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Joint Pain

Parts of this were taken with permission from Essential Oils Overview and Reference Guide, published by: The Family Tree, 2008


see also Arthritic Pain, Bursitis, Muscle Pain

Joint pain comes from a variety of sources including overuse, injury, damage from past injury and disease. It can range from mild irritation to debilitating pain and can last from a few hours to a chronic condition lasting years. The most common factor in joint pain is inflammation and often, even if the root cause cannot be addressed, limiting the inflammation can be a great benefit. The proper balance of rest and exercise is also a consideration and varies greatly from condition to condition.

Essential oils can help manage the discomfort and various oils and protocols are detailed by clicking on the tab Suggested Protocols above.


Oils, blends & products recommended:

Oils & Blends:

General: Soothing BlendC, LavenderC, FrankincenseC, MarjoramC, PeppermintC, WintergreenC

Warming: Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Oregano

Pain: BirchC, CypressC, FrankincenseC, GingerC, RosemaryC

Essential oils based products: Soothing Blend Rub, Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV)C

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Suggested protocols:

A pain blend such as Soothing Blend is highly recommended for joint pain. Individual oils that help include Peppermint that can stimulate the skin to raise the temperature giving a soothing feeling. Lavender and Marjoram can be added for their muscle relaxing and analgesic properties. For additional pain relief consider Wintergreen.

An ointment made of the heat increasing oil(s) can be topically applied directly to the affected areas. Massage application to affected areas is highly recommended. Pain and muscle relaxing oils can also be applied using rotating hot and cool compresses, or used in a full bath or local bath for the hands or feet.

Other warming oils include: Cinnamon, Clove, and Eucalyptus. Other pain oils include: Birch, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, and Rosemary.

Special Precautions: Wintergreen should be diluted with a carrier before topical application.


Experiences and Testimonials of others

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Several years ago, a car accident left one knee with flattened cartilage behind my kneecap.  Once in awhile, the area around my kneecap gets irritated and swollen.  As a result, I limp around in pain and I used to take ibuprofen for days to get rid of my pain.  One night, after learning more about Oregano essential oil and limping around in pain for three days, I decided to massage diluted Oregano oil onto my knee.  30 seconds is all it took!  The pain was gone!  Now, every time my knee acts up, I go straight to my Oregano. What an awesome oil!

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      Dani Garn

Dani - I have had many experiences with (...) essential oils in the last few months and I would like to share them with others.

I have yet to believe how fast I can get rid of my fiancé's and my pain! I've had headaches so bad in the back of my head for years that only the expensive chiropractor could fix, until this morning when I put some Soothing Blend and coconut oil on my neck. It works so fast that it is unbelievable relief! Same with my hands and other sore joints. I knew that years of popping my joints would come back to haunt me!! But the oils have been great!!


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Jan - I have joint pain, especially at night, when I do not take LLV. It leaves within 7 to 10 days when I get back on the supplements on a daily basis. Others have reported similar experiences.


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      Patti Brisco

Carrie - I have not been involved in with (...) oils for very long, but my experiences have been mind blowing. I had been taking anti-depressants and ADD medications for over 25 years.  Of course when you take those drugs then there will be others added so you can get to sleep at night, its a viscous cycle.

I have tried to get off of them for 25 years, with no hope..until someone told me about (...) oils and my life changed forever.  Within 1 week I was off all anti-depressants, and a few days later I realized I didn't need the ADD mediation. I'm still working on getting to sleep at night by myself, but I think that will come in time.

So I was telling My brother in-law this a few weeks ago on the phone and after I hung up he called me right back and asked if these oils would help Dad, who has been suffering from terrible pain in his hip and shoulder for some time now.  I said yes, I was going to say something but I really didn't think he would try them... So I sent him some samples..so the following week David (by brother in-law) was visiting my father in-law again and he was in severe pain and David said "Dad didn't Patti send you some oils?"  he said "yes, but they are not going to work!"  Well how do you know if you don't try them..just go put them on what will it hurt... so he does that and comes back a few minutes later and David asked him how the pain was and he said...THERE IS NO PAIN...  now he is singing the (...) song!!  These oils change peoples lives!


Denise -
I travel for a living and always take my essential oils with me. I need my Soothing Blend with me because of hip pain. Yesterday I put Frankincense on with the Soothing Blend and it helped my hip even better.


JRW – My husband started taking the Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) supplements about three months before the Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) came out.  With the Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) he still complained of some nerve, joint, and muscle pain so I used other oils to help with those.  He has now been taking the LLV supplements for six weeks without any other oils and he hasn't complained about any nerve, joint, or muscle pain.


Karen - I have arthritis in my toes and fingers and have been using the Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) supplements for  a few months and my arthritis was better but I switched to the new supplements (Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV)) and my pain went away completely in a few days.


Samara - I just got a call from my sister.  My brother-in-law has joint pain all the time in all of his joints.  What oils would be best?  We have to be very careful because he has serious heart problems and has been on heart medication for years.  (Blood thinners and the like.)  

Pat - I use Helichrysum, Soothing Blend, Marjoram and Frankincense together in a blend for my husband's joint problems. I did try just Soothing Blend at first but after trial and error this is what I ended up with. I would just try the Soothing Blend first and see what the results are before adding other oils.

Jan - I want to give extra encouragement that your brother-in-law consider the Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) nutritional products. Also, anyone with chronic conditions and on medication for a long time is likely to be dealing with an overgrowth of candida. Oregano, Melaleuca, and Lemon in capsules works like magic for that! My joints were achy and somewhat stiff for several years. That all stopped within about a month after I started taking the Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) nutritionals and the three oils in capsules.

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