The Best Massage Oils for Relaxation

Whether you are on the receiving end, or giving your partner a massage at home, the right setting and quality oil will transform the experience from unsuccessful and dull to supremely blissful and pain relieving. Place a heating pad under your sheet to make your room feel more spa-like, says Stephanie Ivonne, a licensed aesthetician. You may also add candles and a bit of background music, including sounds of nature, for a complete escape of mind and body. Then, heat up your hands and lather them with a big massage oil. The best is essential oils and scents to help you relax and firm and smooth skin with nourishing ingredients such as jojoba and vitamin E.

Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Bath, Body & Massage Oil

That is a great multi-purpose oil, Ivonne says. For a more nourishing experience, using it as a massage aid, a moisturizer, or even pour it into your bath water. It has a lovely tropical fragrance but also has real benefits — with continuous use, the massage oil should enhance skin tone and firmness, Ivonne says.

Horbäach Horbaach Abyssinian Oil

This all-natural massage oil has a rich texture that absorbs easily, says Matthew Mileo, skincare specialist and founder of MILÈO NEW YORK. Even so, it leaves a velvety smooth finish thanks to erucic acid — a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. This is also non-comedogenic, making it an ideal alternative for those with sensitive skin.

Pipette Baby

Studies all of baby massage benefits like more sleep and less crying but baby oil is perfect for any form of massage. This gentle formula includes antioxidants to nourish the skin, such as açaí berry sterols and vitamin E, as well as fatty acids and ceramides to lock in moisture and preserve the natural barrier to the skin.

Leven Rose Jojoba Oil

This oil, which has more than 7,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, is sweet, non-greasy and easily absorbs. This is also hypoallergenic for use on sensitive skin, and healthy.

Sky Organics Sweet Almond Oil

It 100% pure almond oil is cold-pressed to preserve more active ingredients, such as vitamins E and A, to lock in moisture, treat and avoid dryness, and encourage a radiant glow.

Jimmyjane Afterglow Massage Oil Candle

This drug works tirelessly to have a spa-like, sensual experience. First, light the candle to set the mood, then pour the moist, melted wax onto the hands (it liquifies into a high-quality massage oil) for a massage for at-home couples.

Kneipp Arnica Massage Oil

Soothe sore joints and muscles with an arnica-containing massage oil — a tried and tested homeopathic treatment for sprains, bruises, wounds, and localized discomfort. Often included in this vegan recipe is sweet almond oil, sunflower seed oil and shea butter to leave skin smooth and hydrated.

Hey Honey On and On Cream to Oil Body Massage

Love the idea of a massage at home but hate the thought of having oil all over the place? Try this cream for a mess-free experience-it transforms into smoothing oil when massaged into the skin.