All in the Family
These two hold a dear place in my daughter’s life and share a common ailment, arthritis.
I won’t divulge Clark’s age but Gus (my daughter’s Golden Retriever) is nine. One has arthritic back pain and the other, knee pain. In researching a blend for both guys she came up with this winning combination that we’d like to share with you.
Arthritis Pain Blend
3 drops Rosemary
3 drops Black Pepper
3 drops Marjoram
2 drops Frankincense
1 tablespoon carrier oil
For humans and large dogs: Add pure essential oils to a tablespoon of your preferred carrier oil. Gently massage topically on stiff, sore affected areas. Judging by Gus’s reaction to this mini massage with essential oils – you can expect to relax as the discomfort eases. Jennifer shares that she can see Gus’s back relax after she massages in the blend therefore, he relaxes and can rest. Apply as needed.
Rosemary for analgesic, warming, circulatory, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties. Helps with concentration, decreases stress.
Black Pepper for warmth, digestive aid, relieve sore muscles, joints and stimulate kidneys.
Marjoram is a natural muscle relaxer with analgesic, respiratory and digestive properties. I love this one for chest rubs when laid out flat with a cold or the flu for it’s expectorant benefits too.
Frankincense and all it’s wonders. It’s no secret that I feel strongly about pure Frankincense. Along with being a fabulous anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-depressant, Frankincense amplifies all other essential oils that it comes in contact with.
Warm compress for deep penetration:
4 cups very warm water
1 tablespoon epsom salt
4 drops peppermint (improve circulation)
Add epsom salt and peppermint to warm water. Soak a clean wash cloth in the very warm water, ring it out and apply to sore, stiff joints until cloth cools. Repeat several times.