Using Essential Oils for Pain | Using Essential Oils Safely

There are many kinds of pain: arthritis, muscular pain, digestive cramping/pain, PMS cramping, and even growing pains.

Arthritis & Muscular Pain

Some pain is “hot” pain – in which case use “cooling” essential oils to help balance out the hot pain such as:

  • Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Eualyptus smithii, etc.for ages 10+ years old
  • Peppermint Mentha piperita for ages 6+ years

For “icy” pain, use “warming” essential oils to help provide relief and warm up the area such as:

  • Cedarwood (Atlas) Cedrus atlantica
  • Ginger Zingiber officinale

Neutral essential oils for pain:

  • Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum, Helichrysum angustifolium, Helchrysum stoechas
  • Lavender (Bulgarian) Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula vera

Digestive Pain

For stomach upset, Orange (Sweet) Citrus sinensis, Citrus aurantium var sinensis, Citrus aurantium dulcis and Basil (linalool) Ocimum basilicum can be helpful inhaled or applied topically and is safe for all ages.

Growing Pains

Growing pains are often the result of lack of magnesium and calcium in growing children. Supplementing with magnesium power like Calm Mag can help. The blog post may be helpful: Natural Remedies For Growing Pains

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