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Neck Pain? Nope! Essential Oil Stiff Neck Rub

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Crick in your neck? This Essential Oil Stiff Neck Rub can help ease the tension and restore your range of motion.

Have you ever had such a stiff neck that you couldn’t turn your head?

Couldn’t put on your sweater?

Couldn’t do a backbend?

Okay, I can’t really do a backbend even when my neck is NOT stiff!

Having a stiff neck is painful, inconvenient . . . and unsafe. For example, you could injure yourself further by twisting your neck too hard, or you might not be able to turn to see what’s behind you when you’re backing out of a parking spot.

This is an essential oil stiff neck rub that I created for Aromahead’s YouTube channel. It’s been very popular there and gotten a lot of positive feedback, so I’m sharing it for you here on our blog, too.

This blend is made in a base of Trauma Oil, which is just what it sounds like—an oil that is pressed from the Trauma Plant.

Just kidding, haha! There is no “Trauma Plant!” Trauma Oil is a blend of three herbs infused into a carrier oil, like olive oil. The herbs are arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula. They’re allowed to infuse into the carrier over the course of several weeks.

When we add inflammation-calming essential oils to Trauma Oil, we have a potent natural pain reliever! The oils in this blend are Peppermint and Lavender. They are an amazing duo for soothing inflammation, releasing muscle tension, and helping you restore your range of motion.

Essential Oil Stiff Neck Rub

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Trauma Oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil (Mentha × piperita)
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

That’s it! Just three ingredients, and it offers such profound relief for stiff necks. (Don’t you love Aromatherapy?)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle. Combine the Trauma Oil and essential oils, and shake gently. If you can find a friend to massage this blend into your neck, that’s great! If not, you can do a self massage and still get all of the benefits.

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Be gentle with yourself. Use this blend tenderly on the stiff muscles in your neck, shoulders, and upper back (and even on your scalp, if you like). Reapply as necessary until you feel relief, continuing to massage yourself and expanding your range of movement with care.

I’ll bet that after you use this essential oil stiff neck rub, you’ll be so happy that you’ll be turning your head all the time just because you can! Putting on a lot of sweaters, changing lanes for the fun of it, learning to backbend . . . Or maybe just taking a deep breath and relaxing!

Reduce Pain Using Essential Oils

Founder at Aromahead Institute
Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: pain relief with essential oils, essential oils for pain, essential oils for joint pain, essential oils for neck pain

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