Treating pain with Essential Oils
Recently I have been reading lots of blogs talking about the benefits of using Essential Oils, some for cleaning purposes and others for health reasons but the pain management experiences particularly caught my interest.
I am no stranger to simmering oils for room fragrancing reasons alongside using incense sticks and scented candles but using pure essential oils is something I have not tried before but was more than willing to give it a go.
I ordered one of these from Amazon Colourful Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser along with some essentials oils to give it a go. As usual, I stuck with my age old mantra of only buying something if it was useful or beautiful or preferably both. Luckily this diffuser came under the both category as I love the way it gently changes colour. It has a really calming effect which aids mindfulness and gives the room a lovely ambience.
I have found that a combination of Lavender, Peppermint and Eucalyptus is really effective. The diffuser has two settings, the first works at 30 seconds on then 30 seconds off whilst the higher setting runs constantly. Unlike simmering oils in a dish, this diffuser works by adding the oils to water and then dispersing them in steam. This combination is both relaxing and really effective at fighting pain.
One morning I had a particularly annoying headache and had taken my usual prescription co-codamol with some caffeine coming from a drink and it just wasn’t shifting but after sitting with the diffuser next to me for about 30 minutes I really noticed it lifting. My go to magic remedy in the past has been painkillers, Pepsi Max and Chocolate but using the Essential Oil diffuser is both more effective and calorie free for anyone who is counting theirs.
Michael has also found the diffuser with this combination of oils to assist with removing a headache for him too. So it is not only those with Chronic Health conditions that can benefit but anyone.
I have to state at this point I am not a doctor and I don’t play one on T.V. as always any unexplained pains should always be checked out by a medical professional, however, if like me you live with painkillers in your daily life essential oils may prove to provide additional support, I cannot guarantee this but am sharing my experience.
Recently it has doubled up in helping us to create a festive atmosphere by using a combination of pine, orange and cinnamon oils, I also have a frankincense to add into the mix. Sometimes you can’t beat the benefits of using Essential Oils to make your home feel warm and inviting and it is far less effort than the other known tricks like baking fresh bread.
It is fair to say we are enjoying this diffuser so much that we are planning on replacing the simple bowl one in the bedroom with one like this quite soon. The benefit in the bedroom is that there is a safety shut off so you can leave it on as you fall asleep safe in the knowledge that it too will fall asleep too.
Good luck if you decide to try using essential oils, let’s hope they can help you on your pain journey too!
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