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Sore Muscles After a Workout? Blend this Essential Oil with Lavender!

by Andrea Butje, LMT, Aromatherapy Educator on September 28, 2020

Sore Muscles After Workout

A Great Essential Oil to Blend with Lavender for Sore Muscles After a Workout

Juniper Berry and Lavender essential oils are both incredible choices for pain relief. 

They both naturally calm inflammation, and help tense, cramped muscles relax, so your movements feel like they can flow more smoothly and naturally.

In fact, Juniper Berry essential oil is so effective for this, that I often include it in blends to soothe joint pain—such as in fingers or knees. 

And Lavender adds a gentle, skin-loving presence to this blend.

When I use essential oils for my sore muscles, I like to spend a little time in self massage. The essential oils themselves are so therapeutic, and when we combine them with the healing power of touch the relief can affect us even more deeply.

Here’s a blend with Juniper and Lavender, which you can use for sore muscles after a workout.

Juniper & Lavender for Sore Muscles After a Workout

  • 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 10 drops Juniper Berry essential oil (Juniperus communis)
  • 8 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle. Combine the jojoba and essential oils, and shake gently.

Then use it to massage your sore muscles after a workout!

Juniper & Lavender For Sore Muscles Recipe

Free PDF: Improve Your Health with Lavender

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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: juniper berry, muscle pain, Muscle tension, pain relief with essential oils, how to use lavender essential oil, essential oils for muscle tension, sore muscles, essential oils for muscle fatigue, muscle massage, inflammation calming

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