Let’s face it: getting older isn’t always pretty. I’m pretty sure I’m being paid back now for all those jokes I made when my older friends would complain that muscle recovery after 35 just isn’t the same as when you are younger. Add to that a toddler who wants to be carried all the time and I find myself dealing with what seems like more than my fair share of back pain.
On the occasion where I find myself longing for my 20’s, here are the essential oil blends that I use.
Choosing an Essential Oil Company to Trust with Your Health is a Big Decision
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I love that they are NOT an MLM, so there are no required orders or membership fees. They offer free shipping, so it makes sense to order even if you just need one bottle!
Topical Application to Ease Sore Muscles from Exercise
2 drops wintergreen
2 drops peppermint
2 drops frankincense
Dilute in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and apply to affected area.
Essential Oil Remedy to Help with Occasional Sore Muscles from Heavy Lifting
With muscular back pain, we want to rotate in the use of essential oils that are anti-spasmodic. This is especially good after a long day in the garden or chasing a child learning to ride a bike!
3 drops basil
3 drops marjoram
3 drops frankincense
Dilute in 2 tablespoons carrier oil and massage into effected area. You may use a heading bad to “drive in” the oils if desired.
Aches Be Gone Bomb
(This is great after moving…or starting a new workout plan.)
6 drops Frankincense
6 drops Marjoram
Place in a veggie capsule and take immediately.
Please note that essential oils should be used internally with caution. It is wise to speak with a knowledgeable professional if you have questions regarding whether it is right for you.
Epsom Salt Bath to Soothe Back Soreness
Epsom salt is another word for magnesium sulfate. Magnesium is known support the nervous system and feelings of calmness. This is beneficial when dealing with a sore back as it may help relax tight muscles. Additionally, the detoxifying powers can help with the maintenance of muscles and joints.
2 cups Epsom Salts
3 drops frankincense
3 drops Roman Chamomile
Place epsom salts in a small bowl. Add oils and stir well. Place in a warm bath and soak for at least 30 minutes.