This is a massage oil recipe for sore muscles that’s easy to make and effective. It comes from Aromahead’s free essential oil class, Introduction to Essential Oils!
There is a lot of information being shared these days about essential oils.
I want you to feel sure that you have sources you can rely on.
That’s why Aromahead Institute offers a free essential oil class, the Introduction to Essential Oils! This easy-to-use online class will give you a good foundation for using essential oils safely.
You’ll learn a lot of great recipes in this free essential oil class, too—like this one, a massage oil recipe for sore muscles!
When we’re making a massage oil, we want to be sure it can do a few things for us: It should be gentle on skin, and should include essential oils that are good for relieving pain and calming inflammation.
And of course, it should also be all natural and pure as can be!
This massage oil recipe meets all of those points. If you experience tight, sore muscles for a few days after working out, this would be a great blend for you. You can also use it as a daily moisturizer.
This massage oil recipe is made in a base of jojoba, which is technically a liquid wax, not an oil. Jojoba doesn’t go rancid, so it has a very long shelf life. It also doesn’t have a strong scent of its own, so it allows the aromas of the essential oils to shine through sweetly.
Daily Care Massage Oil Recipe
- 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
- 4 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile)
- 2 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
- 2 drops Peppermint essential oil (Mentha × piperita)
- 2 drops Ravintsara essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora 18 cineole)
Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle. Combine the jojoba and essential oils, and shake gently.
When we’re using essential oils topically, we always want to be sure to dilute the oils to protect our skin and avoid safety concerns, like sensitization. This is a 2% dilution of essential oils in the jojoba, which is great for daily use. (I’ll teach you more about this in our free essential oil class.)
Let’s talk about the four essential oils in this blend.
Roman Chamomile essential oil has a warm, fruity, floral aroma that reminds me of warm apples in the sun. It’s excellent for helping muscles relax and soothing spasms.
It complements the Sweet Orange essential oil beautifully. Orange is great for calming inflammation and has a familiar, comforting aroma. (Roman Chamomile and Orange are both gentle on skin, which is important for balancing the other two oils in our blend.)
Next up, we have our friend oh-so-fresh Peppermint! Its touch is calming and comforting, and it can clear heat from sore areas while relieving pain.
And have you ever used Ravintsara essential oil? It’s very similar to Eucalyptus essential oil and Peppermint in that it has a fresh, open aroma that can clear your sinuses with just a single breath. It relaxes muscles and eases pain.
We all know how important it is to live a natural, healthy lifestyle, and essential oils can help you do that. It’s important to provide yourself with a reliable, research-based education so you feel confident that you’re using the oils safely and will get the effects you’re looking for. Aromahead’s free essential oil class teaches you research-based information and safe, effective ways to use the oils in your daily life.
I hope you can join us in class!