| Randall Agee
Tired, aching muscle are often caused by the overwork or strain. Sports trauma often leads to sore muscles, too. Rest, ice or heat and essential oils are usually enough to provide relief and muscle aches typically go way after 2 or 3 days. If accompanied by a high fever or other worrisome symptoms, muscle aches may be cause for concern; see your doctor diagnosis and treatment.
MAKES 1 TREATMENT
Thyme essential oil has a penetrating warming quality that makes it ideal for soothing sore muscles. Some can be sensitive to its topical application, so conduct a patch test to determine whether a dilution of equal amounts carrier oil and essential oil will work for you or if you need to increase the amount of carrier oil.
- 10 drops carrier oil
- 10 drops thyme essential oil
- In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil and thyme essential oil and stir to combine.
- Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the affected area, and massage it into the skin.
- Repeat this treatment as needed during recuperation.
Soothing Pine-Lavender Bath:
MAKES 1 TREATMENT
Pine essential oil is warming, refreshing, and renewing to sore, tired muscles. The lavender essential oil in this blend promotes deep relaxation, helping muscles recuperate faster. This remedy is particularly nice after a long day of physical labor.
1 Tablespoon Carrier Oil
6 Drops Pine Essential Oil
4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- In a small glass bowl, add the carrier along with the pine and lavender essential oils, and stir to combine.
- Draw a warm bath and add the entire treatment to the running water.
- Soak for at least 15 minutes. Use caution when getting out of the bathtub, as it may be slippery.
- Repeat this treatment as needed.