Ahh, Relief Essential Oil Blend for Shoulder Pain

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Karen Williams

Make an All-natural Essential Oil Blend for Shoulder Pain that Offers FAST Relief!

Life comes with its fair share of strains and burdens, and our shoulders often bear the brunt of it. Whether you're deep into a passionate book on aromatherapy, perfecting your garden, reaching high to fix a light, enveloping children in warm embraces, or setting up shelves, our shoulders play a pivotal role.

However, the heaviest load our shoulders often carry is not physical—it's tension.

Shoulder discomfort and tightness can halt many daily activities and even impede the simplest motions, like turning our heads. But fear not! I have a holistic remedy up my sleeve—an essential oil blend tailored for shoulder pain that soothes sore muscles by calming inflammation, bringing more circulation and release to the area, and creating a feeling of flowing, relaxed movement in those once-tense muscles.

This blend starts with Trauma Oil—a fusion of three potent herbs infused in a carrier oil, such as olive oil. These herbs are:

  • Arnica: Renowned for easing bruises and swelling.

  • St. John's Wort: Often associated with nerve pain relief.

  • Calendula: Celebrated for its skin-soothing properties.

Pure Trauma Oil, on its own, can be a powerful remedy for muscle discomfort. But when combined with select essential oils, its benefits amplify. You can read more about Trauma Oil here.

Try pure Trauma Oil for your shoulder pain. Even without adding the essential oil blend, Trauma Oil offers much relief for sore muscles!

The essential oils in this blend for shoulder pain are . . .

Peppermint essential oil provides an instant cooling sensation, easing tightness and relieving sore areas. It promotes relaxation in tensed muscles and increases mobility.

Ginger essential oil brings warmth, balancing peppermint's coolness. It enhances blood circulation and reduces inflammation, making it an ally against muscle cramps.

Lavender essential oil is a classic in pain relief. Lavender is gentle on the skin and boasts many therapeutic benefits. In this blend, its quantity surpasses Peppermint and Ginger's to ensure a mild, soothing touch.

Ready for the recipe?

"Shrug Off the Tension" Blend for Shoulder Pain

  • 1 fl oz (30 ml) Trauma Oil

  • 9 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

  • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita)

  • 4 drops Ginger essential oil (Zingiber officinale)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle.

Combine the Trauma Oil and essential oils, shake gently, and you're done! 

To use this blend, take a coin-sized amount in your palm and gently massage it onto the affected shoulder and neck area. Feel the transformation as the tension and pain dissolve, giving way to relief and relaxation. 

Move your shoulders slowly and gently using this blend, and use it as needed.

If you can't get a shoulder massage, making your homemade essential oil blend for shoulder pain is a great way to get that "Ahh, my shoulders feel so free!" feeling.

I have an entire workshop on using essential oils for pain and inflammation relief. Learn more below!

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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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