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Rheumatoid Arthritis


The causes of rheumatoid arthritis are not certain, but there are many likely suspects.  The condition may follow a viral infection or other illness.  It may be related to the glands, hormones, or perhaps be due to a defect in the auto-immune system.  Regardless of the cause, rheumatoid arthritis is extremely painful.  The pain is caused by inflammation of the fibrous connective tissue around the joints.  Although any joint can be involved, it most often impacts the wrists and knuckles.

This condition may lead to deformity and loss of motion in the joints.  It may be recognized by the shiny tight skin around and over the affected areas as well as swelling around the joints and stiffness in the hands and/or limbs.


Suggested essential oils to use:


Cedar Wood: Helps decongest the lymph system and improve circulation.

Frankincense: Helps relieve muscle aches and pain.

Lemon: Helps reduce  joint inflammation.

Myrrh: Calms the spirit and relaxes the body to help speed up the healing process

Sandalwood: A fantastic anti-inflammatory and pain reducer

Tea Tree: Helps relieve the pain and inflammation.

5 essential oils that can help reduce pain:


Eucalyptus: This oil has great anti-inflammatory properties. It can be applied directly to areas of pain. For children or those with sensitive skin, dilute the oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, using a 1 to 1 mixture.

Lavender: This oil is beneficial in helping to relieve pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Apply directly to the area of pain or use aromatically in a diffuser.

Marjoram: Historically, marjoram has been used for muscle spasm, sprains, stiff  joints, arthritis, and bruises as well. It may be applied directly to the area of pain.

Peppermint: Peppermint is also anti-inflammatory. It can be applied directly to an area of pain or diluted 1:1 for children and sensitive skin.

Rosemary: This oil has many uses, but is well known for its analgesic properties (relieves pain) and anti-inflammatory properties.  It can be applied directly to the area of pain and/or diffused.

Always consult a professional medical health care provider when experiencing arthritis symptoms.


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