Which essential oils are good for tension

Muscle tension

Tense muscles are one of the most common complaints; they secure their income for millions of body therapists, physiotherapists and masseurs. Almost everyone who has a sedentary job suffers from tension in the shoulder and back area.

Sitting incorrectly at the workplace, too little or too one-sided movements are among the main causes of back tension. But mental problems also play a role, because a grieving posture is just as tense as too much responsibility that rests on the shoulders.

Essential oils for muscle tension

Relieves pain and stimulates blood circulation
Chamomile, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon

Against sore muscles
Lavender, tangerine, pepper

You need to
1 tablespoon of St. John's wort oil
2 drops of litsea oil
2 drops of rosemary oil
2 drops of sage oil
Mix the individual ingredients together and massage them into your whole body.

Recipes and application

Full bath After excessive exercise, this mixture relieves any sore muscles, no matter how painful.
Ingredients: 3 drops of eucalyptus and 6 drops of lavender on about 1/2 cup of cream.

Hot compress
For tension in the neck and shoulder area.

Ingredients: 2 drops of Roman chamomile, 2 drops of marjoram and 2 drops of jasmine in 1/2 liter of hot water.

Massage oil
Loosens tense shoulder muscles and promotes blood circulation.

Ingredients: 6 drops each of rosemary and juniper, 3 drops of peppermint and 5 drops of lavender on 50 ml of St. John's wort oil.

Rub in
The following vegetable oil is useful for overstrained and sore muscles.

Ingredients: 3 drops of marjoram, 2 drops of chamomile and 4 drops of lavender on 2 tablespoons of wild rose oil.

If you want to prevent pain: Jasmine and lavender are suitable for general muscle relaxation and loosening.

Complementary measures
Most of us either exercise too little or too doggedly.
Correct physical exercises that compensate for everyday movements, on the other hand, stretch and strengthen the muscles and prevent damage to the intervertebral discs. Correct sitting posture and the right seating furniture in the office are just as important. Body therapies such as Feldenkrais, Rolfing or Shiatsu also bring tension back into balance.