Love is in the air! Let’s heat things up with this super easy, yummy and maybe just a little naughty - hot Vanilla Spice Massage Oil! I think it makes the perfect Valentine’s gift! But, I hope you like it so much – that you use it far beyond February – and have fun celebrating LOVE all year long!
You won’t believe how easy it is. Here are the ingredients we’re using:
Coconut Oil: One of my favorite oils – coconut oil is rich yet absorbs nicely into the skin, making it a good massage oil base. It’s also packed with antioxidants which helps to nourish, heal and protect our skin! In fact, it’s so high in antioxidants, that it makes coconut oil incredibly antimicrobial – so it’s cleansing as well.
Vanilla: Ancient Aztecs found vanilla’s spicy and exotic scent to be a natural aphrodisiac. I wonder if you’ll agree! :) Vanilla has mood enhancing properties, giving our brains a euphoric effect, which helps to alleviate anxiety and stress.
Chili Seeds: This adds our heat! A little goes a long way – so start small. Chili warms the body, helping to soothe tired muscles and improve circulation.
Every single time I make a chili infusion – I burn my eyes, my lips, my cheeks… don’t be like me. These seeds are potent – so don’t touch your face and do wash your hands immediately. The final infused oil doesn’t burn, it’s only warming… but those tiny seeds are full of heat!
After you strain your oil, reserve the vanilla pods. You can blend them up, mix it into sugar and oil and make a vanilla body scrub too!
There you go! So simple to make, and yet comparable to anything you could buy in a boutique! Bottle your massage oil, tie a bow and make your loved one a Free Massage card. I think you’ll both love it! PS – this makes a lovely body oil too – especially if you could use a little warming up :)
Vanilla Spice Infused Massage Oil
- 2 vanilla pods
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp chili seeds
Directions: there are 2 ways to make it: FAST (heat infusion) or SLOW (cold infusion)
Fast (heat infusion)
- cut each pod into four pieces
- mix together all of the ingredients in a heat safe glass container with a lid (or foil paper) to prevent the vanilla’s essential oils from escaping into the air.
- set in a bain marie for one hour.
- strain the vanilla seeds using a coffee filter
- bottle your oil - will keep for 6 months
Slow (cold infustion) many prefer this method to retain the properties of the oil
- mix together all of the ingredients in a glass jar with a lid. You can keep the pods whole or cut in half if you prefer
- place the jar in a sunny spot for two weeks – the longer, the stronger your infusion will be
- if you cut your pods in half, use a coffee filter to strain out the seeds
- bottle your oil – will keep for 6 months
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