Once I made this recipe, I use my Sore Away Pain Relieving Cream all the time! Rub it on and in a few minutes, your sore muscles feel so much better.

How to Make Homemade Pain Relieving Cream Recipe

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Once I made this recipe, I use my Sore Away Pain Relieving Cream all the time! Rub it on and in a few minutes, your sore muscles feel so much better.

Learn how to make homemade pain relief cream yourself and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

sore muscle rub cream in a jar on the table

How to Make Homemade Pain Relieving Cream Recipe

This pain-relieving cream recipe is so simple to make. The base is coconut oil so if you want it to be a thicker consistency you can store it in the fridge. I like it almost runny, so I leave it out and just use it as oil when it’s warmer in the house. Coconut oil melts at room temperature.

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Once I made this recipe, I use my Sore Away Pain Relieving Cream all the time! Rub it on and in a few minutes, your sore muscles feel so much better.

Homemade pain relief cream recipe

I have never been a user or pain creams like ben gay or anything like that. As I am getting older with the physical strains of daycare and working in the garden, I have developed a whole lot more aches and pains. 

Forty is the new 80 for me. Ha! But I still like to stay active and it gives me a lot of sore muscles. 

I can be so sore I think I won’t be able to walk, but after I apply a small amount of this pain-relieving cream, I feel better almost instantly. It’s hard to believe.

You can use it on your sore back and shoulder muscles pulled hamstrings or sore feet and ankles from standing or walking a long time. It helps almost instantly. I love not having to wait or use ibuprofen for pain relief.

Sore muscle cream

All you do to make the sore muscle cream is melt the coconut oil and add the other ingredients. You can do it in just a few minutes. You might want to use a mason jar or something that seals really well so it won’t leak if it’s at the liquid stage in a warm environment. I love to have my sore muscle cream in a short, wide mouth mason jar in my travel bag so I can take it on the go.



Essential oil muscle rub recipe

Do Terra essential oils are pure and keep me from having allergy troubles that can occur with essential oils. I love knowing I’m not going to react to them. Information shared on this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. These are simply recipes that I use. I love being able to take care of my own sore muscles without chemicals.

Natural Sore Away Pain Relieving Cream

Natural Sore Away Cream
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Pain relieving cream that helps with sore muscles, aches, and pains.

Keyword: pain relieving cream, sore muscle cream
Author: Christina
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 15 drops do terra lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops do terra peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops do terra eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops do terra lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops do terra wild orange essential oil
  1. Place coconut oil in a mason jar in a pan of water

  2. Heat on low heat until coconut oil melts.

  3. Remove from heat and add essential oils.

  4. Pour into containers and let come to room temperature and harden.

  5. This cream will melt when temperatures are above 74 or so degrees, so make sure you keep it in a sealed container if it won’t be just sitting on a counter.

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  1. Hi, can I have a question about the oils…

    I’m on amazon now and I want to know if lemongrass is the same as plain ol lemon for doterra brand?

    1. Hi Monaesha, lemongrass is different than lemon oil. Lemon essential oil is from the rind of a lemon and lemongrass is an herb. They both have great healing qualities for different things, but for this pain reliever, lemon oil is recommended. I only recommend doterra because I know it’s pure. There may be others, but I trust doterra. There are many sub par oils out there with ingredients that aren’t good for us, so be careful when selecting another brand. Thank you for your great questions and for checking out the cream. You’re going to really enjoy using it. We love it!

  2. Haven’t rated the recipe yet since I haven’t made it, but getting ready to, just had a quick question. You mentioned since coconut oil has a fairly low melting point, close to room temp, you’ll end up with more of a message oil type of substance & not really a cream, unless of course you keep it in the refrigerator. At least I believe I’m understanding it correctly. My question is whether or not there is another substance, you might be aware of, I could add to the coconut & essential oils to keep the consistency more like a cream or a lotion? I know someone else, on an earlier comment, mentioned using beeswax, but I was wondering if there might be anything else I could use since it’s not something I routinely have on hand. Main reason I’m asking is because I typically have to use a lotion applicator in order to apply lotion & creams to certain areas, especially my back. Before my husband passed a few years ago, it was no big deal since he would naturally volunteer to rub pain cream on my back, but since his passing, I have to do it myself, which means I need to use the applicator so I’m just concerned if the consistency is too thin, it will leak out. I’ve actually have had 17, yes, that’s seventeen spine surgeries since I was 18, I’m 47 now, which has left me with constant pain & nerve damage. Even though I’m still taking prescription pain meds, I’m still often times in extreme pain. Usually it’s from doing too much & putting too much strain on my upper back, but when you’re by yourself, it sometimes can’t be avoided. I’ve used store bought pain creams & sprays, which typically would work in the short term, but wanted to try something different & I’ve recently started getting into aromatherapy. Just so you know, I found another recipe, almost identical to yours, but many of the essential oils were different. I just wanted to thank you for your choices with the oils you selected. Many of the oils on the other site have been hard to find, anywhere, &/or were fragrances I typically wouldn’t have. At least everything on your list, I’ve already got on hand., & they all seem to be some of the more common oils which people typically use.

    1. Hi Kristina,
      Thanks for your question. I understand your concern about the oil dripping out. If you wanted to thicken it, you could try whipping it with some shea butter or coconut butter if you have that on hand. Maybe melt in a quarter of a cup or so of one of those. You could also try lanolin melted in if you have that. I would suggest beeswax or setting it in the freezer for a couple of minutes before you use it as the best choice. But I totally understand you wanting to use something you already have. You’ll have to set a jar in some hot water on the stove to melt the butters or lanolin down before adding the rest of the ingredients so they’ll mix in well. Check out this https://littlesproutslearning.co/whipped-body-butter-lotion/ to see the techniques on how you’d do it. You could just make the whipped body butter and add these oils in it and see if that works. I’ve only tried it with the straight coconut oil though, so I don’t know about the pain relieving part. I hope it can help you with your pain. It really helps us with regular overuse aches and pains, but we don’t have nerve damage and difficulties that you face. Good luck and let me know how it turns out. Thank you for reading.

  3. Hi Christina. My mom was diagnosed with cellulitis. She has severe pain in her leg from the pressure. Will this help to relieve. Would love to try something natural. I have all the ingredients. Awaiting your reply. She is 85.

    1. In my experience, it has helped with every kind of pain so it’s worth a try. She should be under the care of a doctor and taking antibiotics for it, of course, and following the doctor’s advice, but this could help in addition. And many of the ingredients can help with healing too. Wishing your mom a quick recovery. Cellulitis is miserable!

  4. 5 stars
    I just started working out so I’m feeling sore all the time. I could definitely use this and I also have all the ingredients at home!

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