No Pain No Gain Blend (Sore Muscle Ache Relief)

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If you’ve just started working out you know what to expect after a hard workout….sore muscles. This blend will help you recover quickly so you can get about your day and get back to working out. Black pepper’s warming properties combined with Eucalyptus’ cooling properties and Rosemary‘s anti-inflammatory action give this blend the power over pain including sprains and sore muscles.

People with hypertension and epilepsy should avoid Rosemary essential oil.

Recipe

4 drops of Black Pepper essential oil
4 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil
2 drops of Rosemary essential oil
4 drops of Lavender essential oil

Directions

Blend into 2 tbsp. Jojoba oil. Gently massage on the inflamed area several times during the day.


Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe

Black Pepper Essential Oil:

Aroma: Dry, woody, strong and sharp spicy smelling oil and is faintly reminiscent of clove oil, yet more refined.

Pairs Well With: Cardamom, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, lavender, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver and ylang ylang

Properties: Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient and tonic (especially of the spleen).

Eucalyptus Essential Oil:

Aroma: Aromatic, camphoraceous, clear, fresh, penetrating, sharp, strong, woody and very distinctive smell | Radiata – Crisp, clean, and herbaceous true eucalyptus aroma is soft and sweet, with smooth camphor notes. Citriodora – Strong, fresh, sweet, and balsamic aroma presenting a top fragrance note. Globulus – Strong, fresh, clean, medicinal, and slightly woody.

Pairs Well With: Benzoin, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary and thyme.

Properties: Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge and vulnerary.

Rosemary Essential Oil:

Aroma: Strong herbal smell, refreshing, camphor-like with a woody-balsamic undertone.

Pairs Well With: Basil, black pepper, bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, citronella, elemi, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, ravensara, tea tree, and thyme.

Properties: Calming, sleep-inducing, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.

Lavender Essential Oil:

Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous, light fresh and soft aroma

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, pine, and nutmeg.

Properties: Calming, sleep-inducing, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.

 

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