12 best massage oils

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Almost all massage techniques use special oils. They improve sliding, have an additional effect that enhances the effect of the procedure. Oils are classified according to several criteria. According to the method of obtaining they are basic and essential, according to the signs of influence – relaxing, tonic, warming, cooling, stimulating, according to cosmetic properties – anti-cellulite, moisturizing, nourishing.

Some people make their own massage products using base oils and composing the desired composition. Someone prefers ready-made products, saving their time. In our article, you can find 12 of the best massage oils in various price categories that the modern cosmetic market offers.

How to choose massage oil

The choice of oils is quite diverse. The buyer is not always ready to experiment, but wants to purchase exactly the product that will be most effective for the massage procedure the first time. Before proceeding with the rating, let's pay attention to a few tips from experts that will help you choose a high-quality and safe oil for health.

  1. The composition must contain natural ingredients, the amount of synthetic ingredients is minimized.
  2. When purchasing a product for specific purposes of exposure, you need to find information in the instructions or on the packaging for what the oil is intended for.
  3. The product should not be too greasy, otherwise it will clog the pores, and not too liquid, then it will not provide the necessary smoothness.
  4. When buying massage oil for the first time, you need to make sure of its hypoallergenicity and individual intolerance.
  5. A small bottle is convenient to use and take with you, but a larger package is economically profitable, based on the cost of a unit of goods.
  6. The oil should not smell harsh. A pleasant light aroma is a sign of a well-composed composition.
  7. The presence of a dispenser or sprinkler will significantly reduce oil consumption and retain its useful properties.
  8. One remedy may not always work for all skin types. For oily, you should choose with jojoba and shea butter, for dry – olive, avocado, for sensitive – almonds and wheat germ.
  9. If you still have doubts, then it is better to contact a consultant who will select the best option for your purposes.

Our list includes oils that, among many similar products, were highlighted by ordinary users and professional experts. It was they who received the largest number of votes and the highest marks.

Rating of the best massage oils

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best budget massage oils 1 Siberian health “A drop of happiness” 310 RUB
2 Agafia's grandmother's recipes Banka Agafia RUB 101
3 Green Pharmacy Warming Massage Oil 173 r
4 Vitex “Bath, Sauna, Massage” 159 r
Best mid-range massage oils 1 Zeitun “Passion” ylang-ylang, neroli, patchouli RUB 600
2 ZIAJA BODY OIL Anti-cellulite RUB 603
3 Planeta Organica Anti-Cellulite Mix 351 r
4 KNEIPP with Ylang-Ylang 440 RUB
The best premium massage oils 1 Weleda with arnica 1 332 RUB
2 Musk-Amber Argan RUB 1,852
3 Caudalie RUB 1,902
4 JANSSEN COSMECEUTICAL Body Massage Oil RUB 4,005

Best budget massage oils

Siberian health 'A drop of happiness'

Rating: 4.9

Relaxing massage oil 'A drop of happiness' Siberian health

Topping the rating of inexpensive massage oils is a Russian remedy that has a relaxing effect, increases blood circulation, relieves swelling, and improves skin condition. It becomes soft and silky. The product is used as a general tonic, as well as prophylactic for foot massage It relieves the condition for various diseases: arthritis, varicose veins, rheumatism.

The oil has an optimal texture for the procedure: moderately viscous and greasy. It is comfortable for the hands of the masseur and does not create unpleasant sensations on the body after the completion of the action. The composition is based on olive oil. The aroma of the product, created by the natural essential oils of cardamom, sandalwood and juniper, which are part of the composition, uplifts the mood, restores vitality after stress or fatigue.

Many interviewees noted that they use oil not only for massage, but also as a skin care agent after taking a shower or bath. It moisturizes, eliminates flaking, dryness and tightness, does not form an unpleasant sticky film.

