Essential Oils For Lower Back Pain – Let Go Of Painkillers, And Begin To Fuse Your Muscles, Joints, and Disc Back Together

By | July 4, 2018

Dealing with sore muscles causing your lower back pain? Perhaps your muscles are tired from:

  1. Overuse
  2. Poor posture
  3. Stress
  4. Tension

one of these factors, or even all at once could be causing your lower back to feel rough and jagged.

At any expense, you are on the right path to soothing your muscle pain by checking us out!

As many of us already know, essential oils have been used for centuries to heal just about every kind of illness, physical or mental well being. You name it. But what’s so magical about it?

Like everything you encounter with healing or soothing a pain or injury, you must look at the core. When your lower back hurts what is usually the corporate? inflammation and a muscle imbalance. And like the core of these two, essential oils can replicate.

Harnessing the power of the plant can equip us with the healing powers they bring. More on that in our later readings.

It simply amazes me how many of us have been aware of essential oils, but we lack the understanding of how it can truly bring a more well-balanced and healthy life. It’s no coinsidience that these oils can end and prevent the use of harmful drugs.

With all the over the counter(OTC) prescription drugs, and Opioids at our disposal, it’s becoming increasingly worrying how many people are consuming them, That’s the first factor. Then there is this…

They are dangerous, and are proving to cause:

  • Addiction
  • Side effects
  • Overdose

Whether we like it or not, we are living in a world of quick fixes and temporary solutions. When something hurts or doesn’t feel right, we either:

  • Ignore it
  • Or reach for a painkiller

Over the counter solutions like NSAID’s and Acetaminophen just don’t cut it anymore. Unfortunately, they are synthetic and chemically created to have side effects at the expense of just masking your pain.

…Sounds hazardous to me, and quite like a double jeopardy. And don’t get me going on the addictions they bring.

But enough about painkillers and their negativity, now can be the moment you open up a new chapter in your life, and you fill it with all the memorabilia you can assure you’ll be having.

Versatility at last! Essential oils of every kind can be used in so many forms. from lotions to creams, bath oils, and salts to massage oils.

In this article, I will show you the best essential oils for lower back pain, and I will be guiding you through the tips on how you can effectively use oils to treat your sore and quite often painful muscles and joints. From one to the next, I will cover step-by-step, the following:

  1. How to avoid muscle and joint pain
  2. Importance of stretching
  3. The best essential oils
  4. How to use them
  5. What’ll work best for you

I’ll close with a conclusion, and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier you.

Want To Avoid Muscle And Joint Pain?

Wouldn’t we all be happy if we can jut be immune to feeling muscle pain? It would be living like a superstar athlete for years to come. As dreaming as that sounds, it’s not so realistic.

Unfortunately, At one point in our lives, we’re more likely to get muscle pain than we are in preventing it. Much of the problem at fault are our joints, as we either get older or experience a large injury, the cartilage wears and tears away, which places a constraint on your muscles.

But whichever problem it is you have, there is a way to make you better.  It’s my honor to get you ready my friend.

So the big question…

How can you avoid that nagging muscle pain that’s radiating to your lower back?

The best solution is to avoid overexertion. If you’re getting intense muscle soreness after a workout, and not the next day like you’re suppose to, that’s a sign you’re working yourself too hard. In other words, you might be hurting your body, and not in that “oooh, ahhh, I feel the burn” type of way.

A prevention action you can take to make sure that muscle pain doesn’t re-appear is by adding a massage oil before you head into your activities.

*Recipes beyond this point*

Ingredients:

  • 10 drops of pine oil
  • 10 drops of rosemary
  • 5 drops of black pepper
  • 5 drops of grapefruit
  • A 2 oz carrier oil – coconut, argan, sesame, sweet almond

Directions: 

  1. Combine all your gathered ingredients into a 2 oz glass bottle
  2. Apply, by rubbing gently throughout the muscle that needs to be worked the most
  3. Rub on for a good 10 minutes

Now that you know how to prevent muscle pain, let’s dive into a holistic approach.

Importance Of Stretching

Here at Remove Back Pain, we believe that the most powerful medicine for you is natural and holistic. We combine the astonishing effects of plants with the daily routine of strengthening and flexibility.

Whether you’ve stretched, or ran a marathon(hopefully not with a spinal problem), aches and pains just happen.  Its part of how our biological body works.

When this happens, inflammation doesn’t need an invitation to let itself in. That’s when its time to react fast to find ways to reduce the inflammation.  Stretching before and after an activity is the most beneficial thing you can do for your:

  • muscles
  • tendons
  • joints
  • ligaments

After a workout is when all the lactic acid build up around your muscles, causing your muscles to feel sore and hurt. As soon as you stretch your hips and hamstrings that lactic acid will decrease completely, and will allow blood to flow easily, increasing circulation, and letting the lactic acid run out.

The other important thing to note is that when you don’t stretch your hamstrings and hips after exercising, your muscles will tighten up, causing the pain to radiate up to your lower back and into your spine.

The Top 11 Essential Oils

Now that we spent some time thinking about strengthening and flexibility to our health and well-being, let’s take the next chunk of the article to talk about the positive effects of essential oils.

When it comes to essential oils, you’re not limited. There’s many that can heal your mind and body at the same time, while others that are most potent will deal with the chronic pain you’ve been dealing with. I have my top 11 essential oils to show for it.

  1. Peppermint

A refreshing, and uplifting oil, peppermint oil will help reduce mental fatigue, while improving your concentration. It’s proven to be great at relieving joints, and muscle aches and pain. Along with that, it works really well to stop muscle spasms. It’s antispasmodic properties makes it a great natural arthritis reliever. This oil answers the question for what is the best essential oil for pain?

2. Lavender

Do you want a therapeutic feeling? That’ exactly what lavender brings to the table. I’m sure you know how good this is! It’s great for ant-inflammatory, and calming purposes. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties when combined with lavender properties makes it very useful for muscle pain and aches. It also reduces swelling, allowing better blood circulation. Did I mention it helps with stress and anxiety?

3. Rosemary

Rosemary is another great essential oil all around! Along with it’s brain enhancing calming receptors, it contains high analgesic properties which will support your pains, aches, and arthritis. Your memory gets an enhancement, concentration, and mental alertness like no other, it’s an amazing reaction. I use it on multiple occasions. It also has antidepressant effects.

4. Black pepper

Okay guys, get a kick out of this one. Black pepper is one of the best oils for muscular aches and pains. It’s really warm, and that brings better blood circulation. It’Its pain relieving properties not only makes it good for arthritis and sore muscles, but for pr-exercise prevention and reducing stiffness.

5. Juniper

There are plenty of use for juniper essential oil. But when it comes to pain relieving properties it helps reduce muscle spasms, joint, and muscle pains and aches associated with fibromyalgia and arthritis. Juniper will strengthen your nerves and with regular use it can diffuse neuropathic pain. It has stimulant properties as well.

6. Eucalyptus

Similar to Juniper oil, when Eucalyptus is used it has ant-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It’s recommended for treating nerve pain, sprains, strains, and muscular pains and aches.

7. Yarrow

Extracted for the yarrow plant, it’s a very potent pain reliever. Its’s anti-inflammatory properties contains salycic acid which is part of the analgesic effect in aspirin.

8. Clove

This is one of the oldest practices being used medicinally. Although it gives a burning sensation when applied to your skin, it’s really benefiting in relieving your from muscle, joint pain, and soreness.

9. Thyme

Thyme essential oil helps treat your joint and muscle pain. It adds a warm sensation to your body, and for this reason it’s also good for arthritis and rheumatism. As a bonus, it brings down your blood pressure while increasing your blood circulation. It’s a common use for overexertion in sports.

10. Ginger

Why not ginger oil? Ginger provides muscle relief, and eases your muscle spasms. It’s warming actions with the analgesic properties makes it a vial use for treating your pains and aches, helps sooth painful joints, and symptoms of arthritis.

11. Cypress

Cypress essential oil is great for clearing out cramps, stress, tension, and swelling. It’s a great oil to add into your sore muscle mix.

How to Apply Essential Oils?

You’ve made it this far, but you still don’t know the one most important thing! How to use essential oils? Do you digest, use creams, or by oil for? I have the answer for you.

The best way to use essential oils is as massage oils. The reason so is that they are more potent and pure. The more pure, the more concentrated the oil will be. Have you thought about mixing them together?

Essential oils for pain relief should be diluted with carrier oils.

Carrier oils include:

  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Castor oil
  • Sweet almond
  • Argan
  • Sesame oil
  • Avocado
  • Kernel
  • Apricot

I’ll tell you this right now, all are a equally a great choice, but I personally like coconut oil. I’ll go out of my way to purchase it because when its combined, and said and done, the smell is going to be phenomenal.

