DIY Pain Relief Oil
This pain relief oil is a first aid kit essential. I use it whenever I have any muscular or joint pain. It's a great go-to oil after strenuous exercise.
You Will Need:
4 oz (120 ml) brown glass bottle with a dropper lid
3.5 oz (105 ml) carrier oil (eg: olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil)
20 drops of camphor essential oil
20 drops of peppermint essential oil
20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops of cinnamon essential oil
10 drops of clove essential oil
How To Mix It All Together:
Pour the carrier oil into the glass bottle.
I used a small funnel to avoid spilling on my table.
Drop the essential oils into the bottle.
Replace the dropper lid and seal tightly.
Roll the bottle back and forth between your palms to mix the essential oils into the carrier oil.
I always have at least twenty different essential oils in my refrigerator, but I understand that we don’t all have so many oils to choose from. You may only have a handful at home. That’s perfectly fine because you have the option of switching out some of the oils in this recipe and still reap the therapeutic benefits. Here are some alternatives.
White camphor essential oil may be switched out for cajeput essential oil.
Both have pain-relieving and anti-spasmodic therapeutic properties.
Peppermint essential oil may be switched out for spearmint essential oil
Both have pain-relieving therapeutic properties, but peppermint essential oil is also anti-inflammatory.
Eucalyptus essential oil may be switched out for atlas cedarwood essential oil.
Both have anti-inflammatory therapeutic properties, but eucalyptus essential oil is also pain-relieving.
Cinnamon essential oil may be switched out for black pepper essential oil.
Both have pain-relieving therapeutic properties, but cinnamon essential oil is also anti-spasmodic.
Clove essential oil may be switched out for ginger essential oil.
Both have pain-relieving therapeutic properties, but ginger essential oil is also anti-spasmodic
It’s important to use a dark glass bottle because essential oils can corrode plastic over time.
The dark bottle is important because essential oils are vulnerable and will oxidize (break down) if they are exposed to light, oxygen, and heat.
Store your oil in a cool dry place.
I store my oils in the refrigerator where the temperature is constant.
You can store this oil for at least 6 months.
I chose the essential oils in this recipe based on complementary therapeutic properties.
Cinnamon essential oil – muscle pain relief and warming
Clove essential oil – muscular pain relief and muscle fatigue
Eucalyptus essential oil – muscle pain relief and anti-inflammatory
Peppermint essential oil – anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic
White Camphor essential oil – muscular pain relief, anti-inflammatory, warming
Please go ahead and click on this link to read more about my pain relief story. The article is published on Remedy Grove.
Cinnamon – do a skin test if you have sensitive skin
Clove – avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Do a skin test if you have sensitive skin
Eucalyptus - avoid during pregnancy or breastfeeding
Peppermint – avoid during pregnancy or breastfeeding
White camphor – avoid during pregnancy or breastfeeding
Don’t confuse white camphor essential oil with brown or yellow camphor. Brown and yellow camphor are toxic.
Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.