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How to Naturally Treat Body Aches with Essential Oils

Reprinted from Flourish, a Willow and Sage electronic edition

Essential oils can be used to soothe and help heal many ailments, and they are a great resource for relieving pain. Specific oils treat certain types of pain naturally without causing uncomfortable side effects that sometimes come with medications. Here, we’ve broken down which oils are best to use when targeting each type of pain. Make sure to properly dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil before applying to skin.

How to Naturally Treat Body Aches with Essential Oils


When dealing with jaw point pain, combine wintergreen and lavender essential oils to utilize their analgesic effects and help ease muscle tension.

Neck & Shoulder:

This pain often stems from strain or prolonged sitting. Try using chamomile, lavender, and frankincense essential oils for their anti-inflammatory benefits.


To help ease nerve pain, it’s best to use essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties to reduce swelling, such as eucalyptus essential oil.


This type of pain can stem from various causes like inflammation or menstrual cramps, and it’s ideal to use ginger, wintergreen, thyme, or lavender essential oil for relief.


To naturally reduce inflammation and increase blood flow, apply a combination of lavender, frankincense, and wintergreen essential oils.


Whether growing pains or extended use fatigue, try using rosemary essential oil to reduce swelling and wintergreen essential oil to increase blood flow.


Rosemary, wintergreen, ginger, and frankincense essential oils are best for treating swollen knee joints.

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Safety Precautions

NOTE: Always test a small area of your skin, first, to check for sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes and approach all ingredients with extreme caution, especially if you have any skin sensitivities or allergies.

The information provided on flourish is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or treat any medical condition. We are not licensed nutritionists or medical professionals; content is based on personal research and experiences and is meant for inspirational purposes only. You should always consult with your doctor, particularly if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some essential oils, particularly citrus, can cause photo-sensitivity or be harmful to pets.

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