Many people are turning to alternative medicine for techniques to use alongside conventional medicine, especially for aches and pains. The use of essential oils is one such example. Essential oils are made from the roots, bark, flowers, and seeds of plants; the scented particles are extracted from the plants to make the organic compound, or the concentrated liquid, which we call oil. Only a tiny amount, the equivalent of a few drops, is required. The aromas of the oils are inhaled and circulated throughout the body via the bloodstream, and when used in massage, some parts of the essential oils are absorbed into the skin.
Elan Veda Muscle and Joint is a 100% organic essential oil that is designed for pain and discomfort in the muscles and joints as a result of exercise, fatigue, or injury – perfect for new mums who are feeling the strain from carrying their little one around, bending down to change nappies, and pushing an awkward pushchair around. The roll-on applicator ensures that the oil is applied to the right spot, and the area is then gently massaged to provide relief. It can be used three to four times a day if necessary, and to increase its effectiveness, a warm compress can be added for an ache, or a cold compress if there is swelling in the area.
Elan Veda Muscle and Joint is a blend of eucalyptus, rosemary verbenone, ginger, lavender spike, wintergreen, and peppermint – ingredients used to relieve pain, sore muscles, and discomfort; to improve circulation; and to soothe and promote relaxation and relieve stress. It also contains juniper, helichrysum italicum, and sesame oil and castor oil, which are known for their warming and soothing properties. Essential oils for sore muscles and joints from elanveda.com are made from the finest quality natural and 100% organic essential oils, with nothing else added.
As well as relieving pain and discomfort, and reducing stress, massage can improve mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, and can aid the body’s natural healing process. Blend a few drops of your favorite oil with a carrier oil or lotion, and use this to gently massage away stress. As well as massage, essential oils can be used:
In the bath – add a few drops to the water before you get in, then lie back and relax.
In a foot bath – add a few drops at the end of a long, hard day.
On a compress – with hot or cold water for pain, injuries, or rashes.
Neat – some essential oils, such as tea-tree oil, can be applied neat.
Inhaled – essential oils can be diffused into the air, used as an air freshener, or inhaled via a bowl of hot water with a towel draped over your head to trap the aromas.
Elan Veda Muscle and Joint cannot be used if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Some essential oils should not be used if you have high or low blood pressure. If you have a pre-existing medical condition or you are unsure, it is always best to check with a doctor before you use essential oils. Experiment with different aromas to find your favorite, and keep a bottle in the cupboard for whenever you need a pick-me-up.