Pain Relief & Anti-Itch Essential Oil Roll On
I don't know about you, but I always have some type of pain from knots and inflammation in my shoulders, neck and back. I was tired of using pain-relief product that just did not work, so I decided to make my own. I also wanted to make sure it was something that would work by inhalation. If you use essential oils, you know how well inhaling oils works. I get a lot of headaches from the inflammation in my body, and inhaling peppermint seems to help me. Maybe it's just in my head, but if it works, that's all that matters.
After I made this roll on, I took it to work to help a friend that was having skin issues. She kept having these random bites that popped up and they itched like crazy. She was desperate for anything. I told her to use some of my roll on because it has lavender in it. (Lavender is great for itch!) I wasn't too sure if it would work since it was mixed with other oils, but it almost worked instantly and it stopped the itch for the rest of the day! Since then, I have tried this on mosquito bites and it seems to do the trick!
How about that? One product with two benefits!
A little about the essential oils that I used in this recipe...
- Copaiba oil is one of my favorite oils because it basically heightens the benefits of any oil it's used with - in other words, all the oils included in this recipe have double the intensity.
- Lemon is for the physical ailments - headaches, migraines and inflammation. It's also anti-fungal and antibacterial which makes it great for irritated skin.
- Peppermint is known for helping with headaches and migraines. It's my personal go-to. I rub it on my temples, inhale, dilute, etc. Also known to help with muscle pain and stiffness. It's one of my favorites! As far as skin irritant, it's anti-fungal & antibacterial. Also helps with ringworm!
- Wintergreen fights inflammation and is used for pain relief. It's actually said to contain active constituents that work similarly to aspirin.
- Eucalyptus is another favorite of mine. I just love the smell of it and it works in so many ways. Many people think of cold and flu when they think of eucalyptus, but it's also great for physical ailments such as muscle stiffness and migraines.
- Lavender not only has a nice, soft smell, it's great for itchiness and insect bites. It's also used by people who can't take the scent of peppermint and lemon when they're suffering with a migraine, since those tend to have a stronger scent.
You can use almond oil, fractionated coconut oil or any carrier oil you prefer :)
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