Massage Oils

Many types of massage utilize some kind of lubricants such as liniments, lotions, or oils to enhance the therapeutic effects and to minimize skin friction during the massage strokes.


Commonly Used Massage Oils

Apricot Kernel Oil

  • Works well for individuals with dry, sensitive skin
  • An excellent alternative for those with nut allergies
  • High in linoleic acid
  • Moisturizing abilities, ideal for aging, mature skin
  • High Vitamin E content helps retain the suppleness and elasticity which are vital to skin health

Jojoba Oil

  • It is a liquid wax and closely resembles the sebum of the skin
  • Rich in vitamin E which promotes a glowing complexion
  • It used as a carrier oil for aromatherapy

Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • A light oil and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth without feeling greasy
  • Coconut Fractionated is liquid at room temperature
  • Differs from regular coconut oil in that it is produced by heat rather than cold pressing
  • Can be used on oily skin as it will not clog pores
  • It tends not to stain sheets

Sunflower Oil

  • High Amounts of Vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals, lecithin, insulin, unsaturated fatty acids
  • Excellent for the skin

Sweet Almond Oil

  • Soften and re-condition the skin, sooth dry skin and irritated areas
  • Rich in proteins and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing
  • Contains Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid
  • It can stain sheets

Other Massage Oils

Avocado Oil

  • Contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene
  • Classified as a monosaturated oil
  • Best suited for dry skin conditions in topical applications

Camellia Seed Oil

  • An excellent anti-oxidant
  • Protects the skin from free radical damage

Grapeseed Oil

  • commonly used as a base oil for many creams, lotions, and carrier oils
  • It has some astringent qualities and is good for oily, acne prone skin

Olive Oil

  • An extremely versatile oil
  • Good for both dry and irritated skin

 Sesame Oil

  • Rich in vitamins E and B, and in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
  • It is a popular aromatherapy and Ayurveda massage carrier oil.

Soya Oil

  • Soya bean oil is becoming increasingly popular with massage therapists
  • It is very light, therefore, an excellent alternative to sweet Almond oil

natural coconut walnut oil