Solid massage balls are a great type of massage “oil” since they won’t make nearly the mess as traditional massage oils do.
4 tbsp solid vegetable shortening
3 tbsp solid cocoa butter
2 tbsp solid coconut oil
1 tbsp beeswax
1 tbsp parrafin wax
10 drops essential oils
Heat all ingredients except essential oil in a microwave on power 7 for approximately 3 minutes. Stir until liquid.
Beat for several minutes until emulsified and slightly thick. If it isn’t thickening, place your bowl in ice water as you bear it. Add your choice of essential oil, or even combine scents of your choice.
Pour into metal or lightly oiled plastic molds. Chocolate and candle molds work great, as do muffin tins. Refrigerate until set. Wrap in plastic and store in cool place.
To use, simply hand warm your molded massage balls, then massage away.