A few months ago, my hands started to hurt really bad. Pain strong enough to affect my ability to hold things (even lightweight ones) and interfere with everyday life. I decided I needed to find an essential oil recipe for pain relief, so for a while I tried out different oil combinations.
These are the oils I tried and why I thought they’d help.
- eucalyptus essential oil for inflammation
- peppermint essential oil for stimulating blood flow and mood lifting
- lavender essential oil for its calming and sedative
- tea tree oil for its anti inflammatory effect
- black pepper essential oil warms the painful area and greatly improves the blood circulation
- rosemary essential oil has very strong analgesic properties
- chamomile essential oil calms muscle spasms
- ginger essential oil has a warming, soothing effect on the muscles
If you suffer with back or joint pain, or any other muscle or nerve inflammation, you probably tried some of these oils yourself. Most of them have some effect, but I found a combination that worked wonders for my achy hands.
- 25 drops tea tree oil
- 20 drops eucalyptus oil
- 4 oz of vanilla infused olive oil
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Apply this blend to the painful areas and gently massage the oil into the muscle throughout the day, as needed. It will provide relief from inflammation, enhance mobility and let you enjoy your day.
You’ll have some immediate relief when using this essential oil blend for pain, but be consistent applying it 3 to 4 times a day, and after about a week, you’ll be amazed at the power of this mixture of oils.
How to make vanilla infused olive oil
Simply Organic Whole Madagascar Beans, Vanilla, 2 Count (Pack of 6)
To make the vanilla infused oil you’ll need:
- 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
- 3 organic vanilla beans
- a glass jar
- some patience 😉
You can make the oil infusion cold (which I prefer) by cutting up your vanilla beans in small pieces, adding it to the glass jar and then adding up the oil. Cover it up well and let it stay in a dark place for about 4 weeks.
If you want your infusion faster, you can use a double boiler and gently warm up the oil daily for a few hours a day. Your oil should be ready in 5 to 7 days. When done strain the oil and use it in your recipe.
You can use this for all kinds of pain: fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, neuropathy, chronic back pain, plantar fasciitis, etc. If you suffer with pain, give this a try.