Basic Ayurvedic Massage Oil Formulas

By Aedes Venus Genetrix

It is a good idea to sun cure various oils so they can be used immediately for the best benefit. To sun cure: It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days which enhances the oil’s heating and healing effect.

Note: scents included are not only to nourish or alleviate certain conditions but to address physiological and psychological needs at different stages of life.

Sometimes it is a bit difficult to get colored bottles with corks in the prescribed colors. If this is a problem you can use a clear bottle with any good cap and wrap it in either the appropriate colored cellophane or one thin layer of tissue paper. Someday you will come across an appropriate bottle and corks can be found at places like Michael’s or a gourmet cooking store.

 Women

A good general oil that stimulates circulation, warms muscles and ligaments and nourishes and firms the skin:

16 ounces Mustard oil
8 ounces Almond oil
1 tablespoon Wheat Germ oil
2 ounces Sandalwood or Rose oil

Store this nourishing and healing oil in a Green glass bottle. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days prior to use – but you can make one batch for use immediately and cure the other. It might also be good to double the recipe. This can also be used on children but substitute Sesame oil for the Mustard oil. Daily body massage, self massage, is a good practice to get into, done after a bath is probably the easiest time to do this.

For Infants Under One Month Old

Just a note on this. Infants should be massaged daily with a bit of Almond oil.

Make a soft dough ball from finely ground whole wheat flour and water about the size of a lemon, add a bit of Almond oil while making the ball to make it smooth so it will nourish the baby’s skin – a dash of Turmeric may be added to protect from infection. Dip the ball in a bit of Almond oil then gently roll this lightly lubricated ball over the baby’s skin – the ball is warmed by your hands and becomes very similar to the temperature and texture to the mother’s flesh so it is particularly soothing. I recommend gently rubbing the back first from the shoulders to the buttocks then gently up and down the spine then the legs and feet – at this point you may gather the infant in a dry soft cloth ( s/he won’t be slippery) and cuddle the baby close to you on your lap and massage the front torso, the arms, hands and don’t forget the face.

Note: you may rub the back of the neck but do so very, very gently. Apply to front of the neck only as an application of oil, not as a massage and only one side at a time.

Infants Over One Month Old and Children

Tenderly and gently use your hands paying most of the attention to the spine, back, back of neck, waist and hands and feet to help strengthen these areas. A baby should be massaged daily for the first eighteen months then you may continue every other day however daily massage, as it is in adults, is a good habit to get into. For babies and children over a month use Almond oil in the winter (you may put a tblsp. of Sesame oil to a pint of Almond oil to make it easier to massage with), Coconut oil in the summer and Sesame oil in Spring and Fall.

Men

A good general oil that stimulates circulation, warms muscles and ligaments and nourishes and firms the skin:

16 oz Sesame oil
2 tblsp. Mustard oil

Store this nourishing and healing oil in a Green glass bottle. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days prior to use – but you can make one batch for use immediately and cure the other. It might also be good to double the recipe. Daily body massage, self massage, is a good practice to get into, done after a bath is probably the easiest time to do this.

Women under 39

16 oz Sesame oil
1 oz Coconut oil
1 tblsp. Wheat Germ oil
1 ½ Sandalwood or Lavender oil

I know that to some Lavender is an “old ladies scent” but it is not used for scent but to temper effects of biological changes and there is just enough to give a slightly pleasantly sweet scent. Store this nourishing and healing oil in a Green glass bottle. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days prior to use – but you can make one batch for use immediately and cure the other. It might also be good to double the recipe. Daily body massage, self massage, is a good practice to get into, done after a bath is probably the easiest time to do this.

Women between 40 and 50

This is especially designed for changing skin and is a good general oil that stimulates circulation, warms muscles and ligaments and nourishes and firms the skin:

16 oz Olive oil
8 oz Black Sesame oil
8 oz Wheat Germ Oil
1 tblsp Almond oil
1 1/2 tblsp of Sandalwood, Rose or Lavender oil

Store this nourishing and healing oil in a Yellow glass bottle. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days prior to use – but you can make one batch for use immediately and cure the other. It might also be good to double the recipe. Daily body massage, self massage, is a good practice to get into, done after a bath is probably the easiest time to do this.

Women 50 and Over

Especially designed for ageing skin and is a good general oil that stimulates circulation, warms muscles and ligaments and nourishes and firms the skin:

16 oz Black Sesame oil
8 oz Almond oil
1 tblsp of Coconut oil
1 tblsp of Wheat Germ oil
1 or 2 tblsp of Sandalwood, Rose or Jasmine oil

Store this nourishing and healing oil in Orange or Red glass bottles. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days prior to use – but you can make one batch for use immediately and cure the other. It might also be good to double the recipe. Daily body massage, self massage, is a good practice to get into, done after a bath is probably the easiest time to do this.

