Best Homemade Muscle Relaxers

Did you kick start your new fitness routine and had to stop because of sore muscles? Do you have a sprain or a twist and need a relaxant for your strained muscles? You can actually make muscle relaxers at home, using some commonly available ingredients. Once you have bought a batch of supplies needed to make them, you can keep making them as and when needed and use a natural and home made product on your muscle spasms. We give you here information as to what some of the best homemade muscle relaxers are and how to make them.

Essential Oil Muscle Relaxer

Essential Oil Muscle Relaxer

Essential oils are known to be anti-spasmodic, analgesic, meaning pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory. Massaging your sore muscles with an essential oil blend will help soothe your muscles and cause them to relax. They penetrate the many layers of the skin and improve the amount of oxygen that reaches the cells. Their anti-oxidant properties help repair any wear and tear and cause your muscles to relax in record time. While any essential oil can be used for massage, you will benefit by picking Lavender essential oil which is famous as a muscle relaxer. Just mix a few drops in some warm oil and massage your sore muscles with it.  You can also use Lavender Oil in a warm bath. The warm water will help relax the muscles by increasing the blood flow.

Read – 10 Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil You Should Know Here

Epsom Salt Muscle Relaxing Soak 

Epsom Salt

Epsom Salts are known to relieve muscle soreness, reduce inflammation and also help reduce body pain. To the mix, we add some sea salt that will help remove any lactic acid that is built up in the body that is known to cause muscle soreness, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil, another ingredient that relieves cramps and some baking soda which helps the body absorb the epsom salts better. Mix together one cup of epsom salt with 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1.4 cup of sea salt. Add to this 4-5 drops of eucalyptus oil. Mix well and store in a container. Mix half a cup of this soak in warm to hot water bath and soak yourself in it for about twenty minutes to half hour. Shower afterward and soothe down your muscles.

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Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea

If you are suffering from sore muscles, then replace your regular tea with many cups of chamomile tea. Chamomile is anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory. Make yourself several cups of tea by steeping chamomile leaves in hot water and straining them. This helps calm and relax your muscles and nerves. But remember that too much of it can put you to sleep!

Read – 4 Reasons to Replace your Regular Tea with Chamomile Tea Here

Make a rice bag

rice bag

I am sure you are familiar with the remedy of applying a warm bag on sore muscles to relieve the pain but are not sure as to what goes into the bag. To make this, take about a cup of uncooked rice in a small cloth bag or a fresh sock. To this, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil. If you can get some dried rosemary, add that in too, else some mint leaves will make for a good replacement. Tie the end of the bag or sock well, or better still, sew it up. Now heat it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Remove and check if you can bear that amount of heat. Apply the compress on your sore muscles. The heat will last about 15-20 minutes during which you can apply it in and around the sore area for quick relief. The bag can be reused many times.

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After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.