Homemade Grapeseed Massage Oil
Grapeseed is considered the best carrier oil to use in infused massage oil recipes. It absorbs easily, while simultaneously nourishing the skin.
Grapeseed has many beneficial properties, and by infusing it with your favorite botanical herb, you can further enhance these wonderful benefits to your skin. You can create a massage oil with the ingredients that work best for healing and nurturing your skin.
What is Grapeseed Oil?
Grapeseed oil is made from the seeds of grapes,which are often byproducts from the winemaking process. It is high in omega 6 fatty acids and similar in consistency to vegetable oil. Although it is often used for cooking, more people are using grapeseed oil products for its soothing and moisturizing effects.
Using grapeseed oil as a base is a great choice for skin lotions and massage oils, including homemade facial serums.
What Are the Benefits of Grapeseed Oil?
Grapeseed has many antioxidants that protect against oxidative stress, damage, and inflammation. Its main benefit for the skin is in collagen development which supports skin repair. Research studies have shown that including grapeseed oil in your diet or using products containing grapeseed oil has many health benefits.
The Vitamin E found in grapeseed oil contributes to soft skin. People also swear by grapeseed’s anti-aging properties. It has antibacterial properties, so some people use it for acne prevention and treatment.
In addition to all the powerful antioxidants that grapeseed oil offers, the terpenes infused into the oil from garden fresh herbs also provide many benefits. Grapeseed oil is a home remedy for hydrating skin and treating irritations.
When making this recipe, consider choosing a medicinal flower strain rich in the terpene beta-caryophyllene. Beta-caryophyllene facilitates skin absorption of other terpenes.
Decarbing Your Flower and Infusing Oil
To decarboxylate your raw flower, you can use a traditional method or the programmed settings of aLĒVO home infuser. There are so many benefits to using aLĒVO home infusion machine. It offers the easiest, most accurate way to dry, activate, and infuse herbs and is better than conventional, and comparatively primitive cooking utensils. It also contains most of the smell!
To decarb your raw flower using LĒVO II, fill 1 or 2 Power Pods with crumbled flower, broken apart by hand (not too finely ground) with the silicone pod protectors on the bottom of each pod. You want air and oil to flow freely through the herbs. With the pods in place, gently close the lid and press Activate and Start. We think the default setting is great. Leave the pods in during the Warming Up mode.
If using LĒVO C, do the same with the Jumbo Pod. LĒVO C doesn’t use a pod protector. The main difference with LĒVO C is that the Activate mode is pre-set and not customizable. With the pod hanging in place and the lid on, set to Activate, press start, and run the cycle once for a half-filled pod, and run it twice for a full pod. In between cycles of a full Jumbo Pod with LĒVO C, stir the flower around with a knife or fork to make sure it’s mixed up. Then put the lids back on and run the cycle the second time.
Your LĒVO Home infuser will allow you to program and adjust the most effective heat and duration settings for specific botanical profiles. Here’s our time and temperature calculator for your reference.
In addition to the accuracy and process simplification, a home infuser even makes clean-up easier. The LĒVO infusion machine’s parts are all dishwasher safe.
Homemade Grapeseed Massage Oil
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To infuse grapeseed oil with flower using LĒVO machines, we recommend 3-6 hours at 185°F.
● 3 ounces (roughly 6 tablespoons) of infused grapeseed oil
- ● 12–15 drops of essential oil (ex: sandalwood or eucalyptus oil)
Mix together infused oil and essential oil drops of your choice.
Store it in a dark-tinted glass container that will help preserve the contents. It is best to use a container with a top that allows for convenient use and will not spill easily. You want something that will dispense a sufficient amount of oil efficiently when you are giving a massage. Perhaps this sprayer would be the ideal way to apply this oil?
This infused grapeseed massage oil is great to have on hand to alleviate sore muscles and general aches and pains. If you know someone with arthritis, there would be no harm in seeing if this infused oil could specifically help them.
If you make additional batches, this infused oil will make a great gift for friends and family as well. Enjoy!
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The worlds first patented oil infuser that lightly dries herbs fresh from your garden, activates their maximum potency, and infuses them into just about anything. Great for daily, small batch, artisanal infusions.
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