Peppermint has demonstrated anti-nociceptive and analgesic actions in multiple studies, especially with respect to its menthol constituent. For pain in a local area, make a peppermint muscle rub that both reduces pain and inflammation. Try this easy recipe and rub into a local area.
Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a pan or double boiler. Do not overheat. Remove from heat and add the essential oil. Pour into container with lid. The salve will harden in less than an hour.
Use as a muscle and joint rub. Peppermint essential oil is not appropriate for young children, pregnant ladies, or those with certain medical conditions. Skin patch test and discontinue use if irritation occurs.