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Oils/Lotions/etc.

Which massage products do you use?
Oil (store bought)
41%
3%
44%
Oil (I mix my own)
10%
1%
11%
Cream
12%
1%
13%
Lotion
19%
2%
21%
Gel
5%
0%
6%
Powder
1%
0%
2%
Exfoliant Scrub
2%
0%
2%
Crisco
1%
0%
1%
⇑ select 1 or more
1003 Votes:
 
Member Comments
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
Definitely coconut oil. I have a couple of store bought oils/lotions, but most I mix myself.
♦ Oil (store bought)
I now only use organic coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
Lotion for feet (reflexology) and unscented grape seed oil for the rest. I have essential oils that I diffuse into the air.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
♦ Gel
♦ Exfoliant Scrub
Some times, nothing at all. Just my clean, raw, hands.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil
♦ Cream
I use massage crème, it works great on smooth or hairy bodies.  it's unscented & hypoallergenic
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut Oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
Almond oils work ideally. Light scent. Glides easily.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Cold presed Coconut oil is the best
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
coconut oil is best for most modalities.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil. Great massage lubricant n great for your skin
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
Organic coconut oil and body cream
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
Cold filtered Castor Oil, organic, no parabins, no phthalates, no silicones, no sulfates, no mineral oil, no petroleum, no dyes. Mix in CBC or THC, based on experience or request. Some other natural oils upon desire. Also organic coconut oil, it is good to mix with vitamins to get the body to absorb them cellularly.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
♦ Gel
♦ Powder
♦ Exfoliant Scrub
♦ Crisco
Depends on the client
♦ Oil (store bought)
Fractionated coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
I only use natural based products for sensitive skin. They are purchased from stores and outlets specializing in this area. Lavender and lemongrass are some favourites.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
I use a blend of coconut butter and grapeseed oil. I do not use scented products
♦ Lotion
I love giving massage to all
♦ Lotion
Deep tissue made in Brantford Ontario Canada. It’s not greasy and permits a smooth glide over a long period of time.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Love coconut oil and Astro glide
♦ Crisco
How long can I keep Crisco on my shelf?

The shelf life of a shortening or oil product depends a great deal on how it has been stored and handled. For the best results, Crisco products should be stored in a cool, dry place away from strong odors, direct sunlight, and sources of heat (stoves, dishwashers, and refrigerators).

CRISCO SHELF LIFE & MANUFACTURING CODE LOCATIONS

Shortening Can Shortening Sticks Crisco Oil Crisco Spray UNOPENED 2 years from manufacture date 2 years from manufacture date

2 years from manufacture date 2 years OPENED about 1 year

about 6 months about 1 year 2 years CODE LOCATION bottom of can side of plastic tub side of bottle back label bottom of can Freshness Tip: To help keep track of how long a container’s been opened, you might write the date on the package when you first break the seal. If you notice any change in color or appearance, or if your Crisco develops an off odor or taste, it’s probably past its shelf life and shouldn’t be used.

What exactly is a manufacturing code, and how do I read it?

The manufacturing code is the date the product was made. It might look something like this: 4 122 420 0321.

The first number represents the year it was made. For instance, the 4 in our example code means it was made in 2004. A number 3 would mean it was made in 2003, 2 in 2002, and so on. The next three numbers represent the day of the year the product was made. In our example, the 122 (or one hundred and twenty second day) is May 2 (May 1 during Leap Year). The third set of numbers or letters are plant codes, which have nothing to do with the date. Finally, the last four digits represent the time displayed in military time. What exactly is a "Best If Used By" date, and how do I read it?

