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Body & Soul: Calming Massage Oil

By Kathi Keville
December/January
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A perfect relaxing massage oil for the evening.

  • 1/2 cup each lavender flower buds, rose petals and chamomile flowers
  • 2 cups almond oil
  • 2 teaspoons liquid lanolin (optional)
  1. Place herbs in a jar and cover completely with oil. Stir, close the jar and keep warm for a couple of days.
  2. Strain out the herbs. If you wish to add lanolin to make the oil a little creamier, strain the herbs while the oil is still warm and stir in the lanolin until well blended.
  3. Pour the oil into a pretty bottle and store in a cool place.

Kathi Keville is director of the  American Herb Association  and author of 12 books, including Aromatherapy for Dummies (IDG, 1999) and Herbs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (Friedman/Fairfax Publishing, 1999).

Click here for the original article, Body & Soul: Recipe for Relaxation.








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