I use a wonderful combination of ginger, juniper, eucalyptus, rosemary, marjoram, cajeput (Tea Tree), lavender, and peppermint oils. The actual name of this concoction is ‘Agility’ and it was (notice the was) made especially for sore muscles, sprains, and the like. Unfortunately Neways, the company that made it, no longer handles any oils. Fortunately, you can purchase any of these oils individually and make your own blend. I’ll be visiting Young Living for my supply to make this blend. In order to get my blend to be like the original I’ll have to sniff test the combination until it smells like mine. For those of you who don’t have ‘Agility’ to compare anything too, you can play around with them to create a blend that works for you.
Yes essential oils and fibromyalgia relief go together. One recipe you could try would be 2 ounces of carrier oil, 2 drops ginger, 2 drops juniper, 2 drops eucalyptus, 4 drops rosemary, 3 drops marjoram, 4 drops tea tree, 2 drops lavender, 2 drops peppermint. This would be a basic recipe. You can add more of an essential oil or more carrier oil to make it the way you want.
It can be used anytime during the day but I especially like to use it at night. I mix 4 – 5 drops of the essential oil combination with body lotion and apply it to the bottoms of my feet and rub it into my palms about 30 minutes before bed. Once it starts to work the pain goes away and I relax so much I often fall asleep in my chair. You can also taste the oils on your tongue once they get into your blood stream. Once I go to bed I’ve been sleeping for 7 – 8 hours straight through. My husband says I make the curtains flap:-) Just be a little careful and start with a couple of drops to begin with because if you get too much you’ll be hung over in the morning. These oils are meant to take away pain and relax you and can work like having too much to drink.
To counteract the morning grogginess I’ve used lemongrass, lemon, peppermint, orange, and grapefruit oils. These oils not only will help you wake up they help control appetite. A good sniff of these oils placed on a cotton ball whenever you feel sleepy or hungry will help you wake up and ward off any craving you might have. This morning I used lemon and peppermint. I not only sniffed them but mixed a couple drops of each in some lotion and applied to feet and hands just like I did at night with the others.
Every couple of nights I will skip applying the oils. They seem to have enough residual effects so I don’t have to use them every night. The same holds true with the oils I use in the morning. It’s good to let your system eliminate them once in a while.
So far I’ve only talked about using oils on hands and feet and in the evening or morning. You don’t have to apply them directly to your body. You can put about 15 – 20 drops of the oils in your bath water and enjoy a good soak. The oils can be put on a cotton ball and sniffed during the day (this method doesn’t work very good if you want to get rid of muscle pain but it will help some if you can’t apply it). You can put a couple of drops on a warm light bulb to put fragrance in the whole room. You can apply the essential oils mixed with carrier oils or lotion directly to a sore muscle or trigger point that won’t let go. Take them with you when you go for a massage and have the therapist use them on you.
Essential oils and fibromyalgia relief goes beyond treating sore muscles. There’s also the issue of sleep. The oils I listed for my evening application help relax me from the pain and let me sleep but there are others you can use for sleep too. Lavender, chamomile, jasmine, neroli, and marjoram are good oils for sleep. I often use a combination of Roman chamomile and lavender mixed in my night time face lotion when I can’t sleep. These oils not only help you sleep they’re good for your skin. Both will help with acne and lavender is great for wrinkles. Just a drop or two of each will make a difference.
As I said, essential oils and fibromyalgia relief are a natural combination. Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat pain, sleep, stress, and mood. All of these things are effected by fibromyalgia. If you decide to go with essential oils do your research before trying any combinations. Some oils don’t mix well with certain medications, others should not be used by pregnant women. Find out if you could have an adverse reactions before using essential oils for any reason.
Essential oils and fibromyalgia relief