Essential Oils For Muscle Cramps

Essential Oils For Muscle Cramps

A muscle cramp is painful. This condition causes tightening and contraction in your muscles. It occurs suddenly and can last from several minutes to a few seconds. They usually develop in your calf. 

Muscle cramps are categorized by more than just sharp pain. You may see or feel a hard lump of muscle tissues underneath your skin. Some people may wake up at night to sudden tightening and spasms in their calves. This is known as nighttime leg cramps. 

Muscle cramps occur for a variety of reasons. The causes may include overuse, muscle strains or from holding a position for an extended period. In many cases, the cause is unknown. Muscle cramps are usually harmless, but you should visit a doctor. You want to rule out any underlying medical condition. 

This condition rarely requires medical attention. However, it can affect you ability to perform regular activities. To stop the cramping, you may want to stretch, gently massage or relax your muscle. 

Essential oils can provide you with natural relief from swelling, tension and muscle pain. Here are eight essential oils to ease the discomfort from muscle cramps.

 

Essential Oils For Muscle Cramps

Mentha piperita Peppermint is one of the world’s oldest medicinal herbs, and we are learning more every day about all of the amazing things that this oil can do!* Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal
$27.33
Helichrysum italicum Deriving from the beautiful flowers of a small perennial herb, helichrysum essential oil is renowned as tremendously beneficial product. From skin benefits to improved metabolism, the advantages are certainly various. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
$100.00
Origanum Majorana From a culinary additive to a health-care ingredient, Marjoram essential oil comes packed with benefits. The “winter sweet” as it’s commonly referred to, is a very powerful oil. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
$25.33
Lavandula Angustifolia Cherished for over centuries, lavender essential oil is renowned for its unmistakable aroma as well as myriad benefits. With topical, internal and aromatic applications, the oil definitely has a lot to bring on the table. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
$28.00
Eucalyptus globulus Eucalyptus essential oil is primarily gathered from Australian eucalyptus trees, so perhaps it is appropriate that it is most widely used to promote relaxation!* Applications: Aromatic, Topical  
$18.67
Anthemis Nobilis With a range of different uses, Roman Chamomile comes packed with advantages. Derived from the beautiful daisy-like flower, it is amongst the mostly demanded products. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
$60.00
Rosmarinus Officinalis Being amongst the most aromatic essential oils on the market, Rosemary is a constant participant in almost all sorts of aromatherapy sessions. It also brings a lot of other benefits. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal
$18.67
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1.  Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential OilA massage is a fast and natural relief for muscle cramps. Here are the steps on how to use peppermint essential oil in a massage to alleviate discomfort. 

  • Dilute your peppermint oil with a carrier oil
  • Mix 2 to 4 drops of peppermint oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil
  • Put the oil mixture on your calf or the affected area
  • Massage the affected area with the oil for 5 to 20 minutes
  • Breathe deeply and relax to the touch
  • Repeat this treatment as necessary during the day


    Essential oils are potent, which is why you need to dilute them with a carrier oil. If you use essential oils in the wrong manner, then you can irritate your skin. This reaction can add to your swelling. You should feel an immediate reduction in pain and release of tension after the massage. 

    Peppermint oil contains the active ingredient menthol. It has antispasmodic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. This essential oil has a cooling effect when applied to sore muscles. After the oil dries, you should feel a warm sensation. Peppermint oil provides relief from spasms, cramps and pain. 

 

2. Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum Essential OilHelichrysum oil is known for minimizing inflammation, relieving pain and relieving muscle spasms. Here are the steps on how to use helichrysum essential oil in a massage to alleviate discomfort. 

  • Dilute your helichrysum with a carrier oil
  • Mix 2 to 4 drops of helichrysum with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil
  • Put the oil mixture on your calf or the affected area
  • Massage the affected area with the oil for 5 to 20 minutes
  • Breathe deeply and relax to the touch
  • Repeat this treatment as necessary during the day



This essential oil comes from the helichrysum plant. The helichrysum plant is part of the sunflower family. It has been used in traditional medicine for many centuries. 

Helichrysum essential oil contains analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help with alleviating pain and to reduce swelling in your joins.

This oil can also be inhaled through diffusion. However, helichrysum is one of the most expensive oils in the aromatherapy world.

 

3. Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential OilMarjoram is an essential oil known for alleviating muscle spasms and tension. Here are the steps on how to use marjoram essential oil in a massage to alleviate discomfort. 

