While changing a flat tire and dealing with our daughter’s meltdown, Ahuvi (my love) threw his back. He went to lie down, on the floor, and I finally learned how to change a flat tire.
I did some research about helping relieve his pain and loosen up the tense muscle.
These are my results.
I got a few recommendations about ingredients for a massage oil including arnica oil, sesame oil, hemp oil, sweet marjoram essential oil, mint essential oil, mandarin essential oil, rosemary essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, black pepper essential oil, ginger essential oil…
I used what I had on hand and made this massage oil.
Massage oil for strained muscles:
20 ml sesame oil
15 ml arnica oil (not an essential oil, but arnica in carrier oil)
5 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops mint essential oil
I massaged the tense spot every night. Ahuvi said it was helpful.
Caution: omit rosemary essential oil if there are any blood pressure problems.
Medicinal back patch
Grade frozen ginger and turmeric roots. Mix with sesame carrier oil and add essential oils: black pepper, marjoram, clove (optional).
Place on the sore spot and cover with a cloth. Place a (not too) hot water bottle on top.
Let it work its magic for fifteen minutes to half an hour.
Ahuvi thought it was a little cumbersome, but it felt powerful.
Relaxing bath bomb
1 cup baking soda
½ cup Epsom salt
½ cup citric acid
2 tbsp lavender-infused sesame oil
3 tbsp ginger turmeric-infused water
2 drops ginger essential oil
2 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix together oils and infused water.
Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry and mix it in thoroughly, the mixture should be the consistency of wet sand.
Press into a mold, take it out and allow it to dry for a day.
Store in an airtight container.