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Pain Blends with Essential Oils: Recipes and Benefits

Pain Blends with Essential Oils
Written by Collins Nwokolo

The experience gained over the years has allowed me to create many aromatherapy blends using essential oils that can help relieve pain.

Here are some of my favorite pain blends. These blends are made with essential oils, which are great for reducing inflammation.

Sometimes, aches and pains can be short-term. For example, if you pull a muscle or lie in a strange position on your neck. These types of pain may last for several days. Sometimes, the pain can last for only a few days. Blends that treat different types of pain are included here. 

Each of these blends should be made in 1 oz (28g) at first. The exception is the knee butter which can make 4 oz/112g. You can make more if you like the blend.

Hand Lotion

This blend will be a great choice if you feel some stiffness or pain in your fingers and joints. The lotion is quick to rub in and doesn’t feel heavy. It soothes pain and moisturizes the skin. 

  • 1 oz (28 g) unscented lotion
  • Three drops of Gingergrass (Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia)
  • 4 drops German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
  • 6 drops Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

This blend can be made in PET plastic jars or glass measuring 1 oz (30ml). PET plastic is a non-reactive plastic that doesn’t leach. PET plastic is an excellent choice if you don’t want to work with glass. There are many suppliers that offer natural unscented lotions.

Simply add essential oils to the lotion and mix the ingredients. It can be carried around with you for use during the day or left on your sink to be used after washing your hands.

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Feet Lotion

A good foot massage is a must-have for anyone who loves it. It’s great to give your feet some attention after a long day. This blend can be used in conjunction with the hand lotion.

  • 1 oz (28 g) unscented lotion
  • Five drops of peppermint ( Mentha Piperita).
  • Eight drops of Black Spruce ( Picea Mariana).

This blend can be made in a PET plastic jar or a glass 1 oz (30ml) jar. Simply add the essential oils to the lotion and mix gently. You’re done! You can massage your feet with a little bit of oil.

Decent Knee Butter

The butter used to make this blend is rich and nourishing. It is a rich, nourishing butter that feels incredible and moisturizes the skin. The essential oils create a soothing effect that makes joints more flexible and comfortable.

  • 1/2 oz (14 g) beeswax (Cera alba)
  • 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 1 oz (28g) shea butter ( Shea Butter Butyrospermum Parkii).
  • 1 oz (28 g) coconut oil (Cocos nucifera)
  • 9 drops German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
  • 11 drops Juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • 15 drops of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 15 drops of Gingergrass (Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia)


  1. This blend can be made using the “Stovetop Melting Method.” Place a Pyrex measuring glass in a saucepan that is 1/4 full of boiling water. Your ingredients will be held in the Pyrex, while the hot water will melt them through it.
  2. Then melt the beeswax in a Pyrex.
  3. Add the jojoba to the mixture and let it melt.
  4. Mix the coconut oil with the water and let it melt.
  5. Melt the shea butter. Then, remove the mixture from heat immediately. Shea butter doesn’t like heat too much.
  6. Mix the essential oils and stir. Pour the mixture into a jar.
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This recipe yields 4 oz (112 grams) of butter. You can also use two glass jars of 2 oz (60 milliliters) each. Because you will be using hot, melted butter, glass is the best option.

Use the butter to massage your knees as often as necessary.

You don’t have to spend your time making this butter at the stove. I also have a blend that may be of interest for knee pain. This is a nighttime knee pain gel, but you can also use it throughout the day.

The next blend that I will describe is made from Trauma Oil, which in itself is a blend! Trauma Oil, a carrier oil (usual oil from olives), has been infused with three herbs: St. John’s Wort, calendula oil, and arnica oil are the three ingredients used to infuse Trauma Oil. Trauma oil is a powerful, all-natural remedy that can be used to relieve pain. Adding inflammation-reducing essential oils takes the relief to the next level.

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Trauma Oil
  • Six drops of Black Spruce ( Picea Mariana).
  • 6 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Four drops of Ginger (Zingiber zizanoides)

This blend can be made in a 1 oz (30ml) glass bottle. Simply combine all ingredients in a bottle and shake it gently. Use the blend to massage your neck, shoulders, and back. It is quite handy having a friend help with this procedure. It is rather difficult to reach the top of your back, where your neck and shoulders meet.

Final words

The oils mentioned in this blog post can be used to soothe stiffness and pain in the joints and muscles. You don’t need one of these oils to make the recipe as written. Any oil from other recipes can be used instead. Black Spruce can be used in place of Gingergrass if you don’t have it to make the hand lotion.

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These essential oils can also be used to soothe the pain. Some of the most notable are Spike Lavender, Helichrysum (Helichrysumitalicum), Rosemary oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis Ct. Camphor), and Geranium (Pelargonium asperum). There are many options for essential oils, which allows us to make Aromatherapy blends with a wide variety of ingredients.

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