Thanks for responding memiles. I found a great website that talks about a lot of different massage oils, their properties and their uses.<br><br>
If anyone else is interested here it is:<br><br><a href="http://www.thebodyworker.com/massage_therapy_oils.htm" target="_blank">http://www.thebodyworker.com/massage_therapy_oils.htm</a>
I too thought of the nut allergy thing.. scary these days huh? I make my own labor massage oil with olive, and sometimes a mix of avocado, and just one drop each of clary sage, blood orange, and lavender ess oils. Sometimes just blood orange and patchouli oil, one drop each per 4 oz carrier, surprisingly good.
I love almond oil, but with the nut-allergy issue, jojoba or olive oil would be great. I think rose, neroli, and jasmine sambac in equal proportions is to die for! (Of course, it should be, with the price tag it carries! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> ) Or one or two of any of those three is great. I also really like bulgarian lavender and clary sage.<br><br>
Here's a link to a page I really like for it's descriptions of the various effects on labor of each of the oils: <a href="http://www.naturesgift.com/childbirth.htm" target="_blank">http://www.naturesgift.com/childbirth.htm</a>
saint john's wort oil--<br>
or just olive oil, almond if a mom has it around and uses it or sesame oil<br><br>
as for EO for smell-- I met a German midwife several years ago who recommended rose geranium and lavender oils for births so I do have them on hand -- also from another friend clary sage<br>
or what ever mom likes or wants
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Sounds wonderful! Patchouli oil is a favourite of mine.
the saint john'swort oil I make I keep in the fridge except what I have out to use at the time. it keeps longer that way as it is made with EVOO and is an infused oil not essential oil<br>
essential oils don't need too much special care I think because they have built in preservatives- probably keep away from high heat to prevent evaporation
The blue tansy essential oil uses as Face Oil is ideal for the balancing and soothing step in your skincare routine. This lightweight oil contains nourishing ingredients to boost acne-prone and dry skin.
Must try it. You never regret it.