For instance, you can prepare your own warming massage mixture, which you can use for your sore knee massage. You need to gather five drops of eucalyptus oil, four drops of sage oil, six drops of rosemary oil, three drops of coriander oil, four drops of marjoram oil, five drops of Roman chamomile oil, and two ounces of some carrier oil.
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and keep the mixture in a dark, glass bottle. Use a few drops of the mixture to massage the sore knee. It will fantastically warm the skin, reduce the pain and inflammation. If you suffer from chronic knee pain, use this solution twice every day.
Another way to relieve the knee pain with the use of essential oils is by preparing a soaking bath. You will need one or two cups of bath salts, six drops of peppermint oil, five drops of cypress oil, four drops of rosemary oil, and three drops of lavender oil.
Prepare a tub filled with hot water, add the bath salts first and when they dissolve, add to the water the mixture of essential oils. Soak in the water, making sure that your painful knee is in the hot water. It should bring you immediate relief to knee pain and inflammation.
Another option is to prepare peppermint and wintergreen mixture. You only need twelve drops of peppermint oil, eight drops of wintergreen oil, and thirty milliliters or some carrier oil. Mix all the ingredients and store the solution in a bottle made of dark glass. Massage the knee with the mixture three times a day.
Essential oils are generally considered safe and they rarely cause side effects. However, there are some precautions which you should take before you start using essential oils. First of all, it is extremely important to choose the essential oils which are 100 percent natural and pure. Secondly, you need to be aware that essential oils may cause some allergic reactions or skin sensitivity among some individuals.
Therefore, if you use some essential oil for the first time, always do a skin patch check to see if you can use it on a regular basis. If you take any medications for high blood pressure or you deal with some heart disease, consult a doctor before you start the treatment with the essential oils. Additionally, if you are breastfeeding or you are pregnant, consult a doctor before you use essential oils. This rule also applies to children as it is not recommended to use the essential oils among children under three years old.
In spite of the precautions mentioned above, you should not be afraid to use the essential oils as they are for sure much safer than medicines. People who use the essential oils regularly for their knee pain report that they are often as effective as medical treatments. The essential oils are cheap and easily accessible so you can try different options and mixtures before you find the oils which work for you best. Also, remember that for the effectiveness of the essential oils it is important to use them regularly. Moreover, you can use the oils as a preventive measure too, for example after a long hard day or after the intense workout.