Getting a massage is a relaxing way to relieve stress, break up muscle tension and support a healthy sleep cycle. You can amplify all of these benefits by including a little CBD into the massage. Many companies are coming out with CBD massage oils that enhance the massage experience. Here are some of the best CBD massage oils out there. Plus, we’ll share some DIY CBD massage oil recipes that you can make with Joy Organics’ CBD Tinctures!
Benefits Of A Massage
From a newborn in a parent’s arms to being consoled at a time of loss, there is nothing more comforting than another person’s touch. Like many other weapons in this world, a touch is a powerful tool. When misused, touch can destroy the mind, body, and spirit of a human. However, when used for good, human contact can improve mood and promote wellness. Here are the benefits massage can bring your life.
Imagine yourself at your most stressed-out moment. Everything is tight, clenched together. We hunch forward, virtually decimating our posture. As your parents used to say, “don’t cross your eyes, they might stay that way.” Don’t let stress tense up your body; you might get stuck in these tightly-wound positions.
Massages help work out these kinks. It’s an opportunity to isolate the tense muscle, break down its firmness and smooth it on out for relief. Post-massage, you’ll feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. That’s because it has!
You also don’t need to go to a massage therapist or have a significant other to relieve tension. Don’t giggle now, but touch yourself! Dab a little CBD massage oil onto your fingertips and rub random spots around your neck and back in circular motions. A little self-love goes a long way.
Boosts Skin Health
Having someone massage you is also an excellent opportunity to move around some stagnant energy and cells inside your body. By gliding hands up and down the spine, it can help break up and blockages in energy flow. In turn, oxygenated blood cells will make it to more areas of the body.
Many massage oils also help you find your natural glow. The base liquids (known as carrier oils) are abundant in healthy fats and amino acids. These nutrients are essential for rejuvenating skin cells while promoting the growth of new ones.
Getting a massage is often associated with a form of pampering yourself. Whenever a massage happens, it feels like a treat. Immediately, the mere idea of getting a massage can improve your mood. However, on a molecular level, getting an actual massage really can!
Experts believe that receiving a massage can naturally boost serotonin in the system. Furthermore, massage helps support a healthy immune system. So, if you’re feeling your best and have the proper brain chemicals to back it up, a massage can undoubtedly improve your mood!
Why Use CBD Massage Oils?
Massages are already a calming experience. Adding CBD oil into the mix will only support all the benefits of a massage. That’s because your skin is an integral part of the endocannabinoid system.
Our skin has cannabinoid receptors within our hair follicles, nerves and glands. By applying CBD massage oil directly to the skin, phytocannabinoids can penetrate the skin barrier. Massaging CBD oil into the skin gives the phytocannabinoids direct access to our cannabinoid receptors.
Most massages include a little pressure being applied to the body. By using CBD in your massage oil, the techniques used by you, your partner, or masseuse ensures the oil gets rubbed in evenly. That way, as much of you possibly will get some CBD love!
Also, carrier oils tend to be high in healthy fats. Fats are crucial for our body to absorb nutrients. That’s because fats will absorb cannabinoids in the massage oil. Therefore, fats are the first to enter the system. They get broken down, releasing the phytocannabinoids into the bloodstream, or in this instance, to the cannabinoid receptors.
Once again, you don’t need another person to give you the gift of touch. Just apply your CBD massage oil to spots that have a few kinks. Heck, do some yoga to complement your self-care massage routine. As you get more flexible, you might get a decent solo back massage going!
What to Look For In CBD Massage Oils
Not all CBD massage oils are going to be created equally. Many companies will cut corners and use artificial “fragrances” to give the illusion of a calming botanical. Opt for companies that use all-natural and organic ingredients.
The base oil should be a fruit or vegetable oil. Meanwhile, the scents must be essential oils. Otherwise, you might be rubbing ingredients into your skin that triggers a negative response from your cannabinoid receptors. These synthetic additives can potentially negate the positive effects of CBD oil.
Best CBD Massage Oils
Now that you know what to look out for, have fun browsing for massage oils to add to your wellness routine. However, we already did some of the vettings for you. So, if you don’t know where to begin, try these CBD massage oils out!
Perhaps the most well-known CBD massage oil brand is Moon Mother. All of their products are crafted with USDA-certified ingredients. This Boulder, Colorado company uses local agriculture hemp to make their high-end massage oils.
What we like about Moon Mother is that their CBD massage oil has a very short ingredients list:
- Organic jojoba oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Full spectrum hemp extract
You’re getting everything just as nature intended. Plus, Moon Mother goes the extra mile to ensure that quality. They perform CO2 extraction for all of their extracts. We also use this process at Joy Organics. It guarantees the most potent phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract because it saves the cannabinoids from potential contaminants found in solvents.
While Moon Mother is a luxury brand, Lazarus Naturals is a more affordable option. Luckily, they don’t skimp out on the CBD. Just one tablespoon of this massage oil will give you 50mg of CBD oil. To aid with the absorption of their full spectrum hemp extract, Lazarus Naturals include a who’s who of skincare oils in their formula.
