Our Pick: 5 Massage Oils To Try

May 09, 2021
11:00 A.M.
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Whether you're giving yourself a little at-home hand or foot rub, or you're getting an extra set of hands to help you get to tough to reach spots, a good massage oil can elevate a mini rub and make it feel like a luxury.


Getting a massage is beneficial for the body in numerous ways. Among them are relieving some of the stress and tension in the body. And if you're giving or receiving a massage from a loved one, it can also help the two of you feel more connected.

Having a good oil for massage time makes the activity feel a little more loving, and soothing on the body. If you work remotely, you may especially find a good self-rub worth it at the end of your day. Try one of these oils to show yourself some extra care:

Chillhouse Have a Chill Night Body Oil


If you don't like how oils can be greasy on the skin, the Have a Chill Night Body Oil ($48) is the ideal answer to your concern. It's a dry oil, so it offers the slip and a relaxed rest without the oiliness. It's the ideal oil to incorporate into your nighttime regimen to promote a night of more restful sleep.

Sky Organics Vitamin E Oil


Promote healthier more radiant skin while also releasing those tense knots and building tension that you may be holding. The Vitamin E Oil ($14) is formulated with jojoba, which is a lightweight oil with antibacterial properties making it ideal for people prone to body acne.

JimmyJane Afterglow Massage Oil Candle


Light the Afterglow Massage Oil Candle and let the wax pool. After a few minutes, you can use the wax as a body oil perfect for a couple's massage time.

Espa Skincare Energising Body Oil


Sometimes you need a massage after a long day while other times, that midday hand rub is what you need to get you through the rest of the day. This Espa Energising Body Oil ($70) aims to get you over the hump in your day using aromatherapy to help stimulate you. Ingredients like peppermint and eucalyptus help to energize you for that gentle pick-up.

Kniepp Massage Oil

Lavender is touted for its soothing abilities. Rub some of this oil in or area of tension and feel yourself float into much-needed relaxation.