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The Best Essential Oils to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Chad Pegura | 32 comments

 The Best Essential Oils for Arthritis Pain

Like it or not, we can’t stop time. And as we age, our body will face various challenges large and small. Arthritis is one of the most common medical conditions in the country – more than 52 million adults in the US are impacted by it to some degree – over 22 percent of the population. That’s a huge number, and while many cases of arthritis are relatively minor the fact remains that even slight arthritis can lead to diminished quality of life.

That’s why understanding the best way to control and manage arthritis is so important. And luckily, there are plenty of options out there for doing so – including using essential oils to naturally manage the symptoms.

The Basics of Arthritis

Arthritis is a type of disease that affects the body’s joints. It leads to swelling, pain, and stiffness in and around them and primarily impacts the hands, fingers, toes, feet, knees, hips, and spine. There are two main types of arthritis:

  • Osteoarthritis – Caused when the cartilage between the joints wears down and creates inflammation and pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – Caused by an autoimmune dysfunction that leads to the body’s immune system destroying the cartilage within it.

No matter the specific type of arthritis that occurs, treatment usually means managing symptoms. There’s no cure for the condition itself, and properly reducing pain, stiffness, and swelling is what doctors will focus on instead.

Natural Ways to Help Arthritis

Arthritis treatment is often handled with pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs. But while these options can indeed provide some measure of relief, they’re not without drawbacks. These medications can lead to side effects, heavy treatment costs, dependency, and more. Because of this, switching to natural treatment is something that makes a lot of sense for arthritis patients. Consider following:

  • Using natural treatments means avoiding most side effects
  • They’re often much cheaper and easier to fit into a budget
  • Essential oils as a treatment also provide additional mental and physical health benefits

In short, trying out natural remedies is something that any arthritis sufferer should consider doing and something that can provide very real relief to you.



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Essential Oils to Relieve Arthritis

Of all the various natural remedies, essential oils are among the most effective. They can offer significant pain reduction, improved mobility, reduced stiffness, and more – all without the side effects of synthetic medication. But not all essential oils are as effective for arthritis as others. Here are the best options to use when you need natural relief from arthritis.

  • Eucalyptus Oil – This essential oil comes from the eucalyptus plant that is native to Australia. Used in that country for centuries by the Aboriginal tribes for its numerous healing properties, it has been found to provide pain relief to swollen, aching, arthritic joints. It’s a good option for quick relief and flare-ups.
  • Peppermint Oil – More than just a popular flavoring in gum and candy, peppermint is also highly effective at reducing inflammation and reducing pain. It can be rubbed on sore, swollen joints as needed to help alleviate the discomfort and add some measure of relief.
  • Lavender Oil – With a sweet, mild scent that is known for helping the mind relax and de-stress, lavender has always been one of the first essential oils added to a home. But it can also help to fight against inflammation, and can often help with not only osteoarthritis, but also with rheumatoid arthritis as well.
  • Rosemary Oil – The same plant used in so many recipes is also effective at healing. This essential oil has been shown to not only reduce the pain and inflammation of arthritis, but also to help inhibit the overall progression of arthritis in studies conducted on lab rats. It may help prevent the breakdown of cartilage and thus prevent the severity of the disease.

How to Use Essential Oils

In order to properly use the essential oils listed above, it’s important to remember that applying them directly to the skin can be quite irritating. Instead, it’s best to mix the oils with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or almond oil. This helps dilute the oils so they aren’t irritating while still providing a high level of relief. Use a dilution of about 3-5ml of essential oils to every 100ml of carrier oil. Some of the oils may be effective and non-irritating without dilution, like lavender oil, but dilution is always the safer option.

Experiment with different oils and even consider blending two or more of the above options together with the carrier oil until you find the solution that provides the best level of relief. The evidence continues to show that essential oils could help with arthritis pain, and with a bit of time you’ll be able to find the best ones for your own situation.

