If you suffer from aching joints, massaging the joints with essential oils is known to provide some relief. However, choosing the right one is the trick!Amit Sarda, Managing Director at Soulflower and Sonia Mathur, training head at Organic Harvest, have listed a few essential oils that can help to relieve muscle soreness and joints.
Ylang ylang oil: It is extracted from the flower of the plant Cananga odorata. Known for its fragrance and relaxing touch, applying it to the skin has a variety of benefits. Chief among those benefits is using it on sore and aching muscles.
Peppermint oil: Known for its ability to reduce digestive problems and boost energy, peppermint oil can be used as a massage oil for aching muscles. It gives a cooling sensation and acts as an effective pain reliever.
Lavender oil: The aroma of lavender is associated with its cooling, calming and soothing qualities. It is used to fight muscle soreness and relieve joint pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Geranium oil: Geranium flower is known for its pleasant colour and aroma. The oil from these flowers aids to combat stress and depression as well as help relieve hormonal issues. You can also relieve knee pain, muscle aches and back pain.
Rosemary oil: Many people associate rosemary with hair growth, which it is undoubtedly useful for, the fact remains that rosemary is a great massage oil for sore muscles. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and relieves arthritic pain as well.