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5 Essential Oils That Can Be Safely Used to Treat Pain

May 16, 2018

Have you tried just about every medication out there to treat your pain and found no relief?  Maybe you just like to treat things a little more naturally? Then essential oils can be a great alternative. Essential oils are safe for the whole family - something that most medications can't say.  So, what are some essentialoils great for boosting health and treating pain at home? Here are our top 5 picks!

1. Lavender

This essential oil has a beautiful, light, floral scent and has long since been used to help with both relaxation and pain. Its sedative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial compounds make it an effective treatment against headaches, joint pain, muscle spasms, and muscle tension. Image Credit: Afida


2. Helichrysum

This wonderfully scented essential oil may come with a bigger price tag than others, but it is well worth it. It is considered quite valuable due to its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and analgesic compounds. It will work on a variety of pain but is generally regarded as the best pain relief for arthritis. Even people who have not found relief from powerful prescription pain relievers swear by helichrysum essential oil. Image Credit: Kates Magik


3. Frankincense

With a strong, sweet, earthy scent, this essential oil packs a powerful punch! It has a powerful anti-inflammatory compound, as well as a mild sedative effect. It is great for relieving generalized pain, and it will leave you smelling fantastic.




4. Eucalyptus

This essential oil has a tolerable yet pungent scent. While this may sound unappealing, its anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds mean that it will stomp out muscle pain as well as nerve pain. This is great on its own, but if you're experiencing pain associated with the flu, we have a bit of good news: its pungent smell will clear your sinuses, relieving any pain you may have from sinus build up!

5. German Chamomile

This mild, sweet-smelling essential oil is great for alleviating pain. This is due to its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory compounds. Not only is it calming and soothing, it helps to support healthy joints!





There are a lot of great essential oils out there that can help you and your family deal with a variety of ailments. If you don't like the scent of or are allergic to our picks, don't give up! Keep and eye (and a nose) out forthe best scents that attract you. You can also talk to your doctor or practitioner about mixing and blending essential oils to get a more effective pain reliever for your type of pain. Image Credit: Muskegon Dental Care

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