Massage is a common form of relief from tired and overworked muscles, because it provides a combination of touch therapy and aromatherapy at the same time. The massage improves blood circulation and tones the muscles, rids the body of toxins and releases energy from tense muscles. The scent evokes a feeling of joy and well-being. Essential oils penetrate the skin very well during the massage.
Sunflower, coconut, olive, almond, sesame or virtually any vegetable oil can usually be used as the carrier oil, which you then combine with aromatic oils. These aromatic oils should not be used for massages directly without dilution. A suitable ratio is 10 drops or 1 teaspoon of essential oil per 30 ml of carrier oil. With this ratio, the massage oil will be really effective.
Dilution for massages:
0.5% – for children under 6 years, this corresponds to 2-3 drops in 50 ml of carrier oil
1.5% – for children between 6 and 12 years, this corresponds to 7 drops in 50 ml of carrier oil
2.5–3% – for children from 12 years of age, this corresponds to 12 drops in 50 ml of carrier oil