Now you’re ready to apply the oil to your skin. Before your directly apply onto your skin, do a skin patch test to see if it effects your skin. What I do is rub my mix of diluted oil of choice(peppermint oil with coconut oil, and sweet almond) on my forearm. If after a second I don’t feel any irritation or discomfort within a 24-hour time frame, it’s a sign that you’re infused oil is safe and ready for use.

Here’s one essential oil I’ve been using as of lately:

All it took me were a couple of drops of Eucalyptus before sleep and it made the most significant difference moving forward in my life.

You only need to use a few drops of your essential oil of choice. Each and every oil is different, and so your dosage varies. But the standard practice is to add 4 to 10 drops of essential oil to every carrier oil. There’s something awesome to this approach.

You can use mix different oils together as long as you keep to these proportions. So have it, be free and show your creative side.

Here’s a video of me talking about essential oils and how you should use them:

On a note: Use only the purest grades of carrier oils because they have therapeutic properties of their own, and activate the reaction(chemically) of the essential oils.

How to apply each and every oil:

Here are my tips, and from experience on how to apply all essential oils.

1. Peppermint oil

This homemade rub I have for you really does the works! It penetrates through your outer tissue to get deep into your muscles, causing you to get into deep relaxation and a soothing relaxation.

I’m proud to share with you my most favorite one, especially after I’ve done a workout and I’m in some serious pain.

Time: 30 minutes

Serves/usage: 30

Equipment: Glass jar

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  2. 1/4 cup grated beeswax
  3. 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder or ginger(turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory but it can cause temporary skin discoloration)
  4. 2 teaspoons cayenne powder
  5. 15 drops of lavender essential oil
  6. 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
  7. glass jar

Procedure:

  1. First, Pour all oils except the essential oils into your jar.
  2. Grab a saucepan and place it over your stove with 2 inches of water, over medium low heat.
  3. Once all combined, let it cool.
  4. Now add your essential oils and mix it very well.
  5. Once your mixture is ready, pour it into metal tins or storage containers, and allow it to set and settle.

You and I both know how effective peppermint oil is, but did you know how many ways it can be applied effectively?Maybe 1, 2, 3,  4 times? You’re about to be ASTOUNDED like I first was…

25 TIMES! Woahhh right? For the sake of my article I will give you top 3 ways it can be used for your muscle and joints for your lower back pain, but if you’d like me to share with you more or all, just shoot me a message. Let’s jump into it shall we?

1. To relieve muscle and joint pain

Procedure:

  1. Twist open the bottle dropper
  2. Squeeze the top to suck in the peppermint oil, enough for 2-3 drops
  3. Apply 2-3 drops into your area of concern(your lower back, hips, hamstrings, etc.)
  4. Rub for 3x in a day

Alternative approach:

Add 5-6 drops of peppermint essential oil to a luke warm water bath with Epsom salt

2. Respiratory care and sinus benefits

Are you having trouble with your breathing? Is your technique not “sound” like you want it to be? Well, my good old pal Peppermint oil has your back.

How to:

  1. Rub to your temples, your chest, and your back
  2. Use 2-3 drops

Alternative approach: 

Use a diffuser. I have my very own, and I’m more than happy to share it with you.

A diffuser like this one has many benefits. It will not only calm your mind, it will enhance your receptors in the brain, giving you a more restful night.

3. Increase energy and improve exercise performance

Who would of known peppermint oil could enhance your work rate?

How to:

  1. Add your peppermint essential oil to water, and have a drink.
  2. Use 1-2 drops
  3. If you want to massage, then rub your temples, and the back of your neck
  4. Use 2-3 drops for each part of your body
  5. Use 3x in a day.

Other blends.

  • A diffuser. Do you want to feel awake and alert? If so, then add 4-5 drops of your peppermint oil to a diffuser. This will attract an energizing scent that will fill your room. Don’t be surprised if your breathing were to improve! I have one at home that I use and it’s great for opening up my breathing to keep me mentally relaxed, and ready for yoga.
  • Try cooking with it. Cooking with peppermint oil is quite possibly the most natural way I’ve come across to this point in using it. It will give your dishes a minty punch.
  • Blend it up by smoothie or drinks. All you need is drop or two into your favorite smoothie, or glass of water to get a refreshing kick. Besides that, it’s great for fighting off stomach issues, and bacteria.
  • Dilute it with another oil of your choice. Like I stated before, you can infuse peppermint oil with other carrier oils. As a reminder, you can use coconut oil, sweet almond, and lavender.
  • Be ready to scrub your feet. Have you grown tired of all the cosmetics and potentially dangerous chemicals you soak onto your feet? I recommend you make your own, as I have done so.

2. Lavender Oil

From my own experience, lavender oil is very helpful when in a bath, since it will relieve you of your joint and muscle pain, as well as stress. Better yet, when it comes to nighttime, it will help you sleep much better, used at bedtime.

Here’s another way to reduce swelling and sore muscles, and the most common application:

Procedure:

  1. Twist open the bottle dropper
  2. Squeeze the top to suck in the lavender oil, enough for 2-3 drops
  3. Apply it directly to the area of your concern.
  4. Use 3x in a day.

3. Rosemary Oil

How to:

  1. Apply 2-3 drops to the area of your concern.
  2. Use 3x in a day.

Rosemary works great by itself, but works even better when mixed with clary sage, peppermint, chamomile, and lavender.

*CAUTION*: If you are a pregnant woman, or are breastfeeding, you should not mix it.

4. Black Pepper Oil

Like Rosemary essential oil, apply step 1-2.

5. Juniper Oil

How to:

  1. apply 2-3 drops to your area of concern.
  2. Rub for 3x a day.

Alternative approach: 

When applied as a lotion or cream it will help reduce muscle spasms, joints and muscles pains, and aches.

6. Eucalyptus

How to:

  1. apply 2-3 drops to your area of concern
  2. Rub for 3x a day

Alternative approach:

Eucalyptus can be used just like Juniper, in topical form. It can be also used in a lotion or cream, as a bath oil or salt bath. If you have lavender around, mix it together, it works great.

7. Yarrow Oil

How to:

  1. apply 2-3 drops to your area of concern
  2. Rub for 3x a day

Alternative approach:

Like Eucalyptus, and Juniper, yarrow essential oil can be used topically.

8. Clove Oil

How to:

  1. apply 2-4 drops to your area of concern
  2. Rub for 3x a day

Alternative approach: 

When mixed with olive oil, it can be massaged into the area of your concern.

9. Thyme Oil

How to:

  1. apply 2-3 drops to your area of concern.
  2. Rub for 3x a day.

10. Ginger oil.

How to:

  1. apply 2-4 drops to your area of concern.
  2. Rub for 3x a day.

*Bonus recipe ahead*…

Do you want to hear more about how to mix all these essential oils together? If so, I want to give away my recipes.

1. Muscle relief massage oil.

Procedure:

  1. 15 drops of juniper
  2. 10 drops of rosemary
  3. 5 drops of black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a 5 mL glass dropper bottle mix all your oils.
  2. Shake it(blending it)
  3. Apply a small amount to your muscles, and massage.

It’s great that you have all the details on how to use an essential oil, but there has to be more. How do you to take the best approach for your symptoms? We’ll take a close look at that next. So get your recipe book ready, this is about to get cooking.

Your Best Approach To Date

Can you rest easy with a slipped disc? I know I can’t.  The pain that comes with a restless lower back can now be controlled. And it does so with:

  • herniated disc
  • bulging disc
  • arthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • sciatic nerve
  • spondyolythesis
  • spinal stenosis
  • muscle aches
  • joint pains

…And many more!

Here I’m going to reveal to you a massage blend that’s not only worked well for me, but for my friends and relatives.

In the meantime, before you check in with your doctor, there’s a formula to use ease your discomfort, and relieve your spine.

For the first three days after you slipped or ruptured your disc, you should be icing for 24-72 hours throughout your day. After three days you can apply massage oil to your area of concern. Be sure to apply it gently! Since it’s your disc we’re talking about here

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Ingredients:

  • 10 drops of peppermint
  • 10 drops of rosemary
  • 5 drops of ginger
  • 5 drops of eucalyptus
  • 2 tablespoons of carrier oil of your choice(argan, coconut, jojoba, grapeseed, macadamia, sweet almond, sesame)

You’ll want to apply it throughout the day, 3x a day works just fine.

TIP: The very first time I used this blend, I didn’t feel the best comfort right away, and so I had to use a hot and cold compressor with a cloth and hot and cold water, alternating with the two.

Thereafter, It alleviated discomfort and I added 2-3 drops of each basil and peppermint essential oil on the compressor. Follow it up with gently massaging your area.

Treatment for an acute back strain

What if you’re dealing with acute lower back pain muscle strain? You can follow the same recommendation from a slipped disc above.

NOTE: Anytime you have an acute muscle sprain or strain, the first thing to do is use ice therapy for the first 2-3 days. An ice bag is okay, but it doesn’t have the best effects as a cold gel pack.

