| Randall Agee
Neck pain is often mild, and is caused by muscle strain, poor posture, or other environmental issues; in some cases, neck pain accompanies tension headaches. Essential oils can help relieve neck pain in these cases; if pain is severe, has been caused by trauma, or is ongoing with no evident cause, see your doctor for a diagnosis. Neck pain can be symptomatic of numerous severe diseases and should not be allowed to go undiagnosed.
Peppermint Pain Relief:
Peppermint essential oil penetrates rapidly to relieve muscles while its vapors help the mind let go of worries that may be causing tension. For fast relief from neck pain, apply 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to the palm of one hand, then rub your hands together to distribute the oil. Massage the back of your neck with both hands, then sit or lie back comfortably with your hack and neck aligned. Allow yourself to rest for at least 10 minutes before resuming normal activity.
MAKES 1 TREATMENT
Coriander essential oil is an effective topical analgesic that also has the ability to relax the mind and promote feelings of well-being. It is also helpful for alleviating arthritic pain.
- In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil and coriander essential oil, and stir to combine.
- Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the back of neck, and massage it into the skin.
- Allow yourself to rest for at least 10 minutes before resuming normal activity.
- Repeat this treatment up to 3 time a day until the pain subsides.