Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day and I am proud to say my two son’s are the best father’s anyone could ask for. They both are very active and involved with their children. So what would be a nice gift for your father? How about some massage oil? Well you would have had to start the process much earlier as making massage oil with this recipe takes a number of weeks. Typically 4-6 weeks. I usually leave mine for six weeks and I do put a date on the cap of the jar to remember how many weeks it has been since I started.

So lets look at what the ingredients would be to put together a nice massage oil.
1 cup of dried arnica flowers. I purchase these from Amazon

If you are in the business of making oil and herbs recipes for sale, you will probably want the larger package, but if you are just buying for your own use, purchase the smaller package.

For this recipe you will need 1 cup of Arnica dried flowers
2 cups of olive oil or almond oil. I prefer almond oil as it seems to soak in better.
10 drops of Rosemary essential oil
10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil

Mix the almond and Vitamin E oil together. Put the Arnica in a glass jar, a pint jar will work, with a cover. Pour the oil mixture over the herbs and shake it well. Put the cap on the jar and ensure it is tight. Place the jar on a warm windowsill for 4-6 weeks. Shake the mixture once or twice a day. At the end of the weeks, strain the oil through a piece of cheesecloth and sqeeze out every bit of oil possible. Add the essential oils and shake the jar to distribute. Pour your massage oil into small bottles, either blue or brown and store them in a cool, dark place. You won’t have to store them long as they seem to disappear rapidly. As always, I recommend doing a skin test to ensure using the massage oil is safe.