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What Essential Oils Help Lower Back Pain?

Posted on July 22, 2018 by Chad Pegura | 50 comments

What Essential Oils Help Lower Back Pain?

Back pain can turn an average day into a nightmare, especially when it’s in the lower portion of your back. It can be difficult to sit, stand, or even lie down unless you can find a position that gives you some relief.

Those who are required to sit at a desk for a majority of their workday are commonly more prone to lower back pain, but the pain can strike anyone at any time. From muscle strains to osteoporosis, the multiple causes of lower back pain all add up to one thing: misery.

Pain Relief That Does Not Involve a Prescription

Lower back pain can range in severity from mild to excruciating. Those with more intense levels of pain often turn to over-the-counter or prescription pain killers that can bring quick relief, but taking them too often can result in a variety of side effects. 

Those who prefer natural remedies might turn to pain relief that includes alternating heat and cold, a message, or use of a topical ointment. Using essential oils for lower back pain is another natural way to bring relief for those who prefer to limit their NSAID intake.

Added Benefits of Using Essential Oils for Pain

There are many benefits to using essential oils for lower back pain, and some of the benefits go beyond pain relief. Some people with chronic lower back pain might feel a sense of anxiety or depression brought on by the constant pain. Essential oils can bring about a sense of peace and tranquility. Those who have difficulty sleeping due to the pain will find relief from insomnia by using essential oils. And when other ailments accompany the lower back pain, such as a headache, essential oils can help.

What Essential Oils Help Lower Back Pain?

What Essential Oils Help Lower Back Pain?

Some of the best essential oils to help lower back pain include:

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil - This is one of the most commonly used oils to treat muscle aches and pains. Eucalyptus essential oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties which make it ideal for use when diluted in a carrier oil and used in a message, or inhaled from a nebulizing essential oil diffuser.
  • Peppermint Essential Oil - The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of peppermint essential oil make it a wonderful choice treating lower back pain. It also eases headaches and nausea. The refreshing scent can lift the spirits and soothe stress that comes from dealing with steady pain.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – A multi-use oil that can treat a range of ailments, lavender essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for easing lower back pain. It can also calm the nerves, reduce stress, and ease insomnia.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil – Long touted for its amazing beauty-benefits, using frankincense essential oil to help lower back pain is an obvious choice. With highly-relaxing properties and a soothing aroma, it can help ease tension and promote pain relief when used in the Radiance nebulizing diffuser.
  • Sweet Ginger Essential Oil – Famous for its treatment of nausea, which can accompany lower back pain on occasion, sweet ginger essential oil has a warming quality that can penetrate and soothe sore muscles and aches when used in a massage or inhaled from a diffuser.
  • Marjoram Essential Oil – The antispasmodic properties of marjoram make it a great essential oil to help lower back pain. It’s a natural pain reducer that works especially well with overextended muscles without any unwanted side effects.

With so many essential oils for lower back pain, it’s easy to find one that eases the pain and helps you relax. Simply choose one that you enjoy, add a few drops to the essential oil diffuser, and let the natural scents take you away.

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25 Responses

Beth
Beth

October 07, 2018

I am going to try the Eucalyptus tonight. I suffer from degenerative disc disease and it has been really bad lately.

Corked
Corked

July 31, 2018

Great list! Lower back pain is the worst! I will definitely try some of these the next time my back hurts. Thanks for sharing :)

Michelle Duffey
Michelle Duffey

July 29, 2018

I have never tried oils for my back pain because I was unaware any helped. I look forward to trying some

Paul Ballantine
Paul Ballantine

July 29, 2018

Next time I have a back ache I’m going to try some Lavender. Great article

Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker

July 29, 2018

I LOVE ESSENTIAL OILS. TEATREE OIL WORKS GREAT FOR SKIN CONDITIONS ACNE, RASH, ETC

Lyn Geddes
Lyn Geddes

July 29, 2018

Had no idea that lavender could help back pain

Lyn Geddes
Lyn Geddes

July 29, 2018

Had no idea that lavender could help back pain

Maureen
Maureen

July 28, 2018

Thankfully I don’t suffer from lower back pain very often; however, I do experience bouts of sciatic pain. I wonder where I’d massage one of the contact oils for that?

Ruth Harwood
Ruth Harwood

July 28, 2018

I do suffer backpain, mostly because I’ve got a memory foam mattress which I thought would help it, but is just making it worse! I have to buy a new softer mattress, which will be better for my neck, in which I have a slipped disc, as well, but your tips here should be useful in the meantime and probably after if it keeps hurting, thank you!!

Catherine Newcombe
Catherine Newcombe

July 28, 2018

It’s truly just amazing how much relief peppermint oil gives me for pain. Your article was very interesting. I’m going to try using eucalyptus oil next. Thank you

Heidi c.
Heidi c.

July 28, 2018

I suffer from lower back pain so this information is very helpful to me.

Kelly Nash
Kelly Nash

July 28, 2018

I suffer from an inflammatory spinal arthritis. I am going to have to try some of these oils as a natural alternative to managing my pain

Nancy Montgomery
Nancy Montgomery

July 28, 2018

Perfect timing! I’m looking for something for back pain other than pills. Thank you for the information.

Sandra S
Sandra S

July 28, 2018

Thanks for the information, I didn’t know about the ginger

Debbie Finnerty
Debbie Finnerty

July 28, 2018

I think I am going to try some Lavender in the bath tonight I have such a bad back right now :(

Toni Schlinsog
Toni Schlinsog

July 28, 2018

Good to know!

Scotty
Scotty

July 27, 2018

Thanks for the article! I have lower back pain and am always looking for new remedies to try.

Michaelah Lazo
Michaelah Lazo

July 27, 2018

I didn’t know Ginger could help with pain, thank you for the helpful Information! I always learn something new from your posts!

Michelle Kaether
Michelle Kaether

July 27, 2018

I love using frankincense & pepermint oils topically for pain. This was a great article!

Sharon Braswell
Sharon Braswell

July 27, 2018

Thank you for this informative post! I did not know essentials could help lower back pain and I would much rather try these than prescription meds that make me sick.

Valerie C.
Valerie C.

July 27, 2018

I love essential oils but are way too expensive to keep readily on hand…

Valerie C.
Valerie C.

July 27, 2018

I need to get some Majoram immediately!

Jodi W
Jodi W

July 27, 2018

it would be the Eucalyptus Essential Oil for me

Melanie S
Melanie S

July 26, 2018

Eucalyptus for me would be perfect. Not much beats the smell of the Australian bush. I never would have thought I could use that on my back.

Patrick Cadette
Patrick Cadette

July 26, 2018

Sweet ginger with lavender..is it for me..just has a calming affect..😁😁😁👍👍👍

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