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Essential Oil Recipes For Arthritis Pain Relief

There is no question about the numerous health benefits that can be enjoyed with using pure essential oils that is bought from reputable suppliers and when they are applied correctly.

Many people suffer from arthritis and as with many other ailments, essential oils can be used for the relief arthritis symptoms.

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Essential oil Recipes Arthritis Pain Relief

How To Use Essential Oils For Arthritis Treatment

Essential oils are potent and needs to be diluted with a carrier oil before using them on the affected area. Direct topical application may cause skin irritation.

Common carrier oils are:

  • Coconut oil
  • Jojoba essential oil
  • Olive oil

Generally, one ounce of carrier oil is used for every 12 drops of pure essential oil.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis causes painful inflammation, swelling and stiffness of the joints. Pain associated with this disease can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Over the counter pain relief medications are not always effective and are associated with serious health-related issues such as gastrointestinal problems, liver damage and calcium loss.

Types of arthritis

 There are basically two types of arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition which causes the cartilage (lubrication between the bone joints) to start breaking down resulting in the joints wearing down and creating painful deposits.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by inflammation in the joint which is very painful and can cause a joint to start degenerating. It is classified as an autoimmune disease and are treated accordingly.

arthritic pain

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

  • Lessened range of motion
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness

It should be noted that every individual will respond to essential oils in a different manner. That’s why there is no single essential oil that can be singled out as the best oil. It would be best to experiment a bit and determine which oil will work best for you.

Mortar and Pestle Oils

Best Essential Oils To Use For Arthritis Pain Relief

  • Wintergreen
  • Black Pepper
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Oregano
  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Thyme
  • Oregano

For best results, consider blending two or more oils. Since both forms of Arthritis are long-term health conditions, consider rotating essential oils.


What are the best essential oils to use for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

  • Oregano
  • Frankincense
  • Wintergreen
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Cypress
  • Juniper
  • Rosemary

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Essential oil recipes for Rheumatoid Arthritis pain relief

Since Rheumatoid Arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disorder, protocols required for autoimmune disease must still be considered.

Essential oil recipe blend 1

2 x Drops Peppermint

2 x Drops Wintergreen

2 x Drops Frankincense

2 x Drops Eucalyptus

2 x Drops Cypress

Dilute these ingredients with a carrier oil and apply as needed.

Essential oil recipe blend 2

3 x Drops Oregano

3 x Drops Clove

Dilute these ingredients with a carrier oil and apply to the bottom of the feet twice a day.

Essential oil recipe blend 3

2 x Drops Juniper

2 x Drops Peppermint

2 x Drops Rosemary

Dilute these ingredients with a carrier oil and apply to the area as required.


What are the best essential oils to use for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

  • Peppermint
  • Frankincense
  • Cypress
  • Lemongrass
  • Wintergreen
  • Geranium
  • Black Pepper
  • Lemon
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lavender

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Essential oil recipes for Osteoarthritis pain relief

Essential oil recipe blend 1

2 x Drops Peppermint

2 x Drops Frankincense

2 x Drops Cypress

2 x Drops Wintergreen

2 x Drops Lemongrass

2 x Drops Geranium

Dilute all the ingredients with a carrier oil and apply to the affected area two to three times a day.

Essential oil recipe blend 2

5 x Drops Black Pepper

4 x Drops Juniper Berry

4 x Drops Lemon

8 x Drops Lavender

Combine all the ingredients with an ounce of carrier oil and massage the affected areas several times during the day.


Detoxifying bath essential oil Recipe – relevant for both types of Arthritis

Toxins in the body can also be a contributing cause for Arthritis and a detoxifying essential oil bath is an excellent way of providing relief.

20 x Drops Fennel

10 x Drops Cypress

5 x Drops Juniper

3 x Cups Epsom Salts

  1. Combine all the essential oils in a small dish.
  2. Place Epsom salts in a glass bowl and stir in the essential oils.
  3. Add one up to a warm bath.

Dietary considerations

  1. The following foods can be beneficial for alleviating inflammation when you include them in your diet:
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Omega-3 Foods
  • Cherries
  • Pineapple
  • Raw Apple cider vinegar
  • Basil
  1. Consider adding cayenne pepper to your meals as the capsaicin content can help to increase circulation.
  2. For Rheumatoid Arthritis it is essential that you’re getting adequate monounsaturated fatty acids which are found in Olive oil, nuts and avocados.
  3. Make sure you limit high processed foods, white flour and sugar in your diet.

Using turmeric essential oil

Research has revealed that turmeric essential oil contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties. An animal study performed in 2010 assessed that turmeric can be used for Arthritis symptoms. Researchers established that by using turmeric essential oil on animals with induced arthritis, it was 95 to 100 percent effective for prevention of joint swelling. In addition, when treatment was deferred until after critical inflammation peaks, the essential oil was 68 percent effective for providing relief.

Using Eucalyptus essential oil

Eucalyptus contains several compounds that are beneficial for reducing swelling, inflammation and pain.

During a 2013 study involving people who has undergone knee replacement surgery, it was found that those who inhaled eucalyptus oil at 30-minute intervals for three consecutive days, experienced a reduction in pain and they also had lower blood pressure levels.

Eucalyptus oil can either be inhaled, applied topically or to a warm bath.

Using Frankincense oil for Arthritis

Frankincense has been used for generations to treat a wide selection of ailments including inflammation and chronic pain.

The Arthritis Foundation found that the acids in frankincense have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. The Boswellic acids may help with reducing autoimmune responses and prevention of cartilage damage.

Frankincense capsules contain at least sixty percent boswellic acid.

Using Ginger essential oil

Ginger has long been suggested for individuals suffering from chronic inflammation and pain. It can be used in meals or taken as supplements.

Ginger essential oil may consist of other compounds which can easy the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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7 comments

  1. I’m using this essential oils for my arthritis love it thank you for sharing. Couldn’t bare the pain but ever since I’m using this oils it gave instant relief

  2. Jolandie de Waal

    Very informative ♥️ Will make sure to share this!

  3. Wow thank you for the info, my mom suffers from
    osteoarthritis, I will have to try the esssential oil recipe blend 1. ❤

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