DIY Rosemary Lavender Massage & Body Oil

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DIY Massage & Body Oil

I just recently did a post on a facial oil, explaining how potent and pure an oil is compared to a lotion.  I probably don’t need to mention how incredibly easy it is to prepare an oil for the skin.  It can be as simple as opening a bottle!  But, today we should make something decadent, rich and full of natural goodness. A DIY body oil that will suit many needs including poor circulation, cellulite and dry skin! Plus, did I mention it doubles as an incredible DIY massage oil?!

I believe everyone could use extra circulation.  The more circulation, the healthier the skin.  When their is good blood flow in the legs, cellulite lessens as well as vein issues are relieved!  Luckily there are several things that help rev up blood flow.  Massage is a great way to encourage circulation as well as exercise.  One of the best essential oils for blood flow is rosemary.  

Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil:

Rosemary essential oil can be a very helpful oil. Some of it’s benefits include hair growth, improve brain function, reducing pain and joint inflammation. 

I use it in my DIY brow growth serum and have achieved impressive results along with many positive reviews from readers. 

One of the most impressive benefits of rosemary essential oil is it’s ability to increase circulation. Due to my poor circulation in my legs and feet, I always add it to my personal body oils. 

In one study, a woman with Raynaud’s disease (a disease that effects blood circulation in the hands and feet), massaged her hands with a rosemary oil blend. She found that it helped warm her fingers. These effects were confirmed by thermal imaging.

Rosemary essential oil is affordable, easily accessible and has a minty, bright scent! I like to use it in my DIY vapor rub

DIY Massage Oil & Body Oil Ingredients:

  • Kukui Oil is cold pressed and unrefined. It is an ancient Hawaiian hair and beauty treatment that locks in moisture and creates a barrier from damage. It’s very affordable and a perfect addition to any moisturizing DIY product.
  • Shea Oil is an oil I am currently experimenting since I’ve never used it until now. It is rich in essential fatty acids, phytosterols and Vitamins A, E and F. It comes from the shea nut which is better known to product shea butter. So far I really like how it is light yet still moisturizes. Plus, it will not clog pores due to it’s comedogenic score
  • Hazelnut Oil is a light oil that absorbs quickly. It has been used to strengthen nails and even lengthen hair!
  • Argan oil is a more popular oil that is very commonly used to encourage elasticity in the skin. I like using it in more luxurious DIYs. It can be very helpful in smoothing the skin.
  • Lavender essential oil is added to this DIY massage and body oil because it’s my favorite scent and it pairs very well with rosemary. You can omit it if you’d like. It has a very calming effect though which makes it great if you’re using this DIY as a massage oil.

DIY Massage and Body Oil

DIY Smoothing Body Oil


  1. Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full of water.
  2. Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the water and turn the stove top on to medium heat.
  3. Add oils to bowl.
  4. Allow to melt.
  5. Remove from heat and add rosemary oil and lavender oil.
  6. Pour into a 4 ounce bottle.

Yield: 4 ounces

DIY Rosemary Lavender Massage & Body Oil

DIY Massage & Body Oil

This easy recipe make a fantastic body oil and/or massage oil that smells incredible, boosts circulation and replenishes the skin!


  • 4 TBSP. Kukui Oil 
  • 2 TBSP.  Shea Nut Oil 
  • 1 TBSP. Hazelnut Oil 
  • 1 TBSP Argan Oil
  • 15 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 8 drops Lavender Essential Oil


    1. Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full of water.
    2. Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the water and turn the stove top on to medium heat.
    3. Add oils to bowl.
    4. Allow to melt.
    5. Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil and rosemary oil and lavender oil.
    6. Pour into a 4 ounce bottle.

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DIY Massage & Body Oil

This recipe could not be easier to make and may I suggest that it makes a great gift! Be sure to add a cute label and maybe tie a tag that includes the amazingly rich and effective ingredients! For a really cute label, sign up for my email subscription to get a PDF file that includes 12 custom labels, including a body oil label! Or copy the picture below to print just the body oil label. I suggest using THESE Avery labels and going to their website to use their template to print. 


xx, Jenni


DIY Massage Oil & Body Oil

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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

22 thoughts on “DIY Rosemary Lavender Massage & Body Oil”

    1. Martha-I know. It’s a very minty yet medicinal smell. It does pair well with lavender. I’m not sure, but geranium is amazing for an oil like this and it is so strong. It wouldn’t take much to overpower the rosemary. I’m just not sure if the smells work together. You don’t know until you try it.

  1. Thank Jenni! I tried the lavender which didn’t smell too great with it. Then I added geranium but still kinda iffy. So I’ll just use this myself. I made a separate one for a friend but only used geranium; which, was a hit.

  2. Hi, Thank you for this recipe , sounds amazing I already use oils for everything including my face and when I was looking for a recipe to make body butter I saw this and think I’m gonna try it instead , I had bought ingredients for body butter including cocoa butter , could I use this instead of Shea butter ?
    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon 🙂

    1. Hi Jenni!

      I recently made this body oil to take to the spa for a massage appointment. It was FANTASTIC! The therapist kept raving about it and I could not get over how soft my skin feels (which is already outrageously soft from one of your body butter recipes)! This will definitely become a daily staple for me!


    2. Hi Jenni, I’d like to make this today but do not have macademia oil on hand, can I substitute jojoba or grapeseed? I have all the other ingredients….

    3. Jenni,

      What is the shelf life of this oil? I’m shipping this to a friend and also wanted to know the best way to ship it? If should be safe in bubble wrap right?

    4. Hey Jenni, this looks very nice, I really want to make it. Only, I’m not the biggest fan of almond oil. Do you have any idea which carrier oil would be the best replacement for that? Thanks!

      1. Hi Jenni, you say in step 3 to add macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter. I don’t seem to be able to find these in the description nor the amounts to use. Am I missing part of the directions and amounts somewhere? Thank you for any clarifications.

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