Note: I am not a doctor, herbalist, aromatherapist or chemist. I am just an everyday mom trying to figure out how to live naturally. This recipe is one that works for myself and my family. Please consult your doctor before using any diy recipe or essential oils to confirm that they are safe for you. This holds especially important if you are currently pregnant.
DIY Muscle Rub For Sore Muscles
A simple, all-natural muscle rub recipe for all fit mamas! This muscle rub recipe uses only basic igredients plus a blend of essential oils to help relax tense muscles. Plus, it adds a whole new element to your pampering routine (just like this whipped body butter for feet)! Whip up a batch, massage it in and give your muscles some love!
Your muscles are overworked, overtired and under-appreciated. But this homemade muscle rub with essential oils can help all of that! This DIY lotion works wonders on overused muscles and helps relieve unwanted tension.
Note: I am not a doctor, herbalist, aromatherapist or chemist. I’m just an everyday mom trying to figure out how to live naturally. This recipe is one that works for myself and my family. Please consult your doctor before using any DIY recipe or essential oils to confirm that they are safe for you. This holds especially important if you are currently pregnant.
I love making my own spa and pampering products (like stress-relieving bath bombs) because it’s just so easy. Just as I adore making homemade remedies for common problems (like these honey lemon cough drops).
On top of that, being able to use only natural products is a huge relief and helps in eliminating hormone-altering chemicals.
Most homemade body butter recipes are pretty simple and this diy muscle rub recipe is no exception!
When To Use The Homemade Muscle Rub
This muscle rub recipe is simple to make and works perfectly on stiff or sore muscles, which makes it perfect for any mamas carrying babes all day 😛
I personally love using it after a sea soak bath. The clay in the sea soak is another way to help ease sore muscles. You can easily make your own but having some on hand is great too. I use Primally Pure because they use only natural ingredients that I can actually pronounce or purchase- and it saves time to buy sometimes! Use code fitasamamabear to save 10% on your ENTIRE first order.
Keep in mind that this essential oil blend is slightly milder than ones with infused cayenne so you may not feel as much of a “tingling” sensation. But it does work wonders massaged into stiff muscles and the oils themselves help promote circulation and healing.
Essential Oils In The Muscle Rub
If you’re a fit mom, this natural muscle fits perfectly into your routine. In addition, to the DIY muscle rub, to foam rolling and a few awesome stretches can go a long way towards relieving sore muscles.
Clove oil – has been shown to reduce pain and is naturally an antiviral.
Deep Blue – is a specific blend made by DoTerra for muscle relief but in a pinch peppermint also works! Peppermint has a cooling sensation and naturally helps relieve inflammation.
Lavender – helps calm the body, reduce irritation and promote blood circulation.
Eucalyptus – is anti-inflammatory by nature and has been shown to help relieve pain specifically in muscles and tendons
Rosemary – helps relieve aches and pain making it a great addition to a muscle rub!
Ingredients In The Diy Muscle Rub
- 1/4 cup almond oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tbs beeswax
- 7 drops of each essential oil
- Deep blue (or peppermint)
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How To Make A Natural Muscle Rub
Heat a double boiler over medium heat. In the double boiler combine the almond oil, coconut oil and beeswax. Heat until melted and fully combined (whisk every few minutes).
Remove from heat and let cool on the counter very briefly- for about three minutes. (you don’t want to heat the oils and risk damage). Add the oils to the mixture and whisk to combine fully.
Let sit on the counter for 45-60min until mixture is mostly solidified. You’re ready to go!
This rub should last roughly 6 months in the cupboard only if no water has gotten into it as water causes mold.
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Looking for help easing the tension from your muscles? Give this natural muscle rub a try! Perfect for stiff muscles after a rough sleep (hello mamas!) or tired muscles from a workout. This soothing rub makes the perfect addition to your pampering routine or a super thoughtful gift.