Since the beginning of the year, I have been on a health and fitness journey that has including genetic testing, an entire lifestyle overhaul, and a structured exercise routine. Needless to say, I have been making a lot of changes this year to better my health and well-being.
Fitness especially has been a major focus not only because it keeps me strong and in shape, but also for its stress-relieving benefits. On average, I exercise about an hour a day five days a week doing anything from HIIT, running, circuit training, to heavy lifting. My body works best when I keep it guessing so I tend to switch things up every couple of months.
However, all this switching around can lead to some pretty sore muscles if I’m not careful. No matter if it’s been a month or week since I last popped in a Jillian Micheals DVD, I almost always start from square one the first couple sessions.
One way I’ve been able to keeps DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) at bay is by using an essential oil blend by Young Living called Deep Relief which is a blend of potent pain relieving essential oils that come in a handy roll-on.
Sadly, I’ve run out recently and just haven’t picked up another bottle which makes this the perfect opportunity to make it myself as I’m sure tons of people could benefit from a DIY Deep Relief recipe!
So that’s what we’re doin’ today.
Deep Relief Dupe Recipe
The blend below, when used in a standard 1 oz dropper bottle, will create about a 3-4% dilution. If you’re worried about that, I suggest making the blend in a 5ml size and then adding the appropriate amount of drops to get the desired dilution. I have written the recipe for the 5ml size below.
How to Make Deep Relief – 1 oz dropper bottle version
• 1 drops clove essential oil – warming and stimulates circulation
• 2 drops helichrysum essential oil – one of the best Eos for alleviating pain
• 2 drops lemon essential oil – relieves pain and inflammation
• 2 drops vetiver essential oil – relieves muscular aches and pains, speeds recovery
• 2 drops peppermint essential oil – cooling, boosts circulation, reduces inflammation
• 3 drops balsam fir essential oil – relaxes tight muscles and soothes body aches. Rejuvenates the mind and body
• 3 drops copaiba essential oil – enhancing the potency and therapeutic qualities of other EOs. Supports the body’s natural response to injury
• 3 drops wintergreen essential oil – relieves pain, cooling, soothes tension after exercise
• Carrier oil of choice (thinner ones like grapeseed oil absorb more easily and are less greasy)
Loving Preparation – DIY Deep Relief Roll-On
1. Simply add each essential oil to an empty 1 oz dropper bottle
2. Once added, fill to the shoulder with a carrier oil and cap closed
3. Roll between your palms to mix
Apply a few drops to trouble areas before a workout to help alleviate any discomfort before it happens or after a workout on sore muscles as needed.
Using it on corresponding vita flex points is especially effective. You can learn more about how to use vita flex points HERE.
Deep Relief Recipe – 5ml Bottle Size
Making deep relief in an undiluted form is an excellent way to control dilution needs since its pretty much impossible to add anything less than one drop of essential oil to a recipe. Making a larger quantity allows you to get in the appropriate quantities of every essential oil in the blend without going overboard.
Here’s how to make a 5ml size of deep relief:
• 8 drops clove essential oil
• 9 drops helichrysum essential oil
• 9 drops lemon essential oil
• 9 drops vetiver essential oil
• 12 drops peppermint essential oil
• 15 drops balsam fir essential oil
• 18 drops copaiba essential oil
• 18 drops wintergreen essential oil
A 5ml essential oil bottle can hold 100 drops. This recipe makes 98 drops. I suggest adding 2 drops of birch essential oil if you have it to amp up the pain relieving properties.
To make your own dilutions for future recipes, please refer to my dilutions post.
Loving Preparation – Deep Relief 5ml Size
1. Simply add each essential oil to an empty 5ml essential oil bottle
2. Cap closed and roll between the palms to mix
3. Allow the oils to “synergize” for several days before use
Decide on the dilution you need and add the appropriate number of drops of your homemade deep relief to create your own roll-ons, creams, massage oils, bath blends, etc.!
Have you ever made your own pain relieving essential oil blends? What have been your favorites?
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