If you’ve ever experienced a stiff, immovable neck when you wake up in the morning, then you know how painful that can be.
From sleeping in an awkward position and having an improper posture to neck injuries and stress, a stiff neck can be caused by a number of reasons. While it cannot be called a serious medical condition, it is mainly characterized by soreness of the neck muscles, which can also trigger a headache and shoulder pain in extreme cases.
Though an OTC painkiller can relieve pain and inflammation in a few hours, if you’re looking for a cheap, homemade, natural recipe, then you’re on the right page.
Homemade DIY Analgesic Balm To Treat Stiff Neck
Here’s an easy recipe for an all-natural, anti-inflammatory DIY balm, which can take care of your stiff muscles and pain in minutes. Here’s what you need:
- 2tbsp coconut oil
- 1tsp beeswax
- 5 drops peppermint oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus oil
- Melt the coconut oil with beeswax in a container over medium flame.
- Once melted, add in the herbal oils and turn off the flame.
- Allow to cool and then pour this mixture in a small glass container with a lid.
- Massage your neck gently with a small quantity of this balm to find instant relief.
All the ingredients taken above are packed with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. An effective muscle and joint relaxant, coconut oil is easily absorbed in the body and helps loosen tightened muscles and nerves. The menthol present in peppermint oil has a cooling effect, which helps in relieving tension in the muscles and soothes any knots in the neck and shoulder region.
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