The good thing about natural headache remedies is there are no side effects and you can use as much as you want to without suffering more from it.
Homemade muscle rub particularly targets those horrible tension headaches that result from tight shoulders and tense necks.
This homemade essential oil muscle rub also to helps in relieving headaches, sore muscles, etc.
The essential oil mixture is absorbed into the skin and works from inside to relieve pain.
Muscle rub contains a number of wonderful essential oils such as wintergreen, clove essential oil, peppermint essential oil, and ginger essential oil to deliver a potent headache relieving treatment.
Most or Common causes of headaches include fatigue, tension, restlessness, sinus related issues, migraines, lack of sleep and dehydration. Many individuals make use of OTC (over the counter) medicines to get rid of their headaches.
However, you can get prompt pain relief using some easy and natural home remedies. This homemade essential oil muscle rub is vital in relieving these headaches.
Ingredients in making a homemade muscle rub
Peppermint essential oil, Clove essential oil, Ginger essential oil, Wintergreen essential oil and any of this carrier oil (coconut/shea nut/grapeseed oil).
Health benefits of the ingredients
Wintergreen essential oil:
Wintergreen essential oil is incredibly potent when it comes to relieving pain. It contains a substance called methyl salicylate, which is now synthesized and used in most OTC painkillers.
The concentration of methyl salicylate is so big that a teaspoon of wintergreen oil is the equivalent of roughly 21 adult aspirin tablets.
It helps with painful swelling of muscles and joints as well. Note, avoid taking wintergreen if you are taking any sort of blood-thinning medications.
Peppermint essential oil:
Peppermint essential oil rapidly helps to locally stop pain where it is applied to the body. It will first create a cooling sensation, which then tends to get warmer.
Both the coolness and the heat can help relax aching muscles in their own ways, while the refreshing fragrance can help clear a pain-clouded mind.
Clove essential oil:
this oil is used as a topical analgesic (pain-killer). Clove oil is best known by the dentist for its role in relieving aches in the tooth.
It also works like a peach for sore muscles. Eugenol, the main component is responsible for killing the pain once readily absorbed through the skin.
Ginger essential oil:
Ginger oil produces a lovely warming sensation that can help relax and unstiffen tight muscles. It also lessens the production of cytokines.
Cytokines are substances that regulate the immune system and are connected to inflammation and the pain associated with it.
9 drops of peppermint essential oil, 5 drops of clove essential oil, 9 drops of wintergreen essential oil, 6 drops of ginger essential oil, 3-4 teaspoons of the carrier oil of your like (coconut, grapeseed, or shea nut) and A glass container
Blend all the oil together with 3-4 teaspoons of your preferred carrier oil (it is vital to dilute the oils so as not to cause skin irritation).
Store in a container and use it as you like. Make sure you keep your blend in a cool dark place out of direct light for up to a year.