Best Essential Oils to Use, Why & Methods of Application
by KG Stiles, Clinical Aromatherapist
Keywords: Pain Relief for Sciatica Symptoms
A synergistic blend of essential oils can be more effective for getting the results you desire than any single essential oil. The pure essential oils I recommend you use in a blend for sciatica relief, include: Cypress, Marjoram and German Chamomile.
Learn why and the methods of application for best results!
GERMAN CHAMOMILE ( Matricaria recutita ) – A highly respected oil for over 3,000 years! The high Azulene content in German Chamomile gives it a gorgeous shade of deep blue. Its aroma is deep, mellow and sweet, somewhat reminiscent of fresh mown hay.
German Chamomile stimulates the production of red blood cells and is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory agents in aromatherapy.
With powerful action as an Analgesic (pain reliever), Anti-inflammatory (controls, alleviates inflammation), Antispasmodic (calms nervous and muscular spasms) and Sedative (agent that exerts a soothing, tranquilizing, calming effect on the body)
German Chamomile is a potent and effective pain reliever.
SWEET MARJORAM ( Origanum marjorana ) – Like the fresh herb Sweet Marjoram has a spicy, warm, soothing aroma and is relaxing, comforting and calming to the nervous system.
Sweet Marjoram promotes deep relaxation and release of long held mental and emotional patterns of tension and stress!
A stimulating oil Marjoram’s antispasmodic action makes it effective for treating sore, tense or cramped muscles.
Try this RELAXING COMPRESS: Excellent for topical application to ease sciatica pain.
Disperse 4 drops each of Marjoram, Cypress and German Chamomile oil in a teaspoon of cream or honey and add to a small stainless steel bowl of “HOT” water. Absorb the “HOT” water into a wash cloth, using protective gloves, wring out excess water and apply compress to area of discomfort, repeat when your cloth cools. You may cover the warm cloth with a plastic sheet or a towel to keep it “HOT” longer.
CAUTION: As Marjoram is powerful circulatory stimulant it should be avoided during pregnancy.
CYPRESS ( Cupressus sempervirens ) – Cypress oil is distilled from the leaves (needles) and cones of the column shaped, evergreen Cypress tree located in the Mediterranean region of Europe. Cypress has a distinctly clean, fresh, woody aroma that’s light and clear with a hint of spice; reminiscent of pine and juniperberry.
A hemostat Cypress oil stimulates blood circulation and is restorative and calming to the nervous system; helpful for relieving nervous tension held deep within the body.
Cypress oil’s powerful astringent properties make it an effective tonic for the circulatory and nervous systems.
Effective for relieving conditions associated with congestion of lymph or blood circulation such as rheumatism, arthritis and sinusitis.
A potent vasoconstrictor and antispasmodic Cypress oil is an excellent oil to use for sports injuries, strains and sprains, aches and pains. Add it to your massage oil lubricant to stimulate blood circulation and speed healing.
MASSAGE LUBRICANT: Add Cypress oil in a blend with Sweet Marjoram and German Chamomile pure essential oil for relieving sore muscles and to calm the mind and emotions. To one ounce of carrier oil add 10-15 drops of your pure essential oil synergy blend. Allow oils to synergize for 2-3 hours or longer as time permits!