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Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. Whether that’s with your partner in a meaningful and intimate way, or giving yourself some much-needed self-care. This Valentine’s Day, I decided to create a simple rose and vanilla homemade massage oil that you can share with your partner or use with yourself. I wanted to make a ritual that enhances well-being, focuses on love, and is accessible to everyone.
The homemade massage oil aims to relax, nourish the skin, and please the senses. Highlighting the nourishing properties of rose and the calming scent of vanilla, your skin will feel amazing and the scent will be delectable. Let’s take a closer look at the powerful ingredients in this oil, within the view of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Rose Petals and Rosehips
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, people revere roses for their ability to nourish the heart and promote emotional well-being. They soothe the mind, relieve stress, and enhance feelings of love and compassion. Rosehips, the fruit of the rose plant, are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which support overall skin health and vitality.
Avocado oil is deeply moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, practitioners believe it promotes blood circulation and helps alleviate dryness and inflammation. Its rich texture helps the massage oil glide smoothly over the skin, enhancing the relaxation experience.
Rose Hip Oil
Rosehip oil is highly regarded for its ability to rejuvenate the skin. Packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, rosehip oil promotes skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, rosehip oil is associated with nourishing the Liver and Kidney meridians, supporting overall vitality.
Pomegranate oil is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps protect the skin from environmental damage, promotes cell regeneration, and improves skin tone and texture. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, practitioners associate pomegranate with promoting healthy digestion and harmonizing the body’s energy.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals and premature aging. It supports skin repair and rejuvenation, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.
Vanilla Bean Powder or Vanilla Bean Essential Oil
The sweet and comforting aroma of vanilla is known to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, vanilla is thought to calm the Shen (spirit) and help balance emotions. Whether you choose to use vanilla bean powder or vanilla bean essential oil, the scent will add a touch of warmth and sensuality to your massage experience.
How to Use the Rose and Vanilla Homemade Massage Oil
To fully enjoy the benefits of this massage oil, follow these simple steps:
- Find a serene and comfortable space where you and your partner can relax without distractions. If you’re enjoying a self-massage, create a calming ambiance for yourself.
- Shake the bottle of massage oil well to ensure you combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
- Take a moment to inhale the beautiful aroma of the oil, allowing it to calm your mind and set the intention for the massage.
- Pour a small amount of oil into your hands and gently warm it by rubbing your palms together.
- Begin the massage, focusing on long, smooth strokes and paying attention to areas of tension or discomfort. Allow the oil to penetrate the skin, leaving it feeling nourished and rejuvenated.
This ritual, ideal for Valentine’s Day, is also suitable for any time you want to unwind and relax.
You can enjoy it throughout the year as a way to connect with your partner or to practice self-care. Whether you’re celebrating love with a partner or embracing self-love, the Rose and Vanilla Massage Oil offers a nurturing experience that promotes a sense of well-being and relaxation.
Please note that people traditionally associate the ingredients in this massage oil with fertility. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice if you’re trying to conceive. This massage oil is generally safe and beneficial for women and men in all stages of life, supporting overall skin health and emotional well-being.
Indulge in this delightful ritual and let the enchanting blend of rose and vanilla transport you to a state of blissful relaxation. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Fertility Safe Recipes
I am honored to share this fertility-safe recipe with you. The recipe is part of my fertility series recipes in collaboration with Angela at Magnolia Wellness OC.
We have come together here to share and create recipes to add to a daily routine, for anyone in any phase of life. You can also try our Womb Massage Oil, Energy Cleansing Spray, Daily Herbal Infusion for Fertility, and Rose Hip Facial Oil for Nourished Skin recipes.
If you or someone you know is on a fertility journey know that you don’t have to do it on your own. From my own experience. I highly recommend checking out Angela’s 1-on-1 fertility support.
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- Combine ingredients into a large mason jar and let steep for 2-4 weeks.
- After steeping, strain out the raw materials and store them in a tinted glass container to keep them fresh!
You can use a Magic Butter or the crock pot method machine for a quicker infusion of the oils.