Using Essential Oils for Pain

Using Essential Oils Safely for Pain

Many of us suffer from different types of pain & inflammation rather it be muscle and joint issues, arthritis or bruising, even growing pains for young ones, and many other types of pain issues and are looking for some natural remedies so we don't have to take so many meds such as Advil or aspirin. The following articles, links and recipes will help give you some safe pain relief ideas.

On this page you will learn:

    • How should I use oils for pain
    • What essential oils are helpful for pain
    • Help for Anti-Inflammatory pain
    • Create your own pain blend
    • Bruising
    • Cuts & Scrapes
    • Growing Pains

How should I use oils for pain

Some find that diffusing or using a personal inhaler can help with pain. Others find that topical use, such as rubbing an oil or blend on the affected area is much more helpful. In the info below you will find options for both inhalation and topical use. For topical use in a healthy adult we typically recommend a 2-3% dilution, but sometimes for more intense pain you may need to go with a higher than normal dilution. Using a higher dilution is ok for something like this as long as you are only using it for a short time.

What essential oils are helpful for pain

Anti-Inflammatory pain relief

If you need more of an Anti-Inflammatory pain relief which can be helpful for ailments such as arthritis, check out the following:

A comment from our Facebook Group member Ken Meyer RN –

“One of the most effective treatments is diet. There are special RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), diets. Most of them tell you to avoid foods that promote inflammation. Nightshades are a family of plants well known to Eastern Medicine, and being learned by Western Medicine that promote the inflammatory process. Try avoiding the following foods; Potatoes (Sweet or yams are okay), tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Sugar is a big problem. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition warns that processed sugars trigger the release of inflammatory messengers called cytokines. Sugar goes by many names so look out for any word ending in “ose,” e.g. fructose or sucrose on ingredient labels. (from Google JRA Diet or Nightshades to learn more.”

Create Your Own Pain Blend Recipe

This recipe is great because it is so versatile and you can adapt it to fit your situation and use the oils which you have on hand. (Click on the graphic to make it larger.)


One of the best oil for bruising is Helichrysum. You can find out more about this wonderful oil in Lea's Free Helichrysum class.

Cuts & Scrapes

In a flip top bottle, (travel size bottle)
1/4 helichrysum hydrosol
1/4 lavender hydrosol
fill the rest with aloe vera gel

Growing Pains

Growing pains are often the result of lack of magnesium and calcium in growing children. Supplementing (I recommend this product) can help. The blog post may be helpful: Natural Remedies For Growing Pains

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Lea Jacobson is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website is home to educational advice and empowering information about using essential oils safely. The Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group founded and run by Lea and her team has over 140,000 members and hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of her bestseller Essential Oil Profiles (available as a full color print book as well as an ebook). Based off the information in the popular Top 60 Essential Oils APP, the print version has sold out in days each time it's been offered. Other books by Lea: The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the Hydrosols Quick Start Guide.

Lea is the creator of Safe Essential Oil Labels, designed to wrap around any size or brand bottle, as well as apps for essential oils and carriers, and hydrosols.

You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes, and sign up for the Using Essential Oils Safely BASICS course Lea teaches where you can earn your "Essential Oil Safety Advocate" title.

Lea is Professional level member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and received her herbalist certification through The Herbal Academy of New England.

Businesses, groups, and individuals can hire Lea to consult on safety, product formulation, and more on her website Lea Jacobson CCA.



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