Since arthritis cannot be cured, why don’t you prevent it? Arthritis has two main causes - cartilage damage and the body’s immune system attacking the joints. These two DIY blends will help relieve the symptoms and pain.
For Reducing Pain and Preventing Cartilage Damage
This blend will reduce pain in the joints and prevent autoimmune responses and cartilage damage. Cartilage is the connective tissue found between bones of joints. Joint pain is caused by cartilage damage.
- 3 drops of frankincense essential oil
- 13 drops of lavender essential oil
- 4 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
For Reducing Swelling
This blend has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce swelling of the joints. It also improves blood circulation.
- 10 drops of ginger essential oil
- 5 drops of basil essential oil
- 5 drops of turmeric essential oil
Methods of application:
- Use a diffuser to disperse the scent of the essential oil blend
- Adding it to a warm bath
- Add 10 drops to 15-25 ml of a carrier oil before massaging it on your painful joints
Whether you think you will contract arthritis or not, it is always good to take pre-caution. These blends will help maintain the prime condition of your joints. Also, you can always use these blends for simple joint aches.
This article is not a substitute for professional medical advice.