After you’ve hit the gym and gotten in a really good workout, you probably feel great. Like you’re on top of the world. The endorphins are flowing and you feel energized. But there’s a small thought in the back of your head – this is going to hurt in the morning. You get out your foam roller and go to town, but it only does so much. You still feel sore the next morning.
Instead of always needing to default to over-the-counter pain medications, why not try some natural pain relief? Essential oils and other natural products are a great way to help ease muscle soreness and stiffness. Here are a few of our favorites and how to use them:
These are a game-changer when it comes to muscle pain and soreness, and because their properties are so concentrated, you don’t need much product to make a difference. Here is a simple recipe to make an all-natural muscle salve that you can rub into any sore muscle for pain relief:
2T coconut oil
2T shea butter
4T almond oil
1t menthol crystals
30 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
- Measure out the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax and melt them on low heat.
- Remove from heat, and stir in the menthol crystals until they’re dissolved. Be sure to keep your face away from the mixture so you don’t irritate your eyes or nose.
- Once the crystals are dissolved, mix in the almond oil, followed by the essential oils.
- Pour the mixture into a container that has a tight lid, but allow the mixture to cool before putting the lid on.
- Store in your refrigerator to maintain texture and shelf life.
Lavender is known and loved for its calming and relaxing properties and it can do the same for your muscles as it does your mind. One effective way of using lavender specifically for sore muscles is to add the essential oil to a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil and use it as a massage oil. Working the oil deep into your muscles allows those effects to really get where it’s most needed.
Peppermint contains menthol, which brings a much-needed cooling effect when you’re sore. It’s also anti-inflammatory. If you have access to a steam room, bring our Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist along with you to get both the benefits of Peppermint and the steam room (read this blog post to read more about the benefits of steam rooms). Simply spritz a few sprays of the ShowerMist away from your face and breathe in and feel the benefits.
What are some natural ways that you deal with muscle pain?
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If you’ve ever suffered from hip or sciatica pain, you know that once it shows up, it’s a hard pain to tame. Every step hurts and even sleeping is painful. They say that relaxation is the number one way to overcome and get rid of pain. But how can you relax when you’re in so much pain? Tricky question, but I’ve got a real solution for you that’s natural, and works faster than you may belief.
The first thing you want to do is to get in the most relaxing situation you can. Think beyond the pain and think about what relaxes you. Hot tubs? Baths? Saunas? Shoulder massage? Happy movies? Beautiful music? Next, eliminate stressors from your schedule for the next few days. Give yourself time and room to release the pain. Start there because a stressed mind, determined to solve a seemingly impossible problem will only stress the body further.
Once you’ve created a more relaxing environment for yourself, it’s time to get proactive.
Since Sciatica may actually become worse with touch therapies, one way to effectively ease the pain is through the use of essential oils. This can be done through aromatherapy or by applying a mixture of essential oils with a carrier, such as almond, olive or jojoba oil to the painful area. Essential oils can also be used in a hot compress applied to the painful area.
Some oils that are commonly recommended, include:
German chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also helps to stimulate the production of red blood cells. In addition to being known for its sedative properties, German chamomile also acts as an anti-spasmatic and analgesic (pain reliever).
Cypress oil comes from the leaves (needles) and cones of the Mediterranean Cypress trees of Europe. It is used for stimulating blood circulation and is a powerful astringent. Like German chamomile and sweet Marjoram it is also an anti-spasmatic and often used to relieve the cramps, sprains and strains of athletic injuries as well as the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
In addition to its uses as a decongestant and germicide, Eucalyptus is an effective analgesic. It also has been found to have a stimulating effect on the mind.
You can keep it simple by creating a spray from essential oils or by using EuroSpa Aromatics’ Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray in the steam of your shower, steam room or sauna.
Steam is a great way to absorb the oils as it penetrates the pores and can travel internally via the respiratory system.
Adding essential oils to your self care is a great way to support your body in its own healing. At EuroSpa Aromatics, we’re happy to be a part of the journey!
Whether you’ve been dealing with back pain for a long time, or the pain is new to you due to trauma or exercise, back pain slows your day down and needs to be alleviated fast. But pain pills can’t offer long-term relief without side effects. So what can you do?
You need natural relief that can heal your body instead of masking symptoms. So that’s why you need our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist.
When Eucalyptus essential oil is of a high quality and not processed or diluted, it has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that make it a great option when treating sore or over-exercised muscles. Eucalyptus oil can help relax stiff muscles, allowing for pain relief, a greater range of motion, and easy muscle movement.
So how can you soothe your muscle aches with Eucalyptus oil?
Here are a few ways:
How to Heal Back Pain with Eucalyptus Oil
- Add 3-5 drops of straight (neat) Eucalyptus oil directly onto sore muscles and slowly massage it into the skin (it’s a strong oil though, and it may be best to dilute with coconut oil first until you know how your body responds).
