Pain is the pits! Lately, we’ve been battling with my husband’s back pain. It’s not just nagging, it can be debilitating. We’ve tried all sorts of salves, hot/cold creams and ointments, anti-inflammatory pills, etc. etc. Nothing seems to have lasting effects, without short term or long term side effects. Seeing my hubby so miserable from pain tugs a little too hard on my heart strings. Enough is enough. Bring in the big guns!
Enter essentials oils! In just a few minutes flat (literally), I whipped up my own anti-inflammatory salve. In less then 24 hours, after using my husband’s aching back as my guinea pig, he had less pain and better range of motion. And, (sneaky sneaky) the EO’s used in this salve have multiple other health benefits. It’s a total win-win!
doTERRA oils I used:
- 10 drops of Deep Blue blend
- 8 drops of Orange oil
- 8 drops of Frankincense
- 8 drops of Peppermint
All of these oils have amazing anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties, and each play important roles in immune support.
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How to make:
-1/4 cup of organic, unrefined coconut oil purchase here
-1 tablespoon of organic, unrefined shea butter purchase here
(on a side note, the shea butter has kept very well in my fridge for a year, as does the coconut oil)…
On a low heat, melt both the shea butter and coconut oil until they liquefy. I kept stirring them to speed up the process, as I don’t want them getting too warm. Pour into a glass (preferably a dark glass) container. I used an old moisterizer container that I had cleaned and saved for homemade concoctions. Let the oil cool (too much heat will ruin your essential oils), then add you EO’s! The salve will solidify, somewhat, but melts with the heat of your fingers.
Rub this into your aches and pain every 4-6 hours, and you will be well on the road to recovery!!
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