Aromatherapy Recipes: Your Inhaler for Muscle Tension Relief

Aromatherapy Recipes: Your Inhaler for Muscle Tension Relief

Want to learn more ways to use essential oils for sore muscles? Sign up for Aromahead Institute’s online class, Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists.

You’ll learn to use essential oils in pain relieving blends, inhalers, body butters, massage oils, and more. It’s great for Massage Therapists, but you don’t have to be one to sign up.

This video is about how to make a muscle tension inhaler. Essential oils for muscle tension are usually applied in a blend, such as in a body butter or oil, but you can also make a muscle tension inhaler. This works by calming your nervous system, which in turn calms your muscles, reducing tension and pain. Because so many headaches are caused by muscle tension in the neck and shoulders, this inhaler is great for those too.

The great thing about using essential oils in a muscle tension inhaler is that you can slip it into your pocket, backpack or bag, and use it anytime, anywhere. (No one will smell it but you.)

The recipe I’m using in this video is:

10 drops Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor) (1:39)
3 drops Black Spruce essential oil (Picea mariana) (2:21)
3 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) (2:33)
1 drop Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita) (2:55)

Good news! Aromatics International recently started carrying inhalers with organic wicks. You can find those here:

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