Updated: Dec 11, 2018
Whether you're a gym rat or you do anything to stay away from the gym, we all get sore muscles and joints sometimes. This blend of oils is fantastic for any adult! I love to make a muscle rub to keep on hand and just use as needed.
Whipped Muscle Rub Recipe:
1/2 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup olive or almond oil
10 drops Panaway essential oil
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
10 drops Copaiba essential oil
**This is a good starting point, feel free to adjust the oils- add more or less if you'd like.
Combine all the ingredients in a double boiler or small saucepan over medium heat.
Heat until everything is melted.
Pour into another bowl and let cool for a good hour (in the fridge if you're in a hurry), or until the oils are just starting to consider re-solidifying (this is important - you won't be able to whip it up if they're still too liquid).
When the oil mixture is starting to solidify around the edges, start beating with a hand mixer. Continue for a few more minutes, or until it looks sort of like whipped cream, forming stiff peaks.
Transfer to a jar or other storage. (I like the 4 oz wide mouth mason jars.)
If you don't want to make the whipped muscle rub, you can add 5 drops of each essential oil to a 10 mL roller bottle and top with your choice of carrier oil. Roll on desired area and rub in as needed.