Certain Essential Oils have been documented to be excellent for reducing inflammation with their anti-inflammatory properties. 

Some oils are better suited for certain types of inflammation, for example:

  • Myrrh, vetiver, cistus and helichrysum may assist with pain/inflammation due to tissue and capillary damage and bruising due to injury or even varicose veins. I have used these oils in a blend for my mum when she suffered from cellulitis, for which she found relief.
  • German chamomile and melaleuca may be helpful with inflammation due to bacterial infection.
  • Ravintsara, hyssop, myrrh and thyme may be helpful for inflammation caused by viral infection.

Some other oils that may of benefit for pain/inflammation include Clove, nutmeg, lavender, Roman chamomile, peppermint, wintergreen, copaiba and palo santo.

For maximum benefit, these oils may be used singularly or made into a blend in a base oil, for example, jojoba or almond oil!  My preferred oil base for blends is the Young Living V6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil (coconut) which is light, colourless and odourless.

V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex can be used to create custom massage oils or to dilute essential oils for sensitive skin, it has a long shelf life and does not stain clothes.

Young Living blends that are made ready for you include: Purification, PanAway, Aroma Siez, Melrose, Relieve It, Deep Relief!

Here is one of my favourite anti-inflammatory recipe:

  • 6 drops Eucalyptus blue
  • 6 drops melaleuca
  • 4 drops German chamomile
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops lemongrass

Blend with your favourite base oil, and massage into inflamed areas a couple of times a day.  AS with all oils, keep away from your eyes and sensitive areas.  Do not use these oils neat on your skin.

Curious but not sure where to start?  Book here for a complimentary 30 min session to help get you started or for more information.   Or, gather a few of your friends for an informative Young Living Oil Event. Can be in your home or mine!  Contact me for details on 07 3394 4111 or veronica@mander.com.au

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