House of Herbology: DIY Rosemary, Sage & Lavender Massage Oil Blend

If you are looking for a massage oil blend that tackles a number of things for your skin, hair, scalp and muscles as well as your spiritual and mental wellbeing, then you may want to try out this Rosemary, Sage & Lavender Massage Oil Blend.

The combination of rosemary, sage and lavender essential oils in a carrier oil works as an effective relaxant to soothe tired or achey muscles, moisturises and conditions hair scalp, darkens hair, softens dry skin, boosts circulation, assists with concentration and focus, and can be used as a topical solution to treat insect bites, and more. An all-rounder healing potion, the Rosemary, Sage & Lavender Massage Oil Blend can be made and given as Yule/Christmas presents for your loved ones.

As with the use of any essential oils, always check the safety data before using. Essential oils should always be used with caution, particularly during pregnancy and/or with children.

Benefits of Rosemary, Sage and Lavender essential oils

Rosemary essential oil is a healing all-rounder. With its antiseptic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties, rosemary essntial oil helps reduce stress levels and nervous tension, boosts mental activity, encourages clarity and insight, relieves fatigue, and supports respiratory function.

Rosemary essential oil’s tonic properties stimulate hair follicles to lengthen and strengthen hair while slowing the graying of hair, preventing hair loss, and moisturising dry scalp to relieve dandruff. 

Sage essential oil, not to be confused with clary sage oil as both have different properties, is steam distilled from the leaves of the Salvia officinalis herb, also referred to as Common Sage, True Sage, Garden Sage, and Dalmatian Sage. Sage essential oil is known to help soothe discomforts of the digestive, respiratory, and female reproductive systems.

Sage essential oil boosts circulation, and with its anti-spasmodic properties, sage essential oil effectively addresses spasms, such as those associated with coughs, chest and stomach pain, and cramps. Used diluted in a carrier oil as a hair oil, sage essential oil conditions and moisturises both hair and scalp, and soothes irritation caused by dandruff by cleansing the scalp.

Lavender essential oil is typically used for its relaxing effects on the body. Lavender essential oil also works as a skin soother and moisturises chapped skin. Its anti-septic and anti-fungal properties may help to reduce itching and swelling caused by insect bites. With its anti-microbial properties, it also provides soothing relief to minor burns and cuts, while eliminating bacteria from the wound.

Rosemary, Sage & Lavender Massage Oil Blend Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Fractionated Coconut carrier oil or carrier oil of your choice
  • 100ml amber glass bottle with dropper
  • 50drops of Rosemary essential oil
  • 30 drops of Dalmatian Sage essential oil
  • 20 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • A small funnel

Method:

  1. Insert the funnel in to the neck of the glass bottle
  2. Add the fractionated coconut oil until 2/3rds of the bottle is filled
  3. Add the rosemary, dalmatian sage and lavender essential oils to the bottle
  4. Top up the bottle with fractionated coconut oil until it reaches just below the neck of the bottle
  5. Place the dropper cap on the bottle and close the bottle
  6. Shake the bottle with the ingredients
  7. Massage into skin

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living

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