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What Essential Oils are Good for Pain? 3 Oils that WORK!

by Andrea Butje on March 21, 2019

Youtube - March 21- Youtube title-What essential oils are good for pain- 1200 x 1200- V1I understand that being in pain can make us feel distracted from the things that matter to us—and even impatient.

So let’s get right to the information and recipe!

I want to tell you about how 3 essential oils are good for pain, why they work, and how to use them.

Ginger essential oil (Zingiber officinale)

Most people think of using Ginger essential oil for digestion, but it is an amazing essential oil for pain relief!

Ginger’s warm, spicy touch helps calm inflammation and bring circulation to areas where it’s applied. I especially love it for places that feel chilly and swollen.

Myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)

Myrrh essential oil is produced from a resin, like Frankincense, and it’s a brilliant ally when we want to ease physical tension, cramps, and inflammation.

I sometimes think of Myrrh as a massage therapist who knows how to offer sweet comfort while working deep tension out of our bodies.

Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)

Are you surprised to find Orange on this list of essential oils that are good for pain?

Orange is incredibly popular and versatile, and one way we can use it is for helping reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and areas that feel constricted.

These essential oils are good for pain even when they’re inhaled, but I’m going to blend them into a base of Trauma Oil, which is an all-natural carrier oil, so we can make a topical blend.

Trauma Oil is an herbally infused oil. We take a carrier (such as olive oil) and infuse it with arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula. And it becomes amazing for calming inflammation!

The recipe I’m going to share is a great all-natural pain relief blend to keep in your “first aid kit” or “remedies cabinet.”

These essential oils are good for pain of different kinds—such as a muscle cramp, belly pain, tight shoulders, a crick in your neck, a headache, achy joints (like knees or fingers), low back pain, or even if you’re dealing with pain from an injury (such as a twisted ankle).

Okay—let’s get to the recipe!

Spice Up the Pain Relief!

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Trauma Oil
  • 7 drops Ginger essential oil (Zingiber officinale)
  • 5 drops Myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)
  • 6 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle.

Combine the Trauma Oil and essential oils, and shake gently.

You’re done!

(If you’re in pain, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time making essential oil blends, so this one is quick and simple!)

Doesn’t it feel good to get rid of pain?

You know what else shouldn’t be painful?

Learning 100% research-based ways to use essential oils—every day!

That’s why I want to invite you to Aromahead’s FREE online class:
Introduction to Essential Oils.

I have been teaching people about essential oils for over 20 years.

I am passionate about helping people understand the SCIENCE + SAFETY behind Aromatherapy!

If you want to use essential oils in ways that are effective, safe, evidence-based, and allow you to support your friends and family naturally, this free class is your next step!

See you there!

Free Class: Introduction to Essential Oils

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!

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