• DIY Sore Muscle Rub

    July 12, 2017 • BEAUTY, BIOME NAKED BEAUTY, GUIDES

    Biome's Naked Natural Beauty Bar - DIY Sore Muscle Rub

    This DIY sore muscle rub creates a soothing, warming sensation, then transitions to a refreshing, cooling sensation. It’s perfect for soothing tense muscles after an uncomfortable night’s sleep, or sore muscles after strenuous activity or exercise. It also works to sooth tension headaches by massaging some into the back of your neck and shoulders.

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Place the cayenne pepper, ginger and turmeric into a medium size glass mason jar. Add the coconut oil to the jar. Place the jar into a saucepan with about 5cm of water in it and turn to medium heat to gently melt and warm the oil.  Once the oil has melted, turn the heat off and give the mixture a stir. Let it sit for 30 min, then repeat the heating process and stir. Repeat for a third time. Reheating the oil 3 times will give you an intense infusion.
    2. Strain the mixture into another glass mason jar using a garni bag, cheese cloth or muslin. Squeeze out any excess oil.
    3. Place the jar the oil mixture is now in back into a saucepan with about 5cm of water in it and turn to medium heat.  Add the beeswax or candelilla wax and shea butter, and stir until melted,
    4. Add the essential oils and stir.
    5. Pour into 60ml metal containers (you will fill approximately 4 – give one to a friend in need!) and allow to cool and set for a couple of hours.

    How to Use

    Use sparingly. Apply to sore muscles. Keep out of direct sunlight and use with 6 months.

    Adapted from Mommypotamus

    Looking to simplify, reduce waste and know exactly what you are putting on your skin?

    As well as online here, all the Biome stores offer a range of these raw ingredients in convenient size reusable glass jars, while our Naked Beauty Bar at the Balmoral store offers these and more natural ingredients in bulk, so you can buy just the amount you need.  Bring your own glass jars or choose from our containers to suit.

    Find our stores here:

    • Brisbane City: 33 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City
    • Paddington: 2 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
    • Balmoral: 216 Riding Road, Balmoral
    • Indooroopilly: Level 3, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (towards the Myer end)

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