Aromatherapy Recipes
using Essential oils for
Aches and Pain, including Muscle Pain


OIL for ACHES, PAIN and RHEUMATISM

Rosemary - 10 drops
Juniper Berry -6 drops
Lavender- 8 drops
Any carrier (base) oil 1 1/2 ounces
(about 45 ml)
Mix all oils, and apply externally as needed.

Massage oil for Sore Muscles

2 drops Ginger
4 drops Cinnamon
3 Drops Cajuput
3 drops Chamomile
15 ml of your favorite carrier oil
Mix all oils, and use as you would any massage oil. Work into muscles especially after a strenuous workout

Muscle Relaxer Massage

Niaouli - 5 drops
Lavender - 4 drops
Black Pepper and - 3 drops
Pine - 3 drops
Carrier Oil such as almond or apricot oil - 15 ml
Mix essential oils then add carrier oil. warm slightly and use for massage.

(From the Little Giant Book of Aromatherapy by Schiller & Schiller)

MASSAGE OIL for SORE MUSCLES

5 drops Allspice
4 drops Cinnamon
3 Drops Cajuput
3 drops Chamomile
15 ml of your favorite carrier oil

Mix all oils, and use as you would any massage oil.
Work into muscles especially after a workout

RUBBING OIL for Sore Joints

Marjoram 10 drops
Eucalyptus 8 drops
Cajuput 4 drops
Black Pepper 2 drops
1 cup carrier oil 

Mix all oils and add to the carrier oil- shake well and warm gently before massaging on sore joints.

FOR a BACK ACHE MASSAGE

2 tablespoons - Almond oil,
10 drops - Lavender
6 drops - Rosemary
6 drops - Sandalwood
3 drops - Geranium
Mix in Amber bottle,
Shake and apply to areas of discomfort.

SORE MUSCLES?

Sweet Almond oil - 8 ounces
Black pepper - 12 drops
Marjoram - 6 drops
Juniper Berry - 6 drops
Ginger - 6 drops 
Blend these oils together then use as massage oil. You only need to use about a teaspoon or two for a nice massage! 

TO SOOTHE ACHING MUSCLES

4 drops peppermint
4 drops thyme
4 drops Lavender
3 drops Marjoram
5ml any carrier oil.
Mix the essential oils first then add to the carrier oil. Massage to affected areas.
This blend can also be added (about half) to the bath tub. People with sensitive skin should use cautiously as stated above peppermint can be a skin irritant.

For the OVERWORKED BACK

2 tablespoons Carrier Oil
10 drops Lavender
6 drops Rosemary
6 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Geranium
Place the essential oils in an amber glass bottle. Mix well. Add the 2 tablespoons of Carrier Oil . Shake gently to mix well. Place a small amount to the area of the back discomfort. This can also be applied prior strenuous activity or after you've over done it.

(from Aromatherapy A Lifetime Guide to Healing with Essential Oils by Valerie Gennari Cooksley)

For SORE MUSCLES

- Massage Oil

Grapefruit, - 5 drops
Rose - 5 drops
Tea Tree - 3 drops
Spearmint - 2 drops
Carrier Oil of your choice - 15 ml
Mix together and massage into sore muscle

(This Recipe came from 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Schiller and Schiller)

Muscle Relaxer Massage

Niaouli - 5 drops
Lavender - 4 drops
Black Pepper and - 3 drops
Pine - 3 drops
Carrier Oil such as almond or apricot oil - 15 ml
Mix essential oils then add carrier oil. warm slightly and use for massage.

(From the Little Giant Book of Aromatherapy by Schiller & Schiller)

ACHES & PAINS RUB

1 Tablespoon Sweet almond
Oregano - 3 drops
Peppermint - 4 drops
Cedarwood - 2 drops
Lavender- 2 drops

Add essential oils to the 1 tablespoon Almond oil Stir or shake well.

Massage into and rub out the Aches and Pains!

Muscle Relaxer Massage

Niaouli - 5 drops
Lavender - 4 drops
Black Pepper - 3 drops
Pine needle - 3 drops
Carrier oil such as Sweet almond oil or apricot oil - 15 ml

Mix essential oils then add carrier oil. Warm slightly and use for massage.

(From the Little Giant Book of Aromatherapy by Schiller & Schiller)

MASSAGE OIL FOR MUSCULAR−SKELETAL PAIN. (especially good for lower back pain.)

15 ml (1 tablespoon) Sweet almond
4 drops Wintergreen
4 drops Cardamom
4 drops Ginger

Mix together well and use to massage any area that gets muscle pain. I have a birth defect in my spine that causes me a lot of lower back pain.. This recipe works really well to ease the pain, & it gives me more mobility. Massage in thoroughly, but gently.

Submitted by Lisa P. from Australia, Thanks Lisa

SORE MUSCLES 4

Bay laurel − 4 drops
Rosemary − 4 drops
Eucalyptus −4 drops
Ylang Ylang − 3 drops
15 ml carrier oil of your choice

Blend oils in amber bottle, shake and massage onto sore muscles.

NOTE: This is our massage blend "Muscle Rub" (MB −309) If you don't feel like mixing it yourself you can purchase a 2 oz bottle by going to http://birchhillhappenings.com/aroma5.htm

MUSCLE SORENESS MASSAGE OIL

Ylang Ylang − 20 drops
Ginger − 20 drops
Nutmeg 12 drops
Rosemary 8 drops
2 ounces of Sweet almond

Blend all essential oils together, then add to the sweet Almond oil. Warm oil slightly and massage into sore muscles.  

(500 formulas for Aromatherapy by Schiller and Schiller)

MUSCULAR PAIN

Rosemary − 5 drops
Cypress − 15 drops
Lavender − 10 drops
1/2 ounce carrier oil such as Sunflower oils or Sweet almond oil

Mix together in an amber bottle. Then add 5−8 drops to the carrier oil. Massage as needed on the sore muscles.

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WHEN YOU HAVE PLAYED TOO HARD

Rosemary - 10 drops
Lavender - 5 drops
Roman Chamomile - 5 drops
Lemon - 5 drops
Peppermint - 5 drops
1 ounce Sweet Sweet almond Oil

Blend all the essential oils in an PET plastic bottles . Then add the Sweet almond oil, Shake well. Massage into all those tired, PAINFUL and sore muscles. This is a stronger than normal massage oil. Used specifically for OVERWORKED and PAINFUL muscles. Massage gently, let the essential oils work for you!
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