- Add 15-50 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a hot bath. Combined with the benefits of the oil, the heat of the water encourages muscles to relax and helps reduce next-day stiffness. For additional benefits, Epsom salts can be added to the water as well.
- The easiest and best option is to get our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, spraying it into the hot steam of your shower, or even into the warmth of a sauna or steam room.
Remember, the body has an amazing ability to heal itself when supported well through lifestyle and proper health habits. Pain in the body is also a sign of something else going on, so dealing with the root cause naturally can help you find long-term relief.
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Sciatica pain is a tricky monster to calm, but there are solutions for relief that you deserve to know about. It’s frustrating to experience a pain so irritating and debilitating. Sciatica pain is quite common but it’s natural home remedies for pain relief are not so common.
It’s time to stop suffering. Get fast relief from sciatica pain with these natural remedies.
Ease Your Sciatica pain naturally with essential oils
Since sciatica may become worse with touch therapies, one way to effectively ease the pain is through essential oils. This can be done via aromatherapy or by applying a mixture of essential oils with a carrier, such as almond, olive, or jojoba oil to the painful area. Essential oils can also be used in a hot compress applied to the painful area.
Some oils that are commonly recommended, include:
- German Chamomile – German chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also stimulates the production of red blood cells. In addition to its sedative properties, German chamomile also acts as an anti-spasmatic and analgesic (pain reliever).
- Sweet Marjoram – Sweet marjoram has many of the same properties as German chamomile. It acts as an anti-spasmatic and promotes deep relaxation. It is also a powerful stimulant and should not be used during pregnancy.
- Cypress Oil – Cypress oil comes from the leaves (needles) and cones of the Mediterranean Cypress trees of Europe. It is used for stimulating blood circulation and is a powerful astringent. Like German chamomile and sweet marjoram, it is also an anti-spasmatic and often used to relieve the cramps, sprains, and strains of athletic injuries as well as the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Eucalyptus– In addition to its uses as a decongestant and germicide, Eucalyptus is an effective analgesic. It also has been found to have a stimulating effect on the mind.
Please keep in mind, that these essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin, but added to a massage lubricant, warm water, steam, or used as a compress. For example:
- If using as a compress, add four drops each of the German chamomile, marjoram, and cypress to about one teaspoon of massage oil, then add that mixture to a small bowl of very warm water. Use a washcloth or small towel to absorb the liquid. Wring it out and apply to the area of pain. Remove when compress becomes cool and repeat.
- If using in a massage session, add one or more of the essential oils in the proportion of 10-15 drops of oil to one ounce of carrier oil or crème. Allow the mixture to sit and blend for two to three hours before using.
- As a pain-relieving bath, 10 drops of essential oil can be added to warm water. Soak the body for no more than 15-20 minutes.
- When using steam, mix 10-20 drops of oil in a 6 oz spray bottle with a little water and fractionated coconut oil, then spray into the steam. You can keep it simple by using our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist which you can spray directly into the steam with no hassle. Steam allows essential oils to penetrate the pores and travel internally via the respiratory system.
Always remember to use high-quality essential oils for therapeutic use. Adding essential oils to your self-care is a great way to support your body in its own healing.
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Headaches and migraines may be triggered or exacerbated by stress, making your daily life a struggle. Your best solution is aromatherapy, a natural and healthy to support your body as it heals itself. We want to offer you the best essential oil solutions that will help you start feeling better faster for longer compared to medication.
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Lavender oil comes from the plant’s blue-violet flowers. Some small research studies suggest that Lavender oil has a calming effect when its scent is inhaled. It also reduces pain with several aromatherapists often using it to treat headaches. Just place a few drops of Lavender oil into boiling water and inhale the vapors. Lavender oil can also be rubbed into the skin for pain relief.
Rosemary is another essential oil that is frequently used in aromatherapy. Rosemary oil applied to the skin has been used to treat muscle pain and improve circulation, making it useful in relieving migraine or headache pain. One study supports the use of Rosemary for reducing stress and anxiety, which helps prevent headaches and migraines. Rosemary may be added to base oil and rubbed into the skin. It can also be added to bathwater, but avoid contact with the eyes or any open cuts.
Peppermint is a cross between water mint and spearmint plants, and it grows wild in Europe and North America. Peppermint oil is used in aromatherapy for headache as well as muscle and nerve pain. This essential oil can be inhaled, applied to the skin after being diluted with another oil, or taken by mouth in very small doses. Some pain studies show that Peppermint oil used as aromatherapy for headaches may allow people to use fewer traditional pain medications.
The leaves and oil of the Eucalyptus tree are used for many medical purposes. Eucalyptus oil reduces swelling, clears nasal congestion, and relieves pain. These properties all help ease headache and migraine pain. Eucalyptus works quickly and effectively and is the preferred essential oil of many for pain of all sorts.
We recommend using Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist in a shower or steam room. You’ll quickly feel the pressure lighten and your body relax.
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