A magical thing happened one day... I got a boyfriend! And he asked for a massage. So, I kinda threw some stuff together and it was okay, but I was unhappy with the oil formula. I embarked on a quest to create a perfect massage oil that wasn't too thick, too smelly, or too slimy. But it happened on accident that I would create something perfect for both my face and for a sore back.
Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need:
Vitamin E oil
Tee tree oil
Peppermint essential oil
Brown sugar (for the scrub)
Glass jar (for the scrub)
I chose these oils for a reason.
Almond oil is a perfect texture for massaging and natural nourishment
Jojoba oil cleans pores and makes skin appear healthy
Vitamin E oil helps to heal burns, cuts, stretch marks, cold sores, sunburn, and brown spots and also has anti-aging benefits
Tea tree oil has antibacterial purposes, treats cuts and scrapes, and prevents acne
Peppermint oil relieves stress, pain, and even headaches. It also contains menthol that nourishes dull skin and treats oily skin
Step 2: Mix It Up!
Put the funnel in the bottle and pour in
1/4 c almond oil
1 tbsp jojoba oil
1 tbsp vitamin E oil
1/2 tsp (25-30 drops) tea tree oil
1/2 tsp (25-30 drops) peppermint essential oil
Shake gently and you're done!
Step 3: The Scrub
Fill your glass jar with brown sugar. Pour the brown sugar out of the jar and into a bowl. Crush the clumps with your fingers thoroughly. Pour in a small amount of your oil mixture and then mix it. You can either mix using your hand or a spoon. Add more as needed until you are able to squeeze the scrub into a ball that stays together but isn't hard. Move the scrub into your jar and push it down. Don't pack it or it will be hard to get out.
Step 4: Use It or Lose It!
To wash your face:
Pour some into your hand and massage into your skin using your fingertips. It's exceptionally relaxing to rub in tiny circles all over your skin. Leave it on until you feel a cooling sensation and then remove using either water or a damp cloth. For an added benefit, steam your face while the oil is on it. It will shrink your pores significantly. As with any product, be careful to not get this in your eyes. If you do, rinse with water. There's nothing deadly or even really toxic, but eyes are sensitive. It's going to burn.
Pour some into your palm and rub your hands together. Rub it on the area you will be massaging. You may need to pour some more after that because the skin likes to suck this stuff up. So, pour some more in your hands and massage away. If your hands/fingers stop gliding easily, add more. If the skin is too slick for you to add much pressure, blot with a towel.
Use on the face or body. Great for hard skin on feet, hands, etc... No special process here, just rub it on like you're trying to rub it in. It will rinse off with water.