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Sore Muscle Rub

Make your own balm for easing sore muscles! After a rough day, this sore muscle balm feels wonderful.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Servings: 8 oz
Author: Lisa Lombardo


  • Double boiler


  • 1 cup almond oil or grapeseed, olive, or avocado oil
  • 4 tbsps beeswax
  • 1 tsp peppermint essential oil
  • 1 tsp eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 - 25 drops clove bud essential oil
  • 10 drops lemongrass oil
  • 10 drops ginger essential oil


  • Add 2 or 3 inches of water to bottom pan of double boiler. Place the top pan on the bottom pan. Turn burner to medium-low.
  • Place the almond oil and beeswax to the top pan and heat until the beeswax is fully melted.
  • Turn burner off and add the essential oil. Stir to combine.
  • Carefully remove the top pan from your double boiler and wipe the water off the bottom of the pan to avoid mixing water into your salve.
  • Pour oil mixture into containers and allow to cool.
  • Rub a small amount of Sore Muscle Rub on skin and massage muscles to relax. Store the salve in a cool spot.


You may add more eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil for a stronger effect. 
Use grapeseed, olive, or avocado oil if you are sensitive or allergic to almonds.
Add 1 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper for the capsaicin if you wish to create a really powerful sore muscle rub!
Test salve on a small area of skin to test for sensitivities before using on a large area.