Whether pain attacks your head, your joints and muscles, or your lower back, essential oils (EOs) can provide relief. Some can be applied topically. Others deliver the most benefits when used with a diffuser that puts the marvelous healing properties of essential oils into your surrounding air. However you use them, the following 3 essential oils can provide pain relief in a number of ways.
1 - Lavender – This is easily the most "must-have", versatile essential oil there is. It is outstanding for relaxation and also pain relief. Lavender delivers anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, and is also a very mild sedative. This EO effectively treats muscle tension, headaches, joint pain, and also relieves stress.
2 - Eucalyptus – This essential oil is very strong. Use in limited quantities. Eucalyptus, like so many essential oils, provides anti-inflammatory properties. It also reduces physical pain, as well as pain in nerve endings.
3 - Rosemary – This EO delivers pain relief, and can also be used to treat muscle spasms. This is a great natural pain reliever for muscle and joint aches and pains, as well as back pain.