Do you suffer from sore muscles in your neck and shoulders? Or what about lingering back pain from that injury back in high school? Maybe you’ve just had an intense workout and your muscles are screaming! No matter why you’re sore, this diy muscle salve is here to save the day! With just a few ingredients from your pantry, some beeswax, and a strainer, you’ll have this home remedy in no time!
Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil with 1/4 cup of coconut oil in a double boiler. Add 1/4 teaspoon each of ginger, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Stir in a tablespoon of beeswax until melted. Remove from heat and strain. Then, just add a few drops of peppermint essential oil, and let this salve harden up!
There are many health benefits of cayenne peppers, including boosted metabolism and lower blood pressure, but when applying it to your skin, it has proven to help relieve pain. Cayenne pepper helps with surface level pain, as well as nerve pain and deep tissue pain. Additionally, ginger helps improve circulation and blood flow, making it ideal for relieving tired muscles! Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it excellent for swollen or achy joints. Finally, peppermint soothes muscle pain and inflammation as well as covers up the scent of cayenne and turmeric, leaving behind a pleasant aroma on your skin!