Get Luxurious With the Best Massage Oils For Couples

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Molly Lazarus
Written by Molly Lazarus

An oil massage can be a super sensational way to build intimacy. Massages encourage the body to release oxytocin, the hormone responsible for romantic bonding. They also help relieve stress and calm the nervous system, making massage one of the most generous gifts you can give.

There are tons of sensual massage oils out there to choose from, but finding out which is right for you and your partner takes a little consideration! In this article, we’ll share the low down on our top 5 massage oils for couples.

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Massage Oil for Couples Sensual Massage Oil by Maple Holistics​​

Sensual Massage Oil by Maple Holistics​

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Our #1 Rated

Massage Oil for Couples Sensual Massage Oil by Fox Envy​​

Sensual Massage Oil by Fox Envy ​

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Our #2 Rated

Massage Oil for Couples Lemongrass Massage Oil by New York Biology

Lemongrass Massage Oil by New York Biology ​

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Our #3 Rated

Massage Oil for Couples Organic Massage Oil by Viva Naturals​​

Organic Massage Oil by Viva Naturals​

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Our #4 Rated

Massage Oil for Couples 100% Virgin Coconut Oil by Shea Moisture​

100% Virgin Coconut Oil by Shea Moisture

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Our #5 Rated

Things to Consider When Buying Sensual Massage Oil

Body Friendliness

Some massage oils may include ingredients that are irritating or toxic, which you’ll obviously want to avoid at all costs. Always check the ingredients before trying a product and be on the lookout for these features:

  • It’s non-comedogenic – meaning it won’t block your pores
  • It’s free of parabens, hexanes, and sulfates – a group of harmful chemicals often used in cosmetics
  • It’s hypoallergenic – meaning the ingredients are unlikely to irritate your skin

Consistency

For the sexiest, most sensual experience possible, choose a massage oil that feels smooth and silky. Products that leave a tacky, greasy, or sticky residue can really gunk up a good time!

Edibility

Sometimes our partners are so irresistibly delicious, it’s impossible not to want a taste! Edible massage oils can be great if you like combining massage with oral sex, kissing, licking, and other slurpable types of sexual play.

Aroma

What are some of your favorite smells? Popular scents vary from lavender and lemongrass to rosemary and more. Be sure to ask your partner what kind of scents they’d prefer as well. Some people are highly sensitive to strong smells, and they might want something subtle or entirely unscented.

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Absorbency

Massage oils that absorb into the skin quickly have to be reapplied often, which can get annoying after a bit (and expensive). Oils that absorb more slowly, last longer and stay slick. They’re often easier to wash off too. On that note…

Washability

Some massage oils have been known to stain sheets and clothes. Ideally, go for products that clearly state that they can be washed out of fabrics easily.

Price

Cheaper massage oils average at around $10, while higher end oils can sell for $30, or even more. Generally, you get what you pay for, but it’s not necessary to break the bank for a good experience.

Lube-ability

Can it double up as an intimate lubricant? If you’re looking to move onto sex after the sensual massage, it can be handy to pick a product that can be used internally as well as externally. Vagina-friendly lube should be pH-balanced, sugar free, and compatible for use with your sex toys. Remember, any type of lube that contains silicone can’t be used with silicone toys, as this will damage the toy. For anal play, you’ll need something long lasting that doesn’t need to be reapplied as often, as the anus is not self-lubricating.

Our Top 5 Sensual Massage Oil Recommendations

Sensual Massage Oil by Maple Holistics

Best Massage Oils For Couples

Massage Oil for Couples Sensual Massage Oil by Maple Holistics​​

This sensual massage oil is made from a combination of natural scents including lavender, almond and jojoba oil. It’s silicone-free, paraben-free, preservative-free, and hypoallergenic. It also contains vitamin E, a supplement that helps repair damaged cells and is known to be good for the skin.

This product goes on smooth and is specifically formulated to not absorb into the skin too quickly, or too slowly. It won’t leave behind a greasy or sticky texture. It’s also ethically made to be cruelty free, meaning the oil is never tested on animals. And last but not least, it won’t stain your clothes or sheets, so feel free to go nuts!

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Sensual Massage Oil by Fox Envy

Best Massage Oils For Couples

Massage Oil for Couples Sensual Massage Oil by Fox Envy​​

Fox Envy’s sensual massage oil is made from all-natural coconut and jojoba oil. Its vanilla scent creates a nostalgic, cozy experience that will have you and your partner feeling deeply relaxed. In terms of body-friendliness, it’s paraben-free and contains no harsh chemicals. It’s also formulated to be easy on sensitive skin.

Fox Envy’s oil is also easy and convenient for everyday use. The bottle comes with a pump rather than a cap, making it less messy to dispense.

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Lemongrass Massage Oil by New York Biology 

Best Massage Oils For Couples

Massage Oil for Couples Lemongrass Massage Oil by New York Biology

This lemongrass-scented oil offers a fresher and more energizing experience than scents like vanilla and lavender. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, and preservatives, and is never tested on animals. This oil also washes off easily, if you’d rather not have it on your skin for the rest of the day.

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Organic Massage Oil by Viva Naturals

Best Massage Oils For Couples

Massage Oil for Couples Organic Massage Oil by Viva Naturals​​

This product is made from a mix of organic oils, including jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil, and sweet almond oil. Its enticing scent is a combination of lavender, geranium, and eucalyptus, which can provide an equally rich experience for both the giver and receiver during the massage. The ingredient list is GMO-free, non-toxic, and free of hexanes, parabens, artificial dyes, and artificial fragrances. It also contains Vitamin E and creates a lovely moisturizing effect.

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100% Virgin Coconut Oil by Shea Moisture

Best Massage Oils For Couples

Massage Oil for Couples 100% Virgin Coconut Oil by Shea Moisture​

Looking for the most natural, frills-free option? Virgin coconut oil is hypoallergenic, unscented, paraben free, and preservative free. It doesn’t get greasy or sticky during use and is great for moisturizing skin. For this reason, it’s a popular oil choice for sensual massages.

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A Note About Putting Coconut Oil in Your Hoo-hah:

Opinions differ on whether using coconut oil as lube is truly safe. Some researchers say it increases the risk of vaginal infection, while others claim it may actually ward off infection. Some also claim coconut oil is pH-balanced and anti-bacterial, but these claims aren’t currently supported by the science that’s available.

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What we do know is that coconut oil can’t be used with latex condoms or plastic sex toys, as it can break down those materials. Additionally, some people have an allergy to coconut, which could certainly spoil the mood. If you decide to use coconut oil as both massage oil and lube, you’ll be entering well-charted territory, but taking a risk all the same.

My Personal Recommendation?

I would go with the Sensual Massage Oil by Maple Holistics, mainly because I have sensitive skin that’s prone to icky reactions like breakouts and hives. The fact that it’s hypoallergenic really appeals to me. I also adore the scent of lavender.

However, you might prefer a different scent or formula of ingredients. Check out each option and try the one that appeals most to you. You can never exchange too many massages with your partner now, can you?

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About the author

Molly Lazarus

Molly Lazarus

Molly Lazarus is a kink & sexuality writer, BDSM community organizer, and newbie erotic fiction author. Her website, Kink Out Loud, serves as a resource for readers who are new to or curious about BDSM. She contributes to Beducated, Kinkly, and the BDSM Training Academy. Offline, Molly acts as Volunteer Coordinator for the Bay Area chapter of Kinky Salon. In the past, she worked as a munch organizer, shibari model, and kink-101 instructor. You can follow her on Facebook and Pinterest, or browse her filthy fiction on Amazon.

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