutmeg for a bright baking smell

8 drops mint and 4 drops eucalyptus for invigorating, especially nice for hands and feet


If you’d like to add vanilla to your carrier oil, I’ve found a 3:1 ratio works best. So if you have 3 Tablespoons jojoba oil, then use 1 Tablespoon of vanilla oil.

Otherwise, use 1/4 cup jojoba or carrier oil of your choice. Then select a blend or single essential oil you’d like to use and add it to the carrier oil.

Mix them together and check to see if you like the amount of scent. Add more if desired, then transfer to a dark/opaque container for storing up to 3 months.

Use about 1 teaspoon for a massage, less if it’s just hands and feet.


Since vanilla essential oil is very expensive, I like to use a vanilla jojoba oil which is just the essential oil in a carrier oil. It’s much more affordable that way.

The recipe calls for 12 drops of essential oil, but you can add as little or as much as you’d like.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: DIY
  • Method: Mixing