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This DIY recipe for muscle soreness uses a mixture of soothing essential oils to reach deep into your aching muscles and relieve pain and tension.
Whether your muscles ache from that 10K you and your husband are training for, from running around town taking your kids to their extra-curricular activities, or from rigorous spring cleaning as directed by “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” your muscles are likely in need of some rapid soothing.
Who has time for a massage, anyway? Let this DIY recipe for muscle soreness be your portable masseuse.
A little spritz in the AM, a little spritz after lunch… Any time you need relief from muscle soreness, just spritz away and experience the soothing benefits of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils on your body. Warning: you may receive ample compliments about how fresh and good you smell. Don’t be alarmed; you will get used to the surplus of compliments.
If you prefer a balm as opposed to a spray, you can add 7 drops of our Peppermint Essential Oil and 7 drops of our Eucalyptus Essential Oil to a mason jar with 1 cup of coconut oil (melted) and 4 tsp of all natural beeswax (melted). Let the oils cool and turn into a firm solid; rub into your skin when experiencing muscle soreness.
Directions for DIY Muscle Soreness Recipe
- Place the 1 tbsp epsom salt at the bottom of your 2 oz spray bottle
- Add 10 drops of our Peppermint Essential Oil and 10 drops of our Eucalyptus Essential Oil to the epsom salt
- Fill the spray bottle with filtered water and swirl the mixture to ensure that it is properly mixed
- Spray on sore muscles as needed
Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil
Powerfully minty and fresh, 100% pure Peppermint Essential Oil is a real crowd pleaser when used for particular conditions. Peppermint may help with symptoms of muscle pain, headaches, nausea, stomach discomfort, and itchy skin. Peppermint has antibacterial properties as well. However, a little goes a long way so make sure to take extra precautions when applying to skin and always use a base to dilute this oil.
Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
100% pure Eucalyptus essential oil is derived from leaves and twigs giving it a strong green aroma that we familiarize with day spas. This oil known for its powerful ability to fight coughs and open airways hence why it’s used in many vapor rubs. Eucalyptus oil is also good for oily complexions and helps with acne. Used as aromatherapy, this oil is a favorite in day-spa’s to help create the perfect mood, and as an added bonus, it acts as an insect repellant too!
Peppermint can irritate eyes and open cuts. Do not apply near these areas. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not apply directly to skin without diluting. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
- No Petrochemicals
- No Synthetic Dyes
- No Phthalates
- No Synthetic Fragrances
- No Parabens
- No Sulfates