Essential oils are extremely successful in offering relief from muscular, joint or rheumatic pain. They have soothing, anti-inflammatory and stimulant properties and can increase the blood flow. The recipe that we have prepared for you is extremely simple and you can make it at home.
Ointment for Pain – Recipe
– 30 drops of Wintergreen, cloves, cypress or silver fir essential oil
– 15 drops of marjoram, lavender, ginger or lemongrass essential oil
– 15 drops of eucalyptus, incense or chrism essential oil
– 15 drops of rosemary or thyme essential oil
– 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
– 700 grams of cocoa butter
– 140 grams of beeswax
All these ingredients can be found in the healthy food stores. Put the cocoa butter and the beeswax in a pot and let them melt on low heat. Don’t allow them to boil. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes, but make sure it does not consolidate. Add the essential oils and mix until everything becomes a homogeneous paste. Pour the mixture in a glass jar with a lid and leave it there for 24 hours. You can now use the ointment to rub the painful areas of your body.
The essential oils that fight against pain are most of the times more efficient than aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines. Also, they don’t come with side effects. There are over 60 essential oils with natural analgesic properties that can help you calm and reduce pain.
For example, the Wintergreen and birch essential oils come with numerous anti-pain properties: analgesic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic. They contain almost 85-99% methyl salicylate. This is the main ingredient in aspirin.
The wintergreen and birch essential oils have long been considered to be the best remedies for pain. They have been used long before the apparition of synthetic pills in 1920. Their calming and analgesic effects are similar to cortisol. The wintergreen essential oil also has a soothing effect for emotions.
A particular study conducted in 1994 showed that peppermint essential oil helps in blocking the canals that transmit the pain signals throughout the body.