3 Essential Oils to Manage Muscle Pain and Soreness

If you have muscle pain, soreness, or stiffness, adding essential oils to your health care regiment can make a big difference in how you feel.

Essential oils can manage muscle pain, decrease inflammation, increase blood circulation, and ease muscle spasms.

Muscle discomfort can be caused by a number of reasons, not limited to but including:

  • Muscle soreness after an especially hard workout
  • Stiffness caused from a health condition or illness
  • Tension
  • Arthritis
  • Age

You can add essential oils to a warm bath or rub them directly on where your muscles hurt. Below are three essential oils that are recommended to treat muscle spasms, inflammation, pain, and fatigue.


Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil has anti-spasmodic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. When applied directly to your muscles it will not only relieve inflammation and pain but can also ease the spasms that cause muscle cramps.


Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang essential oil has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. When used to manage stiff, sore, or tired muscles, this essential oil will provide you with a deep sense of relief after a hard workout or a long day on your feet.


Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Blue tansy essential oil has natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. It is also known to relieve the symptoms of arthritis.

Doterra’s Deep Blue essential oil blend contains all three essential oils mentioned above in addition to Wintergreen, Camphor, Helichrysum,  Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus.

Interested in learning more about essential oils and how you can incorporate them into your daily life? Read the Doterra ebook of Essential Oils and Personal Care and learn all about the amazing ways essential oils can help you live a healthier, happier life!


My mission is to help everyone I can become the healthiest, strongest versions of themselves. I am a Crossfit coach, athlete, Health and Nutrition coach, Movement Rehab Specialist, and a grad student completing my masters in Kinesiology with a focus on integrative wellness.

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