Warming & Cooling Muscle Rub

$12.00

This carefully formulated balm works best when worked into the sore muscles for at least a few minutes. Dandelion flower & cayenne pepper infusions provide pain relief while warming, and the essential oils mix adds their amazing pain relieving powers while cooling. Show your muscles some love at the end of a long day with this refreshing & relaxing treatment. 65g

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Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil*
  • Organic unrefined shea butter*
  • Beeswax*
  • Grapeseed oil*
  • Ricebran oil*
  • Preservative eco
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Juniper essential oil
  • Black pepper essential oil
  • Geranium essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil

*Infused with local dandelions & cayenne pepper.

*Not for use on face.

Cayenne is famous for reducing many types of pain by effecting your nervous system. Substance P is a neurotransmitter that relays information and results in what we call pain. Capsaicin, a major constituent of cayenne peppers, blocks substance P and therefore reduces pain. When cayenne is used topically it can relieve many different types of pain, from diabetic neuropathy, shingles, migraine headaches, back aches, arthritis, menstrual cramps, and bruises.

Dandelion flowers are high in antioxidants, which are helpful with anti-ageing and detoxifying. They can help relieve pain, cramps, and depression. They are a very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into vitamin A, and is also high in vitamin C, fibre, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus.

Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically.

Eucalyptus essential oil helps to relieve stress and pain as it is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature.

Juniper essential oil helps with joint, muscle, and arthritis pain relief.

Black pepper essential oil is an effective antispasmodic and gives good relief in case of cramps, muscles pulls, spasms, or convulsions. It also helps get the blood circulating, which provides sore muscles with fresh nutrients, helping to relieve the pain.

Geranium essential oil helps relieve nerve pain, aching muscles, and stress.

Lavender essential oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and sedative properties and it helps to relieve muscle tension and spasms, joint pain and headache.

Organic Unrefined Shea Butter

Organic Unrefined Shea Butter “is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair.” Read More: 21 Shea Butter Benefits and Uses

What Does "Saponified" Mean?

What Does “Saponified” Mean?

Saponification is the chemical reaction used in the soap making process. When the oils and fats are combined with lye (a strong alkali) they are called saponified. At the end of the process the lye is all gone, and you are left with just soap. To learn more about this, have a look at my blog post on the subject.

 

About “Filler” Oils

About “Filler” Oils

Cheaper oils are often used as a “filler” but I don’t use them because they don’t add much nutrient value to the soap.

I don’t use palm oil in any of my products, since its production is harmful to the environment, destroying critical habitat for many endangered species, as well as being linked with the eviction of forest-dwelling peoples. Find out more here.

I only use high quality oils and butters that are filled with beneficial nutrients for the skin. Learn more about this on my blog.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 0.208 kg
Dimensions 7.2 x 7.2 x 6 cm
Featured Ingredient

Cayenne Pepper, Dandelion, Geranium, Herbal Infusions, Lavender, Organic Shea Butter

Preference

Masculine, Moisturising, Sore Muscles

Scent Type

Minty, Spicy, Strong