You probably heard about the massage and hydrophilic tiles, but still do not know what it is, how they differ and what are the nuances of their preparation? Then this article is for you!
And so the massage tile is a solid oil tile that melts on the skin from body heat. An excellent replacement for massage oil, as it is much more convenient to use, and you can add your favorite oils to such a tile, selecting them for your skin type and any fragrance.
Basic massage tile recipe:
- from 80 to 85% solid oils
- up to 20% liquid oils
- 10-12 drops of essential oil or mixture per 100 grams of oils
You can also add wax, which will make your tile harder, vitamins A and E, dry supplements to impart massage properties, such as coffee, ground herbs, as well as honey. All these components give individual properties to massage tiles.
Hydrophilic tile is the same hard, oily massage tile, except that it can be used in the shower or bath, as it melts well on wet skin, moisturizes and nourishes it well. If you add coffee to this tile or, for example, spirulina as a powder, you will also get a peeling effect. Hydrophilic tile is melted in water by adding emulsion wax to the main components. That’s all the difference.
Basic hydrophilic tile recipe:
- 20% – emulsion wax
- 45% – solid oils
- 25% – soft oils
- 10% – liquid base oils
- 10-15 – drops of essential oils per 100 grams of oil
- natural supplements (honey, herbs, coffee, vitamins) – according to your desire
How to make a massage or hydrophilic tile with your own hands:
The production process of such tiles is extremely simple – you simply drown all the ingredients in a water bath and pour into molds. Approximately the same as you make soap from the base. Select the base oils in the tile depending on the type of your skin, here you can use this our little article: Base oils for the type of skin. Essential oils you can add not only on the basis of their aroma, but also useful properties about them you can read in this article: The effect of essential oils.
How to apply massage and hydrophilic tiles
It is better to use massage tiles after a shower, when you have already wiped your skin from excess moisture, but you have not completely dried it. So you get the best moisturizing effect. Apply to the skin a little bit so as not to over-oil it.
Hydrophilic tiles can be used while bathing after applying scrubs (if there is no scrubbing element in the tile itself). It turns into a gentle milk that perfectly nourishes and softens the skin. If the tile has a scrubbing element, rub the tile over the body, gently. So you moisten the skin and proscrabiruet. After use, wash the body with a stream of water and lightly blot with a towel.