20 Essential Oils For Joint Pain Relief, Inflammation & Swelling & How To Use Them✔️

20 Essential Oils For Joint Pain Relief, Inflammation & Swelling & How To Use Them✔️
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    20 essential oils for inflammation and pain relief and how to use them.
    Thyme essential oil.
    The first on the list is thyme essential oil.
    This oil has so many health properties including anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and sedating
    The combination of these properties makes thyme oil a great remedy for pain and inflammation.
    Mix 2 to 4 drops of thyme essential oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply topically
    on an aching skin to relieve the pain, or inhale the aroma of the oil after slightly
    Another yet effective method is to soak in bath water with some drops of the oil poured
    Rosemary oil.
    Besides its culinary use, rosemary oil is popular in natural medicine due to its many
    health properties.
    People suffering from headaches or arthritis can benefit from the use of rosemary essential
    For arthritis, you should massage the joints with the oil, while you can breathe in the
    vapor of the oil to relieve a headache.
    Lavender essential oil.
    Lavender essential oil is a popular ingredient in aromatherapy.
    The pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties of this oil can help to bring numbness to
    an aching body part.
    To use lavender oil for pain relief, dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil and apply
    topically on the pain region.
    You can also drip a few drops of the oil into your bath water and soak in it before going
    to sleep.
    Flaxseed essential oil.
    Flaxseed essential oil contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to have
    anti-inflammatory effects.
    Dilute a few drops of flaxseed oil in a teaspoon of olive oil and massage the affected area
    to reduce pain caused by inflammation.
    Peppermint essential oil.
    Peppermint oil is one of the oldest essential oils used for medicinal purposes.
    Among other health properties, the analgesic properties of peppermint oil can help in pain
    and inflammation treatments.
    Headache, back pain, and stomach ache are some of the pain problems that can be treated
    with peppermint oil.
    Simply massage the affected area with the oil to bring relief.
    Cayenne pepper essential oil.
    Derived from cayenne pepper, this oil works just as much as the hot pepper.
    And like the pepper, this essential oil also contains capsaicin, which is the main source
    of the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
    You can massage an aching joint with cayenne pepper essential oil after first diluting
    in a carrier oil.
    Rosehip oil.
    According to research, rosehip oil can help in the treatment of joint pain because of
    the antioxidants and anthocyanins it contains.
    This essential oil is also beneficial to people who cannot use over-the-counter pain-relief
    Thus, you can benefit from rosehip oil if you do not fancy any of the common over the
    counter drugs out there.
    Lemongrass essential oil.
    Lemongrass oil has pain-relieving properties that can benefit people suffering from various
    types of pain.
    The astringent properties of lemongrass essential oil also help to prevent the swelling from
    The pain-relieving benefits of the oil can be experienced by massaging the body with
    the oil.
    Ginger oil.
    In case you don�t know, ginger is more than a kitchen ingredient.
    Ginger is one of the many kitchen spices that also finds use in natural medicine.
    The liquid extract from ginger root has been shown to be an effective remedy for many pain-related
    A great advantage of using ginger oil is that it can be used both internally and externally,
    and does not have any adverse side effect.
    So, if you are searching for a great remedy for arthritis or lupus, you should seriously
    consider using ginger oil.
    Clove oil.
    One interesting thing about clove essential oil is the fact that it has an anti-neuralgic
    effect on the skin when applied.
    This means that it creates a feeling of numbness on the skin for a while after it has been
    A good application of this oil is in the treatment of tooth ache.
    For this, drip a few drops of clove oil into a ball of cotton and apply on the pain-affected
    Sandalwood oil.
    Sandalwood oil is gotten from the tree of the same name.
    It makes this list because of its powerful anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action
    on pain.
    To benefit from sandalwood oil, simply use a diffuser to spread the oil.
    A downside of this oil, however, is its high price tag; sandalwood is regarded as one of
    the most costly essential oils.
    Eucalyptus oil.
    Extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus essential oil is another
    potent pain relieving oil.
    Its anti-inflammatory effects on swelling can help in the treatment of pain due to inflammation.
    All you have to do is to dilute the oil in a carrier oil and apply on the pain region.
    German chamomile oil.
    Unlike the Roman chamomile oil that is used for treating stomach upset in children, the
    German chamomile oil is more suited for pain relief.
    This is due to the presence of chamazulene, which is the source of the anti-inflammatory
    effects of the oil.
    Topically apply chamomile oil on the affected area and leave to dry.
    Yarrow oil.
    This oil is a product of the nosebleed plant.
    It is effective in treating pain conditions because of the presence of salicylic acid
    � the major source of the oil�s anti-inflammatory effect.
    Apply yarrow oil on the affected area to relieve the pain and reduce the swelling, if any.
    Evening primrose oil.
    This essential oil is particularly beneficial to women who are experiencing PMS (premenstrual
    syndrome) symptoms like abdominal cramps.
    Other benefits of the oil are found in the treatment of breast pain and the symptoms
    of menopause in women.
    To reduce pain due to cramping, you can massage the abdomen with the oil after previously
    Clary sage oil.
    Although the primary health benefit of clary sage oil is in the treatment of eye problems,
    it can also be used as a natural pain reliever.
    Abdominal pain and headaches due to stress can be treated using this essential oil.
    Warning!!!.Clary sage oil should never be ingested due to its potency.
    Instead, it should be applied topically on the skin, or sprayed using a diffuser.
    Wintergreen essential oil.
    The wintergreen plant is a North American shrub with shiny leaves and white bell-shaped
    The oil is gotten from the leaves and has been used for many years as remedy for gastrointestinal
    Since then, the use of the wintergreen essential oil internally has been discouraged due to
    findings about its toxic nature.
    If you have a headache, or muscle spasms due to neuralagia, you can apply this oil externally
    to reduce the pain.
    Majoram oil.
    Known to the Ancient Greeks as �the joy of the mountains�, marjoram is a popular
    European herb used as natural medicine for various health issues.
    The oil has remarkable analgesic properties.
    Pain due to toothache or headache can be relieved using this oil.
    Besides, marjoram oil has antispasmodic properties that should benefit you if you are experiencing
    muscle spasms.
    Juniper oil.
    You can use juniper essential oil as a remedy for pain and swellings by massaging the pain-affected
    region with the diluted oil for about 10 minutes.
    Alternatively, you can dribble about 15 drops of the oil into your hot bath water and soak
    in it for about 30 minutes.
    Note, however, that juniper oil is highly potent and should not be used by expecting
    mothers and children younger than 4 years of age.
    Helichrysum oil.
    This oil is another effective natural pain relieving remedy.
    The oil can be applied on the skin to reduce pain due to bruises and sunburn.
    Helichrysum oil is also used in the treatment of rheumatism as it helps in bringing lasting
    relief to aching joints.
    Frankincense oil.
    In Ayurvedic medicine, Frankincense essential oil is used in the treatment of several health
    This is not unrelated to the oil�s many beneficial health properties.
    Like most other essential oils in this list, you can benefit from the use of frankincense
    oil in various ways.
    You can either apply the oil topically on the skin and massage, or you can breathe in
    the soothing vapors.
    A word of caution.
    It is necessary that you dilute an essential oil in a carrier oil before applying topically.
    This is to prevent any skin irritation.
    The normal ratio of mixing is 2 to 4 drops of essential oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier
    Common carrier oils for this purpose are castor oil, olive oil, almond oil, and coconut oil.
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