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Thai Boxing Oil: Pros and Cons

Thai Boxing Oil: Pros and Cons

Muay Thai boxing oil is a traditional medicinal oil used in Thailand for the treatment of muscle aches, pains and injuries. It is made from menthol, eucalyptus oil, and eucalyptus oil.  It has effective pain relieving properties.

In this article, we’ll go through the pros and cons of applying it to your injuries - and how it can benefit beginners while training and sparring  - and why boxing champions use it as part of their daily routines. 


Pros and Cons

Thai boxing oil has been used for centuries by Thai boxers and martial artists to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and speed up healing. It is still widely used today by both amateur and  professional fighters.

The oil is applied directly to the skin before training or competition. It can also be used as a massage oil to relieve muscle soreness after training. Thai boxing oil is generally safe to use, but it should be used sparingly as it can cause skin irritation in some people.

Below are the Pros and Cons:

What Are the Pros of Thai Boxing Oil?

One of the main benefits to Thai boxing oil is that it helps the skin and muscles. This makes it much easier for the boxer to move around and also prevents the skin from becoming irritated during the course of the match. The oil also has a cooling effect on the skin which can help to reduce swelling and bruising. 

There are many benefits of using Thai boxing oil for both Muay Thai fighters and general consumers. Here are some of the most notable ones:

  • Relieves Pain: The active ingredients in Thai boxing oil have pain-relieving properties that can help to reduce discomfort caused by muscle aches, joint pain, bruises and sprains.
  • Reduces Inflammation: Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury or infection. However, chronic inflammation can lead to pain, stiffness and swelling. Thai boxing oil contains anti-inflammatory agents that can help to reduce these symptoms.
  • Speeds Up Healing: The combination of camphor and other essential oils in Thai boxing oil helps to promote blood circulation and speeds up the healing process of wounds and injuries. In addition, the antiseptic properties of natural substances can help to prevent infections.
  • Improves Circulation: The massage action of applying Thai boxing oil helps to stimulate blood circulation throughout the body. This improved circulation delivers more oxygen and nutrients to cells which aids in overall recovery from training or competition stressors.

What Are the Cons of Thai Boxing Oil?

While Thai boxing oil comes with many advantages, there are some disadvantages. While some Muay Thai Fighters swear by it, others find it to be ineffective or even dangerous. Needless to say, the pros outweigh the cons. 

Here are some of the potential cons of using Thai boxing oil:

  • May be Difficult to Apply: If you're not careful, it's easy to end up with too much or too little oil on your body, which can lead to an uneven or uncomfortable massage session.


Muay Thai oil is a must for any Muay Thai fighter. It helps to protect the skin from the harsh elements of Muay Thai training. It contains a special blend of essential oils that help to relax the muscles and reduce inflammation. This makes it perfect for use after a hard training session or fight, when your muscles need all the help they can get to recover quickly.

Boon Boxing offers a range of Muay Thai oils that are beneficial to both beginners and professional fighters. The products we sell are made from natural ingredients and are designed to nourish and keep your skin in-tact.