Choosing Massage Base Oils

Base, or Carrier Oils, can be full of nutrients and vitamins, and are ready to massage into the skin and hair. My guide below shows you the properties of each base oil. Use them as they come, or add Essential Oils for extra goodness! All are available to buy in the suite or buy almond, grapeseed and rosehip oil online.

al Covo offers massage treatments and training, including aromatherapy training, in Southampton. Visit or call Steve on 07968065885 or 02380639913 for more details.


Almond Oil: Light, almost odourless. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D, E, protein, and a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids. Protects, nourishes and calms eczema irritation, dryness or inflamation. Excellent hair and skin conditioner, as well as helping reduce muscular pain and tightness. More...

Aromatherapy Blends for Moods

al Covo offers prestigious aromatherapy treatments, aromatherapy training, and massage treatments and training in Southampton. Visit or call Steve on 07968065885 or 02380639913 for more details. Organic Essential Oils can be bought on my online Neal's Yard Remedies shop for home delivery. See my website for advice on essential oils and carrier oils too.

The following essential oil blends are recommended:

Awake & Alive
An exotic but stimulating blend of Rosemary, Juniper Berry, Lemongrass and Clove.

A blend of Geranium, Lime, Juniper Berry, Fennel and Patchouli, to detoxify and balance. 

Fab Feet
A soothing and refreshing blend of Lime, Sage, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Basil. More...

About the author

Steve from AlcovoBorn in Worcestershire, and educated to second (Masters) degree in Geography, I worked in a corporate company before being inspired more fully into well-being from travels to the Eastern and Tropical countries of the Philippines, India, Kenya, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mozambique.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my way, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

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