You can find a couple of creams in the drugstore. They help with pain relief. But they do little to nothing to reduce inflammation. Instead, most over the counter creams serve as pain distraction.
If you look at the label, you will notice most creams contain capsaicin. This is an ingredient that fools your nerves into feeling less pain.
But why go for something chemically-processed? If you like capsaicin, just put rub some peppers on the spot. And that is one of the best natural ways to treat pain.
With that in mind, we want to give you some natural ways to relieve pain. Read on.
1. Comfrey Salve
For thousands of years people used comfrey in medicine to reduce pain and promote healing. Modern studies even show that comfrey salve is effective herbal pain reliever.
These leafy plants spread rapidly and are difficult to control in nature. But when you tame them and use them in medicine, they are quite beneficial.
2. Turmeric Cayenne Pain Relief Balm
Turmeric and cayenne pepper are two anti-inflammatory spices you can use to combat pain. The potent combination works great for sore muscles as well.
For the project, we recommend using turmeric supplements. They have a higher turmeric potency. This makes the cream that much more effective.
3. Numbing Cream
Numbing creams work by numbing the nerve endings. That prevents them from sending signals you are feeling pain. You can either buy expensive numbing creams, or make one at your home. We chose the latter option.
There are many times when you can use a numbing cream. Usually, some people use it before waxing. Or before and after a tattoo. Whatever the case, we want to give you a recipe for a numbing cream that works wonderfully.
For this recipe, you will need some chili peppers and aloe vera. We mentioned chili peppers fight off inflammation, while aloe vera provides soothing relief.
4. Arthritis Pain Relief Cream
If you have troubles with arthritis, it is time to try essential oils. These oils can help with pain relief, inflammation of the muscles, and much more. And we have a recipe that will completely eliminate arthritis pain.
You can find all of the products in a regular store. Or order the essential oils from Amazon.
5. Muscle Mender Oil Salve
Your muscles experience pain daily. Even after a workout, your muscles are sore and you feel pain. Or after cleaning the home.
Herbs are a great way to mend your muscles. We recommend a go-to solution for muscle cramps, muscle pain, sore muscles, and spasms. Treat your problem topically with a herbal infused salve. Herbs have natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Put them to good use.
6. Muscle Pain Relief Cream
If you suffer from chronic pain, you might be ready to try everything. Well, there is no more need for that. All you need is this salve.
This cream works for everyone. But, if you use it on kids, use a smaller amount. You can use it for arthritis, sports injuries, and much more.
7. Natural Back Pain Relief Cream
Back pain is the worst. When your back hurts, you feel like you cannot do anything. Simply put, you feel immobilized. You can also use this cream when you feel heaviness in your leg, joint pain, or anything else.
There is no need to spend money on expensive creams. You can make it on your own. And we are sure you already have all ingredients at home.
8. Relieve Swelling With Turmeric
This go-to solution contains only two ingredients. The first one is turmeric, a powerful anti-inflammatory. And the second one is salt, an ingredient that pulls water through cell walls. Combine these two, and you have a great remedy to relieve pain.
Both turmeric and salt have been part of studies about pain relief. And they prove to be useful tools.
9. Herbal Oil For Muscle And Joint Pain
Let’s go into the world of Ayurveda. This medicine uses sesame oil for massage. And it helps relieve pain and sore muscles. The base of the oil is a combination of sesame and mustard oil.
The only downside is you have to massage it yourself. But if you need a natural and homemade oil, Ayurveda medicine is one of the best places to look for.
10. Homemade Pain Relief Spray
There are so many ways you can use this spray. For starters, it helps with pain relief. But you can also use it as a remedy for headaches, PMS cramps, sports injury, and even fibromyalgia. One of the most effective ways to combat pain is application of essential oils.
For this remedy we combine essential oils and magnesium. The mineral is essential for muscle health. Apply this spray after a workout, and you won’t feel any tension the next day.
11. Magnesium Lotion
We talked about the healing benefits of magnesium. You can combine it with essential oils, or with some butters. For this recipe, we will use Shea Butter and Beeswax. These two ingredients will increase the potency of magnesium and help you with sore muscles. They are moisturizing and soothing.
12. Best Natural Pain Relief Balm
People use frankincense essential oil for centuries. It is very beneficial for your skin. Even the Ancient Egyptians used it. Combine it with some mint essential oils, and you have a blend for many health issues.
You can apply it regularly to improve the health of your skin. But it will also relieve soreness and tension in the muscles and skin.
13. Ayurvedic Pain Relief Massage Bars
We go back to Ayurveda medicine. And here is another popular ingredient, tamarind pulp and tamarind seed powder. In Ayurveda medicine and Indian cuisine these ingredients serve as help for joint pain and emergency food source.
Tamarind seeds contain potassium, vitamin C, calcium, essential amino acids, and phosphorus. Those are all ingredients your body needs. Use it to relieve pain and sore muscles or treat fevers. Use it regularly to boost your immune system and reduce cholesterol and sugar levels.
14. Magnesium And Arnica Leg Muscle Pain Relief Cream
Arnica is the most commonly used ingredients in creams for sore throat, surgery, bruising, swelling, and osteoarthritis. But you do not have to buy the expensive creams. You can use arnica in its natural form. Combine it with magnesium and you have a potent muscle and pain relief.
15. Post Workout Muscle Rub
We all feel sore after a workout. No matter how intense the workout was, your muscles need refreshment. You can refresh your muscles from inside and outside. For the inside part, you need foods with protein and minerals.
But for the outside, you want some topical ointment that provides relief for tension. We combine Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and peppermint essential oil to give you a potent muscle reliever.
16. Back Pain Relieving Bath Soak
The best part about this DIY pain relieve product is you do not have to do anything. You just enter your bath, soak for a couple of minutes, and the pain is gone. No need of massaging or rubbing. The ingredients work for pain relief.
The list includes Epsom salt, coconut oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. They all have their purpose, whether it is soothing muscles, reducing swelling, moisturizing, providing calming effects, or providing analgesic effects.
17. Hot And Cold Sore Muscle Rub
We finish off our list with a classic pain management ingredient. And that is cayenne. IT helps relieve pain by bringing heat to the skin. Use it with caution, it is spicy. Avoid getting this product near eyes or other delicate areas.
With that in mind, we would love to hear your pain relief solutions. Share them with us in the comments section.