The most popular oil in our house for helping soothe aching muscles is Ice Blue. Luke (hubby) does a LOT of exercise at work and often comes home pretty wrecked.
Through some Epsom Salts in a really warm bath with 6-8 drops of Ice Blue pure essential oil and soak away. Then when he gets out he’ll massage the Ice Blue Rub (pre-diluted and mixed cream with the Ice Blue essential oil blend in it) on the sorest parts. Hips, thighs, calves…wherever. Feel that icy burn!!!
Next day he’s rolling out of bed like nothing happened. More spring in his step than when I met him 10 years ago!
NOTE: Ice Blue is not suitable for young kids, pregnant women or those on blood thinning medication like Warfarin due to the Wintergreen in the blend.
Frankincense is an amazing anti-inflammatory oil so of course is great for inflammatory pain. Think sprains, arthritis, actue or chronic injuries…if there’s swelling, get some Frankie on it. Mix it with some Ice Blue in some Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage locally where it’s sore.
Or, if you’d like more “whole body” inflammatory support, you can pop a drop of Frankie under your tongue and let it absorb. You can do this daily as part of your health ritual or maybe just for a few days in a row for short-term support.
Lavender is relaxing for tight muscles. Add lavender to your pain mix to help loosen those muscles that might be causing your back to spasm or just as general relaxation.
Lemongrass has similar blood thinning properties as Asprin but can be used by those with Asprin allergies or taken Warfarin! Great for boosting circulation to an area and reducing inflammation. If you don’t have Ice Blue (or maybe you don’t like the smell of it) pop some Lemongrass in a blend with Frankie and Black Pepper for pain.
Black Pepper is really high (21%) in Beta-Caryophyllene which makes it fabulous for pain! Beta-Caryophyllene is a dietary cannabinoid BUT, extremely importantly, it only binds to CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors provide the high…but by only binding to CB2 receptors you get all the therapeutic pain relieving benefits without the drowsiness (or illegal-ness) Read more here. Being a spice oil, it’s great at providing a numbing action too.
I can’t mention Beta-Carophyllene without mentioning Copaiba oil. One of the most exciting oils to hit the market in recent times is doTERRA’s Copaiba oil. Why is it cool? The way doTERRA have worked with farmers and distillers means that they have created an oil that is more than 50% Beta-Carophyllene. DUDE!
Move over cannabis oil, Copaiba is now the legal and FAR more affordable substitute offering amazing results.
BLENDS TO TRY
Pain Blend Ideas:
Ice Blue + Lemongrass + Frankincense + Lavender
Spikenard + Copaiba (powerhouse!)
Black Pepper + Lemongrass + Peppermint
AromaTouch + Lavender + Black Pepper (great for kids or those on Warfarin)
But you could try any combination of the above oils to find what works for you.
Start with 10 drops per 10mL of Coconut oil for a massage and go from there. You might like it stronger.