Stiff, tight sore muscles. Many of us deal with them every day. For some people it can get so bad that they turn to prescription muscle relaxers. What if I told you there was a natural and safe way to relax your muscles? Look no further, these essential oils, along with lifestyle changes, such as regular stretching, will help reduce those aches and pains.

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons that people use muscle relaxers, but they can be dangerous and addictive. Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin may help, but they can have side effects.  Here are three natural products to help relax your muscles, decrease pain and avoid prescription or over-the-counter medications.

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    Arnica

    Applying this in the form of an oil, cream, ointment, liniment or salve, arnica oil is a potent remedy for various inflammatory and exercise-related injuries. The positive benefits can be the reduction of pain, muscle spasms, and the likelihood of muscle damage and inflammation.

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    Peppermint Oil

    This natural painkiller and muscle relaxant is one of the best options for soothing sore muscles and healing those aches and pains that come from lower back and neck pain. Peppermint is also used to treat painful headaches.

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    Epsom Salt

    An oldie, but a goodie! By soaking your whole body or even just your feet in Epsom Salt, can increase your internal magnesium levels. After a long day of playing sports or working hard your body will start to slow down feel certain aches or pains. Epsom salt is beneficial in clearing those rough spots in your muscles.