| Randall Agee
Many conditions cause pain; some are minor, and some are both chronic and severe. Essential oil can be used as part of a pain management plan. See your doctor if you have serious or chronic undiagnosed pain, as it may be symptomatic of an underlying medical condition.
Cinnamon Bath Oil:
MAKES 8 TREATMENTS
Cinnamon essential oil is a strong analgesic. Its heat penetrates deep into tissue, promoting relaxation and helping ease even the worst chronic pain. Check for sensitivity to the essential oil before use. Those who are pregnant or who have cancer should not use this treatment.
- In a dark-colored glass bottle, add the carrier oil and cinnamon essential oil, and shake well to blend.
- Draw a warm bath and add 1 tablespoon of the blend to the running water.
- Soak for at least 15 minutes. Use caution when getting out of the bathtub, as it may be slippery.
- Repeat this treatment up to 2 times a day as needed.
MAKES 1 TREATMENT
Eucalyptus essential oil is an effective analgesic that also helps tight to tissue to relax. A hot compress intensifies its effects.
- Using your fingertip, apply the carrier oil to the affected area, followed by the eucalyptus essential oil.
- In a medium glass bowl, add the hot water.
- Submerge a towel in the water, wring it out, and apply the compress to the affected area. Layer plastic wrap on top of the compress to keep the essential oil vapors from evaporating. Leave the compress in place until it cools to body temperature.
- Repeat this treatment every 2 to 3 hours until symptoms subside.