Feeling your muscles are tense and achy? Everyone has experienced muscle soreness or pain at some point. Muscle soreness is a delayed reaction of mild damage caused to the muscle fibers while performing a physical activity.
The symptoms may usually appear within 24 to 72 hours after the activity. While it may not be a serious condition and the discomfort may ease out with time, it is often accompanied with pain and your muscles turn tender. But before you think of popping a pain killer or taking an anti-inflammatory pill to relieve the pain, try this amazing natural remedy.
If you are a fan of essential oils good for you! All you'll be needing for this remedy is Rosemary essential oil and coconut oil. Just combined the two together, apply and experience the relief.
Why this works you ask?
Rosemary essential oil is noted for its ability to ease pain and inflammation. It has stimulating properties that can help in relieving all kinds of muscular conditions such as soreness or even a sprain. You can use it in a cold compress that helps with sprains and swelling. Add few drops of rosemary essential oil to cold water, soak towel in it and then apply it on the affected area for few minutes and then repeat this a few times.
Rosemary oil is may also help treat muscle weakness as it has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. This may help combat muscle aches and spasms.
If it gets really bad and you are struggling with severe joint pains and sprain, rosemary oil’s anti-inflammatory and anti-analgesic properties come to your immediate aid. Rosemary oil further stimulates blood circulation, which alongside easing pain can and also aid in coagulation of wounds that can further fasten the healing.
A general rule of thumb is to use at least 6 teaspoons of carrier oil for every 15 drops of essential oil. Carrier oils include coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil, and more.
Mix rosemary oil with coconut oil.
Wash the mixture off.