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Make Muscle Cramp Oil with Gingergrass Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on February 17, 2020

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Gingergrass essential oil was doing yoga the other day and got a muscle cramp.

You knew that essential oils can do yoga, right (haha!)? Well, they can actually do a lot of things . . . but Gingergrass especially loves yoga!

Gingergrass is great for getting our circulation going, helping our muscles feel flexible, and filling us with energy.

But it sure did not like this muscle cramp!

Fortunately, Gingergrass knows just what to do in a situation like this. It “gingerly” rolled up its mat, moved carefully out of the yoga studio, and sat down for a self-massage.

It likes to make muscle cramp oil for occasions just like this . . .

Gingergrass’s “Ease Up” Muscle Cramp Oil

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Trauma Oil
  • 8 drops Gingergrass essential oil (Cymbopogon martinii sofia)
  • 4 drops Saro essential oil (Cinnamosma fragrans)
  • 3 drops Cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • 2 drops Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium × asperum)

Make the blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle.

Pour the Trauma Oil into the bottle and add the essential oils.

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If you’ve never used Trauma Oil, I think you’re going to find it’s the perfect carrier to make muscle cramp oil.

It’s actually a combination of three herbs infused into a carrier (like olive oil): arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula. It’s wonderful!

You can also use this as a warm-up oil.

Try it before your practice to help make muscle cramps less likely.

If you’re going to use this before a class with others, you might want to apply it early enough that it has time to absorb into your skin so you’re not too oily during your practice, and so the essential oils don’t smell too strongly for your classmates.

This muscle cramp oil recipe comes from my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy. 

I published it with Hay House in 2017, and I had such fun writing it! I included 40 essential oil profiles and got to imagine each oil as a “person”—a character with a hobby or job that illustrated its therapeutic benefits.

Here’s part of what I wrote about Gingergrass . . .

“Yoga helps Gingergrass feel so connected with life that it decided to do yoga every day in the middle of the town square. At first people smiled at little old Gingergrass, stretching into seemingly impossible yoga poses while everyone walked by and went about their days. As day after day passed and Gingergrass continued to show up for yoga, people began to join in!”

Now Gingergrass leads group yoga every day in the town square.

I’d definitely be there!

You can find The Heart of Aromatherapy at Aromatics International. 

Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: muscle pain, gingergrass essential oil, how to use gingergrass essential oil, gingergrass essential oil uses, essential oils for cramps, essential oils for muscle tension

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