Best Essential Oils for Pain and Inflammation


Note: This information is not a replacement for your doctor. Though essential oils are powerful, consult your medical practitioner before adding them into your own practice.

Is pain affecting your entire life—your ability to be with your family, your mobility, your sleep, and your activity? Maybe muscle aches have made simple tasks uncomfortable and even unbearable. Do you question your relationship with Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and Advil?

Pain doesn’t have to be a “pain point” in your life, and it definitely doesn’t have to be a reason for popping pills.

With the opioid crisis, we’ve become more aware of our widespread pain as a society as well as our addiction to relief. As a society, we’ve found remedies in forms that effectively relieve pain while also threatening our health in other ways. Are their side effects worth it?

Pain relief doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. It doesn’t have to mean addiction. And, it definitely doesn’t have to mean we turn to drugs and pharmaceuticals to live a pain free life.

Luckily, there are natural ways to treat our pain—ways free of addiction, harm, and unnatural chemicals that damage our livers and stomachs. Essential oils have shown to have the right natural chemical constituents to rid the body of pain. No pills required. But, how? That sounds too good to be true.

How will essential oils offer pain relief?

By ingesting and applying essential oils topically, you can relieve muscle aches and pains.

In recent years, there has been a growing trend that suggests food is medicine, but why? If we eat the right food, we are absorbing specific chemical constituents into our bodies—natural constituents that contain chemicals that ease pain and inflammation in our bodies. 

Essential oils have the same effect except they can be used through aroma too which means they are a quicker natural solution to ease pain and inflammation in our bodies. This means that we have natural pain relief at our fingertips, and we can rely on the natural constituents within our food and plants to ease our body’s pain.

Studies have proven that the most effective natural constituents (found in plants) that relieve pain are p-Cymene,Carvacrol, Linalool, Eugenol, (−)-α-Bisabolol, Citronellal, Citronellyl Acetate, α-Phellandrene, α-Terpineol, Vanillin, Borneol, Myrtenol, Pulegone, Citral, and Thymol.

Pain medicines usually take these plant constituents and alter them in labs to make them more effective. For example, oxycontin is a highly processed form of poppy seeds. Just like our food, natural is better. Choosing whole foods over the packaged oreo is a food choice that supports our health. Pain relief works in a similar way—processing detracts the natural benefits of these constituents. The processing also increases the probability that the natural plant constituent is contaminated. In many cases, the constituents are altered to be much stronger than nature intended.

With essential oils, we can get the same pain relieving constituents but in their natural form and without the nasty side effects.

What are the Best Essential Oils for Pain & Inflammation?

The chemical constituents of the following essential oils are the best for pain relief:

Frankincense - Peace & wellness

  • Ingest to support healthy cellular function* to repair cells quicker and recover from pain or sore muscles

  • Aroma promotes feelings of relaxation when muscles are tight or aching

  • Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections or bruising when applied topically

Main Constituents: α-pinene, limonene, α-thujene

Copaiba - Soothe and Support the Nervous System

  • Supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive and respiratory systems* which means a quicker recovery when muscles are aching

  • Powerful antioxidant* allowing your body to recover quicker

  • Helps calm, soothe, and support the nervous system*

  • Promotes clear, smooth skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes

Main Constituents: β-caryophyllene

Turmeric - Balance and Inflammation reducer

  • Helps support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism*

  • Reduces inflammation

  • May enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes* for a shorter recovery time(e.g. glutathione)

  • Helps support healthy nervous and cellular function*

  • Has been shown to increase curcumin potency and absorption*

  • May promote healthy immune function and response* for a quicker recovery

  • When diffused, Turmeric provides an emotional lift and may help improve mood

  • Supports clean and healthy-looking skin while reducing the appearance of blemishes

Main Constituents: ar-Turmerone and Turmerone

The Best Oil doTERRA Blends for Pain relief:

Deep Blue - Relaxed muscles and ease

  • Promotes relaxation and a restful sleeping environment

  • Lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions

  • Calms the mind and soothes the senses

  • Relaxes tense or aching muscles

  • When accompanied with doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels, provides a natural solution for a restful night’s sleep*

Main Ingredients: Lavender Flower, Cedarwood, Ho Wood Leaf, Ylang Ylang Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Vetiver Root, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Hawaiian Sandalwood

Pasttense- Ground & Balance

  • Helps provide grounding and balanced emotions

  • Helps ease stressful feelings

  • Packaged for convenient application in a roll-on bottle

Main Ingredients: Wintergreen Leaf, Lavender Flower, Peppermint Plant, Frankincense Resin, Cilantro Herb, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Basil Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf essential oils.

How to Get Started?

Navigating natural solutions can be extremely hard and worrisome and flat out time consuming. But, your pain can’t wait any more. Those aching muscles and tension that you are holding right between your scapulas can’t wait any longer. Your health is too important to put on the back burner. Luckily, I’ve made it easy to get the right oils for a killer price at an unbeatable quality.

I’ve created a special pain relief pack for you. Your health doesn’t have to wait any longer and that annoying lower back pain, yeah, it doesn’t have to wait either. It can be time consuming trying to find the right oils these days.

As essential oils have become more mainstream over the past years, we have to be more careful when buying them. The essential oil industry doesn’t have a regulating body to monitor what goes into each oil. So, more often than not you get oils that contain synthetics and fillers. That is why you can find oils at the store for as cheap as $6.99. Typically, a lower price comes with many concerns.

 doTERRA essential oils have been third party tested, and when you receive your oils, you can look up the testing results specific to your batch online. No other essential oil manufacturer can say this. Though many manufacturers tout third party tests, the tests can rarely be found.

Check out this special pain relief kit made just for you. Complete pain relief has never been this natural or easy.

*Stats provided by doTERRA