Muscle aches and pains can be a nuisance to say the least. There are many essential oils that have anti-inflammatory and analgesic or pain relieving properties. Here is a list of some essential oils for pain relief. I have included other health benefits of each essential oil to help you choose the best ones for you. A massage oil recipe follows to help soothe and alleviate muscular aches and pains.
Frankincense: Skin nourishing, anti-inflammatory, calming, meditative and relaxing, good for dry aging skin
Peppermint: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, cooling, energizing, opens breathing airways, stimulating, helps with concentration and focus.
Safety Note: Peppermint essential oil is not recommended for pregnant women or children under 5. Use caution if you have asthma as peppermint can be too strong in high quantities. Always dilute peppermint in a carrier or vegetable oil like jojoba oil. Peppermint can be skin irritating.
Lemongrass: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, cooling, anti-fungal, stimulating, helps with concentration and focus.
Safety Note: Lemongrass essential oil can be skin irritating. Always dilute in a carrier or vegetable oil like jojoba oil. Not recommended for children under 2.
Rosemary: Good for memory, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, good for concentration and focus, opens breathing airways, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-viral, good for dandruff and hair loss.
Safety Note: Rosemary is stimulating and not recommended for people with high blood pressure. Avoid during pregnancy and if you are epileptic. May antedote homeopathy treatments. Can be skin irritating. Use caution if you have sensitive skin and do a patch test on your arm before using. Use in the mornings or during the day as it is a mentally stimulating oil. Use caution with children. No more than 5-6 drops per ounce of lotion or carrier oil.
Lavender: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, skin nourishing, cicatrisant healing skin on a cellular level, good for minor cuts and burns, good for sleep and stress relief, relaxing, sedative
Massage Oil Recipe
- 1 ounce Jojoba Oil
- 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 4 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
You can purchase these essential oils and jojoba oil on our website. All our essential oils are of the highest quality and GC/MS tested to ensure purity and quality. Our jojoba oil is unrefined or cold-pressed and certified organic.