I have many friends who love getting fit and healthy but after a long day or a hard workout, sore muscles do happen. And I stumble upon this natural remedy which I hope to help my friends. This will soothe sore muscles and gently warms and releases muscle tension. You can made with ingredients you have in your pantry and a few essential oils, the sore-muscle salve also makes a nice massage lotion. Hope it works for you.
What You’ll Need:
Small heat-safe bowl
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon beeswax
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
20 drops peppermint essential oil
20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops clove oil
Small sealable container
Start by filling a small saucepan with water and finding a heatproof bowl that will fit inside the pan. You can also use a clean can for this step. Measure and add the coconut and olive oil to the bowl, along with the ground pepper and ginger. Bring the water to a simmer, and then let the mixture warm in the hot water for 20 minutes.
Black pepper and ginger are more than just spices! Both are warming ingredients and help with circulation, soothing sore muscles. After 20 minutes of steeping in the oils, add the beeswax, and heat until melted.
Place a strainer over a small bowl, and add a bit of extra help with a coffee filter. Carefully remove the melted mixture from the saucepan, and pour over the strainer. This keeps the ginger and ground pepper out of your smooth salve.
Now add the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. Both add a deep, soothing tingle to the rub and smell fresh and invigorating. You can find clove essential oil at most health food stores.
Carefully pour the warming rub in a small sealable container, and let set at room temperature for a couple of hours. Cap, and use when your muscles are in need of some soothing.