As you know,  there are many ifferent types of massage oil you can use for face or body massage.We will lay out the different  standard types of massage oil and so help you decide which is the one for you.

Most widely used massage oils are: almond,olive, grapeseed, wheatgerm, avocado,evening primrose and rosehip. Those massage oil has its own benefits but some have specific contraindications and so should not be used based on certain people.

Type of  massage oil:
1)Avocado is very rich massage oil, and so is best-suited to a more mature skin or a very dry skin. It should not be used on someone who suffers from acne, as it is too rich for their skin.
2)Olive oil -Is nutritious for the skin; however it is a very thick oil and can be quite sticky to use. Like it is unlikely to cause any allergic reaction and so is good for babies (even newborns), and of course it has the advantage of being one of the cheapest massage oils – just use the bottle you already have on your kitchen shelf!

3)Grapeseed oil – it has a lighter consistency and is very unlikely to cause any skin reactions or allergies, which means it is a very good choice for massaging babies. Grapeseed, along with almond, is the most common type of massage oil and the ones most likely likely to be offered to you if you ask for “massage oil” in a shop.

4)Almond oil –  it has a medium consistency and therefore provides good ‘slip’, but it should not be used if there is a history of any nut or seed allergies

5)Wheatgerm oil -It have a lot of vitamin E, and is an excellent massage oil to use on sun-damaged skin, as it can help to repair the sun damage and improve the condition of the skin.

6)Rosehip oil -it is excellent for repairing sun-damage and is also good for skin that shows scarring, especially acne scarring. It is however one of the more expensive oils.
 
Tips:
When evening primrose is full of phytoestrogens and it a great massage oil for menopausal women. On the other hand it should not be used on any woman who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant, as the high hormonal content could have a negative effect.

So as you can see, the best massage oil to use varies with the situation. If you are just starting out and would like to just buy one base massage oil to start with, then grapeseed is your best bet as it is one of the lighest oils, has a very low allergy rating, and is also an excellent base for essential oils.

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