ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAIN RELIEF|
For those who suffer from arthritis pain there are many essential oils and blends that will help relieve the pain and inflammation of the joints. Again, it may be trial and error to find a combination that will work best for you. These should not be applied directly to the skin but should be mixed with your favorite carrier oil. Start with a 1% dilution increasing to as high as a 3% if needed. Massage into the affected areas 2 or more times daily. To make a 1% dilution mix 6 drops of essential oil to 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of carrier oil or lotion such as our Massage Lotion.
As always, consult your doctor if you are on special medications and to get approval to use aromatherapy.
See our article on Arthritis for a list of Essential Oils which are of use with this condition.
Clove bud mixed with a carrier oil and massaged into the joint, will give great relief. Mix 12 drops of Clove bud oil in 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) of your favorite carrier oil. Don't mix it any stronger as Clove Bud can be a skin irritant.
Below you will find two recipes one for a pain reliving bath, the other for a massage blend. These will also work for Gout.
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Arthritic joint Soaking Bath
Juniper berry - 4 drops
Lavender - 2 drops
Cypress - 2 drops
Rosemary - 2 drops
Add this blend to a bath while filling or just after filling and soak for 20-30 minutes.
Warming Massage blend especially good for sore Joints as in Arthritis
Camomile - 6 drops
Marjoram - 4 drops
Coriander - 3 drops
Rosemary - 3 drops
Vanilla Blend or Vanilla Absolute - 2 drops
Black Pepper - 1 drop
Ginger - 1 drop
2 ounces (4 tablespoons) of Carrier Oil of your choice.
Blend well in a glass bottle. Massage daily into legs, knees or other sore joints.