Before the introduction of synthetics in the 1920s,
Birch and Wintergreen were considered the best essential oils for the treatment
of pain. The Native Americans used them to combat pain long before
records were even kept! Birch and wintergreen are the best sources of
naturally occurring methyl salicylate so that methyl salicylate (commonly
used in liniments) is actually called oil of wintergreen. It is
documented that these oils have cortisone-like effects that can relieve
pain quickly. Peppermint Essential Oil is also very good in treating pain
as a 1994 study showed that it was effective in blocking the transmission
of pain signals.
Essential Oils Best for Muscle Pain: Sweet Birch, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Majoram, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Wintergreen, Ginger, Lemongrass & Eucalyptus.
Essential Oil Best for Joint Pain:Sweet Birch, Roman Chamomile, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Lavender, Rosemary, Spruce Pine, Nutmeg and Eucalyptus.
the Great Canadian Soap Co. we have incorporated many of these essential oils
into our products in order to make 100% Natural Pain Relief available to