Essential oils are great in helping you to support these systems to help temporarily ease the discomfort you may be experiencing.
Joint & Muscle Aches
I will start with the soothing blend. This blend is made up of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum which all work together to ease joint and muscle aches. I love this blend because it gives a cooling sensation as it helps to ease pain associated with muscle tension and sore muscles after exercising.
I also have have had good results using my sister-in-law’s tried and true DIY pain relief rub!
Marjoram along many other great uses, Marjoram is perfect for soothing tired and stressed muscles. You can apply Marjoram topically and again mix with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil to help cover a greater area. Many people with knee pain find marjoram to be very helpful in supporting joint functions.
Other great oils for soothing muscle aches and pains include:
- Cinnamon bark
Many people, myself included use Marjoram and Frankincense to create a ‘morphine bomb’ check out the DIY recipe here. I use this when I am experiancing a lot of tension in my nscles and neck to help ease the discomfort! P.S. you will need veggie capsules to make these!
Frankincense is also commonly used on its own to help ease head and neck tension. Try putting a drop of Frankincense on your thumb and then push your thumb to the roof of your mouth for a few seconds.
Many people use either Peppermint or Lavender to ease their headaches caused by head and neck tension. Apply the 1-2 drops to your temples and back of your neck. Be careful near you eyes, especially with the peppermint as it will create a burning sensation in applied too close! If you happen to get some in your eye, simply apply a drop of fractionated coconut oil around the outside of your eye to quickly relieve discomfort… I am speaking from experience… it happens to everyone at least once, or in my case more times than I’d like to admit! Check out this safety guide to learn more about using essential oils properly!
Lemongrass is great for soothing muscle aches! I use Lemongrass with White Fir when experiencing what I like to call ‘moving aches’… the kind that like to dance through my body! You can simply apply one oil and then apply the next oil directly on top, there is no need to wait between applications! Another great oil to try is Cedarwood!
Clary Sage helps to soothe discomfort which accompanies your menstrual cycle! Also good for soothing menstrual pain are:
- Lavender (apply 1-2 drops to lower abdomen/area of discomfort); and
- Fennel (apply 1-2 drops to area of discomfort).
Need More Info on Essential Oils and Pain?
This is just a snapshot of the many essential oils that can be used for many different types of pain. If you would like to learn more about essential oils for pain and other concerns check out my #1 Essential Oil Resource! I hope you found this post helpful in directing you towards different oils for different types of discomfort! What essential oils have you used for discomfort?