1 part Valerian root 1/2 part sassafras root bark 1/2 part Sage leaf 1/2 part Chamomile 1/4 part Ginger root 5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil 5 drops Camphor Essential Oil 5 drops Wintergreen Essential Oil Optional 1 drop each of Ginger, Chamomile and Clary Sage Essential Oils.
Cover the Herbs with olive or Sunflower oil and heat at a low temperature for several hours. (See my Directions for making salves for complete details on making herbal oils. ) Strain and add the Essential Oils. Apply the oil generously to your sore back and aching muscles.
Another fun thing to do is to gather as many of the Herbs fresh from your garden that are available and throw them in the pot.