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Tension Melting Muscle Rub

Published on 22nd May 2020

We’re all spending more time than usual indoors at the moment.  A lot of us are working from home, using makeshift offices that are not necessarily set up ergonomically.  Many of us are also spending longer periods sitting than we would normally.  All of this inevitably leads to muscle tension and muscle pain.  

This Muscle Rub recipe is designed to help melt away muscle tension and muscle fatigue.  It is perfect for massaging into shoulders, neck, back and calves and should help keep you going until our therapists can work their magic on you again! 

We’ve used fractionated coconut oil and olive oil to reduce friction during massage; Wintergreen oil which is traditionally used to soothe sore, achy muscles and relieve pain; peppermint oil to cool and reduce inflammation; lemongrass oil to reduce inflammation; lavender oil (yep we’ve slipped it in again!) to soothe, calm and strengthen muscles and helichrysum for it’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties.  Beeswax is added to help bind the ingredients and thicken the rub.


  • ¼ cup of fractionated coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of beeswax
  • 15 drops of Wintergreen essential oil
  • 30 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • 30 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
  • 20 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops of Helichrysum essential oil


  • Melt the beeswax using the double-boiler method
  • Add the fractionated coconut oil and olive oil and stir until well mixed
  • Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes
  • Add all the essential oils and stir well
  • Pour into containers whilst still warm

*Top Tip:  Beeswax is very hard to remove once it has hardened so wipe the Pyrex bowl with kitchen roll whilst it is still warm.  Then clean with soap and warm water.

The Tension Melting Muscle Rub makes a very thoughtful gift.  You can either make it up yourself by ordering the ingredients in our online shop and dispense it into a pretty jar to gift or give the lucky recipient the ingredients along with the link to the recipe and they can have a go themselves!

We always recommend doing a little patch test first, as you should when trying any new skincare product for the first time, particularly if you have sensitive skin.  Do not apply to broken or inflamed skin.  Keep away from eyes.  Wash hands immediately after use.  Always mix essential oils with a suitable carrier oil, never apply them directly on to skin.


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