Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains (Kaley Wirthlin)
Green Boot Living’s Kayley Wirthlin gives us another great suggestion on how to use essential oils, this time for muscle aches that could possibly slow down summer activities and workout routine. Do essential oils help with muscle aches? The answer is Yes! Strained muscles can cause pain and in some cases, the inability to move without trembling as the muscles struggle to contract. Normal activities are now painful. Rest is the best remedy, followed by a hot bath and massage. If pain continues to be a problem you may have an injury (check with your doctor). You may also ice the area to reduce swelling and pain which is caused by inflammation.
Add these essential oils to a hot bath to help with inflammation and swelling.
✰ Essential Oils for Bath
✰ Soak for as long as possible.
✰ 3 drops marjoram
✰ 2 drops of lemon
Afterward massage with the following oil for Strained Muscles:
✰ 6 drops of Eucalyptus
✰ 6 drops of Peppermint
✰ 6 drops of Ginger
✰ Diluted in 1 TBSP fractionated coconut, jojoba, olive oil
Other great natural remedies for muscle pain:
Arnica gel, arnica cream, magnesium oil, and magnesium lotion.
My favorite essential oil brand is doTERRA. They have great blends as well as gels that are in easy to squeeze tubes.
doTERRA’s Deep Blue Rub is a rich, topical cream infused with Deep Blue Soothing Blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils that provides targeted comfort to tired and sore joints and muscles. Formulated with a proprietary blend of natural plant extracts and other powerful ingredients, Deep Blue Rub provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas. With close to 5 ml of doTERRA’s top-selling Deep Blue essential oil blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus, Deep Blue Rub is an essential addition to your bathroom cabinet, gym bag, or first aid kit. Deep Blue Rub is blended in a base of moisturizing emollients that leave your skin feeling soft, not greasy and is the choice of massage therapists and sports practitioners for applying doTERRA’s Deep Blue essential oil blend. $37 dollars US for 4 oz.
For more information, please visit greenbootliving.com or doTERRA’s site for essential oils.