Sick of dealing with muscle pain? Want fast, effective relief? This homemade muscle rub with essential oils is my favorite way to ease your pain while utilizing natural ingredients. Instead of putting harsh chemicals on your skin, whip up a batch of this great homemade muscle rub to have on hand for aches and pains. It is no secret we love essential oils and their many uses. One of my favorites is that I can make homemade products like this homemade muscle rub that save me money, are natural and without harsh chemicals, and helpful after long days when my body just aches.
Homemade Muscle Rub With Essential Oils
This salve is great to make and keep on hand for any minor aches or pains in your muscles. You can even make this to give as gifts to friends who you know could benefit from having a more natural topical cream for their minor muscle aches. It is ideal for those who are into sports, weight lifting, or who have harder manual labor jobs that take a toll on their bodies.
I am an advocate of using essential oils safely. So, when I say to use essential oils for muscle pain, I realize how important it is to put them in a great carrier oil. This homemade muscle rub is a perfect solution. It makes an ideal way to topically apply some great essential oils that often ease and soothe muscles and muscle pain.
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup almond oil, olive oil, or grapeseed oil (whichever you have on hand and prefer)
4 ounces beeswax
15 drops pure rosemary essential oil
15 drops pure marjoram essential oil
10 drops pure lavender essential oil
10 drops pure lemongrass essential oil
Containers for homemade muscle rub
Lay out your containers first and have them all ready to be filled, so you aren’t scrambling to do that when the wax is perfect, or you can run the risk of burning it and losing its properties.
Fill your bottom half of double boiler about 2/3 full of water and start it out on medium-high temperature. Then place the beeswax into the top portion of the double boiler to begin melting. You want it to melt slowly, so once you hear the water start boiling, turn it down to a lower setting. You will want to watch this closely.
While the beeswax is melting, get your coconut oil measured and ready to add to the mix. It works best if it is already in liquid form, so you may want to melt in 5-10 second increments in the microwave before adding.
Once your beeswax has melted, pour in liquid coconut oil and blend until well mixed.
Next, add in your sweet almond oil & stir to blend well. Once all 3 are mixed well and there are no lumps, you can add in your essential oils.
Allow your containers of homemade muscle rub to cool completely. Cover with a lid, and add a label if desired. You can use any size container, but I like these smaller ones for gifting purposes. Once the rub has cooled it will solidify again. You just need to scoop a bit out with your fingers to rub into muscles.
As with any topical application that includes essential oils, do a test patch first. While it is rare for anyone to have a reaction to essential oils that have been blended with carrier oils like this, it is best to be safe. This homemade muscle rub with essential oils for muscle pain is a great choice to help ease minor muscle aches and pains.
Other Homemade Body Products:
- Vanilla Sugar Scrub With Orange Essential Oils
- Lemon Homemade Sugar Scrub
- Homemade Sleep Salve
- Homemade Sunscreen
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