Their proprietary blend is comprised of:
- Organic jojoba oil
- Organic sweet almond oil
- Fractionated coconut oil
While this CBD massage oil is soothing, their hemp extract is extracted using an ethanol solvent. With that said, Lazarus Naturals do test for impurities and heavy metals. They also display their third-party lab test results on their product page.
Blue Ridge Hemp
In terms of price, Blue Ridge Hemp is a happy compromise between Moon Mother and Lazarus Naturals. While we like a simplified ingredient list, Blue Ridge Hemp’s CBD massage oil reads as long as Lord of the Rings. Thankfully, most of the ingredients are natural.
This unique blend contains 17 essential oils, including:
- Ginger root
- Lemon peel
- Black pepper
- Rosemary leaf
- Eucalyptus globulus leaf
- Juniper berry
What makes Moon Mother and Lazarus Naturals so effective is that they are full spectrum hemp extracts. That means there are many other phytocannabinoids in the blend, including cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
When you have all these compounds together, it creates an entourage effect. Ultimately, the squad lifts each other up makes a better experience for the user. Essential oils also encourage the entourage effect.
Unlike the other two CBD massage oils, Blue Ridge Hemp is made with solely a CBD isolate. However, they boost the overall efficiency of this phytocannabinoid with the use of all those essential oils. So, in the end, you still may experience the maximum potential benefits of CBD.
How to Make Your Own CBD Massage Oils
As lovely as a massage is, it can also be expensive. Even when you’re keeping the massage in-house, the cost of massage oils can add up. Therefore, you might find some luck in making your own at home. Not only is a cost-saving measure, but DIY CBD massage oils are fun.
You get to mix and match with fragrances and see which ones interact with your system better. Plus, making massage oils with your partner can help bring the romance back! All you need is three integral ingredients.
Carrier oils are the base of massage oils. They are viscous liquids that help ease the glide of someone’s hands across your back. Plus, they help your body absorb nutrients.
There are many fantastic carrier oils that you can interchange with one another in these recipes, including:
- Sweet almond
- Extra virgin olive
- Shea Butter
While many have their own unique benefits, don’t break the bank trying to buy as many carrier oils as you can. Use one or two to experiment with first. Even attempt mixing carrier oils together. Keep trying new things out until you find what you like!
These are highly-concentrated plant extracts. They are volatile, meaning they float into the ether as soon as you open their container. That’s why you need to mix them with a carrier oil.
Furthermore, essential oils can be quite abrasive. Many of them cause an allergic reaction to the skin. These soothing carrier oils create a buffer between these highly-concentrated compounds and our skin.
The last ingredient for DIY CBD massage oil is pretty important. It’s CBD. You can use Joy Organics’ CBD Tinctures to bring some hemp-based care to your massage. Here’s how!
DIY CBD Massage Oil Recipes
All of these recipes are going to follow the same measurements. Just mix and match different tinctures, carrier oils and essential oils to find what works best for you.
Each recipe will give you two-ounces of massage oil with 30mg of CBD:
- 1/4 cup carrier oil
- 12 drops essential oil
- 3 drops Joy Organics’ CBD Tinctures
Put the carrier oil into a bowl. Slowly fold in the essential oils and tinctures. Add to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place. If you want to heat the oil before using, place the oil in a glass jar and submerge in hot water for a few minutes before using it.
CBD Massage Oil Blends
Now for the fun part. Let’s make some CBD massage oils. Follow these guidelines or freestyle. Find what works best for you!
Immune Support CBD Massage Oil
- 1/8 cup avocado oil
- 1/8 cup hemp oil
- 4 drops eucalyptus oil
- 4 drops tea tree oil
- 4 drops lemon oil
- 3 drops Joy Organics’ Tranquil Mint CBD Tinctures
Shut-Eye CBD Massage Oil
- 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
- 4 drops ylang-ylang oil
- 4 drops lavender oil
- 4 drops chamomile oil
- 3 drops Joy Organics’ Natural CBD Tinctures
Playtime CBD Massage Oil
- 1/8 cup jojoba oil
- 1/8 cup sunflower oil
- 4 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
- 4 drops rosehip essential oil
- 4 drops rosemary essential oil
- 3 drops Joy Organics’ Orange Bliss CBD Tinctures
Bye Bye Aches And CBD Massage Oil
- 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 cup shea butter
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 4 drops rosemary essential oil
- 3 drops Joy Organics’ Summer Lemon CBD Tinctures
Have you ever made a DIY CBD massage oil? What are some of your go-to combos? Let us know what we should try in the comments below!
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Joy Smith is Joy Organics Co-founder and visionary. After her own life-changing experience with CBD, Joy started Joy Organics to create a line of sustainable and premium CBD products consumers could trust. Before founding Joy Organics, Joy worked as an itinerant speaker, traveling to over four continents to empower women across the globe.