8 Essential Oils That Relieve Pain


Essential Oils

After a long, hard day at work, nothing relaxes and soothes the muscles and joints like a good massage. If you suffer from chronic joint pains, then a massage which incorporates the use of essential oils will help relieve the pain and give you a restful sleep at night.

However, it should also be noted that every individual’s body chemistry differs and so there are certain essential oils which may work for you and may not work for others.

Here Are Some Of The Best Essential Oils Which Relieve Pain Almost Instantly:

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint essential oils have been used for centuries to provide relief to individuals suffering from headaches and stomach upsets. Therefore, a small dab of peppermint oil on the body during a massage or added to the bath water can relieve pain and reduce inflammations, if any.

Peppermint Oil


This essential oil is an extremely effective anti-inflammatory. It helps reduce the onset of headaches, neuralgia, back pain, as well as a combatant against TMJ syndrome. It relieves dysmenorrhea and stress in an individual. In fact, its essence can be added to tea for a soothing effect on the body.


Clary Sage

It is widely regarded as quite intoxicating and euphoric and should be consumed and used in small quantities. It helps to relieve spasm pains, muscle aches as well as cramping and is therefore an extremely useful oil to use in a massage. It also helps in digestion and can be mixed with chamomile to reduce tension and discomfort which may arise owing to PMS and dysmennorhea. It also helps in easing labour.



This essential oil has a long history of being effective anointing oil, and is therefore deserving of a place as an essential oil that can be used in a therapeutic massage. It shares similar properties of lavender and has therefore served as an effective remedy for bruising and burns, depression while also helping in the detoxification of the immune system after the consumption of drugs and nicotine. Helichrysum is also said to improve spiritual awareness.

Helichrysum OIL

Sweet Marjoram

This essential oil is highly sedative. It helps relieve pain, stiffness, sprains, neuromuscular contractions and can be used as an effective remedy for rheumatoid, osteoarthritis and migraines. It has a powerful impact on emotions, thereby helping people suffering from deep trauma and grief.



Sandalwood is mostly used in Ayurvedic treatment as it helps relieve muscle spasms and is effective when it comes to treating sciatica and lymph congestion. It serves as a powerful tonic to the cardiovascular and digestive systems and also helps an individual deal with depression, insomnia, grief and aggression. Sandalwood also helps open the mind to connect with the spiritual realm by offering a calming effect to the person.



This essential oil is quite interesting as it helps relieve arthritis, muscle aches, pain, sprains and stiffness which can be the source of great pain. It helps increase venous circulation which helps in the detoxification of tissues. A dash of this essential oil is said to help the central nervous system maintain a certain balance. It also helps people deal with insomnia, depression and tension.



Lavender can be used as an effective relaxant as it provides relief from pain. This essential oil has been used to deal with headaches, muscle strains as well as various cramps. It also aids the digestive system and provides relief during a stomach discomfort. Its antiseptic properties naturally help heal wounds.  The oil is aromatic and can be added to bath water after a long hard day of work as it helps relieve mental distress caused by anxiety, depression and mood swings.