When you think of massage oil, you probably picture something like coconut oil or almond oil, right? That’s because they make great lubricants, but they don’t lend themselves very well to massaging your partner all over the body.
If you want to really enjoy the experience of getting a massage, you should consider using massage oil that contains more than just natural ingredients; you should also try making edible massage oil.
The edible massage oil has a lot of benefits, and it adds excitement to the experience of giving and receiving massages. This article shows you how to make edible massage oil in 10 simple steps.
Step 1 – Pick your recipes
While you can make edible massage oil using pure ingredients, some oils and butters are derived from nuts or fruit pits and may be unsafe if ingested. Experiment with different recipes until you find one that’s right for you. To reduce fat content and calories, consider replacing heavy cream with a non-dairy substitute like coconut milk. Consider adding flavors like vanilla extract or rose water to your oil as well!
Step 2 – Choose your ingredients
These ingredients will go into your new massage oil: 4 cups of canola oil, 2 tablespoons each of almond and sesame seed oil, 4 tablespoons of cocoa butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. The essential oils used here are peppermint and lavender. Add these to your food processor or blender. Now let’s get started!
Step 3 – Prepare your ingredients
The first thing you will need to do is prepare your oil and butter. Fill a pan about two-thirds of the way with water, and bring it to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, remove from heat and add your oils. Add them slowly as they will boil over easily if poured in all at once. Next, fill your other pan about halfway with water, turn on medium heat and let come up to temperature. You want it hot enough that when you drop a teaspoon of oil into it, they instantly melt or dissolve completely into it. Once both pans are ready you can start making your massage oil!
Step 4 – Heat up!
The food-grade silicone lube will harden if it gets too cold, so it’s important that you heat up whatever bowl you’re going to mix it in for about 5 minutes before starting. The best way I found is to fill up a smaller saucepan with hot water, put your mixing bowl on top of that, and let it sit for a few minutes. It should soften right up when you start mixing! This step is optional but I think its worth doing because once your finished product has been warmed up with body temperature (or a warm shower), it will be really nice and soft and really slippery.
Step 5 – Pour in your liquids
Measure out your liquid ingredients now and add them to your mixture. Depending on how much of each ingredient you’ve chosen, you may not need all of it. Refer back to steps 2 through 4 to calculate exactly how much you should be using for each. The biggest thing here is making sure that everything gets thoroughly combined; make sure nothing is floating on top or sitting at the bottom of any container. If it looks like something might not blend, get a spoon and stir it up well. It’s easier (and less messy) than trying to do so later once everything’s been bottled up!
Step 6 – Add heat for infusion time
Place water bath on a stove and turn on high heat. Place lidded jar into water bath. Boil for 15 minutes, stirring once during infusion time. Cool for 20 minutes. Cover with lid when cool enough not to burn skin if spilled (10-15 min). NOTE: If using essential oils that are photosensitive, don’t infuse under direct sunlight or UV lights; store away from light & heat until ready to use.
Step 7 – Strain and pour into containers.
Strain and pour into bottles or containers. We recommend a small funnel for pouring as it makes it easier to keep from spilling. Use gloves, as oil is sticky and will stain your skin for a few days after use. Allow your massage oil to cool completely before using on skin! For extended freshness, store at room temperature, but not above 30°C (86°F). Keep out of direct sunlight. Your massage oil should last you several months if properly stored; however, we can’t guarantee any particular shelf life because how you use it and how often you use it varies per individual basis and there are too many other factors involved that can affect its shelf life.
Step 8 – Cool down the oil.
Pour your oil into a heatproof bowl and place it in a sink full of ice water. As it cools, stir from time to time until it reaches room temperature. This helps prevent milk proteins from clumping together when you add your edible massage oil mixture. The goal is to have a smooth mixture with no visible clumps of solid protein floating around; don’t worry if you can still see some fluffiness at room temperature, though. If you want, you can make sure there are no visible chunks by passing your final product through a fine-mesh strainer before using it. When cooled completely, transfer the edible massage oil into an airtight container or jar and store at room temperature.
Step 9 – Wash out your container.
Since your oil will already be thick, adding a little water and swirling it around should help get all of your flavorings out. Be sure not to wash out your container with anything else as cross-contamination could occur. Step 9 – Add fresh carrier oil: After you’ve washed out your container, fill it up again with fresh carrier oil and stir well. You’ll probably have to repeat these steps several times until there is no more discoloration. Don’t worry if you don’t achieve a perfectly clear oil by using only one type of carrier oil—it won’t affect how it works in your finished product.
If you’re not a fan of essential oils, you can substitute with other flavorings such as vanilla extract or unsweetened cocoa powder. Instead of food coloring, you can use cocoa powder, too. You could even turn them into bath bombs by adding baking soda and popping them in your tub—so feel free to experiment with what works best for you! And once your oil is made, keep it stored tightly closed at room temperature until it’s time for use. The oil should last about 2 months before going bad. As an alternative, these oils can be transformed into body butter instead!