When it comes to natural massage oils and their benefits, there are plenty to choose from – each with their own properties and benefits. But which natural massage oil should you use? Here are five excellent natural massage oils you can use during your next massage.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
When most people think of coconut oil, they associate it with a white, solid fat that’s often greasy and strong-scented. But not Fractionated Coconut Oil. This type of coconut oil is lightweight, transparent, and has no scent.
Fractionated Coconut oil is made from regular coconut oil. But unlike regular coconut oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil contains just the medium-chain triglycerides. The long-chain triglycerides are removed during processing and, as a result, is an oil that is slicker than regular coconut oil. It’s a versatile oil used as a massage oil, carrier oil for essential oil blends, and even on hair and skin. It is similar to MCT oil. Fractionated Coconut Oil is deeply hydrating and ideal for all skin types.
Jojoba oil is derived from the Jojoba plant – specifically its nut. This versatile oil is the closest structurally and chemically to human sebum or the oil that our body naturally produces.
Jojoba oil is a humectant that seals your skin and provides a protective barrier that locks in moisture. It’s an excellent oil for skin because it’s less likely to cause build-up or clog your pores. It is also non-irritating and possesses antioxidant properties that may help slow down the signs of aging. It can be used as a massage oil, moisturizer, or mixed into creams and lotions because of its emollient properties.
Sunflower oil is made by pressing the seeds of the sunflower plant. According to Healthline, there are four types of sunflower oil available commercially. These include:
- High linoleic (68% linoleic acid)
- Mid-oleic (NuSun, 65% oleic acid)
- High oleic (82% oleic acid)
- High stearic/high oleic (Nutrisun, 72% oleic acid, 18% stearic acid)
Sunflower oil is a non-comedogenic oil that helps keep dry skin moisturized and oily skin free from acne. These types of oils don’t clog pores, so they’re ideal for the skin, allowing the skin to breathe, remain moisturized, and acne-free. Sunflower Oil also contains antioxidants like Vitamin E, Oleic Acid, and Linoleic Acid (which helps maintain the skin’s natural barrier). Because of its skin-protective and moisturizing properties, Sunflower Oil is ideal for massage and added to creams and lotions.
A byproduct of winemaking, Grapeseed Oil is made by pressing the leftover grape seeds. This oil contains high amounts of omega-6 fatty acids and Vitamin E. It has more Vitamin E than Olive Oil, in comparison. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals. Because of those properties, Grapeseed Oil offers many skin benefits like reducing inflammation, moisturizing skin, tightening the skin and pores, and reducing the appearance of scars.
It is also perfect as a massage oil and a makeup remover as it is ideal for all skin types, including oily skin. In addition to moisturizing the skin, Grapeseed Oil may help with dandruff. Its emollient properties help loosen dead skin and restore moisture to the scalp without making hair feel greasy or weighed down.
Sweet Almond Oil
Almond oil is made from ripe almonds that are pressed to extract the oil without heat. It’s also called Sweet Almond Oil. There is another type of Almond oil, Bitter Almond Oil, made from a different variety of almonds.
The most commonly used Almond Oil for the skin is Sweet Almond Oil. It is rich in Vitamin E and a great source of antioxidants. It’s known to fight free radicals and offer anti-inflammatory benefits. This soothing oil has been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic practices to improve skin tone and complexion. It is also emollient and helps to balance the absorption of moisture and moisture loss. Sweet Almond Oil is also a powerful moisturizer that can be used on the face and body. It’s excellent as a massage oil, nourishing hair oil, or mixed with essential oils.
Skinsations Natural Massage Oils
Skinsations offers an array of natural massage oils and their benefits made with 100% pure natural oils, either unscented or lightly scented with essential oils and extracts like Lavender or Vanilla. Choose from our 100% premium oils like Fractionated Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, or any of our scented and unscented natural oil blends. Hurry! Order today and bring home the unique massage experience that only Skinsation brings!