Pain relief using what nature provides us; all we need to take advantage of this is the
knowledge on how and when to use it. As such, today I have put together a list of some of the essential oils that can be used daily to help us feel better at times when we are struggling.
If you know of something else and have used it confidently then please be sure to let me know so I can add it to the list!
MASSAGE - Apply the oils directly to the skin using 1 – 6 drops of essential oil combined with carrier oil. More oil is not necessarily better since a large amount of oil can trigger a detoxification of the surrounding tissue and blood, this can cause considerable discomfort. Always start with 1 – 3 drops and work up from there.
BATH – use 2 – 5 drops of oil, add in some Epson salts and soak for 10min – 20min. You can also use this same method in a foot bath!
SHOWER – if you place a few drops on the shower floor, cover the plug to let 2-3 inches of water to build up you will find the oils diffuse upwards lending you the benefits they provide.
FOR STRESS - massage oil directly onto the feet, behind the ears and/or on the wrists and back of neck. Use 1 – 4 drops in this situation.
You can layer oils. You need only wait long enough for the oil to absorb into the skin before applying the next one. This is a good method to use when you have deep tissue pain and muscle spasms.
SYMPTOMS & OILS
SORE/FATIGUED MUSCLES –use as a massage or bath soak
MUSCLE SPASM & CRAMPS - use as a massage or bath soak
FLUID RETENTION - use as a massage or bath soak
ANXIETY & STRESS – massage into palms of hands, cup hands over nose and inhale deeply. Massage also into the back of your neck. It is recommended to diffuse these in an oil burner.
is also considered a sedative so can help with insomnia, note it can also be irritating on the skin so may be best used in a diffuser
HEADACHES – massage oil on temples, behind the ear and/or back of neck or use in a diffuser
if sinus tension headache: dilute 2-4 drops in carrier oil & massage into chest, back of neck, temples and forehead
also take internally: add 1 drop to tea or hot water and drink
good for migraines/stress related headaches