- For pain relief: Spike lavender, sweet marjoram, lavender, petitgrain, Roman and German chamomile, clary sage, lemongrass, helichrysum, peppermint, ginger, and black pepper. Spike lavender with peppermint and helichrysum creates an anti-inflammatory synergy.
- For stress/anxiety relief: Rose otto, frankincense, clary sage, sweet orange, bergamot, grapefrui
Are you familiar with essential oils? Perhaps you've used them before for other issues. I want to explore how essential oils may be beneficial to those of us with fibromyalgia. FYI: They are not a cure, but they can help to alleviate some symptoms, even if temporarily. Because we each experience FMS in our own unique ways, I would like to suggest some oils and tell about their potential benefits. If you have some experience with oils you'd like to share, please do in the comments. You may be helping someone benefit from your experience. Essential oils can be used in your bath and body oils, released into the air in a diffuser, or by inhaling them. If you want to use them to massage the skin, I recommend using a carrier oil to blend with the essential oil. In my opinion, the best is fractionated coconut oil. It's clear and odorless, it won't oxidize, and it penetrates the skin beautifully. If this is something you are interested in, I recommend getting a good book on essential oils. The essential oils that are most useful in treating the symptoms of FMS are: