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Essential Oils for Tendonitis & Arthritis

Q:  What are some aromatherapy approaches for someone who has tendonitis and osteoarthritis? Thanks very much.

A:   Concerning tendonitis and arthritis, here is a formula that you may find soothing for the bath: 

  • Rosemary - 10 drops 
  • Lavender - 10 drops 
  • Peppermint - 5 drops 
  • German (blue) Chamomile - 5 drops 

This combination can also be used for massage to specific areas of the body. Add 2 to 4 drops of the above mixture of essential oils per teaspoon of carrier oil like Sweet Almond or our massage base. 

Of course, essential oils are not a form of "treatment" for any condition and cannot "cure" any condition but they are soothing and comforting and may in that way be helpful. 

I cannot overemphasize the importance of nutritional factors in arthritis and for good health in general. A resource which may be helpful to you in this regard is the book Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 2nd edition, by James Balch and Phyliss Balch. This book has a good section on arthritis. - J.P. 

Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and not intended to treat, prescribe, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Dreaming Earth Botanicals is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed. All matters pertaining to your physical health should be supervised by a healthcare professional. Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.