This is something that I have been wanting to make for a really long time. A sore muscle scrub. Yes! You read that right. A sore muscle scrub to magically reduce those aches and pains that have been bugging you for a while now. The past few months have been actually painful for me. Started with a cervical spondylosis, moved to a lower back ache and followed by a tennis elbow that I am still trying to get rid off.
I decided to make a quick sore muscle scrub that would help in giving me a quick relief from the pains. For those of you who follow my blog, you are pretty much aware that I love making my own scrubs. I have always preferred making them because I know what goes in them.
Sore Muscle Scrub
The sore muscle scrub is the perfect way to treat the pains and indulge in some spa like treatment in the comfort of your bathroom to be precise! There is no requirement of orange essential oil in the scrub, I have added it for the citrus and lingering fragrance that it leaves. It is a very summery fragrance that I love. You can add your favourite essential oil to the scrub too.
Ingredients for the scrub
- 1 cup granulated sugar – I have used brown sugar, you can use white too, but I love brown sugar in my scrubs.
- 1/4 cup pure coconut Oil
- 8 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 8 drops of Orange Essential Oil
- 8 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 8 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
All that you need to do is mix all the ingredients together and stir till they are completely blended. If you like a stronger fragrance, add a few more drops of the peppermint essential oil. Transfer this into an air tight glass jar.
Take a generous portion of the scrub and massage slowly over the affected areas. This scrub should not be used on the face and other sensitive parts of your body. Let the scrub stay on for at least 3 – 5 minutes so that the oils soak in the skin. Wash off with warm water. If you find the fragrance a bit strong, use a mild body wash after the scrub. Pat dry.
Making your home made scrubs will cost a fraction of the cost that you will spend in a spa. And the best part is that you can make a variety of scrubs using your favourite essential oils and pamper yourself at your home.
Please note that this scrub is NOT a substitute for what your doctor may have prescribed to you. If your pain still persists, please consult a general physician.