Our Top 5 Essential Oils for Relief from a Sore Back

A sore back can be a debilitating condition that disrupts daily life and can limit mobility. It often results from poor posture, lifting heavy objects, or engaging in physical activities that strain the back muscles. 

Here's our top 5 oils to try when you want to soothe your aching back:


Peppermint Essential Oil

Certified organic Peppermint essential oil is excellent for muscle relaxation. It contains active ingredients like menthol that support the easing of muscle discomfort. When applied topically, certified organic Peppermint essential oil creates a cooling sensation that can help reduce the sensitivity of the back. It also improves blood circulation, which can offer comfort to the affected area faster. You can mix certified organic Peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil like Apricot Kernel or Sweet Almond and apply it to the affected area to soothe sore back muscles.


Eucalyptus Australiana Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Australiana is another essential oil with anti-inflammatory properties. It is commonly used in massage therapy to support muscle soreness. The menthol-like scent of Eucalyptus Australiana essential oil is a natural comfort provider and offers a cooling sensation that helps reduce swelling and discomfort. You can use Eucalyptus Australiana essential oil mixed with a carrier oil and gently massage it into the affected area.


Lavender Spike Essential Oil

Certified organic Lavender Spike essential oil is known for its relaxing properties and is often used to treat anxiety and insomnia. However, it can also be beneficial in treating a sore back. Certified organic Lavender Spike essential oil contains active ingredients that help offer comfort to sore muscles. It also has a calming effect that can aid in reducing stress and anxiety. You can apply certified organic Lavender Spike essential oil directly to the affected area or mix it with a carrier oil and rub it into the skin.


Ginger Essential Oil

Certified organic Ginger essential oil has natural comforting properties. It's used to reduce sore muscles and encourage mobility in conditions like arthritis. It can be used to treat a sore back as it helps reduce sensitivity. You can apply certified organic Ginger essential oil topically to the affected area to support back comfort.


Frankincense Essential Oil

Wild grown Frankincense essential oil is a potent essential oil that has been used in ancient medicine for thousands of years. It supports relaxation and reduces stress, which can help in alleviating back discomfort. You can rub wild grown Frankincense essential oil directly onto the affected area or mix it with a carrier oil and massage it gently into the back muscles. 

Peppermint, Eucalyptus Australiana, Lavender, Ginger, and Frankincense essential oils are some of the best for supporting a sore back. These oils effectively reduce sensitivity, improve blood circulation and support relaxation. Essential oils are a safe, natural alternative to traditional medicines and can be used along with other treatments. 

If you’re looking for convenience and extra potency, try one of our tried and true clinician-formulated blends:

Muscle Tonic
This certified organic essential oil blend is a warm and energising formulation to support natural muscle recovery after exercise. It promotes good circulation, relaxation, and deep tissue nutrition. 

There are a couple of very easy ways to use it: 

Add 10 drops to a hot bath and soak your aches away (please note, therapeutic baths should last no longer than 15 minutes, as toxins can be reabsorbed after this time).

Mix 10 drops into 1 tsp Untouched Body cream/oil and rub gently into the affected area. Repeat as required. 

Muscle Rub 
This certified organic blend of essential oils, carrier oils, shea and cocoa butters is a calming and soothing formula to support aching joints. It offers natural assistance in recovery from minor injuries, sprains, and strains. It’s ready to use on skin – simply massage it gently into the affected area as often as desired.

Before using any essential oils, it's a good idea to do a patch test to ensure you don't have any allergic reactions.
With the proper use of essential oils, you may find support for a sore back and get back into action.