Warming Chili & Chocolate Natural Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe
This homemade sore muscle salve recipe with essential oils is great for stiff muscles, aches and pains. Formulated to work well when used in conjunction with body massage, this warming sore muscle salve has a wonderful, natural chili and chocolate fragrance derived from essential oils. Discover how to natural relieve sore muscle pain without that medicinal smell with this natural skin care recipe. It works great for everyday pain relief to soothe body aches, and also makes a great Valentine’s day gift idea.
Heat things up this Valentine’s Day with this all natural, warming Chili & Chocolate Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe! It’s great for stiff muscles and aches and is formulated so it’s perfect for use with a sensual body massage. Just be sure to avoid getting it in your eyes or on other more, er, sensitive parts as you may find the warming effect of the chili seed essential oil a little much. Used properly, you’ll find that this warming body salve increases circulation while adding soothing heat to sore muscles.
Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
This homemade sore muscle salve recipe yields one 4 oz. jar of warming sore muscle salve. If you won’t be using this salve in conjunction with a massage and prefer it to soak in better, simply substitute the macadamia nut and sesame oil for 1 oz. of jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil, hemp seed oil, or other “dry” carrier oil of choice.
The final salve will take on an orange tint from the chili seed essential oil but will smell faintly and pleasantly of chocolate. Do not use if you are sensitive to or allergic to capsicum.
To make this natural homemade salve start by weighing out the butters and beeswax using a digital kitchen scale, then melt either in a double boiler or microwave. Next, weigh out the macadamia nut oil and sesame oil and stir into the melted butters and wax. Follow with the chili seed essential oil and cocoa absolute than pour into a 4 oz. container of your choice and allow to set up completely.
Finally decorate your container with a label – perhaps a heartfelt Valentine’s Day “I’m hot for you!” – or even a drawing of a chili pepper and gift to your favorite person in need of some love.
For more handmade DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas, be sure to check out my DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. You can also find more homemade salve and skin care recipes on my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest board.