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The Best Essential Oils For Joint Pain & Arthritis

This essential oil blend for pain reduces inflammation.

I started seeking out essential oils for joint pain when the stiffness in my hands started bothering me on a daily basis. I didn’t want to rely entirely on medication to manage my pain, so I was thrilled to learn that a few drops of essential oils can help with symptoms of arthritis like pain and inflammation. 

Many plants have been used in remedies for pain and healing for centuries, and modern essential oils have made it easier than ever to take advantage of plants’ powerful properties. In this post, we’ll explore some of the best essential oils for arthritis, joint pain, and inflammation, along with various ways these oils can be used to reduce swelling and inflammation and control pain.

Restore essential oil blend for pain comes in a bottle you can dilute or a handy ready to use roller bottle.

Restore Blend: My Secret Weapon For Arthritis Pain Relief

Stiffness, chronic pain from arthritis, joint inflammation, and swelling can make even the most basic household chores difficult and painful. That continual struggle can have a real impact on your quality of life and mental health over time, so it’s important to have dependable options for dealing with pain and inflammation.

Dependability is exactly what you’ll find in my Restore Essential Oil Blend. Featuring wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, ylang ylang, helichrysum, and other beneficial essential oils for arthritis, inflammation and joint paint, it’s a powerful tool for reducing pain levels in people with chronic conditions like these. (It even comes in a convenient pre-diluted roll-on bottle and twist-up balm for on-the-go application — more on that shortly!)

Restore essential oil blend even helps headaches.

Essential Oils For Joint Pain And Inflammation In Restore Blend

1. Wintergreen Essential Oil

Wintergreen oil is used to reduce pain, promote blood circulation, and soothe irritation and soreness. Its antiseptic and astringent properties may help to fight inflammation. Wintergreen oil is also absorbed quickly into the skin, offering quick, targeted relief for pains in the wrist, knee, and other joints.

2. Camphor Essential Oil

Camphor oil can be found in many common topical pain relief products, including arthritis treatments. The unique cooling and warming properties of camphor oil may help to reduce inflammation and swelling while promoting healthy blood circulation. 

3. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint oil is useful for treating a variety of ailments, including inflammation and joint pain. When used topically, peppermint can help relieve pain and swelling. Its cooling effects and anti-inflammatory properties make it a useful remedy for headaches, migraines, and other aches and pains.

4. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang oil has a lovely floral scent, but it can also provide relief from both physical and mental distress. It is common to see ylang ylang combined with other therapeutic oils to help relieve the feelings of stress that often accompanies chronic pain and fatigue.

5. Helichrysum Essential Oil

Similarly to lavender essential oil, helichrysum oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce swelling and pain when applied topically. And also like lavender, its floral aroma may help to reduce mental exhaustion and burnout.

6. Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Blue tansy oil has an impressive range of beneficial properties: it’s anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. It is often used to promote healing in wounds and skin conditions, and to improve headaches, back pain, and other forms of discomfort.

7. Blue Chamomile Essential Oil

Blue chamomile, also called German chamomile, is known for its calming and mood-lifting properties, but it has analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties too. Chamomile oil can help reduce pain levels in people with rheumatism and arthritis, but is also useful for soothing muscles and joints and controlling pain from headaches and toothaches.

8. Osmanthus Essential Oil

The most notable aspect of osmanthus oil may be its price (it’s one of the most expensive essential oils out there!), but it’s undeniably useful for people with arthritis. Its aroma can help reduce anxiety, and when diluted with a carrier oil and massaged into sore muscles, it can ease your pain and relieve joint swelling and stiffness.

This new big balm stick lets you apply Restore wherever pain needs soothing.

