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Rose Infused Massage Oil


Rose Infused Massage Oil

Rose Infused Massage Oil Recipe
by La Bella Figura


Since ancient times, people have been anointing and massaging their bodies with plant oils to heal ailments, energize the body, and condition their skin. Even after a millennia, nothing soothes or feels more luxurious. This massage and body oil contains essential antioxidants and omegas from olive, chia, sunflower, and jojoba oils infused with aromatic rose, vanilla, and frankincense for a sensual experience that leaves your skin radiant and soft to the touch.


Inside the Porthole:

  • 20 g Dried Hibiscus Flowers
  • 17g Dried Rose Buds
  • 10g Dried Jasmine Flowers
  • 2g Myrrh Gum Resin
  • 3g Frankincense Resin
  • 2 Whole Vanilla Pods

 

Liquid to be added:

  • 100 ml (3.3 oz)Olive Oil
  • 100ml (3.3oz) Jojoba Oil
  • 100ml (3.3oz) Sunflower Seed Oil
  • 50ml (1.6 oz) Chia Seed Oil

 

Instructions:

Arrange dried hibiscus, rose buds, and jasmine flowers in the Porthole cavity as desired.
Sprinkle in myrrh and frankincense resin and place in the vanilla bean pods.
Close porthole and check for a good seal.
In a beaker or glass measuring cup, add oils and stir to combine. Pour oil blend into porthole.
Infuse for up to 3 months. Store in a cool dark place.

 

Usage:

Massage - Pour a few drops into your hand and warm in the palm before applying. Gently massage into skin using circular or long sweeping movements. Repeat as necessary.

Body Oil - Apply liberally just after a bath or shower while skin is damp. Massage well into skin.


Substitutions:

Options for customization are endless. The key is not to introduce anything that contains water into your oil infusion. For example, you can substitute grape seed, coconut or sweet almond oil for olive oil and substitute plum or apricot kernel oils for chia seed oil. You can replace frankincense and myrrh with anything dried that has a scent you enjoy, such as a few pieces of dried orange or lemon peel, star anise, dried ginger root or coriander seeds.


Links for Ingredients:

The best oils are cold pressed and organic. Many herbs, spices, and oils can be found at your local Whole Foods, Co-ops or Health Food Stores.

Online sources
Mountain Rose Herbs (oils, herbs, flowers)
Organic Creations (oil, herbs, flowers)
From Nature with Love (oil, herbs, flowers)

photos by Lara Kastner Photography