Essentially, after using an ice bag for almost 1 year straight with acute, sub-acute and chronic lower back pain, I had to switch over, as it was not enough.

Treatment for Lumbago

For Lumbago, I’ve made a blend that is best applied with a massage and then mixed into a bath.

Ingredients:

  • 10 drops of ginger
  • 10 drops of lavender
  • 5 drops of marjoram
  • 5 drops of rosemary

Directions: 

  1. In a 5mL glass dropper bottle put all your essential oils together
  2. Shake it to blend

Alternative use:

  1. In a small bowl combine 2-3cups of cold water with 12 drops of your lumbago blend
  2. Start stirring your water and oils thoroughly
  3. Once ready, grab a cloth and soak it into your mixture
  4. Bring your wet cloth out, wring it out so it doesn’t drip
  5. Apply your cold cloth compress to your area of concern in your lower back
  6. Apply it once every two hours. Alternate a cold pack in between

To massage:

  1. In a small bowl, combine 4 tsp(20 mL) of grapessed or sweet almond(carrier oil) with 8 drops of your lumbago blend
  2. Mix well together, and use your hands to massage over your back

In the bath:

  1. First, Fill your tub with luke warm water
  2. While your tub is filling, combine 1 tsp of milk and 4-7 drops of your lumbago blend in a bowl
  3. Once your tub is filled and the water is shut off, add the milk and oils inside
  4. Place your hands in the water and agitate it to disperse the oil/milk mix
  5. Let soak for 20-25 minutes
  6. Rub the floating droplets into your skin

For Sciatica

I believe we all know how irritating sciatic nerve pain is. It causes way too much discomfort. I’ve been feeling sciatic pain for the past 2 months, constantly on and off. My legs haven’t trembled so much as they have lately. Luckily, I can use the following blend for relief.

Ingredients:

  • 10 drops of rosemary
  • 10 drops of lavender
  • 12 drops of marjoram

Directions:

  1. In a 5mL glass dropper bottle put all your essential oils together
  2. Shake like a blender

TIP: If you’re sciatic pain is severe, do not massage for a long time. It should be limited. Usually, sever pain brings in inflammation, and with inflammation comes a cold compressor, which is recommended.

Ways to use your sciatica massage pain

For the bath:

  1. Fill up your tub with luke warm water
  2. While your tub is filling, combine 1 tsp of milk and add 4-7 drops of your sciatica blend in a bowl
  3. Once your tub is filled, Add your milk and oils to the mix
  4. Agitate the water so that it disperses your oil/milk mix
  5. Soak in the tub for 20 minutes
  6. Rub any floating droplets directly to your skin

For Massage:

  1. In a small bowel, combine 4 tsp(20mL) of grapeseed or calendula-infused oil and add 12 drops of your sciatic massage blend
  2. After inflammation has gone down, mix it thoroughly and massage it over your back

Is Any Of This Essential Yet?


Have you come to the realization how great essential oils can benefit and help you? There are many additives, and even bonuses to using oils. Not only can you use them by themselves, or mix them, but they make a great use for prevention.

No matter the issue you’re having, whether its inflammation or pain from constant lower back pain, there is an essential oil out there for any magnitude.

If you have sore and/or painful muscles, and joints, you can say goodbye your pain when you take preventative measures before you get that work out in, or if you have n extraneous activity to do. We talked about how stretching adds value to your muscles and joints, while learning how to combine essential oils in an activity.

The top 11 essential oils are sure to keep you on your feet, and spending less time hunching over, and resting.

How you use essential oils are totally up to you. You can find multiple ways to blend them together, but what I’ve shared with you will work the best, I guarantee you. If you’re ready to look to decrease your muscle pain you came to the right place.

Make sure you leave me whatever might be looming on in your mind down below. I would like to hear from you, and you’ll get my best efforts to make sure you’re going to find success.

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For 2 of the 4 years in my education, I really took the opportunity to learn chemistry, and It’s given me the knowledge to share with you for example, the reactions of molecules.

With that being said, I made an article dedicated to the chemistry behind essential oil right here. Otherwise Continue with the Remove Back Pain System by learning about CBD Oil for back pain here.

Author: Michael

Hi My name is Michael Granados, I am of the age of 26 years, and I’m a back pain specialist, enthusiast, and expert. All of us have had or will have lower back pain at least once in our lives, and whether it’s acute or a more chronic condition, you can depend on us here at Remove Back Pain to take great care of you. I ensure you’ll take the right and most appropriate steps for you to heal the safest and most productive way. Get ready for a better lifestyle!

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