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