DIY: Relaxing Aloe Vera Massage Gel

DIY: Relaxing Aloe Vera Massage Gel

Robyn Stevens

We can't be the only ones hunched over our computers and phones for hours each day. All the screens in our lives are doing are backs and necks a massive disservice. We suggest turning off your devices for a little while (after you get this recipe, of course) and take some time for some self care. This massage gel is perfect for relaxing and soothing sore muscles. Bonus: it's so easy to make AND so much cheaper than buying an over the counter product in the store. Get those kinks out!

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Relaxing Aloe Vera Massage Gel

1/4 cup Green Leaf Naturals Aloe Vera Gel

2 tablespoons light oil such as jojoba or sweet almond oil

3 drops peppermint essential oil

3 drops lavender essential oil

Directions: Mix all ingredients very well and store in an air-tight bottle away from direct sunlight. This gel is quite thin and a little goes a long way. Use a few drops to a handful on sore muscles as needed. Massage into skin until the mixture is absorbed. (I've even used this on my calves, shins and feet after a long run!)

Pro tip: massaging this gel into your skin feels GREAT after taking a hot shower or bath. We even like gently stretching tight/sore areas after applying the gel.