Q: I would like to ask for your recommendation on what carrier oils and essential oils would be good for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome? - M.
A: Thank you for your question concerning essential oils. There are many essential oils that can help to relieve the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel (particularly pain). Valerie Ann Worwood, in her book, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, recommends the following formula to help relieve the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
Dilute in 2 teaspoons vegetable oil and apply to hands, arms and shoulders twice a day. You could use Sweet Almond oil, Grapeseed oil, or our Massage Base as your vegetable oil.
Another reference which has possibly useful information for you concerning essential oils and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 2nd edition, by James F. Balch and Phyliss Balch. I hope this information will be helpful to you. - Joie Power, Ph.D.