So this series is all about SIMPLICITY. That sounds better than “easy.” Easy just sounds like we’re cheap. We’re not cheap or careless–we just have very little time & sometimes very little monies. So simplicity is key to giving nice, useful gifts to the people that we love this Christmas.
Well, this is the simplest of the simple recipes that I’ve given you so far. Only two ingredients, friends. Count ’em, TWO.
This gift is two-fold to boot–the gift that keeps on giving. Because if you give someone massage oil, they also get the excuse to ask for a massage. Sort of the same situation as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
“Hey babe, check out this fantastic massage oil that I just got…you maybe wanna, rub it…on my feet?”
And of course, this is requested while handing your hubby a plate of warm, freshly baked cookies.
Everybody needs a little spa therapy every once in a while.
Give yo’ friends the gift of fun & relaxation.
Maybe pair this oil with: a head massager, a Turkish bathrobe, a trigger point ball, candles, an iTunes gift card (or any shopping gift card because #retailtherapy), a good book, a cute heating pad, or even this cool acupuncture mat–it really helps my bad back & neck to release when it’s really wound tight.
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OIL INFUSED MASSAGE OIL
WHAT YOU NEED
Any flavor will do. But here’s a few of my favorites:
Peace & Calming I & II
Eucalyptus + Peppermint
Lavender + Lemon
Sandalwood + Jasmine + Vanilla
Bergamot + Frankincense
Peppermint + Rosemary
Cinnamon + Orange
Clary Sage + Bergamot + Grapefruit
Eucalyptus + Lavender
Rosemary + Cedarwood
I have a thing for Young Living–you can read all about the benefits of EO & why I chose Young Living here.
Coconut Oil is my bae.
I always have fractionated coco on hand because I can easily pump a little into my hand with a few drops of EO to rub in when needed. It’s rich & awesome for moisturizing dry skin.
However, coconut oil does have a small hint of…coconut. Not a bad thing. At all. But it doesn’t always mix the best with certain oil & certain smells.
So Grapeseed Oil is a perfect alternative. It’s practically odorless & it dries quickly.
Other great alternatives would be: Sweet Almond, Olive, or Jojoba oils.
Glass Spray Bottle
I’m crushin’ on these Amber Spray Bottles. It’s a great deal, perfect size, and it’s looks purty.
HOW TO MAKE
Now this is where things get a bit tricky.
So just hang in there, follow the steps, and I’m sure things will turn out ok.
Here we go.
Fill up your oh-so-cute glass bottle with your carrier oil.
Add 50 drops of your chosen oil–if you’re doing a blend, go halfsies or whatever equation adds up to 50 drops.
Then put the lid back on…tight.
Then shake it.
Now go bathe in it.
Ok, I lied. It’s not tricky at all–it’s the easiest thing in the history of easy. Which makes it all the easier to love & enjoy!
All right, if I say easy one more time I think I’ll scream. I just really want you to know how….simple….this is. 😉
Check back tomorrow for another…simple…DIY.
I’m thinkin’ that it’s time for a man-specific project because they need love too. I suppose.
See you tomorrow. xx