Originally Posted by heartsbeating
There will also be local essential oils - most likely at Metro Market. You can make up your own massage blends using a few drops of essential oils into a carrier oil (sweet almond). Olive oil can be used, there's nothing wrong with that, but it's just a bit heavier that's all.
Just be aware that some essential oils are more prone to being slightly agitating when used topically over others. Eg: clove, citrus etc. I'm sure you can find out more about the whole world of aromatherapy through the local brand if you find one.
A little follow up you reminded me of. I tried just straight olive oil in the past, but it really gives a funny feel to her skin. She didn't seem to mind it, but I didn't much like it. Her skin didn't seem to absorb it so readily, either. How does the sweet almond oil feel on the skin? Is it lotion-like? Does it absorb easily?