e3’s Muscle Soothe Blend — Rest & Recovery for Sore Muscles
Sore muscles can be the obvious result of overdoing it in the garden, pushing hard in your workout, or giving it your all at a game of tennis, soccer, or any other sport… But sore muscles can also be the result of body tension from sitting too long at your desk!
e3’s Muscle Soothe Blend is a lovely smelling blend of essential oils that help you — and those sore muscles of yours — relax and let go of some of that tension. Use it to rest and recuperate so that tomorrow can be another great day.
“Muscle Soothe has always been a go-to favorite for me, but especially these days my neck and shoulders are wound up so tight. I mix it with e3 Rest (unscented) lotion and rub it on my shoulders. Just the smell of it can help me relax.” – Denise
The following essential oils are in Muscle Soothe (alphabetical order). The therapeutic uses that are listed for each essential oil are those that are relevant to the purpose of this particular blend.
Fennel, Sweet: Muscle spasms, lymphatic support.
Lavender: Muscle aches, muscle tension, muscle spasms, cramps, anxiety, tension, nervous exhaustion, mood swings, stress.
Lemon: Poor circulation.
Lemongrass: Muscle aches, muscle fatigue, stiff joints, poor circulation, lymphatic support.
Peppermint: Muscle aches, muscle spasms, cramps, fatigue, sciatica, stress, mild depression, lymphatic support.
Rosemary, ct. cineole: Muscle aches, stiff joints, fatigue, nervous exhaustion, mild depression.
How You Can Use e3 Muscle Soothe Blend for Tense Muscle Relaxation
After Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of essential oil blend in the palm of one of your hands and rub your hands together. Quickly and evenly spread the essential oil over your legs, arms, and torso. Avoid sensitive skin areas. For maximum skin hydration and to seal in moisture, apply cream, lotion, or body oil directly to damp skin.
Bath: Mix 4-8 drops of the essential oil blend in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. (You can also add the essential oil to 1/2 cup of whole milk or heavy cream.) Set aside. If you have muscle aches, add 1-2 cups Epsom or Dead sea salts. Fill the tub with warm water and immerse yourself. Add the essential oil mixture and swirl the water around you. Massage your skin and breathe in the aroma. Remain in the tub for 10-15 minutes.
Bath, Foot: Mix 1-3 drops of this blend of essential oils in 1/2 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. Set aside. Fill a tub (deep enough to cover your feet and ankles) with warm water. Add the essential oil mixture, stir well, and immerse your feet for 10-15 minutes. Breathe in the aroma and massage your feet.
Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of Muscle Soothe Blend and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring and apply 3 more times.
Massage: Mix 6-30 drops of essential oil blend in 1 ounce of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion.
Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of this blend of essential oils in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.
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The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)