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Best Essential Oils for Muscle Pain to Help Soothe Soreness, Relax Tightness and Relieve Aches and Pains!

There are several essential oils for muscle pain that can help soothe and relief those sore muscles.

And we are going to showcase a few of these muscle soothing essential oils today!

Essential Oils for Muscle PainSore muscles are so common that almost everyone experiences it at least once in their life time.

In fact my most recent muscle pain experience was last week. I woke up one morning and started feeling pain in my left thigh… didn’t give it much thought at first.

I thought the pain was as a result me sleeping in the wrong position. And assumed it will just go away!

Unfortunately, I was wrong about that! The pain increased the next day and kept increasing as days passed by.

The muscles in my thigh felt so sore that I couldn’t find a comfortable position to sit or lay down on.

Truth is I hate taking pills… especially pain killers and it was my apathy for pills that really got me interested in natural remedies.

This was even before I started learning about the adverse side effects of pharmaceutical and OTC pain medicines! So I’m happy that there are essential oils for muscle pain and I definitely took advantage of these EOs to treat my aching muscles!

Possible Causes of Muscle Pain

Some of the possible causes of muscle pains and aches include:

  • Injury
  • Illness
  • Chronic health conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis or tendonitis
  • Stress or tension as a result of overwork
  • Strenuous exercise

Best Essential Oils for Muscle Pain

There are several essential oils for muscle aches and pains, but here are the top 8 EOs in my list!

1. Lavender

Plant Therapy Lavender Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 10 ml.Plant Therapy Lavender Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 10 ml.This is one of my favorite oils. If you could only afford one essential oil, lavender should be the one. It is a very versatile essential oil, meaning that you can use it for virtually anything.

Lavender’s calming and relaxing properties help to reduce inflammation, soothe sore muscles and relieve pains.

Other benefits of lavender include:

  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Supports respiration
  • Relieves allergies and nasal congestion
  • Calms nervous system
  • Soothes burns among many other benefits

2. Peppermint

Peppermint has “ice-hot” cooling sensation that helps to reduce inflammation. This cooling effect also improves circulation thereby making it helpful for soothing sore muscles and relieving pains. And it’s definitely one of my favorite essential oils for muscle strain!

3. Myrtle

Myrtle helps to reduce inflammation, pains and aches. It is also great for relieving muscle spasms and tension.

4. Black Spruce

Black spruce is one of the best essential oils for muscle pain because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

It helps to reduce swelling and muscle spasms. Black spruce is particularly helpful for relieving aches and pains associated with being sick.

5. Gingergrass

Gingergrass is great for boosting circulation, soothing sore muscles and relaxing stiff joints.

It also helps you relax throughout the day so you don’t get stressed or tense, thereby helping to prevent pain in your muscles. So if you are looking for essential oils for joint and muscle pain, gingergrass should be one of them!

6. Ginger

It’s warm and spicy effect is soothing to inflamed and tight muscles. Ginger is helpful for increasing circulation, reducing inflammation and calming muscle spasms.

7. Geranium

Geranium calms inflammation and boosts circulation, making it a great essential oil for relieving pain and soothing sore muscles. I also love that it smells great!

8. Cardamon

Cardamon has comforting and uplifting aroma. It has anti-inflammatory properties that make it helpful for soothing tense muscles and relieving body aches and pains.

Other Essential Oils for Muscles Aches and Pains

Other essential oils that are good for sore muscles include:

  • Marjoram
  • Black Pepper
  • Eucalyptus
  • Wintergreen
  • Cypress
  • Basil


Safety When Using Essential Oils


Always, do a skin patch test prior to topically using an essential oil you have never used before! See my sections on essential oil safety:


Diy Essential Oil Blend for Muscle Pain and Tightness


Pour the coconut oil into a glass bottle and add the essential oils. Shake and use to massage the affected area. You can use any other carrier oil such as sweet almond or grapeseed oil. I like using coconut oil because of its healing properties!

You may also like this DIY pain salve!

Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.

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