Conquering holiday errands is demanding; some may even say grueling. Holiday shopping can take hours of standing while enduring cold winter weather, which produces stiff muscles and sore joints. Standing for extended periods of time on concrete while shopping or at home while cooking can cause these less than savory symptoms. When that someone you love starts complaining of pain, give him or her a Merry Muscle Massage with this festively scented balm.
Simply add the essential oils to a quarter cup of warmed coconut oil. Pour oil into a shallow, colored glass jar with a lid for easy access when your nerves are in a pinch. Store in the refrigerator. Consider adding vitamin E oil to preserve the freshness of the rub. Avoid direct sun exposure after using this rub.