Home remedy pain relief blends for muscle tightness, stiffness and inflammation

Use these aromatherapy muscle pain recipes to help reduce inflammation, ease pain and relax tight muscles. Not to mention cheering you up!

Pain relief remedies made with essential oils ease muscle pain and stiffness in two ways:

... Reduce inflammation (the cause of pain and swelling.)

... Sedate your nervous system and muscles, which helps ease pain sensation, muscular tension, cramps and muscle spasms.

Best Essential Oils for Muscle Pain, Stiffness and Tightness

Basil, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, ginger, helichrysum, jasmine, juniper, lavender, marjoram, palmarosa, pepper, peppermint, rose, rosemary, thyme, vetiver, wintergreen, ylang ylang

Aromatherapy Muscle Pain Recipes: Bath Salts

Aromatherapy Bath Salts are a great home remedy for pain relief.

Epsom Salt is especially good because its mineral content reduces muscle pain and inflammation, helps muscles and nerves to function properly, and sedates the nervous system. That said, some sources say Epsom salt should be used with caution if you have high blood pressure. You could use Dead Sea salt instead.

Try making this Eucalyptus Epsom Salt Bath. It helps relieve pain by reducing inflammation, relaxing tight muscles and lifting mood. Also good for stuffy noses and chest congestion.

If you don't have any aromatherapy bath salts on hand, simply dissolve some Epsom or Dead Sea salt into your hot bathwater and add one of the following aromatherapy muscle pain recipes:


2 cups Epsom or Dead Sea salt

2 drops lavender, 1 drop chamomile, 1 drop rose OR palmarosa essential oil

Good for stress-related pain and tightness.


2 cups Epsom or Dead Sea salt

2 drops eucalyptus OR Rosemary, 1 drop palmarosa, 1 drop peppermint

Good for pain and stuffiness due to colds. Don't use this recipe if you have high blood pressure.


2 cups Epsom or Dead Sea salt

2 drops coriander, 1 drop ginger, 1 drop jasmine OR ylang ylang

Good for pain and nausea related to illness.


2 cups Epsom or Dead Sea salt

2 drops ylang ylang, 1 drop ginger, 1 drop pepper

Good for stress-related pain where you just can't warm up.

Swish the water round a little to disperse the oils and then slide in. You should wait until the initial inflammation has subsided before soaking in a hot bath.

Where to Buy Essential Oils

One of my go-to suppliers is Mountain Rose Herbs. Their quality is good and very reasonably priced, and their staff is deeply committed to planet-friendly practices. Here's some quick links to the essential oils and other stuff you'll need for your aromatherapy muscle pain recipes...

If you have Amazon Prime, you can have everything you need delivered right to your door - no trips to the supermarket, no shipping costs, just pure convenience! I've added links to some good pain relief oils - poke around on Amazon for everything you need...

Aromatherapy Muscle Pain Recipes: Massage Oil

You can use massage to 'spot treat' sore joints or muscles (such as knees or hands) by gently rubbing a therapeutic massage oil into the affected area. (Try rubbing it into your lower abdomen if you have period cramps.)

You can also use it as a whole body massage oil for all-over aches and pains, such as when you have the flu or you've over-worked your muscles.

Either way, you'll find that not only is your pain eased but your mental and emotional state will be calmed and balanced as well, which makes it easier to cope with pain generally. So even if you're still a bit sore, you'll feel better anyway!

Muscle Pain from Exercise

If you're like me and you love a challenging workout, then you're no stranger to pain! (I know, it's kind of a masochistic thing, right?) I use a lot of doTERRA oils and supplements to support my fitness, and I've seen some major improvements in my health since adding them to my regimen. Including less post-workout pain :)

If you're interested in learning what's working for me, sign up for my doTERRA newsletter... and get a free Health and Wellness Guide to get you started. Much good info!

Herbal Pain Remedies

Of course, you can use more than just aromatherapy muscle pain recipes to help ease your aches, pains and stiffness. In fact, aromatherapy often works best when used together with other healthy choices such as gentle exercise and herbal remedies for pain.

Herbal pain remedies are convenient, easy to use and effective. Mountain Rose Herbs makes some excellent massage oils, pain relieving herbal oils and salves.

Warming Ginger Massage Oil
A deeply penetrating, soothing herbal oil for relief from fatigue and stiffness.

Muscle Care Extract
Use immediately after a hard workout or an injury to prevent, relieve and reduce swelling, bruises, sore muscles and general aches and pains. Great for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and those who take part in strenuous activities.

Arnica & St John's Salve

Made with arnica, St  John's wort, calendula and lavender, this salve will ease achy, tired muscles and soothe your nerves at the same time. So good!

More Aromatherapy Muscle Pain Recipes

Eucalyptus Epsom Salt Bath

Helps relieve pain by reducing inflammation, relaxing tight muscles and lifting mood. Also good for stuffy noses and chest congestion.

Lavender Bath Oil

Good for cold or flu induced aches and pains. Helps you get a good night's sleep, while also easing sore, achy muscles and breaking up congestion.

Therapeutic Massage Oil

Formulated for pain due to arthritis, exercise, falls, colds and flu, as well as general muscle stiffness. Helps relax tight muscles, reduce inflammation (pain and swelling) and soothe the nervous system.

Lavender Massage Oil

For stress, insomnia, anxiety and pain. The calming, pain relieving effects of lavender provides deep, restorative relaxation.

Headache Pain Remedies

Natural pain remedies for easing the pain, nausea and other symptoms of tension headaches, sinus headaches and migraines.

Aromatherapy Stress Remedies

Pain is often caused by stress as we tense our muscles against the frustrations of the day. These remedies can be a gentle, effective way to "get off the ride", relax and let go of the day's aches and pains.

In addition to aromatherapy muscle pain recipes, here's another resource to help you along the way to a pain-free life...

Natural Pain Relief Guide
Aimed mainly at chronic pain sufferers, this site provides natural treatments and simple lifestyle measures to achieve pain management without drugs.

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