I think we all have those days where a great muscle relaxing massage oil would be hugely beneficial.
We’ve been using This One by Nature’s Sunshine. It’s like a natural Icy Hot. It’s awesome! We’ve used it on sore necks, backs, ankles, knees….After a few minutes the area will feel cold and hot at the same time. It’s great!
But, you know me. I’m not satisfied until I can make it myself.
There are a number of essential oils that have a warming and relaxing effect on muscles. By combining what I know of essential oils and doing some more research, I came up with this recipe for an effective Muscle Relaxing Massage Oil with essential oils. I’m so happy with the results, so I thought I’d share 🙂
The Essential Oils
No random choices here. These are the best of the best for muscle relaxation.
- Peppermint Essential Oil – increases blood flow to the area, encouraging healing
- Wintergreen Essential Oil – a naturally cooling pain reliever. It contains methyl salicylate (also in asprin) (1)
- Camphor Essential Oil – calms nerves in the area so spasms and cramps stop. Is an anti-inflammatory, and increases blood flow to the area.
- Sandalwood Essential Oil – sandalwood is anti inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and overall great for tons of things 🙂 It’s an expensive oil, so leave out if you have to.
- Juniper Berry Essential Oil – also reduces inflammation, cramps and spasms.
- Ginger Essential Oil – reduces inflammation and muscle pain
As you can see, these oils focus on reducing inflammation, increasing blood flow, calming the nerves, and decreasing pain. Combined together, they make a powerful Muscle Relaxing Massage Oil.
Muscle Relaxing Massage Oil
- Combine all ingredients into a dark bottle to help preserve oils.
- Massage into needed areas.
Warning: As with every essential oil recipe on this site, you must do your own research before using! I am not a licensed doctor. If you are having pain, see your local physician. Some of the oils should not be used if you are pregnant or if you have seizures, or are on prescription drugs. So, ask your doc. first.
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