see also Arthritic 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
Oils & Blends:
General: Deep BlueC,
LavenderC, FrankincenseC, MarjoramC, PeppermintC,
Clove, Eucalyptus, Oregano
Pain: BirchC, CypressC,
FrankincenseC, GingerC, RosemaryC
Essential oils based
products: Deep Blue Rub, Life Long Vitality
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
A pain blend such as Deep Blue
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
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
Our thanks to:
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!
Our thanks to:
I have had many experiences with
doTERRA essential oils in the last few
months and I would like to share them with
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 Deep Blue 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!!
Our thanks to:
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.
Our thanks to:
I have not been involved in with doTerra
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
I have tried to get off of them for 25
years, with no hope..until someone told me
about doTerra 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
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 doTerra song!! These oils
change peoples lives!
Denise - I travel for a living and
always take my essential oils with me. I need my Deep Blue
with me because of hip pain. Yesterday I put Frankincense on
with the Deep Blue and it helped my hip even better.
JRW – My husband started taking the Life
Long Wellness supplements about three months before the Life
Long Vitality supplements came out. With the Life Long
Wellness 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 Life Long Wellness
supplements for a few months and my arthritis was
better but I switched to the new supplements (Life Long
Vitality) 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, Deep Blue,
Marjoram and Frankincense together in a blend for my
husband's joint problems. I did try just Deep Blue at first
but after trial and error this is what I ended up with. I
would just try the Deep Blue 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 Lifelong Wellness
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 Life Long
Wellness nutritionals and the three oils in capsules.