Last updated on February 16th, 2019
Homemade Muscle Rub For Sore Muscles
Your muscles are over worked, over tired and under-appreciated. But this homemade muscle rub can help all of that! This diy lotion works wonders on over used muscles and helps relieve unwanted tension. Plus, it adds a whole new element to your pampering routine (just like this whipped peppermint foot cream)! Whip up a batch, massage it in and give your muscles some love!
I love making my own spa and pampering products because it’s just so easy. On top of that, being able to use only natural products is a huge relief and helps in eliminating hormone altering chemicals.
Most homemade lotion recipes are pretty simple and this one is no exception!
This homemade muscle rub is simple to make and works perfectly on stiff or sore muscles, which makes it perfect for any mamas carrying babes all day 😛
Keep in mind that this oil blend is slightly more mild 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. I used the following essential oils:
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 an 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!
This homemade muscle rub also uses both coconut oil and almond oil. While this makes the rub seem a bit greasy at first, it’s wonderful once it’s massaged into the skin- so don’t skip that step!
Coconut oil is also anti-bacterial and almond oil makes the diy lotion extremely skilky feeling.
Make this homemade muscle rub to pamper yourself or to give as a gift! I promise, it makes you thoughtful 😀
Ingredients In The Homemade 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 Silky Rub For Sore Muscles
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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Homemade Silky Rub For Sore Muscles
Looking for help easing the tension from your muscles? Give this homemade 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.