How to Choose the Best Massage Oil for Couples

Massages - who does not like them, right?! A great massage can do so much! It relieves muscle tension, feels fantastic, and can also be a form of intimate act between couples.

Massage is considered to be one of the best things that can be done for our bodies. Massage therapy has been practiced since ancient times and is still practiced today.

But what makes a sensual massage great? Well, you can read more about it in our seven steps of a sensual massage, but one thing for sure is that a good massage oil plays a part in it, and we are here to explain how to choose the best oil for your massage.

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How to Choose the Best Massage Oil for Couples 


A Couple's massage is a beautiful way to get to know your partner on another level. It's a great stress reliever, and massage can improve your overall health and well-being.

But did you know that massage oil can hugely impact your massage experience? You may not realize it, but each massage oil has properties that can make a difference in how relaxing and enjoyable the experience is. 

So to enjoy a massage to the fullest, you must choose the right massage oil for your body and mind. 
A man giving a shoulder massage to his girlfriend

Choosing the Best Massage Oils For Couples

There are several different types of massage oils out there to choose from. From therapeutic massage oils to aromatic and sensual massage oil, to even edible massage oil. With so many choices, deciding the best one can seem daunting, but it shouldn't be.

Massage oils are a mixture of different components; some massage oils contain essential oils that smell pleasant and promote relaxation. Other massage oils may contain natural waxes, such as beeswax, that help to protect and moisturize the skin. Others have a therapeutic action on the muscles.

The different ingredients are used for various reasons. For example, some relax muscles; some relax the mind; some smell good, and some have more intricate properties. 

When it comes to couples' massage, the most popular type is aromatic, sensual massage oils, which are made up of fragrant oils. The aromatic massage oil contains oils that smell amazing, and they can help you relax when you use them.

Both types can be used in combination for a relaxing and intimate massage. 

If you want a relaxing massage, massage oils are an absolute must-have because the base oils provide moisturization. At the same time, the essential oils help to relax the muscles, ease tension, reduce pain and increase circulation.

What to Look For in a Massage Oil

When searching for massage oils, particularly sensual massage oil, look for a natural hydrating oil that does not irritate the skin and smells good - because the smell is an essential ingredient in a great sensual, sexy massage. 

The best massage oils will be those that are made using organic ingredients and don't contain any harmful additives. Organic oils are made without chemical preservatives, like chemical additives, petroleum, animal byproducts, or synthetic chemicals, so they're safe to use on sensitive skin.

While there are many different types of oils, these are some of the more popular ones that have been used for years. Some massage oils contain more than one oil, and others are used simply by themselves.
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Benefits of Massage Oil Ingredients

Each oil provides different benefits and properties that help the skin. For example, in our luxury massage oils, "Affection" and "Desire," we use only the best oils and natural fragrances to benefit your massage experience and skin. 

Avocado Oil - Not only does it replenish, smooth, and soften skin, it's a good source of natural antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, D, and E. 

Grapeseed Oil - Absorbs quickly into the skin and is rich in vitamins and minerals. 

Sweet Almond Oil - rich in skin-nourishing fatty acids and contains several other skin goodies, including antioxidant vitamin E and vitamin B. And it soothes skin with excellent softening and moisturizing properties.

Aloe Vera Oil - has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Massage oils, like many beauty products, are a highly personal choice, and there's no one-size-fits-all approach to finding the perfect massage oil.

We suggest you choose natural and plant-based oils because they are generally safer than conventional petroleum-based massage oils.

The key ingredient to consider when choosing a massage oil is whether or not it's pure vegetable or plant-based. The best massage oils are 100% natural and contain no synthetic chemicals, fillers, preservatives, or colorants.

massage oil dripping into an oil jar

How to Store Your Massage Oil

There are several ways to store your massage oil bottles so they last longer.  

First, keep the container upright, so the oil doesn't spill out, and seal the bottle tightly.

Next, store your massage oils where they will be out of the way. It is better if they are stored in a cabinet or closet rather than on a shelf because these places are dark, which means that your massage oils won't degrade as fast as they would if they were exposed to light and heat.

Should You Store Your Massage Oil In a Fridge?

Many people think it's a good idea to keep massage oils in the fridge because they will last longer. But, unfortunately, that's not necessarily true. 

The cold will never be suitable for your oils, especially the ones with scents. These oils should always be kept at room temperature or lose their potency if kept in the fridge.

A man kissing and massaging his partners body

How to Give A Sensual Massage

Once you've chosen the perfect oil, you can prepare for the sensual experience of a massage. You can read more about a sensual massage here, but in a nutshell:

Warm the massage oil in your hands and slowly pour it on your partner's back. Using your hands, massage your partner's skin using gentle pressure.

Remember to keep the message focused on sensitive spots and avoid rubbing on your partner's private parts (even the best quality massage oil can irritate the genitals). Use sensual touch instead. 

A sensual massage is different than your regular massage because the goal is to stimulate all your partner's senses to provide them with an experience of ultimate pleasure. 

Sensual massages include kissing, nibbling, licking, caressing, sucking, and even light petting. You can also use your hand to stroke your partner's body in the areas they like. 

Try to make your touch more sensual by rubbing your hands along the lines your partner wants you to touch. 

Finally, use your mouth to kiss them (don't kiss the parts covered with the massage oil).
Joyful Couple's Massage oils for couples

Joyful Couples Luxury Plant-Based Massage Oils For Couples

Knowing the intricacies of a couple's massage and the important role a massage oil plays in it, we have created specifically designed massage oils for an intimate and sensual massage experience. 

The oils are made from the best natural ingredients mixed with aromatic oils for creating a pleasant mood for both of you!

"Affection" is a mixture of Sweet Almond oil, Ylang-Ylang and peach. creating a sweet, fruity scent for a romantic mood.

"Desire" has a major note of Vanilla oil that has a lightly sweet scent making it perfect for most tastes. And the included gold particles will make you feel like a goddess and god you are!

A close up of a woman pouring massage oil on her hands to start a massage


Choosing the right massage oil is as important as the massage itself. Many oils are on the market today and claim to be beneficial. But not all oils are the same. 

Look for a massage oil that is made of organic materials such as avocado oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, etc., because all provide the necessary lubrication to ease tight muscles, improve circulation, and ease muscle tension and will get your partner excited for the sensual massage experience that you prepared.  

And the next step is to set up the mood, relax and enjoy the sexy, intimate or even erotic massage!

As always, feel free to read other relationship tips and look around our store to find some thoughtful and sexy gifts for couples.

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