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    How to Use Juniper Essential Oil for Joint Pain

    by Andrea Butje on April 01, 2019

    Calm Inflammation (short and long term) by using Essential Oil for Joint Pain

    Juniper essential oil knew from the time it was young that it didn’t want to go into the family business.

    Its family had created handmade furniture for generations. But Juniper noticed that a lot of its family members developed joint point due to all that woodworking . . . So Juniper learned a different skill set—massage and Aromatherapy! It learned to make pain relief gels, oils, and butters to ease inflamed joints.

    I dreamed up that story for the Juniper essential oil profile in my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy. It’s a great way to remember some of Juniper’s talents!

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

    by Andrea Butje on March 21, 2019

    I 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.

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    Headaches? Not with these 4 essential oils for headaches!

    March 11, 2019

    Some of your essential oil friends heard that you sometimes get headaches. Specifically, Frankincense, Lemon, Black Spruce, and Hemlock—and they all have ideas for how to calm your headaches down. (These are 4 amazing essential oils for headaches!) Frankincense wants to burn some incense for you and create a peaceful, meditative space. Lemon wants to brighten your spirits and calm your inflammation. Black Spruce and Hemlock want to take you on a nice relaxing walk through the woods. (Spending time in nature can often help us feel so much better!) They all “put their heads together” and decided to merge their ideas into one by making you a headache inhaler. It’s the perfect solution, because even though all four oils are unique, they share some common talents, like calming inflammation, releasing muscle tension, and helping you breathe deeply. […]

    Lavender’s Advice for Natural Pain Relief

    February 25, 2019

    Lavender 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! […]

    Aromatherapist Helps 90-Yr-Old Woman Get Out of Bed Again

    February 06, 2019

    Rehne Burge was a medical auditor, as well as an Anatomy & Physiology instructor. […]

    Goodbye to Belly Cramps! Essential Oils for Cramps

    February 04, 2019

    Roman Chamomile essential oil understands how miserable belly cramps can be. Even if you experience them each month, their regularity doesn’t make them any easier. Roman Chamomile wants to help! It’s one of the most well-known essential oils for cramps. In fact, using Roman Chamomile for belly pain helped me realize that I wanted to dedicate my life to studying and teaching about Aromatherapy. Here’s what happened . . . One day, I had a lot of tension in my belly, and it was making me very uncomfortable and kind of ruining my day. But I’d recently gotten a new bottle of Roman Chamomile essential oil. I put one drop in some jojoba and rubbed it into my belly and low back. The tension seemed to just dissolve. I can remember looking at the little bottle in my hand and realizing how much potential essential oils had that I wasn’t even aware of. It was the first step of a beautiful journey for me!  […]

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