The Best Essential Oils For Joint Pain In One Powerful Blend

  1. Restore Essential Oil Blend: For versatility, you can’t beat the original 10 ml bottle of Restore! Easy to dilute with coconut or almond oil, or to add to homemade salves, creams, and lotions. Customers consistently report less pain and stiffness from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and other types of swelling and inflammation.
  2. Restore Roll-On: This pre-diluted, ready-to-apply roll-on bottle is ideal to carry in your purse for on-the-go relief. Just swipe it on for quick, cooling pain relief!
  3. NEW! Restore Blend Muscle & Joint Soothing Balm: This convenient, mess-free, twist-up balm makes it easy to target broader areas. The balm is enhanced with menthol crystals for immediate cooling relief and enriched with moisturizing coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, and cocoa butter.

5 Ways To Use Essential Oils For Relief From Aches & Pains

Restore essential oil blend works wonders on arthritis pain and inflammation.

1. Arthritis & Joint Pain

As I mentioned above, Restore is great for arthritis inflammation and pain. When my arthritis symptoms start to bother me, I roll it onto the areas that hurt for quick relief.

The cooling effect is extremely soothing, and my hands feel so much better after just a few minutes! And it doesn’t just work on hands — you can use it to soothe knee pain, aching ankles and wrists, and other areas of arthritis or joint pain.

Swipe Restore balm on sore shoulders for relief.

2. Stiff Shoulders

Anyone who spends the majority of their day working at a desk knows it can be a pain in the neck — literally! Apply the Restore roll-on or new Restore balm to your neck and shoulders throughout your workday or afterward to fight pain and stiffness.

I even keep a Restore roll-on in my purse for my aching feet.

3. Aching Feet

After a long day on your feet, soothe away the pain with Restore! Apply a few drops of the essential oil blend to your feet and give yourself a foot rub for relief from swelling and soreness. (Or better yet, have your significant other do it for you!) :-)

Putting Restore essential oil blend on a crick in the neck makes it feel so much better.

4. Crick In The Neck

Who among us hasn’t woken up with a crick in the neck? It may not be a serious injury, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be seriously uncomfortable! Use Restore to reduce discomfort and regain your range of motion in your neck. The roll-on and balm both make it easy to target exactly where it hurts.

Keep Restore essential oil blend in your gym bag to treat sore muscles after a hard workout.

5. Sore Muscles

Hitting the gym or trying to get in shape? Use Restore after your workout to soothe soreness and for its pleasant cooling effect.

Do you use essential oils for joint pain and inflammation?

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    The two roots are from the same family and reduce inflammation which is recommended to persons with RA. I understand the affected areas are similar to how aspirin works. Hope this info is helpful!

  • Jillee, I agree that essential oils are great for many things and I used use them often. But now I have 2 cats and just don’t use them at all since I’m never sure which ones are safe for cats. When you advise of the many used for essential oils, please remind cat owners of the dangers to cats. Their respiratory systems are very fragile.

    • Sandra, I always recommend that people talk to their vets before using essential oils when they have pets. Our furry friends are a part of our families and their health and safety are very important!

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  • Jillie,

    A good way to alleviate pain in your thumb is physical therapy. Yours might be an alignment problem.

    Here’s an easy, no-pain exercise one can try for weeks, not days, to ALLEVIATE IT.

    Sit with back straight against chair.
    Lower chin/head to chest.
    Hold for 5 seconds to start alignment.
    Push back on chin with your hand as far as you can easily with back still on chair.
    Release. Repeat.
    Do this ten times a day 8-10 times a day for a month and you may find relief.

    I’ve done it for 10 years and can use anything with my right hand.

    My left hand started acting up and now it’s on the mend, too.

    It took a while b/c I thought it was different than the earlier right hand pain, but it still responds to the alignment exercise.. I feel the pain every once in a while but the difference is phenomenal.

    It’s best to see a license physical therapist in your area, but rather than use medicine or surgery …

    • I’m confused.

      If aligning your back/neck/jaw with this exercise rid you of the pain in your right hand and you have been doing this for 10 years. You are implying that by aligning your b/n/j the pain goes away. And that your b/n/j were out of alignment causing the pain. So if the pain is gone and you have been doing this for 10 years but your left hand started acting up but your right hand isn’t. Is your b/n/j in or out of alignment now? And have you been doing this for 10 years or only when a pain shows up somewhere, in the last 10 years?

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