Beyond Essential Oils: The Power of Carriers in Pain Relief

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Karen Williams

Layering our blends with carriers is just as important as our choice of essential oils.

Our exploration of essential oils, such as the potent Cinnamon Leaf, has highlighted the necessity of safety and the profound benefits it offers for managing pain and inflammation. Yet, a key component to maximizing these benefits lies in our selection of carriers.

Carriers are indispensable in aromatherapy—they are the silent enhancers of essential oil efficacy and nourish and protect our skin. In our series, we've previously shed light on the potency of Cinnamon Leaf oil and the compelling relief it brings through the action of eugenol. Now, it's time to spotlight the carriers that amplify these effects, with a particular emphasis on Trauma Oil for pain and inflammation.

Before we delve into the world of carriers, let's quickly recap our journey so far. Our first blog introduced you to Cinnamon Leaf oil and eugenol painting broad strokes. Then, in our second blog, we unraveled the secrets of eugenol's key component in Cinnamon Leaf and explored its therapeutic properties with pain and inflammation relief.

Now, let's shift our focus back to pain relief and inflammation. Regarding these challenges, carriers play a vital role in enhancing the effectiveness of essential oil blends. One of our top choices for pain and inflammation is Trauma Oil.

Trauma Oil: Nature's Soothing Ally

Trauma Oil is a remarkable carrier for acute and chronic painful conditions. Its soothing properties make it a valuable ally for joint and muscular inflammation and pain. But what exactly is Trauma Oil?

This infused herbal oil typically has a base of olive oil infused separately with fresh flowers of arnica, St. John's wort, and dried calendula flowers. These infusions are combined to create the remarkable Trauma Oil we know and love.

What sets Trauma Oil apart is its versatility and gentle nature. It's suitable for individuals of all ages, making it a go-to choice for family wellness. Whether you're dealing with an acute injury or a chronic condition, Trauma Oil offers a soothing touch.

For chronic issues, many aromatherapists turn to salves. Salves provide a slower rate of essential oil absorption and are excellent for long-term use. They are typically crafted with beeswax to thicken the mixture. You can customize your salve by incorporating Trauma Oil and other carriers like jojoba wax or even adding kombo butter, depending on the specific issue you're addressing. We have a treasure trove of blogs showcasing different ways to create salves or body butter for various purposes. Check out this blog for an essential oil butter recipe designed for joint pain relief.

What makes the world of aromatherapy so fascinating is the ability to tailor recipes to fit your unique needs. You can easily swap out butters, carrier oils, and essential oils to create blends that perfectly suit your unique needs.

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About the author

Karen Williams - Aromahead Institute

Karen Williams

R.N. Certified Aromatherapist, Educator

I love to create amazing blends that inspire and promote a healthier lifestyle. I got my start many years ago as a registered nurse working in the hospital system. I wanted to help people more holistically. Then, I discovered essential oils, and my approach to life changed forever. Now, I’ve made it my mission to share what I’ve learned about aromatherapy with my friends, family, and the world. Because - life is so much better with health, happiness, and community.

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