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Make A Cup of Tea and take a few minutes to read and learn.

There are many Natural Things
you can do for your Arthritis

Arthritis Remedy Aromatherapy

 

Although a trained practioner can combine different scents just for you, you can do some experimenting on your own for a small investment of time and money. Aromatherapy is as old as time.  We have been using scents to change our perception of our environment for all of recorded time.  A pleasant scent on our skin or in the air just naturally leads to a more relaxed mind and body and therefore less pain.

The most commonly used oils are:

Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor)

Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress)

Eucalyptus

Ginger

Hyssopus Officinalis (Hyssop)

Juniperus Communis (Juniper)

Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender)

Matricaria Chamomilla (Chamomile)

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)

Styrax Benzoin (Benzoin)

Recipes for Arthritis Remedy Aromatherapy:

Add six drops each of rosemary and chamomile oils to four ounces of a base oil like almond, avocado, sesame or soybean. Massage oil into sore arthritic joints.

For added pain relief, relax for about 10 minutes in a warm tub of water in which ten drops each of rosemary and chamomile oils are added.

Other Aromatherapy Oil Applications:

 Mix oil with hot water and inhale the vapor that rises from the bowl. -

 Add the oil in with a base oil and massage arthritic areas.

Lightly dab and wear as a cologne or perfume or add to bath water.

Arthritis Remedy Aromatherapy with Candles

A big part of releaving Arthritis Pain is to focus your thoughts on something else and relax.  The scent of a candle can mentally transport you somewhere else.  Maybe your favorite rose garden or the mountain path you walked with someone you loved. 

If you are trying meditation to free yourself from pain, then a candle flame is perfect to focus on. 

Try different smells.  Remember candle safety and always place your candle on a firm non flammable surface.  Trim the wick before relighting.  Never leave a candle burning in a room when you leave the room.  Take special care with gel candles.  They have a tendency to explode when they have burned near the bottom of the glass.

A friend of mine lost all her mantle decorations last Christmas when her gel candle exploded. Luckily no one was near so no one was burned and nothing caught fire but the potential was certainly there.