Whether you ran a few extra miles or are sore from moving, your muscles work hard each and every day. Of course, muscles help us lift, jump, and movement in general, but they're also responsible for organ support and posture. Although it's easy to take a painkiller when you're feeling a little rough, this will simply mask painful symptoms.
If you want to get to the source, and help your muscles heal naturally, you'll need to provide them with beneficial healing properties. A muscle salve is the perfect solution — helping you restore function more rapidly, without the use of medications. This simple remedy utilizes the healing power of both carrier and essential oils, restoring muscle function much more rapidly.
Although there are a number of possible combinations, a salve is any ointment in which promotes healing. Often used for skin conditions, salves can also be absorbed, combating issues below the subcutaneous tissue — in this case, sore, achy muscles.
Depending on the ailment or issue, you can select a range of beneficial essential oils.
Extracted from plants, these oils possess potent healing powers, allowing you to naturally restore function. In this recipe, we used rosemary, lavender, and peppermint — combined with both olive and coconut oil. These ingredients benefit your muscles based on the following properties:
There are other soothing essential oil combinations that you can experiment with, including ginger, thyme, black pepper, winter green, lemongrass and basil. If your muscles are in need of a 'boost' — try the following quick and easy recipe yourself.
With just five ingredients, this salve can be made within a few short minutes, ensuring you have a natural remedy available for when you need it most.