Aromatherapy Recipes for Arthritis
Due to the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of some essential oils, they have the potential to greatly ease the discomfort of arthritis on a temporary basis. Offered below are two easy to make blends that may give you relief.
Before using essential oils to ease the discomfort of arthritis, it is important that you first talk with your doctor or qualified practitioner and doublecheck for any contraindications associated with the particular essential oils that you wish to use.
Select either Blend #1 or Blend #2 shown below and blend all of the oils from your chosen blend together well. Store in an airtight dark-colored glass container. Gently apply a small amount to arthritic joints. Discontinue use immediately if you experience any discomfort.
Essential Oil Blend #1
Essential Oil Blend #2
Carrier Oil Suggestions
Carrier oils that possess anti-inflammatory properties include Hemp Seed, Jojoba and Pomegranate Seed Oils. Although not a vegetable oil, emu oil possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a carrier oil.
For more information about aromatherapy for arthritis, read AromaWeb's Aromatherapy for Arthritis article.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.