Pain Relief Blends
There are many essential oils that are used to help with pain and inflammation individually. However, when two or more are mixed together it creates a synergy. Synergy is when you combine two or more things together that work better together than they do individually. Essential oils enhance each other when blended correctly. I encourage you to learn more about blending essential oils before you try to create your own blends. It’s not rocket science, but it’s more than just mixing some oils in a bottle. Here are some blends for inflammation and pain to get you started, and may help you feel better.
Aches, Pain and Rheumatism
10 drops Rosemary
6 drops Juniper
8 drops Lavender
Any carrier oil 1 1/2 oz (about 45 ml/ 3 tbsp)
Mix all oils, and apply externally as needed.
Massage around the temples, and the base of the skull
3 drops Lavender
1 drop Peppermint
1 drop *Sweet Marjoram
*(can substitute with Chamomile if pregnant)
Blend 1 drop of the oil combination with 1 drop of carrier oil such as : Emu, Grapeseed, Sweet Almond, Apricot, etc.
Sinus Headaches/ Sinusitis
Massage: Steam inhalation method:
2 drops Eucalyptus 1 drop Peppermint
3 drops Peppermint 1 drop Thyme
5 drops Rosemary 3 drops Rosemary
5 drops Geranium
Use 5 drops of the oil blend per 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.
4 drops Chamomile
3 drops Sweet Marjoram
2 drops Lavender
3 drops Helichrysum (optional)
Mix blend with 1 oz/ 3 tbsp carrier oil
Dilute each blend in 2 tbsp of carrier oil.
Back Blend 1 Back Blend 2
10 drops Rosemary 10 drops Chamomile
10 drops Thyme 10 drops Eucalyptus
10 drops Lavender 10 drops Ginger
Back Blend 3
10 drops Rosemary
10 drops Sweet Marjoram
10 drops Lavender
Remember, you can use this chart to learn more about the oils in the recipes above, or to help you create your own blends. Either way, all of the oils in the recipes (& more) are available at our stores, or you can get already-made blends for pain relief. It’s always good to have options. Now you know of some inflammation & pain relief options with essential oils & herbs.
These statements are for informational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a physician before using these products.
Lawless, Julia 1995. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils
Worwood, Valerie Ann 1991. The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
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