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Soothing Essential Oils for Sore Muscles

EASE YOUR MUSCLE PAIN WITH A NATURAL OIL THAT'S GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN TOO

Article by Hayley Hyer

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Sore muscles can be pretty distracting. Whether it's your neck and shoulders aching from the way you've been sitting at your desk or your legs from those few extra miles you ran, essential oils can soothe your soreness and help you keep going on about your day. If you prefer more of a natural, holistic approach to your health, read about these different oils to see what's right for you.

Clary Sage

Used for: tension

Why it's great: calming + stops muscle spasms

Eucalyptus

Used for: pain + swelling

Why it's great: cooling, soothes pain + reduces inflammation

Helichrysum

Used for: pain, tension + swelling

Why it's great: soothes pain, stops muscle spasms + reduces inflammation

Juniper

Used for: tension

Why it's great: stops muscles spasms

Marjoram

Used for: pain, tension + swelling

Why it's great: soothes pain, stops muscle spasms + reduces inflammation

Peppermint

Used for: pain, tension + swelling

Why it's great: menthol for cooling + analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties

Yarrow

Used for: pain + swelling

Why it's great: soothes pain + reduces inflammation

READ MORE: 18 Essential Oils for Sore Muscles

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