Essential oils can reduce pain caused by muscle spasms, and pain caused by inflammation in sport injuries. Their medicinal properties can also reduce menstrual and joint pain.
Since aromatic oils are concentrated, they should never be applied directly on the skin. They are usually dissolved in neutral oils or so-called substrates which also have good effect on the skin. Various types of oil can be used as substrates.
Olive oil is usually used as a base for normal and dry skin and sunflower oil for oily skin. You can also use jojoba, coconut or sweet almond oil. These natural plant oils hydrate skin perfectly.
Add 10 to 12 drops of your favourite essential oil to the base oil to prepare a mixture you can use later. You can add this mixture in the bathtub you have already filled with hot water or you can just massage any sore spot you have.
The best essential oils with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties are chamomile, sweet marjoram, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary and thyme oil.
Prepare this mixture to relieve muscle pain
Mix 5 drops of lavender essential oil, 4 drops of marjoram, 3 drops of rosemary and 30 ml basic oil. Use this mixture for a massage or just add it in the bathtub.
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