11. Use a Natural Anti-inflammatory
A quick and easy way to sooth a stiff neck is to massage it with a natural anti-inflammatory. Aloe Vera gel is very effective. You can buy a tube or simply cut open a leaf and rub the inner pulp onto the sore spot. Ointments containing ginger, turmeric, omega 3 fatty acids, white willow bark or jojoba oil can all help to relieve a stiff neck and ease the pain. You can make your own lotion by combining two tablespoons of coconut oil with one of beeswax. Gently melt in a small pot and add 5 drops each of peppermint and eucalyptus oils. Pour the mixture into a clean glass jar and allow to cool. Rub into the neck when necessary.