Edible body oils recipes

Most edible body oils contain glycerine, making them safe for human consumption. While glycerine is not technically an oil, it works well in many handmade body lotion and oil recipes because it glides easily over the skin and is well absorbed. More traditional body oils use sweet almond oil as a base. Either way, use edible body oil during a massage to soothe your skin ...and something sweet to taste.


You can find the ingredients for edible body oil in your local drug or grocery stores. Glycerine is available in liquid form at chemists; look for the unscented type. Combine 1/4 cup of unscented glycerine with 1/4 teaspoon of honey, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and optional 1/4 teaspoon of flavouring. Safe flavouring includes peppermint, cinnamon, or cosmetically approved flavourings such as those used in lip balms. These can be purchased through soap making supply companies, many of which are online. Mix the first three ingredients and add flavouring to taste. This makes a water soluble oil that warms when air touches it. This recipe makes about 59.1ml of edible oil. This oil, and the others discussed here, can be used immediately or stored in a dark glass bottle for later use.


A variation on the above basic recipe is to use 56.7gr of glycerine and 14.2gr of corn syrup instead of the honey. Flavour according to your individual taste.

Chocolate Warming Body Oil

This purely decadent oil is a great Valentine's Day gift or anniversary surprise. Mix 2 tablespoons of glycerine with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of melted cocoa butter. Mix together thoroughly. This recipe makes about 56.7gr of chocolate body oil. Apply as you would any edible massage oil.

Sweet Almond Oil Massage Oil

Sweet almond oil is commonly used in many bath and body recipes. It can be found at most health food stores along with the other oils needed in this recipe. Combine 425gr of sweet almond oil with 29.6ml of grape seed oil, 28.4gr of apricot kernel oil, and 14.2gr of sunflower oil. Mix together well. All of these oils are safe to ingest. Add 1/2 teaspoon of flavouring oil of your choice; maple, vanilla, orange or chocolate will produce a wonderful taste and aroma. This makes about 113gr of product.

Sweet Almond with Glycerin

Sweet almond oil can also be combined with glycerine for an edible body oil with a warming factor. Mix 113gr of sweet almond oil with 56.7gr of glycerine; add your choice of flavouring oils and colourings. Please stick with FDC approved colourings for edible oils.

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