ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ARTHRITIS…

I have read on a number of occasions how certain essential oils can help with the pain of arthritis but after researching it on Pinterest I felt I had to write a post on essential oils for arthritic conditions.

On this blog post the writer (Wendy Polisi) on essential oils for arthritis says her list includes frankincense, lemongrass, rosemary, black cumin, marjoram, peppermint, wintergreen, eucalyptus, and cypress (to increase circulation).  Oregano and Clove can work together to provide natural arthritis pain relief. Of course, always remember to dilute them as per the instructions listed on the blog post.

On another blog post , the writer (Confessions of an overworked mom) she writes that you can make your own home remedy essential oil rub. She states that you need to mix the essential oils with a carrier oil. Absolutely NEVER apply them directly to your skin in full strength. She got a great deal on fractionated coconut oil on Amazon, so used that. You could also use extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil. Fractionated coconut oil is a liquid even at cooler temperatures. Don’t use regular coconut oil. Fractionated coconut oil is better because it has a long shelf life and no odor. All you need is a small glass container, Fractionated coconut oil ( or alternative) and essential oils of your choice (tree tree, peppermint, wintergreen, citrus, lavender, myrrh, oregano or rosemary).

For this blog writers blend you will need about 2 ounces of fractionated coconut oil. This will go a long way. Essential oils break down when exposed to light and heat so store this in the refrigerator. An old glass spice jar works great for this. If you have a jar with a roller ball on top that makes it easier to apply but it’s not necessary if you don’t. Don’t use plastic. The essential oils will break down the plastic. Use glass, choose about 6 drops of tea tree oil, 6 drops of rosemary and 6 drops of lavender(or oils of your choice).  You can adjust depending on what scent you like and what works best for you. Try to use one for inflammation and one for pain at least for the best results.

On another blog (midwestmodernmomma) the writer suggests that for muscle pain, she found that a topical application or a soak to be most effective.  She recommends getting a few roll-on bottles (mix with a carrier oil & label the bottle so you don’t lose track of what it is), making your own blends, or creating your own salve.

Of course there are many sites you can buy all the oils and carrier oils  from like Amazon  or direct from the manufacture like Mystic Moments which do a starter pack of five for £7.95 to name a few. As far as essential oil carrier oils are concerned if you don’t want to use a normal oil with it then you could try Classikool Pure Grapeseed Oil 250ml for  £3.99 also available on Amazon. 

 

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