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Body & Soul: Energizing Massage Oil

By Janice Cox
October/November 2011
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The scent of rosemary is uplifting, and oregano and peppermint boost your circulation. If you prefer to use essential oils, use 1 drop in place of each teaspoon of fresh herbs and skip the process of heating the oil, which could alter the fragile essential oils.

• 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
• 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
• 1 teaspoon fresh peppermint
• 1/2 cup light oil (almond, sunflower or light olive)

1. Gently crush fresh herbs and pour oil over them in a heat-resistant container.

2. Use the stovetop or microwave to gently heat but do not boil, then let cool completely.

3. Filter out all solids using a coffee filter. 

4. To use: Massage into your skin after bathing.


Janice Cox is the co-author, with her daughter Lauren Cox, of EcoBeauty (Ten Speed Press, 2009). To buy, visit www.herbcompanion.com/shopping. 

Click here for the main article, Body & Soul: Carrier Oils 101.



















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