Being a massage therapist, I have been using muscle balms for many years. I have tried countless types of balms and creams, some I have loved, some I have hated. Some shouldn’t even exist! I have made a few variations of my own, and clients have loved them. I love finding ways to help clients as much as I can, and this little gem is one of the perfect things for sore, tired muscles.
Just a little bit of this balm will help relax and loosen muscles, especially if you have someone that can give you a bit of a massage at the same time (we can all dream, can’t we). The combination of essential oils is the perfect blend for muscle relaxation. There are oils for increasing circulation, reducing inflammation, relaxing muscles and a whole host of other benefits. Plus it smells amazing.
While I do sell this muscle balm for clients, I decided to share my recipe for anyone who wants to make it themselves.
Why you may ask? Well, because for me it has always been about educating people and sharing my knowledge to the most people. And not everyone wants to buy a muscle balm, just like not everyone is going to want to spend the time to make it themselves.
This recipe is one that I perfected over a number of years, and has been one of my best sellers (on my Twisted Tonic Tea page). But here it is for you, so everyone can benefit from some muscle love.
My Muscle Balm Recipe
48gm Sweet Almond Oil
18gm Shea Butter
16gm Coconut Oil
7gm Candelilla Wax (or beeswax)
5ml Comfrey Infused Oil
40 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
30 drops Wintergreen Essential Oil
30 drops Clove Essential Oil
30 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
15 drops Ginger Essential Oil
10 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil
Melt the sweet almond oil, shea butter, coconut oil and candelilla wax over a double boiler until just melted. Add the comfrey oil and essential oils. Mix well. Place in a glass jar. It’s ready to use once cooled.
To use: simply rub a small amount into an affected area. You can use a paddle pop stick or clean fingers.
* will keep for approx. 6 months. Given the high essential oil it will self-preserve.
* patch test on inner arm before applying, to ensure no reaction to essential oils.