MIY - Warming Muscle Rub Blend

There are two main  approaches to dealing with muscle and body pain

  • Counter-irritate the area, excite the muscles and in turn, confuse the pain signals in the nerves to register something other than pain.
    This is the way liniments and mentholated sports rubs tend to work.

And we agree - there are times when a counterirritant, warming muscle rub like this can be comforting.

This easy to make formulation is wonderful to use on old stubborn injuries and muscle pain.



There are 3 Essential Oils that do this well:

Ginger Pure Essential Oil's warming and anti-inflammatory qualities help soothe tired, aching muscles and joints.



Eucalyptus Essential Oil is noted for its analgesic properties ( helps to relieve pain) , as well as for its ability to assist with congestion and respiratory issues
Interestingly, eucalyptus leaves were used by indigenous Australians as a poultice to help relieve the muscle and joint pain of arthritis.


Peppermint Pure Essential Oil (Mentha arvensis) is a wonderful oil to use in a muscle rub as it contains around 80% menthol. Menthol is known as a counterirritant. It works by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the aches/pains deeper in your muscles and joints. 


Combining all three essential oils into one rub makes for a very potent concoction.
Here is a suggested formula to make at home.

Warming Muscle Rub Blend

In a 50 ml glass bottle mix:

10 drops Ginger Essential Oil
8 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
8 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Top up with Fractionated Coconut Oil.

How to use:

Massage a few drops into the affected area.

Apply as often as needed

Don't forget to wash your hands immediately after  - You really wouldn't want any of this blend to get into and delicate areas.

In case of irritation:
Of course if you experience any burning or discomfort immediately wipe any excess product off your skin and dilute the area with any edible oil you have on hand. You can use any carrier oil, cooking oil you have on hand.


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