I’ve shared a bit about my chronic health problems over the past couple of years. Though there are still a lot of unanswered questions, I am currently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (among other things).
One symptom that I live with daily is pain. Joint pain. Neuropathy. My skin hurts, feeling almost like a sunburn all over my body, but there is nothing there. My muscles ache. My bones ache. My body hurts all the time.
There are days when it’s merely bothersome, and days when it’s more severe. I needed relief.
But I wanted it to be something natural and without the horrible side effects of prescription medications. So, of course, I turned to essential oils.
In completing my aromatherapist certification, I was able to learn a lot about essential oils and their uses and benefits. However, there is very little research and information about using essential oils for fibromyalgia specifically. I’m sure this is because there is very little knowledge about fibromyalgia in general. Even doctors aren’t quite sure what causes it (and therefore how to fix it).
I was able to take what I do know about essential oils and fibromyalgia and experiment with some combinations, which resulted in this cream.
Is this a miracle cure? No.
It will likely not take away all your pain, or heal all aspects of your fibromyalgia. However, it has provided measurable relief for my fibromyalgia pain, restless leg syndrome, neuropathy, and more. As a bonus, the peppermint is invigorating and helps to combat fatigue.
DIY All-Natural Fibro Relief Cream
What you need:
- 2 oz. unscented lotion or body cream (I used Tohi Nature’s Moisture Hand & Body Cream)
- 12 drops Nerve Support Essential Oil (I used the neat blend from RMO, not the one that comes pre-diluted with carrier oil.)
- 8 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- Glass Jar/Container
Put hand & body cream into jar. Stir in the essential oils. Use as needed.