Sore after a new workout routine? Or that kink in your neck after a night in bed with a kid that sleeps all crazy? You know what I am talking about!! Ahem!?! Foot here, a foot there, all night long!! What about that terrible position your head is in when you look at your phone forever? You're so caught up in something you forgot to move your head for an hour... or two. Ooops.
Before using essential oils, I used the muscle relaxing products from the drug store, like the one in the image below. I had no idea that the ingredients in these products were made with synthetic ingredients, and were potentially toxic. Yikes.
One of my favorite apps to tell if a product is healthy or toxic is the Think Dirty App. You can scan your products and see how they rate. If it's between a 0-2 on the dirty meter, that is good. Anything higher and you start to wonder if the risks outweigh the benefit. Below is a brand I would have bought before. It is at a level 8 on the dirty meter. What?! That is nasty high! Big red flag NOT to buy it.
There are so many essential oils that are great for muscles, it can be overwhelming. I always recommend these 3 oils for newbies. If you get your oils from the grocery store, beware that you probably won't see the power that you would with a highly potent brand. Not all essential oils are created equal. As someone with scoliosis, I use Young Living oils (see why I recommend them), and have seen amazing support for my muscles.
You can use these oils separately for muscles and joints with awesome support. Or you can take it to new heights by making this homemade DIY muscle rub. This recipe is my absolute fave for massaging over those worn out or tight muscles after a long day or after a rough night. Made with all natural ingredients, products you can actually pronounce like Young Living essential oils and coconut oil. That's it!
You will seriously be telling everyone on the block about this recipe, it is THAT GOOD.
Muscle Rub Recipe You Need:
- 10 drops PanAway
- 10 drops Valor (optional but a crowd favorite)
- 10 drops Peppermint
- 10 drops Copaiba
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- Small glass jar
- Melt organic, unrefined coconut oil in pot
- Let cool before adding in oils
- Add in Young Living essential oils and mix
- Pour into a small mason jar and let cool back into a cream
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