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25 Responses

margaret
margaret

May 13, 2018

ive got osteoporosis and osteoarthritis which are really bad in the bottem half of my back theres no spaces left in the bottem of my spine and very painful i will try your oils

mary
mary

April 06, 2018

thanks for the information

Sandi Kreisberg
Sandi Kreisberg

July 16, 2017

I’m eager to order my 1st set.its hard to decide where to start… I have lots of areas where I have been struggling and they are not helped by medicines so I am.open to try E.O’s… Thanks for everyones tips and reviews…

Sarah L
Sarah L

July 16, 2017

I’m so lucky to have both kinds of arthritis: RA and osteo. Thanks for the info on oils for this.

rose tengco
rose tengco

July 16, 2017

amazing amazing job

Ann Mandilag
Ann Mandilag

July 16, 2017

Very informative!

Thank you.

Aubrey
Aubrey

July 16, 2017

Quite interesting read! I gotta try those for my lolo.

Laura
Laura

July 15, 2017

I love this blog and will share the info with my family members who suffer from arthritis. Thanks!

Jenny Schwertfeger
Jenny Schwertfeger

July 15, 2017

Love how much I learn on these blogs. Thank you.

Donna
Donna

July 15, 2017

Beautiful products!

Scotty
Scotty

July 14, 2017

Thank you so much for this article. I do a ton of typing for my job which is resulting in arthitis of my fingers. I will definitely give this a try once I have all of the essential oils. (pinned it).

Dana
Dana

July 13, 2017

Love all 4 of those essential oils for arthritis. Good for muscle pain also.

Cherry Ong
Cherry Ong

July 13, 2017

Thank you for this blog post. So helpful. I love that you also give recommendation on dilutions.

Matthew Qubti
Matthew Qubti

July 12, 2017

Quite informative, thanks

Kristal Frank
Kristal Frank

July 12, 2017

Great information! Thank you.

Candance Young
Candance Young

July 12, 2017

Thank you for always giving such helpful tips on everything that you do. My Dad has arthritis in his shoulder and I can’t wait to tell him about this!!

Anthony Ortega
Anthony Ortega

July 12, 2017

Hands down the best Aromas and Diffusers! No water. Amazing smell

Debbie Hargis
Debbie Hargis

July 12, 2017

Nebulizer are the way to Go!! No heat, no water to waste your precious essential oils by diluting them. Just a pure fine mist permeating your room, calming your senses…. Or rejuvenating You!… Whichever you choose. Timed perfectly, you never have to be concerned, these beautifully crafted diffusers will make your day… And night!! I love mine!!!

Sarah Wright
Sarah Wright

July 12, 2017

I love not having to use water. Feels like the oils work better. Easy to clean too! :)

Cyndie Walls
Cyndie Walls

July 12, 2017

I have degenerative disc disease, 2 herniated disc in my neck, and osteoporosis. This blog post has some great natural remedies to use. Thank you for sharing this information and the opportunity to win this weekly giveaway. I would love to try this Nebulizing Diffuser because it doesn’t require water just pure oils for better aromatherapy benefits.

Cyndie Walls
Cyndie Walls

July 12, 2017

I have degenerative disc disease, 2 herniated discs in my neck, and osteoporosis. This is such Great information regarding arthritis. I’ll definitely try these natural remedies. Thank you for sharing this information! I look forward each week to read your blog posts and would love to win one of these Nebulizing Diffusers. This would be so much better to use for diffusing essential oils because it doesn’t require water and diffuses just essential oils for better aromatherapy benefits. Thank you for the weekly giveaway!

Casey Bromley
Casey Bromley

July 11, 2017

I love my diffuser & all of its benefits

Charlene Lucas
Charlene Lucas

July 11, 2017

I’m learning more and more about essential oils and how to use them to enhance my overall health and wellness however I do not see “hot oil” warnings often and as peppermint as a hot oil a note to parents should be included regarding safe usage practices around kids!

DJ
DJ

July 11, 2017

Very interesting, especially about Rosemary’s possibility of preventing further breakdown of cartilage. Thank you for sharing.

Shirley
Shirley

July 11, 2017

Thanks for the valuable information

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