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Lavender’s Advice for Natural Pain Relief

by Andrea Butje on February 25, 2019

Blog- Feb 25- Blog TItle- Lavenders Advice for Natural Pain Relief - 600 x 900- V1Lavender essential oil heard you have some muscle pain.

Lavender knows that some people say the best way to deal with pain is to “tough it out.”

Well, it may be true that discomfort is part of life, but Lavender wants you to know that you don’t have to “tough it out!” Lavender believes it’s healthy to support and nourish yourself when you’re in pain or uncomfortable. There are plenty of ways you can practice natural pain relief. Life is meant to be enjoyed!

A few ways that Lavender loves supporting itself to ease pain include taking a break, relaxing in a warm bath, learning something new, laughing with friends, and getting a massage!

I want to share an essential oil blend that’s amazing for calming inflammation and natural pain relief. This blend is popular on Aromahead’s YouTube channel, so I wanted to share it with you here on the blog, too. Here’s a link to the video! 

It’s made in a base of Trauma Oil—and if you’ve ever used Trauma Oil before, you probably know how effective it is for natural pain relief all by itself. Trauma Oil is an infusion of three herbs in a carrier oil: arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula. In the video, you can see what a rich, dark color the Trauma Oil is. Amazing that it began as a simple carrier like olive oil, right? The herbal infusion creates such a change!

Traum-Calm Muscle Care Oil

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

Pour the Trauma Oil into a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle, then add the essential oils. Shake gently and massage the blend into muscles that feel sore and achy for some effective, aromatic natural pain relief!

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Lavender thinks you’re really going to like this blend.

It offers all of Lavender’s talents for calming inflammation, easing the nervous system, and releasing feelings of inflexible tension. Peppermint is probably the most potent oil in this blend, with its strong menthol cooling presence (Peppermint’s cooling aspect makes it a popular choice for natural pain relief). And Black Spruce is another pain-relieving oil that’s great for getting your circulation flowing to move out stuck energy and usher in a fresh sense of relaxed movement. (Ahh, I can move my muscles again!)

There’s a time to relax, and a time to build up your strength . . . and both are important for feeling vital and healthy. If your muscles are sore from overworking, Lavender suggests relaxing, and as they feel better maybe taking up a practice like yoga to provide some gentle stretching and strengthening at your own pace.

Just be sure to keep this blend on hand in case you stretch a little too far!

Free PDF: Improve Your Health with Lavender

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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