I love to use Cypress, Black Spruce, Frankincense, Sandalwood and other tree oils to ground and balance me when I am feeling overwhelmed, but I also love to use them for pain and muscle spasm. The woody aroma of these oils is very grounding when we are overwhelmed and caught in my head as I like to call it. The chemistry of these oils show they also have anti-spasmodic properties and may reduce pain. I find using these oils offer me a two for one benefit not only when I am stressed and feeling unsettled but when I have muscle issues creep up. Not only do I need relief from that but also from the emotional piece that undoubtedly comes with the muscle issue. Try a couple of my favorite recipes I've shared below.
Black Spruce Blend
3 drops Black Spruce
2 drops Peppermint
15-30 ml of carrier oil I love Jojoba so that is usually my choice but any fatty oil or lotion will work.
4 drop Cypress
1 drop Peppermint
15-30 ml of carrier oil
More drops of essential oil to carrier the higher the dilution ratio. If I am having an acute flare up of pain or a recent injury I might use the 5 drops of oil to 15 ml of carrier if this is just for use after workout or of a more ongoing chronic issue I would use the 5 drops of essential oil to 30 ml of carrier. Start with low dilution and add more as needed is my rule of thumb.
Both of these are great in an essential oil inhaler or diffuser. Let me know what you think.