It seem that essential oils can work miracles. There are so many things that they can do for our home, our beauty and our health and pain relief is one of the main awesome uses that the potent fragrant oils are capable of .
Essential oils can be really much more powerful than you might think and some of them are really great for pain relief and not only pain relief, they can also help with muscle tension, neuropathy, inflammation or migraines and much more.
There are many useful oils that are available. Therefore, even if you are sensitive to one or more of them, there are several different options that you can try.
It is surprising that people do not use this amazing natural product more….Used in pain relief lotions and creams, bath oils or salts or massage oils, essential oils may help with easing pain from various causes, including inflammation, migraine, neuropathy and muscle tension.
There are numerous aromatherapy methods that can be used for pain relief. Essential oils can be useful for various types of pain management as well as many different kinds of pain.
Another way you can use essential oils is to put them in massage oils.
This helps with increasing the relaxing and pain relieving effects of a massage, in oils or bath salts, or pain relief lotions and creams.
Essential oils, whether they are purchased as pure oil and prepared at home or in prepared products, they are a great addition for a pain management program.
They can help with reducing the need to take prescription pain medications. Some of the Best 7 Essential Oils For Instant Pain Relief are provided in the following list, along with their most important uses.
Lavender Essential oil is antimicrobial, pain relieving and relaxing. When you inhale the vapors, either from the bottle directly, or diffused in the air via using a diffuser, it helps to reduce muscle tension and relieves stress.
These both will reduce your level of pain you feel. It also can help with easing pain felt from migraine headaches or tension by either placing oil on your temples or inhaling the vapors.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender in a bath can be very helpful for joint and muscle pain as well as stress. It can help you sleep better with less stress when used at bedtime. It can also help to ease pain, stress and ache.
There have been studies that show pain levels can be increased by poor sleep. Improving the amount and quality of sleep helps you reduce those pain levels. (When you combine chamomile and lavender there is increased benefits for pain relief, stress reduction and sleep).
A chamomile and lavender bath soak can help reduce pain, relax you and relieve stress. So you should get a bottle of pure lavender oil and add some to your bath water.
Other List of Uses for Lavender essential Oil
1. Mosquito Repellent – Add 10-12 drops of essence of lavender oil to an 8 or 16 oz Spritzer bottle filled with water, and spray.
2. Perfume – Dab a drop of lavender oil behind each ear, on the inside of each wrist and on the nape of your neck. You don’t want the scent to be overpowering, just present enough to smell special.
3. Bath Oil – Add several drops of lavender oil to a warm bath. Soak, and relax. I like to add the oil right under the running water to diffuse the scent a bit more. If you don’t have oil at hand, you’ll easily be able to find lavender-infused soap.
4. Laundry Freshener – Put a few drops of lavender oil on a towel and then toss the towel in with other laundry to dry. What a natural way to skip dryer sheets.
5. Reduce Swelling and Sore Muscles – Add lavender oil to ointment you use to relieve aches and pains. Some moms I know dab a little lavender oil on swollen lips
Chamomile is a very effective anti-inflammatory agent. It can be used for TMJ, neuralgia, lower back and muscular pain, headaches as well as stress and PMS that can cause digestive problems. When blended with lavender, it can be quite effective, although it also works well with many other oils in blends also.
Chamomile has a therapeutic, calming effect on the skin, mind, and body. It soothes body systems and promotes a healthy inflammatory response from the body.
When Clary sage is added to massage oils, it can be very useful for relieving cramping, muscle aches and muscle spasms. However, only small amounts should be used. You should never use clary sage with alcohol or on a night before you are planning to have a glass of wine or cocktails, since it can be dangerous and leads to increased effects from the intake of alcoholic drink .
It is quite effective when used with chamomile for menstrual and PMS problems. Inhaling Clary Sage has been proven to have the ability to soothe nervous tension, lighten mood, and create a sense of euphoria.
