Sore Muscle Relief Essential Oil Roller
Do you have sore, achy muscles? Then you need to try this sore muscle relief essential oil roller. It will help to alleviate your aches and pain quickly.
Sore muscles can be quite uncomfortable and downright painful at times. I used to get sore muscles after every single workout I did.
That was until I started warming up my body before my workouts and cooling down with a stretch afterward. That almost completely eliminated my post-workout sore muscles.
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But every now and then I will overdo it or I’ll lift something I shouldn’t and end up in pain. When that happens I reach for my sore muscle relief essential oil roller.
It provides immediate relief from the pain and soreness caused by overexerting my muscles. It is a great alternative to store-bought products like IcyHot or Bengay.
These types of store-bought pain relief creams are not only more expensive than my DIY sore muscle relief roller but they also include inactive ingredients that are a little questionable and I am just not 100% sure how I feel about applying them to my skin.
But one thing you may or may not realize about these same store-bought muscle pain relief creams is that their main active ingredients are sometimes derived from plants. They usually contain ingredients like camphor and menthol.
Camphor is an organic compound that is derived from the wood of camphor trees. Menthol is an organic compound obtained from mint plants such as peppermint.
But sometimes when camphor or menthol is listed on the ingredient list of pain relief creams it is referring to the synthetic version, not the one found in nature.
So that is why I prefer to make my own sore muscle relief roller. Not only is it cheaper but I know exactly what’s in it.
For my DIY muscle pain relief roller, I like to include peppermint, camphor, wintergreen, clove, and eucalyptus essential oils.
Peppermint essential oil contains menthol which has a cooling effect when applied to the skin. Eucalyptus oil also has a cooling effect on the skin and feels wonderful when applied to sore muscles. Eucalyptus can also reduce pain and inflammation.
Wintergreen, like peppermint, also has a cooling effect on the skin. It can also reduce pain and inflammation.
Camphor can help to relieve pain and discomfort associated with sore muscles and achy joints
Clove is a hot oil and should be used with caution. But when carefully diluted it can have a warming effect on the skin.
You can click here to read a study that confirms the effectiveness of essential oils in reducing pain. There have been so many different studies done over the years and many of the studies prove that essential oils are a great all-natural remedy for muscle pain relief.
When the cooling oils are combined with the warming oils and applied to the skin it gives an effect similar to what you would experience with IcyHot. It feels so good on sore muscles.
But keep in mind, this DIY muscle relief roller blend is for adult use only. It is to never be used on children because several of the essential oils are not safe to use on kids.
How to Make Sore Muscle Relief Essential Oil Roller Blend
To make this roller you will need the essential oils mentioned above plus a carrier oil like coconut or almond oil. You’ll also need a 10ml glass roller bottle.
If you don’t have one on hand I recommend these ones or these ones.
Whatever you decide to use just make sure it is made from glass. Plastic rollers should never be used with essential oils.
Pure essential oils are very potent and the plastic may begin to deteriorate and leach into the essential oils over time.
You also want to make sure the roller bottle you choose has a metal rollerball. Again, it’s best to avoid plastic.
Sore Muscle Relief Roller Blend Recipe
Once you’ve gathered everything you need to make this sore muscle relief blend, add the following ingredients to your roller bottle.
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops of wintergreen essential oil
- 5 drops of camphor essential oil
- 5 drops of clove essential oil
- fill the bottle the rest of the way with coconut or almond oil
Roll between your hands to blend well and that’s it. It is ready to use!
How to use Sore Muscle Relief Essential Oil Roller
This sore muscle relief roller is used the same way you would use a store-bought pain relief cream. Simply roll onto the area you are experiencing pain and soreness and gently massage into the skin with your fingertips.
Be sure to wash your hands immediately afterward unless you enjoy that icy hot feeling on your hands.
You should begin experiencing relief within a minute or so. You can reapply this roller as often as needed throughout the day.
Make sure to keep this roller out of the reach of small children because like I mentioned before, it does contain essential oils that are not safe for young kids.
Also, make sure you are using high-quality essential oils. Not all essential oils are created equal. Some are diluted with carrier oils or synthetic ingredients. And some are completely fake and only contain synthetic ingredients.
So make sure the oils you choose are 100% pure before using. Not only do synthetic essential oils not work but they can also be dangerous.
You can read this post – fake essential oil brands to avoid – to learn more.
I highly recommend Simply Earth, Plant Therapy, or Florihana essential oils. They all sell high-quality oils at affordable prices. I’ve been using these brands for years and they are amazing!
If you want to learn more about these companies and their oils you can check out the reviews I’ve done on each company below.
Florihana essential oils review
Simply Earth essential oils review
Plant Therapy Essential oils review
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Well, I hope this sore muscle relief roller gives you the relief you need. You can also check out my easy DIY bath bomb recipe and DIY bath oil recipe. Both recipes include a custom recipe blend specifically for sore muscles.
Both work wonderfully but would work even better when combined with this DIY sore muscle relief roller blend!