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Between baseball, dance, acro, and archery our boys are constantly having muscle issues. Each time they come home after a tiring day of practice, they complain of sore, tired muscles. When my kids come home complaining of muscle pain, I use this essential oil recipe for muscle pain to help ease their aches and pains from their daily activities.
Now when my boys complain of muscle pain, they know I’ll be prescribing them this oil blend to rub on their tired, sore muscles. The boys love the soothing feeling and I love knowing my boys’ pain is lessened.
Essential oils have long been used for treating minor aches and pains. The following oils are often used for their reported benefits in relieving pain and dulling muscle aches.
- Chamomile is attributed with the ability to reduce inflammation, relieve muscle pain, and ease cramps.
- Vetiver is a classic Ayurvedic remedy used for treating muscle pains, stiff joints, minor injuries, and headaches.
- Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is credited with the ability to relieve joint pain.
- Sweet marjoram is said to have gentle pain-relieving properties and dulls pain while relieving stiffness.
- Lavender has a calming and soothing effect that helps relax the muscles and speed healing.
- Rosemary has analgesic and antispasmodic properties. It is often used for relieving joint, and muscle pain.
Essential Oil Recipe for Muscle Pain
Our essential oil recipe for muscle pain combines several essential oils in a carrier oil with a 2 percent dilution. I use nine drops of essential oil for every three teaspoons of carrier oil. This fits nicely into the 15 ml bottles that we get from Rocky Mountain Oils.
- 2 drops Vetiver essential oil
- 2 drops Lavender essential oil
- 1 drop Rosemary essential oil
- 2 drops Chamomile essential oil
- 1 drop Ginger essential oil
- 1 drop Sweet majoram essential oil
- 3 teaspoons almond oil
I like to add the carrier oil to the bottle first, then add the essential oils one drop at a time. When the bottle is full (you may need to double the recipe for larger bottles), close the cap and shake gently to combine the oils. Store the oil in a cool, dark place.
Rub the oil onto sore, aching muscles to relieve muscle pains from physical activity.
I love having something to give my boys after they come back from sporting events that is all-natural and provides soothing relief for their sore muscles. When I’ve been on my feet all day, I sneak a few drops of this mixture and add it to my bath at the end of the day. It smells amazing!
P.S. In a pinch, I used this joint support blend from Rocky Mountain Oils when I don’t have time to make my own!