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Top Essential Oils for Pain Relief

Updated: Nov 22, 2018



Scuffed knees, muscle cramps, inflamed joints, migraines… all very different problems but each one puts you in the large and sort of vague “pain” category. A category that big, it’s no surprise you have to vary your treatment for each type of ouch.



Luckily, there’s almost as many types of oils to help with each of pain’s "types"... Here are our fav 5 EOs that cover all your basic areas of pain!



Lavender

It's anti-inflammatory, relaxing, tension- and pain- relieving...


Best for these types of pains: Menstrual cramps, headaches, migraines, and localized pain.


How to use it: Massage into area with a carrier oil or directly inhale!





Peppermint

Combines anti-inflammatory benefits with a strong “cooling” sensation on the skin...


Best for these types of pains: Muscle aches/tension/soreness, IBS symptoms, stomach pain, headaches and migraines.


How to use it: For muscle ailments - massage it with a carrier oil into the area.


For headaches/migraines - massage it with a carrier oil into temples and back of neck (try combining it with lavender or try our Muscle Rub blend!)


For digestive pain or IBS - massage with a carrier oil onto your abdomen. Studies have been done on taking Peppermint internally to treat IBS. However, we strongly suggest that you discuss this option with your doctor before making a decision. We do not casually recommend ingesting any essential oil. Simply massaging Peppermint EO with a carrier oil onto your stomach is safer and can still be effective for treating symptoms!



Frankincense

Full of anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Some studies found it significantly increased the pain threshold and tolerance...


Best for these types of pains: Muscle and joint pain, inflammation, osteoarthritis.


How to use it: Massage with a carrier oil into area.




Rosemary

It has high anti-inflammatory properties and pain inhibiting properties¹ ².


Best for these types of pains: Muscle and joint pain, nerve pain and inflammation.


How to use it: Massage with a carrier oil into area.






Bergamot

It’s anti-inflammatory, calming and has pain-relieving properties like linalool and linalyl acetate (which are also found in lavender!)


Best for these types of pains: Chronic pain


How to use it: Massage with carrier oil into area or directly inhale.





Curious about using EOs for a specific type of pain or symptom? Post your question on our blog or use our contact form page and one of our certified aromatherapists will answer your questions ASAP!


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