Advantages

  • for therapeutic and preventive massage;
  • 100% natural composition;
  • high organoleptic properties;
  • does not stain clothes;
  • convenient application.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Agafia's grandmother's recipes Banka Agafia

Rating: 4.8

Agafia's grandmother's recipes Banka Agafia

The second place in the rating goes to the product of a popular Russian brand, which was preferred by many buyers. It contains exclusively natural ingredients and is suitable for very sensitive skin. Moderately liquid consistency glides well, enhancing the massage effect. The product has a relaxing effect, relieves stress, and helps to restore strength.

The composition of several oils has a beneficial effect on the skin and the body as a whole. Lavender removes toxins and reduces the effects of free radicals. Melissa relieves irritation, soothes. Steppe sage softens. Red heather has an antioxidant effect, rejuvenates, prevents premature aging. Flaxseed oil protects against negative environmental factors, moisturizes, saturates with omega-3 fatty acids.

Extracts from wild herbs collected in the ecological regions of Siberia maintain a healthy look. Product reviews are extremely positive. The oil is not viscous, does not stick, does not form an unpleasant film. It is minimally consumed, the packaging is convenient for use.

Advantages

  • 100% natural composition;
  • medium consistency;
  • a mix of several healthy oils;
  • anti-aging action;
  • convenient bottle.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Green Pharmacy Warming Massage Oil

Rating: 4.7

Green Pharmacy Warming Massage Oil

The bronze medalist of our rating is the oil from the Green Pharmacy brand line, used for all types and techniques of massage. It is suitable for all skin types. With a dry and sensitive person, the person will not experience discomfort during the procedure, since the product instantly softens and nourishes the cover. It does not contain preservatives, it helps to improve the general condition of the body, relieve tension, and relax.

The skin after the session becomes silky and soft. Prolonging action allows it to significantly improve its health and increase local immunity. The main active ingredient is almond oil. It is comfortable during massage, does not stick, improves glide, is used for the body and face (not excluding the delicate skin around the eyes). The product intensively nourishes the epidermis, promotes cell regeneration.

Many respondents noted that, despite the budget price, Warming Massage Oil is effective, has an optimal consistency, and does not irritate the hands. The bottle is convenient, the cap is firmly fixed, the consumption of funds is minimal.

Advantages

  • for any type of massage;
  • relaxing effect;
  • optimal texture for the procedure;
  • improves skin condition;
  • well absorbed, does not form viscosity.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Vitex “Bath, Sauna, Massage”

Rating: 4.6

Massage cream oil Universal line

The fourth line of the rating is occupied by inexpensive oil, which is intended for massage by yourself or by a specialist. It comes in the form of a cream with improved gliding properties. The composition does not include a perfume composition, which is very important for people with a high threshold of sensitivity. The oil does not irritate the skin of the masseur's hands during the session.

Formula does not contain water. It is based on natural oils of chamomile, jojoba and calendula. They have bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties, do not clog pores, improve microcirculation, have a warming effect when massaging joints, and relieve pain from injuries and sprains.

The composition includes wheat germ and sunflower seed oils. They improve the protective barrier of the skin, restore the hydrolipid balance. After the procedure, it becomes soft, smooth and elastic. Buyers liked the form of oil release. It is convenient to apply the cream, use it in baths and saunas, and independently perform massage actions. The lack of smell has become a definite plus for many. Low price for good quality is another reason for buying.

Advantages

  • universal remedy;
  • convenient consistency for application;
  • neutral smell;
  • as part of 5 natural oils;
  • budget cost.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Best mid-range massage oils

Zeitun “Passion” ylang-ylang, neroli, patchouli

Rating: 4.9

Zeitun body oil aromatic massage Passion ylang-ylang, neroli, patchouli

The first place of honor in the rating among mid-price oils belongs to the Zeitun brand, beloved by many Russian users, from Jordan. It combines the best qualities necessary for a well-executed massage session and a relaxing effect on a person. The pleasant, non-greasy texture makes the skin elastic and prepared for the procedure, enhances the sliding, improves the result.

The recipe consists of essential oils: almond, hemp, olive, argan and jojoba. They have long been used in oriental medicine for healing and preserving youth, and today they help fight premature aging, having a powerful anti-aging effect.

