There are few things more relaxing than a luxurious massage. But before you can reap the benefits of the massage, you need to warm up the massage oil. If you’ve ever tried to do it on a stovetop, then you know that it can be difficult to get the oil just right without either burning it or leaving it too cold. So how exactly do you warm up your massage oil without any potential fire hazards?

Electric Oil Warmer

Using an electric oil warmer is perhaps the most effective and safest method for heating up your massage oil. An electric oil warmer is essentially a type of crock pot specifically designed for warming essential oils. Simply fill the pot with water and set it to your desired temperature. Once heated, place your massage oil in a container that fits inside the warmer and let it heat until it reaches your desired temperature.

The advantage of this method is that it allows for precise temperature control so that you don’t risk burning or overcooking your massage oils. Plus, electric oil warmers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes so they fit perfectly into any space!

Stovetop Method

If you don’t have access to an electric oil warmer, fear not! You can still heat up your massage oils with a stovetop method. This requires some additional precautions in order to ensure safety but is relatively straightforward once you get the hang of it. To start, fill a saucepan with a few inches of water and place over low-medium heat on the stovetop. Once heated, add your container with massage oils into the pan and let them heat until they reach your desired temperature level. It’s important not to leave them unattended as they can easily burn if left too long (not ideal).

Microwave Method

If all else fails, use a microwave! This is obviously not recommended since microwaves tend to produce uneven temperatures but if used carefully this method can be quite useful in a pinch. Simply place your container with massage oils in the microwave and set at 20-30 second intervals until they reach their desired temperature level (we suggest testing first!). It’s important not to leave them unattended while in the microwave as they run the risk of overheating quickly which could lead to dangerous situations (definitely not ideal).   


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