Coconut oil has become very popular in the world of natural beauty, and it’s easy to see why: it makes your skin and hair soft and moisturized without leaving behind the greasy feeling that other oils do. Coconut oil is also amazing in cooking, and many people enjoy the taste of it as well!
As much as we love coconut oil, there are some things that coconut oil can’t do, like mix with massage oil or be used as a lubricant. So what can you do to keep your skin feeling good without using chemicals?
Step 1 – Add glass bottle, carrier oil and Vitamin E
Add 2 cups of organic coconut oil and 1/4 cup of your chosen carrier oil to a glass bottle. Add 1 or 2 Vitamin E softgels and shake well. The carrier oil will help keep your skin from being irritated by coconut oil and also helps it soak into your skin better.
If you have sensitive skin, you can add just a little bit of carrier oil at first (like a tablespoon) until you see how much is best for you.
You could use sweet almond or grapeseed oil for example. Sweet almond is more popular because it’s inexpensive, but I prefer grapeseed because it’s cold pressed so it retains more nutrients and doesn’t contain any waxes or other chemicals, although sweet almond works great too if that’s what you have on hand.
Step 2 – Pour in CBD hemp extract
First, you’ll need to measure out your coconut oil and hemp extract into a glass bowl. Hemp extract comes in a variety of forms, but we recommend using CBD isolate for best results. You can use whichever form you’d like though.
For example, if you want to include another cannabinoid such as CBG or CBN along with your CBD isolate, simply adjust your ratios accordingly. The amount of hemp extract added will determine how potent (or not) your final massage oil is so make sure to add it according to what works best for you!
Step 3 – Place lid on top
Covering your jar with a lid is a smart move to keep your oil nice and fresh. You can use any kind of lid as long as it’s not too tight and secure. If you use a plastic lid, make sure it’s BPA-free so that it doesn’t leak chemicals into your product.
If you are concerned about smell, look for an airtight glass lid that’s odorless. When choosing lids for jars like these, go for ones with larger holes—it will give you more control when pouring in ingredients!
Step 4 – Shake well
You need to shake your coconut oil before using it because, if you don’t, it will separate into three distinct layers: a thin layer of coconut oil on top, watery middle layer and then a thick oily layer on bottom. Shaking makes everything blend together in one smooth mixture.
So give it a few good shakes and mix well. You don’t want your massage oils separating while you are using them! But make sure you don’t overdo it – no vigorous shaking is necessary. Just enough to get all three layers blending together in one uniform mixture.
Step 5 – Wait for product to settle
After adding water and shaking vigorously, allow your mixture to settle. The excess water will eventually fall to the bottom of your container while leaving you with clean oil that is ready for use.
Just make sure that you don’t leave your container sitting on its side too long or you risk causing a chemical reaction between water and coconut oil. Instead, place your container in an upright position and let it sit for about 20 minutes before bottling it up!
Step 6 – Use dropper to add desired amount into skin
Now you need to spread around your massage oil onto your skin. You’ll find that it takes only a small amount of oil to create a nice layer. You may also choose to slide or glide your hands across each other while they are coated in coconut oil.
This helps distribute it more evenly on your skin and gives you an even coating of oil on both sides of your hands. Since there is only one area that can be massaged at once, you may want to do yourself, as well as whoever is receiving the massage.
It will be quicker if they spread their own oil, but if they are not quite confident enough yet, you can help them out too!
Step 7 – Spread around product onto the skin
When using a product for a massage it is essential to spread it around your clients body in order to receive maximum benefits from the treatment.
We recommend you apply an even layer of oil over your client’s body by gently rubbing it into their skin until all areas are covered, making sure not to miss any sensitive areas that may need special attention.
You can also use your hands to cup over certain areas or rub along joints such as shoulders, knees and elbows. This will help increase blood flow and get rid of aches or pains.
When you are massaging yourself you should use long strokes on your muscles especially when stretching them out before working out or competing in sports. Apply slow circular movements on tired muscles or ones that require deeper penetration with lighter strokes.
Step 8 – Leave overnight for benefits to be absorbed by the body
If your coconut oil is solidified when you take it out of your kitchen cabinet, leave it there for a few hours. If it is still too hard to use, run some warm water over a small bowl of coconut oil and stir until melted.
Once melted you can then transfer to a storage container and place in your refrigerator or at room temperature. Store your container in a cool, dry place like a pantry or cabinet away from direct sunlight.
The shelf life for massaging oils is about 1 year if kept at room temperature in an airtight container and 2-3 years if kept refrigerated! Be sure to test on your skin before using to make sure you’re comfortable with the consistency!
Step 9 – Wash hands after use.
It is important to remember that massage oil and coconut oil are both made up of organic materials. It is possible for bacteria, mold, fungus and other organic contaminants to grow in products that contain living cells.
Remember to wash your hands after using soaps, creams or oils. Many people do not realize how easily they can get a skin rash from just handling oil incorrectly.
Wash your hands as soon as you finish applying any kind of lotion or cream on your body and always make sure you use clean hands when applying oils directly on yourself or someone else.
Step 10 – Keep at room temperature and use within a few months.
It’s important to keep your homemade massage oil away from heat and sunlight, as exposure to either will degrade coconut oil. The best way to do that is to keep it in a covered container.
You should also refrigerate your homemade massage oil if you plan on using it within a few days (or make sure you bring it back up to room temperature before use).
If you want your massage oil to last longer than a few months, put in in opaque containers and keep in a cool area out of direct sunlight. Refrigeration is ideal, but not required. If kept out of direct sunlight, coconut oil will last up to three years; just make sure not to store it where excessive heat or humidity are present.
Olive oil, like other oils, is able to keep skin healthy and moisturized. However, it also has a number of properties that can increase its utility as a massage oil.
Not only does it smell great and leave your skin feeling silky smooth after use, but it can help with blood circulation, which means it’s good for you in all kinds of ways. It even contains antioxidants!