One of the definitions of pain is a “distressing sensation in a particular part of the body.” And though essential oils can address mental and emotional pain, let’s talk a moment about physical pain. Pain is a message your body is sending you. And though it is critical, for chronic pain, that you address the root cause of that pain, in the short term, using essential oils can help your body feel relief.
As for acute pain (like growing pains or a soreness from a tough workout) essential oils can provide relief rather quickly. Oils get absorbed directly and quickly into the bloodstream and get right to work where they are needed.
This recipe makes for a great massage cream, as well. Just whip some coconut oil until soft and stir in your essential oils. It will keep for a long time in a cool, dark place.
Here is what I use, and I find incredible alleviation from aches and pains.
1/4 cup coconut oil
7 drops Aroma Siez
7 drops Peppermint
7 drops Valor (or Valor II)
7 drops Panaway
7 drops Lemongrass
- In a small bowl, stir or whip the coconut oil until it is soft and creamy.
- Using a spoon, mix in all the essential oils.
- Store in a small mason jar. (It is always best to use glass with essential oils, not plastic)