We all get days when you just can’t seem to get out of bed without creaking…

For me, that used to be most days, but thankfully I have a good old collection of safe to use super soothing essential oils. But like everything in life the answer to the question above is actually a little more complicated than it first seems.
But like everything in life the answer to the question above is actually a little more complicated than it first seems and here’s why –

Essential oils work on a cellular level alongside our bodies own repair system. While as humans we carry a similar structure of cells, our DNA is completely unique to us. This means that what works for one person may not work for you.

 Get Sleuthing:

Don’t worry there is an easy way to hone in on the oils to try all it takes is a little oil combo quotesleuthing (Sherlock Holmes style detecting).

You can quickly get to the bottom of where to start by answering following these simple steps:

Step #1 answer the following questions:

  1. Are you experiencing inflammation? If yes, choose an oil with anti-inflammatory properties (e.g., Basi, Bergamot, Clove, Frankincense, Myrrh, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile & Wintergreen)
  2. Do you struggle with rheumatic pain (intermittent pain in the joints and connective tissue)?  If yes, choose an oil with antirheumatic properties (e.g., Oregano or Thyme)
  3. Are the aches and pains your struggling with caused by muscle spasms? If yes, choose an oil with antispasmodic properties (e.g., Dill, Helichrysum, Lavender, Marjoram or Melissa)

Step #2 get sniffing

The quickest way to check which oil is going to be most beneficial to your body out of the ‘type’ you need (anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic or antirheumatic) really is to get the bottle out and have a good sniff.

Our bodies often instinctively can tell us which oils we need, and we will be ‘put off’ by an oil wich isn’t quite right for us.

“There’s an oil combination which when I’m feeling fine makes my stomach churn but as soon as I’m starting to feel down, or overwhelmed then it smells amazing to me.” Katie Woodland (2016)

Step #3 test it out on a small area

If you’re struggling with back ache then I wholeheartedly recommend in bypassing the full back massage and instead focus on rubbing the oil on your spinal reflex point (inside arches of your feet, or the outside of both thumbs). That’s not to discourage the massage afterwards but it really won’t be enjoyable for you or your partner if your wobbling, and complaining the whole way through!

Remember essential oils are highly concentrated and so you only need a few drops. Therefore, you can go hardcore on those aches and pains by targeting specific reflex points. Also, it enables you to be on guard with a carrier oil if you notice a little sensitivity afterwards.

Step #4 join in:

Answer the poll below to let me know which is your ‘go-to-oil’ when you’re creaking.

Katie x

p.s. If you’re open to learning how to use essential oils to do loads of other neat things and support your body and mind with everything it gets up to then click the link below to go to a free mini-wellness consult

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  1. It’s important to seek the advice of a professional before embarking on a new health regime.
  2. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
  3. This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
  4. Essential Oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
  5. Not all essential oils are of the same quality and it’s important you check with your oil brand whether you can use your oils aromatically (A), topically (T) and/or internally (I).

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