  • Dilute your marjoram oil with a carrier oil
  • Mix 2 to 4 drops of marjoram oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil
  • Put the oil mixture on your calf or the affected area
  • Massage the affected area with the oil for 5 to 20 minutes
  • Breathe deeply and relax to the touch
  • Repeat this treatment as necessary during the day



This essential oil has the ability to decrease inflammation, treat spasms and ease pain. It can alleviate intestinal and respiratory spasms. Marjoram is also called the “happiness herb”. It has you feeling happier after using the oil. This oil can be used to treat migraine pain, arthritis and rheumatism as well.

 

4. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential OilLavender is another remedy for treating spasms and cramps. A bath soak is a treatment option when you have more time to treat your condition. Here are the steps on how to use this essential oil as a treatment. 

  • Take a bath
  • Add 10 drops of lavender oil to the water
  • Get into the tub 
  • Allow your muscles to soak in the water
  • Soak for as long as you want



You do not need to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil when using it in a bath. The essential oil is being mixed with water. 

Lavender oil has the ability to calm and relax your muscles. It is often used to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, spasms, sprains, and treat muscle aches. 

A muscle spasm is often bought on by stress and other physical reasons. Lavender oil is known for being an emotional tonic, which can ease anxiety and stress. It is also a gentle essential oil. People with sensitive skin can use lavender oil without worrying about a breakout.

 

5. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential OilEucalyptus essential oil provides relief from joint and muscle pain. The hot or cold compress method is another way to use essential oils to treat your condition. Here are the steps on how to use the oil as a treatment. 

  • Make a hot compress
  • Dip a towel in warm water 
  • Wring out the excess water
  • Add 8 to 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the towel
  • Make a cold compress
  • Soak a towel in cold water
  • Wring out the water
  • Wrap the towel around a ice pack
  • Add 8 to 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the ice pack
  • Apply the hot or cold compress to your affected muscles



This essential oil comes from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree. The eucalyptus tree came about in Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia. 

Eucalyptus essential oil also has antiseptic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. If you use the oil, then you may experience less stress and release mental exhaustion. This oil has refreshing and cooling effects. 

When applying eucalyptus essential oil, you should use circular motions. You should also apply the oil on reflex points to alleviate joint and muscle pain. 

 

6. Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Roman Chamomile Essential OilRoman chamomile essential oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It can relax your muscles and reduce the pain. Here are the steps on how to use Roman chamomile essential oil in a massage to alleviate discomfort. 

  • Dilute your Roman chamomile oil with a carrier oil
  • Mix 2 to 4 drops of Roman chamomile oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil
  • Put the oil mixture on your calf or the affected area
  • Massage the affected area with the oil for 5 to 20 minutes
  • Breathe deeply and relax to the touch
  • Repeat this treatment as necessary during the day



Roman chamomile oil has a strong antispasmodic ability and a high content of ester. This also essential oil is one of the more powerful antispasmodic oil. 

These properties make the oil a good treatment for pain, swelling, cramps, muscle spasms, and for healing colic. Roman chamomile oil also has sedative, calming and relaxing properties.

It is often used to help calm the mind and body. The oil relieves anxiety, stress and irritability as well. 

 

7. Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential OilRosemary has the ability to ease pain and inflammation caused by muscle cramps. Here are the steps on how to use the oil as a treatment. 

  • Take a bath
  • Add 10 drops of rosemary oil to the water
  • Get into the tub 
  • Allow your muscles to soak in the water
  • Soak for as long as you want



Rosemary is fondly called one of nature’s miracle plants. It has an earthy smell and contains high levels of oil. These oils are produced in the stalk and leaves. The essential oil also has anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is very rich in antioxidants, which helps with inflammation. 

 

8. Yarrow Essential Oil

Yarrow essential oil helps with reducing pain and inflammation. Here are the steps on how to use the oil as a treatment.  

  • Dilute your yarrow oil with a carrier oil
  • Mix 2 to 4 drops of yarrow oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil
  • Put the oil mixture on your calf or the affected area
  • Massage the affected area with the oil for 5 to 20 minutes
  • Breathe deeply and relax to the touch
  • Repeat this treatment as necessary during the day




This essential oil comes from the dried yarrow herb. It grows in Europe and has potent analgesic, restorative and anti-inflammatory properties. Yarrow oil is effective for alleviating pains and aches. You can apply yarrow to your muscle and joints to find relief from discomfort. 

You can apply essential oils in a variety of ways. The different methods include topically, use in a massage, in a bath and with compress packs.

It helps to learn how the oils work and to create blends. After you learn how to use essential oils, the sky is the limit. Essential oils can be used to treat a variety of conditions.