Try Orange Blossom Essential Oil as a Topical for Pain Relief
Fast Topical Pain Relief
While waiting for my physio therapy appointment with Lifemark, I was discussing a skin problem I had. What started as a rash turned into a scab-like formation on my ankle. The open sore part of my foot was very painful. I had put aloe vera on it the day before and the stinging sensation was unbearable, I removed the aloe vera and replaced it with coconut oil right away.
One of the massage therapists who was listening to my tale of woe went into her office and came out with two small bottles of essential oils. "This is the last of what I have, but if you add a couple drops to another oil and rub it on the reddest part, it should help relieve the pain." She had given me the last drops in her bottles of "orange blossom" essential oils to let me see if it would help. I'd have to remove the lids completely to get the oil out but that would be enough to test it out.
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When I got home I quickly got to work. I slathered my foot in coconut oil. Next, I cradled my hand to make a cup and filled it with about an ounce of coconut oil as well. I had the orange blossom essential oil standing by ready to add. Carefully I emptied the bottle and about 3 drops were added into my hand cup. I gently stirred the mixture with my finger, then gently applied it to the worse part of my skin irritation.
I was amazed that within a couple of minutes the throbbing sensation that was screaming at me subsided. The oil acted very quickly and it lasted for quite a long time, I didn't have to reapply it until bed that night.
Orange Blossom is also known as Neroli essential oil.
I'm sharing this story because it is first hand experience of a natural product that worked well for me and could potentially for others out there looking for topical pain relief.
Remember to always use essential oils with another "carrier" oil. Jojoba, coconut and olive oil are some examples of oils that work well with essential oils added. There are very few essential oils that can be use on the skin alone. Be aware and proceed with caution if you are using a new type of oil on your skin for the first time. Test a small area of your skin before using it over a large area. As I experienced with the Aloe Vera and have also with Tea Tree oil, the burning sensation that can come with an adverse reaction can be really painful.
Have you ever used essential oils and had good results?
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