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?
Be sure to check out my other dupe recipes:
Dragon Time Essential Oil Dupe
How to Make Valor
How to Make Four Thieves Oil
You may also enjoy reading:
3 Reasons to Use Essential Oils for Exercise Support
Essential Oils for Pain Relief
10 Herbs for Fitness, Strength, and Endurance
20 Ways to Reduce Post-Workout Muscle Soreness, Aches, and Pains
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Tasha E says
Thank you for your recipe. I am learning about them as well and want to understand 100%. When I ordered this 10ml roller of Deep Relief from YL…. there is a really only a few drops of the “master blend”?
So if a 10ml bottle holds 200 drops total….. the majority (196-198 drops) of it is going to be carrier oil and just like 2-4 drops of the master blend? Or are they using a stronger dilution?
That is insanity of how much they are charging!!!!!
Thank you so much for your recipe. Please let me know if I got this straight or not.
I made the master recipe. I used a 10 ml roller bottle. I tried to make it for acute pain. It seems to help with pain but I am missing that heating cooling effect that comes with Deep Relief. How do I get that effect?
I made the 5ml mixture of the pure oils. I have let it sit for about a week and was going to make a 10 mlroller ball of it tonight. Wow many drops of my undiluted mixture do I need to use? I put 8 drops in and filled with coconut oil. Can’t really feel anything. Should I have used more? I am very new to this. I read the dilution post and still a little confused I think.
You will have to use more since the recipe is used for acute pain. Do patch tests to make sure the recipe doesn’t become too strong. I would try 10-20 drops of the mater formula in the 10ml roll-on.
Lorraine Charlotte says
Hi Tash I’m new using essential oils and really do not understand all this math. I would like to make a 10ml of Deep Relief, would I just double the 5ml recipe you have above for a 10ml? I do not understand the 1-2%, I didn’t pass math. lol
make the master blend (which is the 5ml size) then add 2-4 drops of that to the 10ml roll-on bottle 🙂
Joselyn M Hill says
Can you come up with a recipe for Young Living’s Relieve It?
Jann Simpson says
Can you come up with a recipe for Young Livings Cool Azul pain relief cream?
My Mother in law has bone cancer and its the only thing that helps her but we can’t afford a truckload of it like we need 🙂
That’s a great idea! I will look into it!
how many drops of the maters blend would you put in the 10 ml bottle before adding carrier?
2-4 drops for a 1-2% dilution.
Hi! Can I just confirm that the 1oz version recipe makes 29ml? I did a google search and 1oz is 29ml. So 18 drops of essential oil in a 29ml bottle? That seems like a huge dilution.
Willene Kill says
I’m interested in making a gel based pain relief potion. The problem I’m having is I don’t know what to use for the gel. The idea is to have an oil free formula and use a roll-on applicator. Sorry if this is not an appropriate question for your site. If you know another place I can gather this information I would be happy to look there. Thank you so much for your help and your time
Have you tries using aloe vera gel? You can actually get some nice natural aloe vera on Amazon!
Mary levsen says
I see two or three recipes for deep relief which one would I use for a 10 mm bottle can you give me the recipe that I would use
Since there are so many essential oils in the Deep Relief Blend, you need to create a master blend in order to make smaller preparations like a 10ml roll-on bottle. Follow the recipe for the 1 oz dropper bottle recipe or the 5ml master blend recipe and then add just a few drops of that blend to your 10ml roll-on with a carrier oil.
You left out the Palo Santo oil. How much of that should go in this recipe?
Hmmmm, I wonder if Young Living has changed their formula? I don’t see Palo Santa listed 🙁
thanks for the recipe!! it’s never on hand when it’s needed!
I’ve been wondering if making deep relief is more cost effective than buying it. do you have a cost breakdown? what are your thoughts?
Hmmmm, that’s a great question lisa!
Some of the oils for this blend can be quite pricey, like the helichrysum and the copaiba essential oils. However, since these oils are super good at what they do, I think it’s definitely worth having them. Deep Relief runs between $26-$36 for a roll on. Assuming you buy Plant Therapy essential oils (for example), the total cost of the EOsneeded for this blend would be $106.68. My recipe for the 5ml size of pure Deep Relief without carrier oil will make enough for 8 roll-on bottles worth of Deep Relief. So that would cost you $208 if you’re a YL member or $288 if you’re not if you bought 8 of the roll on bottle from YL. So You really do save money (just over $100 depending) in the long run if you rely on this blend for pain relief 🙂 Hope this makes sense! AND, since each of the essential oils have about 100-200 drops of oil, that’s a loooot of roll-ons you can make.