Nothing beats a relaxing massage after a long and stressful day. With some aromatic and soothing massage oil, you can turn your home into a mini spa without breaking the bank. The right massage oil will also be helpful to make your skin and body healthier, softer and more relaxed without leaving a greasy or heavy feeling.
Not all massage oils are created similarly as different oils are used to treat different concerns. Continue reading to find out which massage oil that suits your needs best.
Best massage oil for aging and sensitive skin
Price from SGD85.00
If you want soft and glowy skin, try out the Noni Glow Body Oil that even Miranda Kerr herself swears by. It’s formulated with Noni extract, rosehip oil and vitamin E to fight aging, stretch marks, dull and dry skin. The nourishing yet lightweight formula of this oil makes it suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
If you have acne prone skin, the idea of applying oil on your face might sound insane. However, oils that are rich in linoleic acid like the NOW Foods Grapeseed Oil can help to regulate oil production, fight acne and reduce acne scars. Lightweight, non-comedogenic and gentle, grapeseed oil is perfect for those looking to improve their complexion.
Best massage oil for ankylosing spondylitis and pain
Price from SGD31.00
Stiff body? Let The Body Shop’s Thai Lemongrass Massage Oil untangle those knots. This oil is infused with lemongrass that is known for its ability to help unwind and de-stress the mind and body with its therapeutic and revitalising scent. To add, it is also helpful to relieve muscle pain, arthritis and joint pain by stimulating and improving blood circulation.
Ditch the muscle rub cream and try a natural alternative - Hysses Ginger Peppermint Massage Oil. Formulated with rice bran oil, jojoba oil, ginger and peppermint extracts, this product works to moisturise your skin and alleviate muscle pain. As ginger gives off a natural warming effect, it can also promote blood circulation to help relieve sore muscles.
Best massage oil for aromatherapy and anxiety
Price from SGD31.00
Life can be both tough and stressful. Using The Body Shop’s French Lavender Massage Oil, transport your body to a stress-free haven. This product contains French lavender essential oil which can induce a calming and sedative effect to alleviate anxiety. It also contains sweet almond oil and sesame seed oil to help moisturise and nourish your skin.
If you’re looking to relieve your body aches, headaches, allergies, asthma or stuffy nose, the Hysses Eucalyptus Rosemary Massage Oil is what you need. With rice bran oil, jojoba oil, eucalyptus essential oil and rosemary essential oil, this massage oil helps to improve blood circulation, aches and alleviate breathing difficulties through its calming aroma.
Babies might be extremely susceptible to skin conditions. However, coconut oil can be extremely helpful to alleviate these as it contains moisturising and anti-bacterial properties. For instance, this coconut oil from Now Foods is helpful to soothe eczema, diaper rash, acne and cradle cap. It is also easily absorbed and won't leave a greasy feel post-application!
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