Every household needs a first aid kit to treat minor aches and pains. When it comes to pain, most people go straight for the painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. But did you know that essential oils can provide effective relief for muscle pain, headaches and upset stomachs? Not only are therapeutic grade essential oils the natural and chemical-free choice, but they also provide a number of beneficial qualities which extend beyond simply relieving symptoms. Here are the essential oils you can turn to for pain relief and digestive help:
Lavender essential oil has a calming and sedating effect, which is perfect for relieving a headache. You can choose to either inhale it directly or apply it to your temples and neck, or rub it into your fingertips to activate Vita Flex points.
Peppermint essential oil helps combat mental and physical fatigue. Its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to provide pain relief makes it an effective first aid treatment for sore and painful muscles, as well as headaches, when applied directly onto the affected area. It can also relieve an upset stomach caused by digestive problems. Apply a drop to your tongue, or rub on your tummy with a few drops of olive, almond or coconut oil.
Thieves™ essential oil can be used to support a number of ailments due to it’s highly antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial properties. Give yourself some comfort from a throbbing headache by placing a drop of Thieves™ on your tongue and holding it to the roof of your mouth.
Frankincense essential oil may be useful in relieving inflammation of painful muscles when a few drops are applied to the painful area. Applying it on your thumb and fingertips may provide fast relief for headaches.
Lemon essential oil is not only a very fragrant and invigorating oil, but it also can aid digestive issues when a drop is added to a glass of drinking water.
Purification™ essential oil can be your go-to reliever if you suffer from headaches brought upon by blocked sinuses. Diffusing it into the air or applying it onto your temples can relieve your headache quickly.
Peace and Calming™ essential oil is a blend especially formulated for body aches and pains, as well as stomach aches. It can also reduce foot spasms and leg cramps when applied directly to the leg or foot. Applying it on the stomach may also relieve stomach pain. For splitting headaches, simply inhaling it or applying it on the temples should greatly reduce pain.
PanAway™ essential oil can help soothe muscles and sprains. It provides comforting warmth to muscles, ligaments and tendons when massaged directly onto the painful area. It can also relieve muscles that are fatigued after exercise.
Valor™ essential oil helps to bring physical and emotional balance to the body by increasing courage and self-esteem and helping to align energy centres in the body. It can also provide pain relief to muscles, and soothe headaches and stomach upsets. Simply apply 2-4 undiluted drops to the aching area for relief.
Keep Young Living essential oils in your first aid kit so you can act quickly to relieve aches and pains naturally, prevent worsening of your symptoms, and promote your overall health and well-being!
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