DIY Muscle Rub
This DIY muscle rub is a great replacement for those store bought muscle creams and lotions that contain toxic chemicals that we are all better off avioding where we can. Not to mention this bad boy is way cheaper too.
I personally suffer from frequent sore neck, shoulders and back….you may have guessed already but I have terrible posture! I am frequently applying this rub and it works fantastic for me. I used to be a big fan of tiger balm, voltaren and deep heat, but since starting my low tox journey I have moved away from those in favour of safer alternatives.
I often use Young Living’s Panaway essential oil, but I often run out and need to find something else in my box of essential oil treasures. Enter my DIY muscle rub
I tend to use fractioned coconut oil as my carrier oil of choice when I don’t need the carrier oil to provide anything to the formula (eg healing or moisturising properties). But this recipe will work with any carrier oil you like to use and have on hand.
If you dont have any of the oils listed in the recipe just leave them out, as long as most of them are included you will still have an effected muscle rub for tired and aching muscles.
DIY Muscle Rub
What You Need
50ml Carrier Oil (I mostly use fractioned coconut oil, but just use a carrier oil you have on hand)
40 drops wintergreen essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus blue (or other eucalyptus oil you have)
15 drop copaiba essential oil
10 Drops Peppermint
5 Drops northern lights black spruce essential oil
50ml Serum Bottle
What to Do
Add the essential oils to the clean dry bottle and fill to the top with carrier oil.
How To Use
Rub a few drops on your hands and then apply to the poor muscles in need. can be re-applied every few hours as required. A heat pack can be applied to open up pores and increase absorption into the skin, and the heat will also soothe the aching muscles.
NOTE: wash hands well after application to avoid accidentally getting it in your eyes.