Essential Oil Recipes For Muscle Pain & Tension Relief

September 12, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Muscle pain is no joke. When you don’t feel good, or are experiencing any level of pain, all you want is that quick relief remedy.  What if a special combination of plants and essential oils could offer you that much needed relief?  All-natural, safe for most people and effective. I’ll share some of my favorite recipes that I have used, or my clients have used to alleviate that muscle strain, sprain, tension, pulled muscle and overall pain.

 

Why Aromatherapy Can Help With Pain Relief

Aromatherapy has thousands of years of histories from all cultures from Egyptians, to Greeks, Romans, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used and proven time and time again in real-life, applicable situations and through evidenced-based studies. There are a number of essential oils that have been scientifically proven to be analgesics, or pain relievers. In a study published in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (source) in May 2015, Rose (Rosa damascena) essential oil was shown to deliver analgesic benefits for painful menstruation. In an August 2015 study, lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil was shown to demonstrate analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties (source).  Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) essential oil demonstrated anesthetic qualities in pain relief (source).

 

Muscle Tension Massage Oil

2 ounces of a carrier oil or carrier oil blend (use caution with nut oil and nut allergies). Examples are almond, arnica, calendula, coconut, olive, safflower and/or sunflower.
6 drops Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) essential oil
5 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) essential oil
5 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil
3 drops Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil
3 drops Marjoram (Orignum marjorana) essential oil

In a 2 ounce bottle with a pump top or flip top, add in 1 ounce of the carrier oil.  Then, add in the essential oils.  Cap and shake to mix the essential oils into the carrier oil.  Next, add in the remaining 1 ounce of carrier oil. Cap and shake some more to further immerse and marry all of the essential oils into the carrier.  Label, and use a couple times a day, and as needed to alleviate muscle tension discomfort.

 

Pulled Back Muscle Cream

1 ounces of coconut oil (use caution with nut oil and nut allergies)
1/2 ounce Arnica oil
1/2 ounce shea butter
6 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) essential oil
5 drops Clove (Eucalyptus globulus) essential oil
5 drops Marjoram (Orignum marjorana) essential oil
3 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil
3 drops Lemon (Citrus limonum) essential oil
2 drops Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil

In a 2 ounce jar, add in the arnica oil and shea butter.  Mix until creamy. Then, add in the essential oils and mix into the carrier.  Next, add in the coconut oil and mix again until completely blended. Cap and label. Use 2-3 times daily, and as needed to alleviate pain and discomfort.

 

Neck Tension Aromatic Spray (from staring at the computer or smartphone for too long)

1 ounce of a liquid plant-base enzyme, and/or Distilled Water
1 ounce of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) or and/or Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Hydrosol
5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil
8 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
2 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) essential oil
5 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) essential oil
3 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale) essential oil

In a 2 ounce bottle with a pump top or flip top, add in 1 ounce of the carrier oil.  Then, add in the essential oils.  Cap and shake to mix the essential oils into the carrier oil.  Next, add in the remaining 1 ounce of carrier oil. Cap and shake some more to further immerse and marry all of the essential oils into the carrier.  Label, and use a couple times a day, and as needed to alleviate muscle tension discomfort.

 

Tension Headache Roll-on

.33 ounces of a carrier oil or carrier oil blend (use caution with nut oil and nut allergies)
5 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) essential oil
5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
2 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil
2 drops Lemon (Citrus limonum) essential oil
2 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) essential oil

In a .33 ounce roll-on bottle add in 1/2 carrier oil. Then, add in the essential oils and roller the bottle gently between your hands to help the oils marry into the carrier oil. Next, add in the remaining carrier oil, add the rollerball and cap.  Mix well, label, and use as needed to alleviate headache pain.

 

Disclaimers:

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.

The information shared was created solely by Certified Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist & Aromapreneur™, Jennifer H. Pressimone. Copyright2018. No portion of this content may be reproduced, shared, or copied without written permission from the author. Any such reproduction in any form would constitute plagiarism.

References: This blog contains excerpts from JennScents Aromaversity Certification Courses and the JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide.

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