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Aromatherapy For Aches And Pains

Aromatherapy can help soothe aches and pains by decreasing inflammation, acting as a natural anesthetic, as well as encourage the healing process. People can be affected by pain in many different ways and aromatherapy can alleviate a variety of different physical discomforts. Below, you will find how you can apply aromatherapy to help you live pain free.

Aromatherapy for Arthritis:


• Pine
• Eucalyptus
• Lavender
• Lemon

Application:

• Put 3 drop of pine, 3 drops of eucalyptus, 2 drops of lavender and 2 drops of lemon in a small bowl of hot water. The water must be hot but not too hot to avoid burning. Soak a cloth in the mixture to absorb the water and wrap around hands or affected area as a compress.
• Add 2 drops of each to a neutral cream and apply to affected area.

Aromatherapy for Bursitis:


• Eucalyptus
• Peppermint
• Geranium

Applications:

• Mix 2 drops of each in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and massage into affected area.

Aromatherapy for Earaches:


• Lavender
• Tea Tree

Application:

• Mix 3 drops of lavender and 3 drops of tea tree into 1 tablespoon of olive oil. This mixture is good for a few uses. Rub some of the mixture on the ear and going down the neck 2-4 times a day until the earache is gone. This can be used for children if the portions of essential oils are cut in half. No more than 3 essential oils for 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Aromatherapy for Joint Pain:


• Pine
• Eucalyptus
• Lavender
• Lemon

Application:

• Put 3 drop of pine, 3 drops of eucalyptus, 2 drops of lavender and 2 drops of lemon in a small bowl of hot water. The water must be hot but not too hot to avoid burning. Soak a cloth in the mixture to absorb the water and wrap around hands or affected area as a compress.
• Add 2 drops of each to a neutral cream and apply to affected area.

Aromatherapy for Muscle Pain:


• Ginger
• Lavender
• Marjoram

Application:

• Add 2 drops of each to jojoba oil and massage affected area.
• Add 2 drops each of lavender and marjoram and 1 drop of ginger to 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add this mixture to 1 cup of Epson salts and add to your bath water.

Aromatherapy for Headaches and Migraines:


• Peppermint
• Eucalyptus
• Grapefruit

Applications:

• Add 2 drops each of oil to a bit of neutral cream and give yourself neck massage concentrating at the base of the skull. Finish with a scalp massage.
• Add 2 drops of each to an essential oil to a burner.

Aromatherapy for Menstrual Pain:


• Estragon
• Mandarin
• Marjoram

Application:

• Mix 2 of each oil to 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil and massage the lower abdomen and back. Repeat 4 times a day until the pain is relieved.

Aromatherapy for Tennis Elbow:


• Pine
• Eucalyptus
• Lavender
• Lemon

Application:

• Put 3 drop of pine, 3 drops of eucalyptus, 2 drops of lavender and 2 drops of lemon in a small bowl of hot water. The water must be hot but not too hot to avoid burning. Soak a cloth in the mixture to absorb the water and wrap around hands or affected area as a compress.
• Add 2 drops of each to arnica cream and apply around the elbow and on the forearm.

The use of essential oil is an affective natural way of treating our aches and pains I hope you find relief with these suggestions.
Enjoy.

Remember a patch test should always be done before using aromatherapy to see if there is an allergic reaction. If you are pregnant, nursing, diabetic, epileptic, on any medication or have heart problems you should check with your physician or aromatherapist first. This article is for information purposes only and not intended to replace any medical treatment.

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