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Turmeric Oil + 3 Other Essential Oils for Joint Pain

by Andrea Butje on June 27, 2019

June - Youtube - June 27- Youtube TItle -Essential Oils for Joint Pain - 600 x 900 - V1How to Blend Turmeric Oil with 3 Other Essential Oils for Joint Pain for Natural Relief!

Turmeric is one of my favorite essential oils for joint pain.

It calms inflammation and relieves pain so well!

Even persistent pain that shows up in our joints and prevents us from enjoying things like typing, going up and down stairs, driving, walking, dancing, gardening . . . (this list could get really long!)

I want to show you how to use Turmeric oil in a base of aloe vera gel, along with three other amazing essential oils for joint pain: Juniper, Cedarwood, and Lemon.

I love aloe vera gel as a base for this blend, because it doesn’t leave your hands or joints feeling oily after you apply it. The aloe vera gel is light, and absorbs quickly into skin. The perfect carrier for when we want our essential oils to get right to work on a painful area!

Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis) is another of my very favorite essential oils for joint pain.

It has a fresh, woodsy, aroma that smells just like a fresh Juniper berry! It’s wonderful for reducing inflammation.

In my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, I imagined that Juniper’s entire family (other tree oils, like conifers!) were in the handmade furniture business . . . but all that woodworking really hurt their joints!

So Juniper learned therapeutic massage and created its own line of joint pain blends to help its family.

Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) is technically another member of the Juniper family.

In addition to being excellent for relieving pain, calming irritation, and being a good choice for injuries and wound salves, Cedarwood offers a steady sense of reassurance and comfort.

It’s also very gentle on skin. I love including it in blends meant for long-term, chronic pain.

In The Heart of Aromatherapy, I imagined that if Cedarwood were a person, it would guide teachers, nurses, and parents to use essential oils safely for children. It has that kind of nurturing personality!

And finally we have Lemon (Citrus limon).

That’s right—our friend Lemon is one of our top essential oils for joint pain!

Lemon is most well-known for its bright, happy aroma, for its talent at natural cleaning, and for the way it supports respiratory health and immunity.

But Lemon is also a potent pain reliever. It is right at home in recipes meant to encourage circulation and cool down heat.

Lemon is another essential oil that made an appearance in The Heart of Aromatherapy. It runs an “Aromatherapy Bar,” where people come in to chat and make their own blends!

Speaking of blends . . . ready to use our 4 essential oils for joint pain?

My Joints Are Happy!

  • 1 oz (28 g) Aloe vera gel (Aloe barbadensis)
  • 6 drops Juniper essential oil (Juniperus communis)
  • 4 drops Turmeric essential oil (Curcuma longa)
  • 5 drops Cedarwood essential oil (Juniperus virginiana)
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)
  • 3 ml Solubol

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

Combine the aloe, Solubol, and essential oils, and shake gently. You’re done!

Use your blend anywhere your joints hurt, and use it as needed. This is such a wonderful recipe. You could even begin to feel results within your first day of using it.

Have you ever used Solubol before? It’s a natural “dispersant,” meaning it helps the essential oils stay distributed through the aloe vera gel.

Since aloe vera is a water-based ingredient . . . and since water and oil don’t stay mixed without help . . . the Solubol offers a great effect!

I do suggest making a fresh bottle of this blend every few weeks, because we haven’t used preservatives in it.

Did you know that our brains are “wired” to remember things more easily if we learn them in a story?

I have always experienced this myself, and it turns out that it is backed by research!

That’s why I turned the essential oils into “characters” in The Heart of Aromatherapy, and told stories about what their hobbies and jobs might be. I find it is a lot easier to remember an essential oil’s therapeutic uses if I have learned them in a story.

The Heart of Aromatherapy is available at Aromatics International.

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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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