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Stiffness Relief Lotion

Want to try aromatherapy for pain? Make this simple homemade massage lotion to ease stiff back muscles.

From "Essential Oils for Health: 100 Amazing and Unexpected Uses for Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender Oil and More"
March/April 2017

  • Peppermint Oil
    A blend of essential oils are the perfect at home aromatherapy.
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  • Peppermint Oil

Total Hands-On Time: 5 min

To ease a stiff back, mix up this simple combination of unscented lotion and essential oils recommended by reflexologist and aromatherapist Kymberly Keniston-Pond.


• 2 tablespoons unscented lotion
• 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
• 2 drops geranium essential oil
• 1 drop peppermint essential oil


Add essential oils to lotion and blend. Massage onto the bottoms of your feet, from your big toe down to your heel on the inside of your foot, where your spinal reflexes, nerve points and acupressure points are located.

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Adapted from Essential Oils for Health: 100 Amazing and Unexpected Uses for Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender Oil and More by Kymberly Keniston-Pond, CIR, CFR, CCMA. 

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