Finding Relief for Sore Muscles in Nature!
Whether you’re an athlete, suffer from arthritis, or just experience sore muscles and stiff joints, you know how the discomfort can impact your day-to-day living. The good news is there are natural remedies that exist in that can have significant anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Even better news? We’ve combined them all into one product for you to take on the go!
At Free Range Skincare we developed one of our most popular products, our Joint Comfort Care Salve to help alleviate some of these ailments that are feature a variety of herbal and natural properties to combat joint discomfort.
When looking into what is most effective in relieving sore muscles and stiffness, we incorporated the following ingredients into our salve product:
- Capsaicin – (aka Cayenne Pepper Extract)known to reduce pain receptors when topically applied.
- Boswellia – (aka Frankincense) thought to block leukotrienes, which attack healthy joints in cases of arthritis.
- Eucalyptus - contains tannins which may be helpful in reducing swelling and the resulting pain that arthritis causes.
- Ginger -The same compounds that give ginger its strong flavor are also the same ones that have anti-inflammatory properties!
- Willow Bark - Willow bark is one of the longest-used herbs in treating inflammation. In fact, patients during Hippocrates’ time people chewed on willow bark to help treat inflammatory conditions.
- Neem Oil - Neem oil is extracted from an evergreen tree located in India and parts of Southeast Asia. It is said to have anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral and analgesic properties.
In a pinch? Try some of these pantry staples for relief
- Epsom Salt Bath - Soak the sore area in a bath of epsom salt, follow up with ice pack
- Apple Cider Vinegar - Take a tsp of each - Apple Cider Vinegar first, followed by the honey. It will work internally to ease the pain
- Essential oils - Mix with a carrier oil - Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Lavender are readily available. combine with Castor oil and rub onto affected area (Castor oil has its own anti-inflammatory properties)
- Stretch - depending on the ailment -certain stretches can ease the pain. If your lower back is hurting try laying on the floor with your Feet and Calves propped up against a chair. Your lower back should be against the edge of the chair. It will take the pressure off of your back.
- Cherry Juice - (sugar-free) Studies have shown that drinking cherry juice reduces the duration of pain associated with muscle strain