A "Best If Used By" date code may appear on your product. This future date from the original date of manufacture represents the day that the product is guaranteed fresh. It m
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
Coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Gel
Sweet almond oil or nuru gel
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
i use only professional products
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
I try to have several choices on hand to accommodate my partner’s preference. I prefer oil myself but have experienced most with no complaints.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
depends on the body type I am working on, hairy v smooth, muscles, v average... - should always suit the individual
♦ Oil (store bought)
Miaroma Sweet Almond Oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
Arnica Oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil/unscented
♦ Oil (store bought)
Peppermint and Lavender oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Cream
I Have and utilize many different types of oils, liniments and cream.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut
♦ Lotion
Use only professional grade massage lotion or oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Lotion
For oil, I use pure coconut oil. So natural, its edible.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
Biotone Advanced Therapy Massage Lotion
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
♦ Exfoliant Scrub
Coconut oil sometimes
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil.
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Exfoliant Scrub
I mix my own oil of sweet almond oil with drops lavender and tea tree oil which are then are kept warm as there is nothing worse than someone putting cold oil on you causing you to tense up
♦ Lotion
Oil might be fun to "Play" with... but as a massage therapist it's just plain gross. The cleaning. The staining. The smell. The fingers prints everywhere... Biotone Advanced Therapy Massage Lotion is the only product I use.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Pure coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
Clear coconut oil is the only thing I use...it is the very best!
♦ Oil (store bought)
Cold press coconut oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
clear coconut oil! The best.
♦ Oil (store bought)
I also use room temperature wax, creates a wonderful grip.
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
♦ Gel
I only like water based massage lotions and lubricants. Oil and oil based massage lotions are a problem with condoms.My BF and I don’t like thinking about getting the condom broken while I and my massage partners are all naked and aroused during sensual massage.
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
Don't like the oils.
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
I like to mix my own oils I use a combination of oils such as apricot oil, grape-seed oil and lavender essential oil or when my clients have inflammation I like to use hemp oil with ginger essential oil and when I am doing reflexology I love to use refined sheer butter mix with an essential oi, I only use oils I can track  so that I know what I am putting on my clients skin I like to know where and when it was made
♦ Lotion
Hi guy . I would know which lotion not oily . I’m after good quality and organic lotion . I’m tired of oil because it’s hard to wash off my body because I think I’m hairy !
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
I only use natural organic oil.
♦ Cream
Coconut oil is very effective and inexpensive
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
I use an unscented cream that warms up beautifully. Doesn’t break down in my towel warmer. I also use a bit of oil if I need extra glide. I love the one ounce bottles with the twist caps. One hand to open and close. My go to products are Amber for the cream and cause medic cbd for the oil as well as unscented coconut oil. I have jojoba oil, grape seed and scented coconut oil as options for my guests. I’m interested in exploring powder.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
♦ Crisco
I use a light coating of Crisco and follow that with coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
usually get a half gallon at a time from an on line source such as massagewarehouse.com - and thin that out some by adding some unscented sesame oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
♦ Gel
oil right now please
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
Always have options as the person my be Allergic or have a skin condition
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil is nice.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Any oil will do.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
The best massage oil is pure cold-press coconut oil. But some clients find it a bit sticky so I also offer lighter oils, like Johnsons Baby, but they do not have much skin nourishing properties.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Often use coconut oil or a ready mixed massage oil.
♦ Lotion
Avocado Carrot NutriNaturals
♦ Oil (store bought)
Have used lotion on a few occasions but definitely not as effective as any blend of oil or just normal massage oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Cocnut oil sometimes add essential oils.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
♦ Gel
Some very good ready made products now available.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil, doesn't stain my aheeta
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
Hot stone massage
♦ Lotion
Cornhuskers Lotion.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Happy to work with whatever lotion, oil, etc., massage partner prefers.
♦ Oil (store bought)
coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
Sweet almond oil and grape seed oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut
♦ Oil (store bought)
coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
Olive oil, grape seed, all good, I usually mix them with some lotion or cream depending how thick or thin I need it.I do like the coconut oil too. I usually don't mix that.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Lavender and grapeseed oils
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
Grape seed oil!
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
I prefer Grapeseed+Hemp for better relaxation 70:30
♦ Oil (store bought)
Prefer coconut oil
♦ Gel
Silicone Lubricant Swiss
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Powder
Hot coconut oil with aromatherapy oils blended in give a wonderful lomilomi massage. Deep tissue camomile oil with grape seed oil works best,
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
Coconut oil For massage and mineral oil for sensual massage
♦ Oil (store bought)
All natural coconut oil. It seems to not dry out. Have had no complaints.
♦ Oil (store bought)
It seems an exfoliant scrub would be too abrasive... No??
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Powder
Really depends on the person I'm giving a massage to.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
I use just oil and cream
♦ Oil (store bought)
Hydrogenated coconut oil
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Lotion
Sweet almond oil. I use it to make up pruducts and gifts too. It is well tolerated and feels good. For deeper work I use hardly any or wax.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
♦ Powder
All of these are good. I prefer powder, especially for sensual massages.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
Neutrogena oil and Lubriderm lotion
♦ Oil (store bought)
I only use baby oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
I’ve only ever used a light olive oil .. hands glide all over as it never dries out, good for the skin, doesn’t stain and it’s cheap!
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
1/2 Coconut Oil, 1/2 Almond oil mix.
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
I like coconut oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
I use coconut/ tea tree oil and raw coconut butter/ shea
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Lotion
Songbird Massage Wax, pure coconut oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Fractioned Organic Coconut Oil. I also use Shea Butter Hibiscus Oil that smells great!
♦ Cream
I cannot stand using oil, but when I'm not working professionally, it seems to be all I get to use. Cream, then gel. and lotion.... but I want to try powder one day.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Kirkland (COSTCO) Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil! :-)
♦ Oil (store bought)
I like to use lavender scented oil.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut
♦ Oil (store bought)
Neutrogena Light Sessme
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
Lots of different kinds…some flavored!
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Cream
♦ Exfoliant Scrub
Mainly coconut as less allergies. Also almond.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
The oil is coconut oil. The creme is a biotone product
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
♦ Exfoliant Scrub
I like the coconut oil for the deep massages. I use a blended oil and lotion for the finish light touch to sooth out the massage. If doing a scrub I prefer a non-scented it works just as good as scented.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Coconut oil. It's smooth, hydrating, nourishing, even edible, and non-staining.
♦ Oil (store bought)
most often almond or coconut or a blend
♦ Lotion
I prefer something not oily, and unscented or lightly scented.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
♦ Exfoliant Scrub
Coconut oil cold hard pressed virgin
♦ Cream
Prefer a cream that goes on easy an smooth an non greasy. It makes the skin so smooth an soft.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
Almond Oil and/or Coconut Oil
♦ Oil (store bought)
Rice bran oil, very slippery and good for the skin with less friction, holds warmth well.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
When doing deep tissue work, I prefer using Cocoa butter cream or stick.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Lotion
Usually coconut, usually heated. I'm a simple guy.
♦ Lotion
Soothing Touch, ayurveda massage lotion.
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
Biotone or what is being sold on amazon at the time
♦ Oil (I mix my own)
Have a selection of essential oils to mix depending on the blend best suited or might just you a base oil eg Sweet Almond oil.
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
I use biotone.
♦ Oil (store bought)
Unscented grape seed oil. I used to use sweet almond but a recipient had an allergic reaction.
♦ Oil (store bought)
♦ Cream
♦ Lotion
♦ Gel
♦ Exfoliant Scrub
mainly baby oil
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