There are many uses for juniper essential oil. However, the ones that are most relevant when it comes to pain relief are the anti rheumatic and anti-spasmodic properties. Juniper, when applied in a lotion or cream, helps with reducing muscle spasms and joint and muscle pains and aches that are associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis and other similar ailments.
Juniper strengthens the nerves as well. With regular use, it can be helpful as well for neuropathic pain. Juniper has stimulant properties as well. Therefore, you should use it early in your day. If you use it before bedtime it can interfere with you being able to get to sleep properly.
The properties of eucalyptus essential oil are similar to those of juniper. When used topically it has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. You can use it as a lotion or cream massaged into areas that are painful or as a bath oil or salt in the bath. It’s recommended for treating nerve pain, sprains, strains and muscular pains and aches.
In addition, it works well when combined with other types of essential oils like lavender. However, it should be used carefully since it can be toxic when used in large amounts.
Rosemary is a very effective remedy for headaches in addition to joint and muscle ache and pain. It can be used as well for enhancing memory, concentration and mental alertness. It also has an antidepressant effect.
Rosemary blends well with clary sage, peppermint, chamomile and lavender. However, breast-feeding or pregnant women should not use it.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint oil is very useful for migraines and headaches. That is strange, since for quite a number of people consuming peppermint can trigger migraines and intensify a migraine’s pain that is already present.
For headaches, you can blend 4 peppermint oil drops with a tablespoon of jojoba oil, olive oil or some other carrier oil. A small amount of the blend can be applied to the temples and gently massaged in. this is a very effective remedy..
Make sure you stay far away from the eyes. If you add a couple of lavender drops or a drop or two of rosemary oil it can enhance the effect that it has to relieve pain.
Suggested Uses of Essential Oils for Pain
The following are potential uses and application of Essentials oils to alleviate pain. Use them to inspire your own ideas, experiment, and see what works for you.
Massage 1-2 drops of essential oils for pain into the area of concern daily or as desired.
Massage several drops into the area, and apply a hot or cold compress.
Massage 1-2 drops into the area several times a day or as desired.
Massage 1-2 drops over the area of concern 2-3 times a day. Use consistently in conjunction with physical therapy to ensure proper physical alignment.
Lightly apply 1 drop over the bruise, careful not to put any significant pressure on it. (Massaging bruises is a no-no.)
Massage 1-2 drops into the feet twice a day.
Massage 1-2 drops over the area as desired or several times a day.
Apply 1 drop over the forehead or back of the neck every one hour or as desired. Careful of the eyes…it might make them water!
Massage 1-2 drops of essential oils for pain into the area of concern or the soles of the feet daily or as desired.
Apply 1-2 drops over the area of concern several times a day.
Massage 1-2 drops over the area, moving with the lymphatic system (toward the heart). Also consider an oil like Spearmint.
Massage 1-2 drops into the area of concern followed with a hot or cold compress, heating pad or ice pack.
Massage 1-2 drops into the area of concern using either heat or cold afterward.
Meniscus (torn or injured)
Massage 1-2 drops into the area daily or as it’s bothering you.
Massage 1-2 drops of essential oils for pain over the area or into the reflex points of the feet.
Massage 1-2 drops over the area of concern as needed or several times a day.
Massage 1-2 drops over the area of concern as needed or several times a day.
Massage 1-2 drops of essential oils for pain over the area of concern and follow with ice for 24 hours. Seek medical treatment.
Apply several drops over the area and apply a hot compress or heating pad for 30 minutes. Do this as desired, up to several times a day.
Massage several drops daily along the spine and any secondary sources of discomfort associated with scoliosis.
Massage 1-2 drops of essential oils for pain over the hips and low back twice a day or as needed.
Gently massage several drops into the area up to every 2-3 hours.
Massage 1-2 drops into the area daily and as needed.
Massage several drops over the area of concern and surrounding or related areas as needed.
Gently massage several drops of essential oils for pain over any area of pain, as well as surrounding areas several times a day.
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