Reduce your intake of pain medication by using this DIY essential oil pain cream. Apply on the affected area to numb pain and provide relief!
Pain is something everyone has felt at some point in their lives. Whether it’s headaches, sprains & strains, period cramps, etc. For some people, pain is a daily occurrence. Those who suffer from joint disorders or arthritis can suffer from pain on an everyday basis.
Normally, the doctor will prescribe a whole lot of pain medication to get you through the day. But more and more people are awakening to the long term dangers of taking too many pain pills. They’ve started reducing the amount of pain pills they take in a day by complementing them with natural pain relieving herbs and spices such as turmeric powder and fresh ginger.
For topical use, pain sprays containing steroids are prescribed by doctors. Long term use of such health products are also detrimental to health. Thankfully, you can make your own DIY essential oil pain cream! Pain creams, lotions and oils have long been used in the ancient world such as in India, the land of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a 5000 year old traditional holistic science that is loved by naturopaths. Ayurvedic herbal pain massage oils are still effectively being used by people around the world for natural pain relief!
In this article, let’s check out how to make a DIY essential oil pain cream that works so effectively you’ll be astounded!
How to Make a DIY Essential Oil Pain Cream
- Patch Test: Before using this DIY essential oil pain cream, please first do a patch test on your inner elbow to confirm that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients used. If you notice any irritation in the area within 1-2 hours, wash the area and do not apply the product.
- Don’t Go Overboard with Essential Oils: The essential oil amount used below is based on personal experience and results. If your pain is severe, you can increase the number of essential oil drops. But to be safe, do not exceed a 5% essential oil dilution. I personally think a 2% essential oil dilution can work well. Read more: How to Dilute Essential Oils. A little goes a long way with essential oils. Using too much essential oil for an extended period of time can lead to essential oil sensitization. Read more: What is Essential Oil Sensitization?
What you need
- 1 cup coconut oil (where to get it)
- 4 tsp beeswax pastilles (where to get it)
- 10 drops camphor essential oil (where to get it)
- 25 drops peppermint essential oil (where to get it)
- Double boiler (where to get it)
- 8 oz amber glass storage container (where to get it)
- In your double boiler, place 1 cup of coconut oil and 4 tsp beeswax pastilles. Let it gently melt down over medium low heat. You can make your own double boiler by placing the ingredients in a heatproof bowl and placing the bowl over a pot containing about ½ cup of water. When the water boils, the steam will reach the bottom of the heatproof bowl and gently melt down the ingredients.
- Once melted, remove from heat and let it cool off slightly for about 2 minutes.
- When the time is up, add 10 drops of camphor oil and 25 drops of peppermint oil to the melted liquid and stir well with a stainless steel stirring rod.
- Now let it set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- To use, scoop out a suitable amount with clean fingers and massage it on the painful area. Use twice daily.
- If you’re new to essential oils, please first read Caution & Safety when Using Essential Oils
- Keep essential oils away from children and pets.