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I’m 35 now, and that means that sometimes my body hurts just because it’s decidedly middle-aged. I might be playing with the girls on the floor and crawl around on my hands and knees for a few minutes before realizing that my body does NOT want to do that anymore! Or I might get a rare moment of inspiration and hit the gym and go full blast on the treadmill and regret it once I realize that I’m not just going to be sore the next day, because I’m already sore the second I stop! Or I might reach for the remote and stretch my arms or my neck too far in the process. That’s the most embarrassing pain of all, my friends. 😉
I turn to my Young Living essential oils for relief when I encounter those aches and pains that just go along with getting older. Today I want to show you a DIY pain relief cream you can make with just 3 ingredients! The two essential oils I use are Copaiba and PanAway, and they both come in the premium starter kit, so this is something you can easily try even when you are brand new to Young Living!
To make this pain cream, I take 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil (it’s best if it is at least somewhat solid and not in a liquid state) and using a hand mixer, I beat it for about 2 minutes, until it is quite fluffy and smooth.
Then I add 15 drops of PanAway, and 15 drops of Copaiba. I gently blend in the oils using a spoon, and then after it is mixed a bit that way, I use the hand mixer for another 30 seconds. I mix it in by hand first just to make sure that those precious essential oils don’t splatter right out of the bowl at the start of being mixed.
At this point, your mixture is ready to be used! I like to put it in these small cosmetic containers (this recipe will fill 3 jars of this size (1 ounce each), making this such a great DIY gift for someone else!). A rough estimate for the price per drop of Copaiba is 17 cents, and it’s 38 cents per drop for PanAway. So your essential oil costs for the entire project will only be $8.25, and the jars are $1 each, and the coconut oil price will vary depending on what you buy, but let’s just say it’s $1.00 of coconut oil. That means that each container will cost you just $4, which is a very nice price for such a helpful gift!
I’ve experimented with leaving the container at room temperature (in my house that’s somewhere in the low to mid ’70s) and putting it in the fridge. I personally prefer it at room temperature simply because the cream becomes harder and more like a balm when it is cold. But it could also be all the more refreshing that way to sore muscles. If your home tends to be over 80 degrees, which is the melting point for coconut oil, you may need to keep it in the fridge.
So let’s talk more about why these particular oils are a great choice for helping to support your recovery after strenuous activity, such as exercising (or in my case, remote control reaching). Copaiba is widely known to help support the body when it is experiencing some type of inflammation (which is a sure occurrence when you are experiencing those typical aches and pains).
PanAway is actually a blend of oils (Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove and Peppermint). Wintergreen is so refreshing to tired muscles and offers that great support during times of inflammation. Helichrysum, a very precious oil, has been shown to be helpful during times of physical pain. Clove is another oil that has been shown to offer a great deal of support to the body when pain is present. And peppermint is also known as a pain blocker. If you have never used either of these essential oil products, you are in for one heck of a treat. I have personally experienced tremendous results with both products, and I’m so excited to now have them blended together in an easy-to-use cream that I can just keep close at hand on my night stand or with my other lotions.
I think this is a fantastic DIY project for anyone who just purchased a premium starter kit with Young Living. If you are brand new to Young Living and would like some guidance, or have some questions I can help answer for you, please reach out, as I would love to serve as your support system! You can reach me at stuffparentsneed (at) gmail (dot) com.