Great for for your relaxing massage, splash in the bath, nourish your skin or scent your home with in an oil burner. All are perfect as gifts or presents to say Happy Birthday, Thanks, I love You or Merry Christmas. All orders over $65 receive free postage.
Aromatherapy Massage Oils
Ripple Relaxation Massage Oil – A sublime blend of essential oils designed to relax. Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Lavender and Sandalwood. Large 125 ml bottle. $8
Ripple Rejuvenation Massage Oil – Refreshing, uplifting blend of oils to revitalise your senses and body. Mandarin, Lime, Tangerine and Frangipani. Large 125 ml bottle $8
Ripple Sensual Oil – Spice up your life with this massage oil scented with aphrodisiac essential oils. Perfect to get you or your partner in the mood or just tap into your sensuality. 125 ml – $8
Ripple Beautiful Skin Massage Oil – Perfect for those with problem skin or to make your skin look and feel younger. Great for use on areas with cellulite. Grapefruit, Lime, Geranium and Sandalwood. Large 125ml bottle. $7
Ripple Pregnancy Massage Oil – Beautiful oil great for moisturising the skin and preventing stretch marks. Take care of yourself or perfect as a gift. Large 125 ml bottle $8
Ripple Baby and Kids Oil – Perfect for relaxing children and too soothe colic and teething with massage. Suitable for babies and infants. Consult a professional massage therapist for massage techniques. Large 125 ml bottle. $8
Massage Oil Blends
Massage oils can really add to the relaxing quality of your massage. Below are some of our favourite massage oil blends at Ripple.
Carrier Massage Oil Basics
Choosing the right vegetable carrier massage oil is vital. Essential oils dissolve easily in a massage oil to make a blend that makes it easier to move the hands across the skin. Some massage oils, such as olive oil, are too sticky for massage. Peach nut oil is good for delicate skin as is sweet almond oil. Avocado oil has a distinctive fruity aroma so choose essential oils that will compliment this. Most massage oils have health giving nutritious properties of their own, but will be much more effective if combined with another richer carrier oil more suitable for massage.
Blending Essential Massage Oils
This is the fun part. The correct ratio is five drops of essential oil to two tablespoons of carrier massage oil. Carefully measure as making it too strong can be harmful.
Here are some of our favorite blends.
Massage Oil to aid relaxation – We like bergamot, chamomile, Clary sage, lavender and rosewood. To add an uplifting not add a citrus drop as well.
Massage oil for energizing – We like a mix of black pepper, Cyprus, jasmine and peppermint.
Massage oil for stiff muscles – We love ginger, grapefruit, marjoram and nutmeg in a mix of oils for the massage.
Hangover remedy – Always popular, this is good if you forgot to drink water before you slept. A gentle massage with fennel, geranium, orange and juniper is our fave mix.
A warming blend of oils – During winter, we love to have a massage by the fire with these oils … rosewood, ginger and orange.
Tips for understanding Massage Oils
- Know the difference between base massage oil and aromatherapy essential oil. There are quite a number of differences between aromatherapy essential oils and base massage oils. Essential oils contain essences taken from various plant and fruit sources. Each individual essence has a dramatic effect on the body.
- The natural properties that are in some oils mean that they will become cloudy. This can happen because of the content of ingredients or when cold.
- As a common rule we should always store our massage oils in a dark, cool environment. Putting them in the fridge will not harm them in anyway however it may make them a bit more difficult to use.
- Essential oils are not like milk, they won’t turn sour overnight. The dates that are stated on the products are just a guide to remind you that oils do not have an infinite lifespan, however they certainly will not go off over night
- You may notice overtime that the oils that you are using may be named the same however might smell different or there texture is not the same. Did you know that the conditions and the types of soil that is used for the plant to grow in will produce a variety in the chemistry for how the essential oil is produced?
The Best Massage Oils
Sweet Almond Oil – This is probably the most popular type of massage oil. It doesn’t absorb into the skin too quickly, but doesn’t leave you feeling overly oily – it is nice and light on your skin, but is still deeply moisturising.
Apricot Kernel Oil – Apricot Kernel Oil is known to be quite similar to Sweet Almond Oil, making it a great alternative for people with nut allergies.
Sesame Oil – Sesame Oil has been used traditionally in Aurveda, and is documented in ancient Ayurvedic texts as being the best oil for the human body. When used in massage, the oil is known to be very beneficial for the skin.
Jasmine Oil – Coming from the Jasmine flower which only blossoms at night, Jasmine Oil has a sweet, romantic fragrance.
Coconut Oil – Coconut Oil is colourless, very light and is absorbed very well by the skin. This means many people love using it for massages. The oil is commonly used for Lomi Lomi Massage, due to the tropical, coastal nature of its origin and its scent. It is also used to treat body acne, preventing breakouts and the blockage of pores.
Olive Oil – It is deeply hydrating and regular use can keep skin appearance youthful and radiant. Due to the oil’s properties, it is often used for Infant Massage.
Avocado Oil – It is rich in chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments, and is very nourishing for both skin and hair.
Jojoba Oil – Due to its antibacterial properties, this oil is another great option for people prone to breakouts on their face and body.
Grapeseed Oil – This oil is extremely light and thin. When used in massage, it feels rich and glossy on application and leaves skin soft and smooth. It is also nutritious for skin, with high levels of linoleic acid.