Dry Massage Oil

Sometimes in the winter, you really need that massage. Whether it is done by a professional at a spa, or done by a family member, sometimes you need that time to just relax. However, sometimes in the winter you need a super light massage oil. This is what we will be making today. This massage oil is light, but it will still keep your skin soft, smooth, supple and hydrated. How great is that? Come join me in the kitchen as we make this light and dreamy massage oil.


For this recipe, I will be using several of our extracts. We will be using Calendula Extract, Comfrey Extract and Sea Buckthorn Extract. I love the feel these extracts impart on my skin. Now you may be asking, “What is a dry massage oil? Does it make my skin dry?” No, a dry massage oil is a light oil mixture that does not impart a greasy, oily feel or look to the skin. In the summer, it is acceptable to have that tanning oil look to your skin. In the winter, it doesn’t look so glamorous. This is where a dry massage oil comes in. It imparts a silky, almost velvety feel to the skin and helps keep the skin hydrated while giving it a soft healthy glow.

I really like dry oils because I can use them just before a date, a performance or just for daily wear without having to wipe or wash off the excess. I also don’t feel like I have to reapply during the day. (Perfect for any guy who needs some help with his skin but will only apply lotion once.) It also feels more natural on my skin. Here in the dry Utah winter, my skin gets dry, cracked and rough. This dry massage oil makes my skin feel soft and almost powdery, just the way it should feel. Now if only I would apply my lip balm more often! 😉

Calendula Extract
Comfrey Extract
Sea Buckthorn Extract
Microwave Safe Container
Containers for finished product


Recipe in Grams
210 grams Cyclomethicone
72 grams Dimethicone
6 grams Calendula Extract
6 grams Comfrey Extract
6 grams Sea Buckthorn Extract
Recipe in Ounces
7.41 oz Cyclomethicone
2.54 oz Dimethicone
0.21 oz Calendula Extract
0.21 oz Comfrey Extract
0.21 oz Sea Buckthorn Extract
Recipe in Percentages
70% Cyclomethicone
24% Dimethicone
2% Calendula Extract
2% Comfrey Extract
2% Sea Buckthorn Extract

Weigh everything into your mixing container. Stir well. Add a fragrance if desired. (Make sure it is cyclomethicone compatible!) Pour into bottles. Give away, sell or use. Now wasn’t that simple? Enjoy!

Finished Massage Oil

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Dry Massage Oil, 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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