Floral essential oils of ylang-ylang, patchouli, neroli and roses help to completely relax, experience bliss, forget about stress and depression, and restore mental strength. The product contains the strongest natural aphrodisiacs, enhances sensuality, and is recommended for relaxing and erotic massage.

Advantages

  • exclusively natural ingredients;
  • extra-moisturizing effect;
  • sensual oriental scent;
  • general health benefits;
  • pleasant consistency.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Ziaja Body Oil “Anti-cellulite”

Rating: 4.8

Massage oil

Polish-made oil is in second place in the ranking. It is aimed at getting rid of cellulite and preventing its occurrence. The tool helps burn subcutaneous deposits during massage operations, evens out the structure, makes the skin velvety, elastic and smooth. Soft texture provides the desired glide, has a long-lasting moisturizing effect.

The composition includes only natural ingredients, which ensures safety even when exposed to hypersensitive skin. Vitamin E has an antioxidant effect, removes toxins, and reduces the negative effects of free radicals. Vitamin E helps to eliminate dryness and flaking, retains moisture in the epidermis.

The respondents noted that the oil has a very delicate texture, which is quickly absorbed, does not leave marks on clothes and does not form a greasy, sticky film. The product is very economical in consumption. The packaging is convenient to use. The dispenser dispenses a strictly fixed amount of funds.

Advantages

  • natural ingredients;
  • hypoallergenic composition;
  • quick elimination of cellulite;
  • intense hydration;
  • light, low odor.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Planeta Organica Anti-Cellulite Mix

Rating: 4.7

Planeta Organica oil for massage Anti-cellulite mix

Oil for anti-cellulite massage of the Russian brand Planeta Organica occupies the third line of the rating. The composition is safe and does not cause irritation. The complex of natural organic oils enhances the effect of the procedure, improves gliding. The product does not leave stains on clothes and bed linen, it is well absorbed. The texture is pleasant to the touch and comfortable while working.

Orange oil, containing iron, copper and a whole complex of vitamins, has a powerful anti-cellulite effect, improves metabolism, promotes rapid breakdown of fats, and restores tissues at the cellular level. Cayenne pepper enhances blood circulation, strengthens the walls of blood vessels. Avocado oil restores protective functions, regenerates, removes toxins.

Many noted that after a course of massage using this remedy, even very obvious cellulite manifestations disappear, the skin smoothes, becomes firm and elastic, and the volume of the body is significantly reduced. The oil smells good, is minimally consumed.

Advantages

  • balanced complex of valuable oils;
  • powerful effect on the signs of cellulite;
  • prolonged action;
  • unobtrusive pleasant aroma;
  • easily spreading texture.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

KNEIPP with Ylang-Ylang

Rating: 4.6

KNEIPP Ylang Ylang Massage Body Oil

On the fourth line of the rating is German oil, which is used for all types of massage. It helps to carry out the procedure better, improves skin elasticity, enhances the effect. The texture of medium density does not create a feeling of stickiness, is well absorbed, improves the condition of the skin. The composition is composed of three oils: ylang-ylang tree, sunflower and almond. They have a relaxing and warming effect, increase blood flow and tissue respiration.

When using this remedy, you can improve your emotional state, relieve stress, get rid of depression and fears. The pleasant aroma creates the feeling of being in the SPA-salon. After the session, health is strengthened, the skin becomes more toned, silky, soft.

According to buyers, oil belongs to the products with the best combination of price and quality. It is carefully consumed, has the expected effect and has a pleasant consistency. The scent that unfolds during the massage really improves your mood and leads to complete relaxation.

Advantages

  • excellent sliding;
  • intense nutritional value;
  • relaxing effect;
  • delicate natural aroma;
  • restoration of metabolic processes.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The best premium massage oils

Weleda with arnica

Rating: 4.9

Weleda Body Oil Arnica Massage

The first place in the rating is deservedly taken by the oil of the famous German cosmetic brand Weleda, to which both ordinary users and professional experts voted. It has a pleasant texture, is well absorbed, does not leave a sticky effect, does not stain clothes and bedding. The product is used for all massage techniques on all skin types.

