Pain in the Neck!
A 2014 study from Hungkuang University showed "significant" relief in neck pain from the following essential oils at only a 3% concentration. (source http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25192562)
Oils: marjoram, black pepper, lavender, and peppermint
Jojoba Oil makes an excellent carrier oil for neck pain as it is anti-inflammatory as well!
Some who are looking for more natural alternatives for pain relief should consider essential oils (after speaking to their doctor).
Dilute, Dilute, Dilute
This will be a short blog post today! I want to remind or inform you all that ALL essential oils should be diluted for topical applications. Yes, even frankincense. Yes, even lavender. Why? Well for two main reasons:
1. Dilution lessons the risk of skin irritation and injury both immediately and over time (see picture);
2. Essential oils are volatile so they dissipate quickly. Instead of scenting the air, carriers help hold the oils so they can stay on or travel into the skin to give you maximum therapeutic benefit.
Finally, fresher oils are less irritating. So be mindful of the age of you oils.
For specific dilution ratios, we are here to help. All of your customers at Josiah's Oils have access to 2 Certified Aromatherapists to provide you with an exact dilution recipe for your oil.
Good carrier oils include: Jojoba, Grapeseed, Almond, Argan, Fractionated Coconut, Pumpkin. (All available at Josiah's Oils both in store and on-line)
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