|"Sgt Hillary Bor Runs 3000m Steeplechase" by US Army via Wikimedia Commons|
their muscles. Sometimes it shows on their faces. Sometimes it shows by their use of wraps and kinesio tape. This is definitely the year of The Tape-- sometimes boldly apparent, sometimes subtle, blending with the athlete's skin tones. Are there essential oils suitable for soothing muscle pain? You betcha! Take a gander at the ones, below. Massage them in with your carrier oil or lotion of choice. Soak them in through full body and foot baths. They are a wonderful, natural means of soothing overworked muscles, whether from running a 10km marathon or pulling weeds in the garden.
Essential Oils of:
-Lavender- (what an herbal workhorse, this is!) Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, circulation aid
|"Freshly Cut Lavender Flowers" by Lexipexi via Wikimedia Commons|
-Eucalyptus- Analgesic, anti-inflammatory
-Marjoram-Warming, antispasmodic, circulation aid
|"Eucalyptus" by Toby Hudson via Wikimedia Commons|
-Thyme- Warming, pain relieving, circulation aid
-Peppermint-Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic
So, next time you need some blessed relief from aching muscles, try reaching for an essential oil instead of just popping a pill. Fragrant oils have a way of lifting your spirits as they ease your pain.
Have a good couple weeks, dear Reader. Thanks for stopping by...y'all come back now! (Go Team!)
(As always: this post is for information only for adult use and does not replace medical advice. Тest out an oil first by placing a small diluted amount on your arm as a patch test. In particular, those who are or could be pregnant should always refer to their physicians before using any essential oils.)