Pain & Inflammation (Part #2) – Essential Oils.

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9/22/2015 update:


I’ve taken a great amount of time to research these oils and the safety regarding ingesting them. I’m learning there is almost never any reason to use essential oils Neat (meaning without carrier oils), especially when ingesting them. The potency of these oils is mind boggling. Ingesting neat not only can be dangerous but its a great way to spend a ton of money really quickly. Here’s the thing, ingesting essential oils only became popular when the major MLM companies started trying to sell their oils to people and make them need to purchase a new bottle each month. Someone told me that a bottle of lemon essential oil should last you years and not months. So I’m going to give you a tip on how to save your oils, money and health.

If you must ingest essential oils to get relief I suggest doing this with each oil:

Purchase as many empty 15ml bottles as you have oils and blends you want to make.

Take each oil and make a diluted version in the empty bottle by adding 15-60 (depending on how strong you need your oil) drops of the oil you are using into the empty bottle and fill with organic fractionated coconut oil or just plain coconut oil (if you choose this option you will need to warm the bottle in your hands before any drops come out). I buy my regular coconut oil from Tropical Traditions and my fractionated coconut oil from Amazon.

Once you have your oils made into diluted bottles then you can take that and make the following recipe

7 drops diluted sacred frankincense

7 drops diluted Somalian frankincense

7 drops diluted copaiba

and if needed 7 drops of Balsam Fir

(if you use nothing else make sure to mix a frankincense and copaiba)

Make sure to purchase bovine gelatin capsules and not vegetable capsules as the vegetable ones have been known to contain carcinogens and do not break down properly in your system so they can get lodged in your kidneys and liver.

here are some additional oils I sometimes add to my capsules varying from 5-7 drops of each (diluted oil) that are noted as GRAS (generally regarded as safe) oils to ingest. Wintergreen is not safe for consumption so do not put that oil in a capsule only use topically.

Important note- some essential oils are not suitable for pregnant women or people with certain medical conditions. Check with your doctor before using them.

1. Chamomile – is well known for its effective anti-inflammatory properties. Helps to relieve muscle pain and spasms, low back pain, headaches and pain caused by PMS.

2. Sweet marjoram – has sedative properties. Helps to relieve muscle pain and spasms, stiffness, rheumatism, osteoarthritis and migraine.

3. Lavender – this is probably the most famous essential oil for pain relief and relaxation. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and sedative properties and it helps to relieve muscle tension and spasms, joint pain and headache. Lavender is also one of my top 5 essential oils for allergy relief.

4. Eucalyptus – has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Good for muscle pain and nerve pain. Use in small quantities.

5. Peppermint – good for muscle and joint pain, headache and nerve pain.

6. Rosemary – has analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Good for relieving back pain, muscle and joint pain and headaches.

7. Thyme – antispasmodic, good for joint and muscle pain as well as backache.

8. Clary sage – has calming and soothing properties, as well as anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. Helps to ease muscle tension, spasms and PMS pain. Use in small quantities.

9. Sandalwood – relieves muscle spasms. One of sandalwood’s most important uses is to sedate the nervous system, so it helps to reduce nerve pain.

10. Juniper – has antispasmodic properties. Relieves nerve pain, joint and muscle aches and spasms. See also my article how to male juniper berry ointment for joint, muscle and arthritis pain relief.

11. Ginger – can ease back pain and improves mobility. Can be used to treat arthritic and rheumatic pain, muscle pain and sprains.

12. Frankincense – has anti-inflammatory properties and also acts as a mild sedative. It’s also used to alleviate stress and relieve pain.

13. Yarrow – a powerful restorative and analgesic pain reliever with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Good for muscle and joint aches and pains.

14. Wintergreen – this is not a well known essential oil, but it’s very effective to treat painful conditions including headache, nerve pain, arthritis and menstrual cramps. This essential oil is created by steam distilling the leaves, and it contains a very high percentage of methyl salicylate. This oil has pain-relieving properties similar to aspirin (salicylate is the principal component of aspirin).

15. Vetiver – not very known in the west, vetiver has been used since ancient times in Ayurvedic medicine. Vetiver essential oil is extracted from the roots of a grass known as Vetiveria zizanoides which belongs to the same botanical family as lemongrass and citronella. It brings relief to general aches and pains, especially for rheumatism, arthritis and muscular pain and headache.

16. Helichrysum – this essential oil is quite expensive and valued for its pain relive properties. It has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and analgesic properties. It helps to relieve arthritis pain and supports the nervous system. Pain relief reported by most users happens nearly instantly – certainly within minutes of application.

How to use the essential oils to relieve pain?

While you can use any of these oils on their own, it is also beneficial to blend up to three oils together. Don’t apply essential oils directly on the skin, but dilute it first with a carrier oil such as olive oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, etc.

For headache – blend 4-6 drops of essential oil with one tablespoon of a carrier oil and apply a small amount of the mixture to the temples and massage gently. Be sure to stay away from the eyes.  Headache can also be relieved by smelling the oil: sprinkle a few drops of the oil onto a cloth or tissue, or use an aromatherapy diffuser or vaporizer.

Bath soak – good to soothe tired, aching muscles, relieve arthritis and rheumatism. Put a few drops of essential oil in a hot bath (you can also add 2-3 cups of Epsom salt to enhance the effect). It’s a good idea to mix the essential oil drops in a small amount of carrier oil first and then add to the bath.

Massage oil – use about 10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage this oil blend into any body part where your muscles are sore.

Hot or cold compress – According to webmd website there is some evidence that heat can help decrease low back pain. Although there is little proof that cold will help, some people do find that heat or cold help them: apply heat, such as hot pack, for 15-20 minutes at a time. Ice and cold packs can relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation from injuries and other conditions such as arthritis. You may also want to try switching between heat and cold. Use heat for 15-20 minutes, then a few hours later use ice for 10 to 15 minutes.

To make hot compress take about a pint of hot water, as warm as you can comfortably tolerate, and add about 4 drops of your selected essential oil to it. Then place a small towel on top of the water and let it soak it up. Next squeeze the excess water and place it over the painful area. A cold compress is made exactly the same as the hot compress, but ice or refrigerated water is used instead of the hot water, and the compress is replaced when it has heated up to body temperature.

Internally: Place the appropriate number of drops in a gelatin capsule and swallow or if you are hard core drop them under your tongue

I make essential oil blends and roll ons for nearly any ailment. Below is a link to my eBay store where I’m trying to raise money for Lucy’s health and service dog certification. If you do not see what you want lists please contact me and I can make you your own custom regiment for whatever you may be dealing with

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