Here we show you how to make your own muscle rub, effective for the treatment of sore muscles and painful joints.

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People of all ages, from teenagers to elderly, are familiar with the feeling of pain in the muscles and joints. This type of pain spares no one. The most affected areas of the human body are the knees, legs, shoulders, neck and back; while the most common causes are injury, overuse, stress, tension, aging, arthritis, rheumatism, and so on.

So, what can we do to spare ourselves from this kind of pain? We recommend you to try this homemade muscle rub, which has proven to be an excellent painkiller.

Homemade Sore Muscle Rub

For the preparation of this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

– 1/4 cup of coconut oil
– 1/4 cup of olive oil
– 1 tsp. turmeric spice
– 1 tsp. ground ginger
– 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
– 1/4 cup beeswax
– 15 drops of your favorite essential oil (preferably peppermint oil)

Put the olive oil and coconut oil in a double boiler, to melt. Add the turmeric, ground ginger and cayenne pepper, and mix to combine. Then, add the beeswax and mix until you get a homogenous mixture. Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool down a bit. Add the peppermint essential oil, stir to combine, and then transfer it in a storage container. Once cold, the rub is ready for use.

Massage the painful area with the prepared muscle rub. Cover it with shrink-wrap and then tie it with a warm, woolen scarf. Keep the lining for about 2 hours. After you remove the lining, it’s recommendable to keep your joints and muscles in a calm state. Thus, the best time for this treatment is before bedtime. You’ll feel results of improvement right after the first treatment, but you should repeat for 6-7 consequential days.

Note: If your pain continues after a week of treatment, it’s best to consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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