Essential oils for muscle pain
Essential oils can offer relieve on different planes: mind calming, heart uplifting, pain soothing.
Staying relaxed is important when you are in pain.
If you can relax, it helps to reduce stress levels on your body and create more room for healing to take place.
If you are always active and love sport activities, you might experience some muscle pain at the end of the day.
The best way to deal with muscle pain is having a massage with the oils showing anti-inflammatory, circulation stimulating and eliminating effects.
Eucalyptus relieves pain in sore tight muscles.
It calms inflammation in topical blend where it can ease pain and bring circulation to the area where it’s applied.
Clove is known for easing pain naturally from leg cramps to stiff and painful joints.
Clove is warm and spicy, and great at offering comfort and energy.
Clove has been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties.
The best way to use clove oil is to blend it with lavender and chamomile in arnica infused oil.
And you would only need very little of clove, not more than 2drops.
Ginger oil is another oil that is pretty good at soothing pain with a warm touch that brings circulation and calms inflammation.
Another oil for soothing muscular aches and encouraging circulation is juniper berry, it helps reducing swelling in muscles too.
Juniper oil is great in easing joint pain together with pine and Siberian fir.
Peppermint and lavender oils will be helpful against muscle pain in your neck when mixed with arnica infused oil.
Some essential oils for muscle pain may be skin irritating and therefore lavender helps to protect skin in the presence of the other oils.
The best way to apply the essential oils for muscle pain is to massage the sore and tight muscles; such as a stiff neck, a pulled arm muscle, or a crammed calf muscle.
To enhance the effect of the topical massage is to do it after a warm aromatherapy bath that helps relax the muscles with 3 drops of cedarwood and 2 drops of sweet orange in 56 gram of sea salt or any other carrier of your choice.
The best way is to blend 3% of essential oils in a carrier but to be on the safe side ask your aromatherapist to blend for you, as there are different types of pain and essential oils for certain muscle pains.
Some oils have a warming effect, others are cooling, such as peppermint, some are wonderful for acute pain and others are useful for long-term chronic issues.
As you have already realised there are quite a few essential oils for muscle pain
and they are even more effective when used in synergy.
Yes, blends are more effective than a single oil.
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