Some essential oils for gout therapy such as Frankincense have an almost floral fragrance. This resin from the Boswellia Tree has many healing properties which include pain relief for arthritis. It is often recommended to use these types of essential oils on arthritic joints as well as other areas of the body including the heels, elbows, and knees. The anti-itch properties of the resin also help to give a natural remedy for gout that also works for other joint problems. Essential oils of this nature can be used in vapor rubs or massaged directly into the affected area for maximum effect.
Another excellent remedy for painful joints is to mix a few drops of Frankincense with warm water and apply that to the painful area. You should do this fifteen minutes before you first feel the pain, and another fifteen minutes afterwards. You can also apply the mix to the back, shoulders, and knees.
For a foot bath, mix equal parts of olive, castor, and coconut oils. Allow the mixture to cool and then add a couple drops of pure essential oils of your choice. You will want to soak your feet for about fifteen minutes prior to using them again. Use the foot bath several times per day, at least once. The increased circulation provided through the massage will greatly reduce inflammation in those areas.
If you do not want to make a full pack of essential oils, you can purchase an inexpensive travel bottle that has an atomizer. With a small atomizer, you can make a very concentrated rub. Apply the rub directly to the problem area(s) using a roller bottle and a cotton ball. Be sure to dilute the contents of the bottle prior to use. With a bit of persistence, you will see results in as little as a week.
Rosemary essential oils are particularly effective when used with a cold compress. In fact rosemary essential oils are recommended for a quick relief during colds, sinus problems, as well as arthritis and other muscle and joint ailments. The rosemary essential oil is especially effective when used during a cold compress to relieve muscle and joint pain associated with swollen glands in the neck and face. Add a few drops to a warm compress and place on the aching area for about twenty minutes.
Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are common conditions that have many causes. Some causes include physical trauma, injury, or repetitive motion stress. With some of these conditions the symptoms are similar to what is called arthritic mimicry where the affected area and symptoms of the condition are similar to that of arthritis. This can lead to less than effective treatments and to painful rheumatism. By using rosemary essential oils and a combination of other essential oils such as peppermint, lavender and mint it is possible to relieve pain and other symptoms.
Peppermint has a slight mint flavor, has a pungent, aromatic and citrus fragrance. It is also the most abundant aromatic essential oil in the world with over four hundred thousand known aromas. This makes it an extremely powerful yet subtle essential oil. Its ability to stimulate circulation and increase immune system activity makes it highly effective in fighting infectious disease, inflammation, digestive disorders and skin infections. It also helps alleviate the symptoms of menopausal hot flashes and menstrual cramps.
Mint has a pungent, aromatic and citrus fragrance. It is one of the best essential oils for gout because of its anti-inflammatory properties which work to reduce inflammation. It has been used to treat arthritis and rheumatism for thousands of years. It is one of the essential oils for the treatment of influenza and other viruses. The anti-viral and anti-septic properties help to protect the body from harmful bacteria and fungi that may cause infection and create painful symptoms.