Simple Homemade Muscle Rub Recipe

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Experiencing muscle aches after a long day at work or a strenuous gym session is very common. You can make your own all-natural muscle rub at home to soothe away those muscle aches and pains. Let’s find out how!

Make Your Own Muscle Rub

This simple coconut oil and peppermint essential oil rub is the best TLC for your aching muscles. Coconut oil is well-known for its skin moisturizing and health properties. And now, a 2019 study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine confirmed the anti-inflammatory and skin protective benefits of virgin coconut oil in vitro. Peppermint oil, on the other hand, has analgesic properties due to the menthol content in it. Both these ingredients help make an effective homemade rub which is easy to apply. You can apply it two-three times a day but make sure to first test it out on a small area on your body as peppermint oil can cause a burning sensation, which may irritate sensitive skin.

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Homemade Muscle Rub

Simple 2-ingredient muscle rub which can soothe aches and pains! 
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Keyword: Muscle Rub
Appliance: Microwave
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 8 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 4 drops clove oil optional

Instructions

  • Put the coconut oil in a microwave-safe container and heat it for 15-20 seconds. It should begin to melt. 
  • Stir the coconut oil with a spoon. Add the peppermint essential oil. If you have clove oil on hand, you can add it too. Blend well. Your homemade muscle rub is ready! 
    A woman with long hair in the bathroom holding a coconut and a hair mask bottle

Notes

You can also add a few drops of orange oil for a lovely floral scent.

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Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. She completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, US. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes that learning is a life-long process; she did a certificate e-course on “Introduction to Food and Health” in 2019 from Stanford University, US. 

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