AfricaStudio/shutterstock You probably already know about the many benefits of essential oils: they can ease stress, get you through cold and flu season, and help you sleep. They can also provide quick and easy arthritis relief. You can soothe your sore joints wherever and whenever you need to with this super-simple essential oils remedy.
Use 15 drops of your favorite pain-relieving essential oil—lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, or vanilla will all work. Add the oil to a “neutral oil”—two tablespoons of almond, jojoba, coconut, or avocado oil. Rub it on your sore joints, or use it as a massage oil. However, make sure to mix it up; if you use the same oil every time, your body will grow used to the pain-relief powers and won’t respond to them any more.
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