DIY Muscle Recovery Rub

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Is your mind set on food the second you finish a tough workout? Refueling should certainly be a high priority, but your muscles need another kind of love right now – the physical kind. Take the extra five or 10 minutes to stretch, roll and rub yourself to recovery. This homemade sore-muscle salve serves as a refreshing reminder to sit and bask in the glory of all your hard work. Gently massage the eucalyptus-infused solution into tender spots to thank your muscles for hanging in there – ‘til the very last set!

DIY Cream for Muscle Soreness

DIY Muscle Recovery Rub


1/3 cup coconut oil
1-1/2 Tbsp. beeswax beads (or pastilles)
½ Tbsp. shea butter
¼ tsp. eucalyptus oil
¼ tsp. peppermint oil


  1. Fill a small saucepan a third of the way with water and put on stove over medium-high heat.
  2. Place a glass bowl on top of saucepan. Add coconut oil, beeswax beads and shea butter to bowl, stirring together.
  3. Keep mixture over heat, stirring occasionally, until beeswax beads are completely dissolved (about 5-7 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat, stir one more and let cool until mixture begins to re-solidify. Color will be slightly opaque.
  5. Add essential oils to opaque mixture, stirring to combine.
  6. Spoon mixture into an airtight container, such as a small glass jar, and store in a cool, dry place.

To use, gently massage about a tablespoon of rub over sore muscles. Repeat as needed.