General Winter Oil

This is a great all around oil, warms, nourishes and excellent for dry skin.

8 oz Olive oil
1 tblsp Wheat Germ oil
1 tblsp Almond oil

Store this nourishing and healing oil in colored glass bottles according to age and sex – or green glass for the entire family. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days prior to use – but you can make one batch for use immediately and cure the other. It might also be good to double the recipe. Daily body massage, self massage, is a good practice to get into, done after a bath is probably the easiest time to do this.

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

 Asthma

4 oz Black Sesame oil
4 oz Mustard oil
1 tsp Eucalyptus oil

Store in a yellow glass bottle. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days prior to use which enhances the oil’s heating and healing effect. It might also be good to double the recipe. Massage rib cage and chest region.

Headaches

Sandalwood Paste

10 drops of Sandalwood oil
Pinch of organic Camphor
Pinch of Saffron
A drop or two of water if paste gets too thick

Place in a small mortar and pestle and grind until smooth, apply to forehead. Relieves headaches in a few minutes.

Headache Massage Oil

4 oz Black Sesame oil
10 drops of Sandalwood oil
Pinch of organic Camphor

Store in Green glass bottle. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days prior to use which enhances the oil’s heating and healing effect. It might also be good to double the recipe. Massage in small circular motion with gentle pressure beginning at neck moving up to bony areas at base of skull to sides behind ears and then the scalp moving towards the front. Massage midpoint of forehead “third eye area” with finger while thumbs gently massage temple areas, move fingers to either side of nose adjacent to eyes then move fingers along eyebrow area towards the temple, repeat several times concentrating on the areas od most soreness, then massage entire forehead moving into hairline above ears and forehead – take your time paying attention to the most sore areas. Return to middle of the forehead and massage the bony areas around the eye – eyebrows and top of cheekbones. Move your fingers to the jaw by the ears and massage. Massage cheeks, around the lips, lips, the chin and the jawline. Relax.

Neck and Shoulder (also Excellent for Arthritis)

4 oz Olive oil
4 oz Mustard oil
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Fenugreek oil
2/3 tsp (40 drops) Wintergreen
2/3 tsp (40 drops) Mint
2/3 tsp (40 drops) Eucalyptus

Store in Yellow glass bottle. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 prior to use which enhances the oil’s heating and healing effect. It might also be good to double the recipe.

Rheumatism

4 oz Mustard oil
4 oz Black Sesame oil
1 oz Fenugreek oil

Store in Blue glass bottle, although yellow and green may also be used. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in and open area at night for 40 days prior to use which enhances the oil’s heating and healing effect. It might also be good to double the recipe. Massage into affected areas. Rheumatism is best also treated internally in addition to externally. Garlic, Fenugreek, Castor oil and Ginger tea should be included daily in the diet.

Improve Memory and Brain Function

The best oil for this is Brahmi oil and it can be bought at any India grocery. Store in a green, yellow or orange glass bottle all of which are good for memory; however a Clear glass bottle is also good as it absorbs the full range of color frequencies. You do not need to cure this as it already has been cured.

Poor Circulation

16 oz Mustard oil
4 oz Olive oil
1 tblsp Eucalyptus oil
1 tblsp Wintergreen oil

Store in a Clear glass bottle as it absorbs the full range of color frequencies. It is best if you sit the oil in the sun to cure during the day and in an open area at night for 40 days prior to use which enhances the oil’s healing and heating effect. It might also be good to double the recipe. This helps improve poor circulation and circulation into numb areas.

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Disclaimer: The statements in this article are for educational purposes only and have not been evaluated by or sanctioned by the FDA. Only your doctor can properly diagnose and treat any disease or disorder. The remedies discussed herein are not meant to treat or cure any type of disease. The user understands that the above information is NOT intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or a pharmacist.

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Becki Baumgartner

Herbalist, Certified Tennessee Naturalist, Certified Reiki Master at LuminEarth.com
Becki Baumgartner is a certified member of the American Holistic Medical Association. Becki graduated from Clayton College in 2011 with a BS in Natural Health, Minor in Herbology, obtained her Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Certification in 2012, and her Tennessee Naturalist Certification in 2013. She is currently enrolled in the Master Herbalist Program at the Academy of Natural Health Sciences. She has been a Lead Investigator for Volunteer State Paranormal Research since 2010 and in 2012 joined Natchez Trace Veterinary Services, an Alternative Medicine Veterinary Clinic, as Practice Manager and Herbalist. She is also a volunteer naturalist for Metro Parks and the Nashville Medical Reserve Corps, facilitates a weekly Reiki Share at Center of Symmetry in Nashville, and facilitates Reiki, Herbology and Alternative Health classes and workshops in the Nashville Area. Chat with Becki on Google+ | LinkedIn | Facebook

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