1) FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL (BOSWELIA SACRA OR BOSWELIA SERRATA)
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL is an extremely popular and safe oil used to treat a wide range of conditions from digestion to skin health. It makes for a great topical treatment for arthritis because of its well-researched anti-inflammatory properties.
Several studies have demonstrated that frankincense oil is an effective treatment for arthritis. According to a study published by Cardiff University, frankincense may inhibit the production of inflammatory molecules linked to the condition. The same study points out that frankincense oil may help protect against a reduction in cartilage tissues.
The oil is one of the more gentle acting oils and is regarded as safe for topical application. Nevertheless, you should always dilute it with a carrier oil before you apply it to your skin.
HOW TO USE YOUR ESSENTIAL OIL FOR ARTHRITIS
So now you have chosen your essential oil or oils, what is the best way to use them to treat your condition?
There are actually several effective ways to employ your essential oils to treat arthritis. These are the most popular….
Massaging your essential oils into your skin is an especially effective methods of treating arthritis. The oils get easily absorbed through the skin and into your bloodstream where they get to work on your pain and inflammation.
Don’t forget to dilute your oil with a carrier oil. This is very important because essential oils are extremely powerful and can cause irritation to the skin if they are applied neat or they re not well enough diluted.
You will need to use a carrier oil often referred to as base oils to dilute the essential oil.There are plenty to choose from and the choice is yours. Coconut, jojoba, sweet almond and olive oil are among the most popular for massage purposes.