The composition is based on olive and sunflower oils. They have hypoallergenic properties, do not provoke the occurrence of undesirable reactions on the skin. The oil improves blood circulation, tissue respiration, and has a rejuvenating effect. It is used before training and practicing any kind of sports, as it warms up muscles well, increases endurance, improves results, and relieves pain.

Herbal extracts of arnica and birch leaves significantly prolong the youthfulness and health of the skin. Natural essential oils have a SPA effect during the procedure. Users noted that the product has medium viscosity and fat content, is minimally consumed, and quickly eliminates pain and tension.

Advantages

  • hypoallergenic agent;
  • relaxing effect;
  • improves the performance of athletes;
  • restoration of motor functions;
  • economical spending;
  • pleasant natural smell.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Argan Oil Musk-Amber

Rating: 4.8

Argan oil for care and massage Musk-Amber

Moroccan oils are recognized as one of the best massage and care products, as they use the formulations used by ancient oriental healers. The second place in the rating in this category is just such a product. It consists exclusively of natural ingredients and does not cause allergies on hypersensitive skin.

The formula is based on argan oil. The tree, which is the source of this component, grows only in one place on the planet – in the central part of Morocco. Combined with this fact, with its properties, oil is the most valuable product in the cosmetic industry. The product improves natural metabolic processes in the body, stimulates collagen production, and has a rejuvenating effect.

The extracts included in the composition enhance the effect. Musk and ambergris are good for relaxing and soothing, eliminating anxiety, helping to fight depression, and giving a feeling of bliss. The product is used for massage and skin care after taking water treatments.

Advantages

  • the rarest component in the composition;
  • intensive lifting rejuvenation;
  • delicate oriental aroma;
  • elimination of melancholy, anxiety;
  • nice texture.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Divine oil for face, body and hair Caudalie

Rating: 4.7

Caudalie Divine Oil for face, body and hair

Further in the rating we include a product that will become a universal means for care and massage. Its composition was developed by the best European technologists with the participation of Jacques Cavalier, who created a delightful scent that ideally combines notes of Moroccan and Bulgarian rose, grapefruit, vanilla and white musk. The oil is used for all massage techniques, for nourishing the skin after a shower, strengthening nails and hair, and protecting the skin after sunbathing.

The composition combines several active ingredients. These are argan, hibiscus, sesame and grape oils. They reinforce each other's properties. Using a Caudalie product guarantees relaxation after a hard day's work, relieving anxiety and tension. The skin fully receives the necessary vitamins and minerals for health and beauty.

The brand's proprietary ingredient – grape seed polyphenol – has powerful anti-aging properties. It eliminates the signs of age-related changes, preventing their appearance, and maintains skin tone.

Advantages

  • multifunctional tool;
  • formula of valuable ingredients;
  • airy texture;
  • exclusive aroma;
  • anti-aging action.

disadvantages

  • a bottle of 100 ml costs around 3000 rubles.

Janssen Cosmeceutical Body Massage Oil “Macadamia”

Rating: 4.7

JANSSEN COSMECEUTICAL Janssen Body Massage Oil Natural Massage Oil

The rating ends with a German brand remedy that will become an indispensable attribute of any type of independent or professional massage. Possessing a light, moderately greasy texture, it creates ideal conditions for contact between hands and body, improves skin elasticity, promotes better sliding, is well absorbed, and does not leave greasy stains on clothes. The product is consumed to a minimum, the dispenser cap gives out a strictly fixed amount.

Natural macadamia oil has a relaxing effect, it helps to relieve the stress accumulated during the day, restore calmness and tranquility. The antioxidant effect promotes rejuvenation, eliminates the first signs of aging, protects against external natural factors. The product removes dryness and redness, heals wounds and microcracks, intensively saturates with useful substances, restores natural processes.

The JANSSEN COSMECEUTICAL product was chosen by many masseurs for a comfortable and high-quality work. It helps to carry out procedures more effectively, has improved properties in comparison with many other similar means.

Advantages

  • for cosmetic and medical massage;
  • natural ingredients;
  • anti-aging effect;
  • restoration of strength;
  • increased concentration of nutrients.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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