Picture this - the stress from this week is finally coming to an end and you’re looking forward to having a weekend of calm, peace, and self-care. What’re you going to do?
"Nothing like a nice massage for relieving the built up stress from the week , don't you think?," says Elizabeth, CEO of Empress Naturals. "Finding the time for a self-massage at home every other night has transformed my sleep and rest time routine”
Going to a nice, luxurious spa to get a massage is truly a craving but let's be real, most of us can't afford to take that much time and money out every week to fulfill these desires.
The ultimate alternative, perhaps, and an incredible date night idea (what a bonus!) is to give yourself and your partner a luxurious and relaxing massage at home!
This is where massage oils and other therapeutic products come in. You'll be able to fall into the ultimate self-care mindset and unwind from everyday pressures like work and relationships, as well as soothe aches and pains and tired muscles, by using various clean yet effective products!
Massage in your nighttime routine
Here's the best part about including massage into your nighttime routine - it is as flexible as your schedule. It is simple to incorporate massage into your daily regimen. On days when you genuinely have time for yourself, a full-body treatment is ideal.
You can do it after your shower while relaxing or catching up on your favorite show. On days when you're pressed for time, though, you can massage small sections of your body that feel tired than the rest.
For instance, for those who spend a lot of their day at the desk, massaging your neck and shoulder muscles is so helpful to release tension! Whichever you select, you will undoubtedly feel revitalized and renewed from everyday worries.
We scoured all the clean and organic small business brands in the Conscious Beauty Collective and found 5 of the best massage oils and accompaniments for you to elevate your self-care routine! Read on to know which ones are your must-haves for your minimalist nighttime routine.
FIND THE RIGHT BLEND IN MASSAGE OILS
Contrary to popular belief, jojoba oil is not an oil. It is a form of wax made from the pods of the jojoba plant. Jojoba has so many properties that make it the ideal massage-based oil.
It has antimicrobial characteristics, it is not oily and will not ruin your bed linens. Jojoba oil has been commonly used for full body massages since it is considered to be helpful for curing back acne. It is easily absorbed by the skin and hence can be reapplied.
Benefits of Jojoba Oil:
- It restores the skin barrier that has been destroyed by eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, and acute dermatitis. Jojoba oil is high in wax ether and anti-inflammatory qualities, making it ideal for skin care.
- It has incredible anti-aging properties that will help your body skin retain it’s hydration and glow from within.
- Jojoba is a great carrier oil to mix with other essential oils to enhance your massage experience.
This lightweight oil is used for both cooking and popularly in massage.
Benefits of Sunflower Oil:
- Sunflower oil improves the appearance of your body skin by boosting its moisture levels.
- Use sunflower oil to enhance your skin's barrier healing function. As a result, it can have anti-aging properties for your epidermis.
- Sunflower oil is high in important fatty acids, which help to rejuvenate your epidermis. Regular massaging with this oil will leave your complexion glowing and luminous.
Argan Oil is your best friend for an after-shower or after bath massage. It is non-greasy and airy so it works to immediately soften your epidermis.
Benefits Of Argan Oil:
- Argan Oil massage enhances the suppleness of your skin. This firms it up and works towards resolving aging symptoms like sagging skin.
- It moisturizes your face and boosts its hydration levels. It also helps your skin's ability to retain hydration. This can keep your epidermis hydrated and healthy.
- A deep-tissue massage using argan oil is said to calm sore muscles while also reducing swelling and joint discomfort.
OUR FAVE PICKS FOR THE PERFECT MASSAGE EXPERIENCE
Our Calming Massage Oil is an anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, and anxiety-fighting experience that eliminates all stressors from your body and psyche.
For the ideal leisure experience, our formula infuses detoxifying minerals deep into the epidermis. With the effective blend of Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Sweet Marjoram, it provides rest and relaxation like never before!
Empress Naturals Circulation Massage Oil is a soothing blend of essential oils intended to promote overall circulation.
A radiance-boosting body oil that encourages inner circulation and alleviates mental stagnation while leaving a calming fragrance in your wake environment.
Our Circulation Massage Oil includes powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories such as Juniper Berry, Rosemary, and Sage, which benefit your epidermis by removing toxins from your circulation.
Our olfactory system interacts with the amygdala and hippocampus, two brain regions responsible for personal memory and feeling.
These regions of the brain are activated when we breathe essential oils, which can alter our emotional state. It can improve our sleeping pattern, reduce anxiety, decrease blood pressure, and reduce cravings.
Skinny Formula Massage Oil is an excellent option that will aid you in your weight management. It has a soothing impact on the body, aids in healthy circulation, and boosts metabolism.
It contains grapefruit essential oil that increases your metabolism, cypress essential oil that allows your body to remove toxins, excess salt, and waste, and vanilla to help combat mood fluctuations.
This natural, soothing fragrance, while subtle, has the distinct ability to settle your nervous system.
This herbal balm massage candle with sweet notes is not overpowering and was created using the best natural aroma and essential oils. It is ideal if you enjoy candles but dislike the scent or migraines that come with them.
The calming Geranium melts away tension, Grapefruit uplifts emotions and purifies the mind, and Rosemary gives a pleasant and stimulating sense of fresh mountain air to Bohali Nights.
P.S. - This candle doubles as a massage balm. Use the soft wax on your skin for silky soft hands, legs, and body.
SIMPURE’S Aromatherapy Spray
Their Aromatic Sprays contain only purified essential oils, witch hazel, and deionized water.
They're great for on-the-go use when you're at the gym or after a yoga class, as well as in the house for the restroom, as a linen freshener, and, on yourself for an instant pick-me-up!
Excellent to apply to your face, linens, and in the bathtub. Merely 3-4 sprays before getting in the shower to clear those airways and calm you immediately. Also works well as a restroom deodorizer!
MORE OF A DO-IT-YOURSELF KIND OF PERSON? TRY A SIMPLE DIY MASSAGE OIL !
Here are some basic things you need before you start making your own massage oils!
- A carrier oil:
Find something to diffuse your essential oils in. Make sure you pick one that suits your skin type and needs so that you love the creation you end up with!
- Essential oil:
Find an essential oil that has the properties of the kind of massage you want. Only buy pure essential oils that are non-toxic and high quality.
- A glass (preferably coloured) bottle to store your final product.
Your Calming + Restorative Massage Oil
You will need:
- ¼ cup of almond oil
- 20 drops of lavender essential oil
- 6 drops of chamomile oil
- 6 drops of sweet orange essential oil
Mix all the oils together and transfer to your bottle. Make small batches at a time.
Always massage oils from your body extremities towards the heart. From your feet upwards, from hand to shoulder, and from your neck towards the heart.
FIND THE RIGHT MASSAGE OILS FOR YOUR BODY & SOUL
Empress Naturals’ skincare is formulated specifically for your overall wellness. It is the best care your skin could ask for!
Our aim at Empress Naturals is to provide you with 100% Pure and Organic Skincare. We nurture mature skin with ingredients that come directly from nature.
We provide ageless radiance and luminous skin without exposing your skin to the thousands of toxic ingredients that are still legal in the country.
Our products are non-toxic, clean, USDA Certified Organic, and Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free. All of our ingredients are cultivated responsibly and sourced from sustainable farms throughout the world with ZERO hazardous preservatives.
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