Tendinitis of the ____(fill in the blank)

Do you suffer from Tendinitis of the _____ (fill in the blank)?  Let me give you the same advice I gave my good friend. Use Mother Nature to promote wellness in the areas where you are experiencing pain and sensitivity. And in this case Mother Nature means plant-based essential oils.

If you are already an oil user, pull out these seven bottles and layer a few drops each on the affected area. It doesn't matter if it's tendinitis of the elbow, thumb or knee.

If you don't already own a cupboard full of oils, then start using just the first one on the list. Build up by purchasing one more bottle per month.  The first three on the list should do the trick. You will see why when you read the benefits of each oil. But adding the next four bottles will help if your tendinitis of the ______ is very painful and you need stronger concentrations.

Essential Oil List for Tendinitis of the _________

Apply a couple drops of each oil in the order shown below.  Rub in thoroughly and layer the next oil on top.

Lemongrass: is for healing ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. It helps with regenerating connective tissue, circulation, repairing ligaments, muscles, bones and tissue regeneration.

*Massage Blend: is great for pain, inflammation, spasms, circulation and healing. Look for a brand that contains these combined essential oils: Basil, Grapefruit, Cypress, Marjoram, Lavender and Peppermint. (*Due to government regulatory requirements, this website cannot mention any one particular brand by name.)

Resource for Massage Blend as stated above.

*Soothing Blend: helps with pain, inflammation and aids in healing tissues. Look for a brand that contains these combined essential oils: Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helichrysum and Osmanthus(*Due to government regulatory requirements, this website cannot mention any one particular brand by name.)

Resource for Soothing Blend as stated above.

Owning the top three essential oils should do the trick.  Consider the next four if you have a severe case.  As you will see, the following oils are already included in either of the two blends above. Plus, Peppermint is in both.

The other option is clear.  Purchase only the single essential oils and skip the blends altogether. Then you will only need five varieties.

Wintergreen: contains 99% methyl salicylate, which gives it cortisone-like properties. It may be beneficial for inflammation, rheumatism, muscular pain, cramps, arthritis, tendinitis, and hypertension. It is known for its ability to alleviate bone pain and soothe joints and muscles.

Marjoram: is for muscles, spasms, rheumatism, sprains, stiff joints, aches, neuralgia, pain, tension—plus it's good for muscles and bones

Cypress: increases circulation and speeds healing.

Peppermint:  Finish with peppermint as it is a natural pain blocker, plus it helps drive the other oils deeper into the tissue.

If you are really hurting and have the time, cover the oils with a hot, moist cloth.  Oil and water don’t mix, so the water will help drive the ingredients into your skin even faster than the peppermint alone.

Apply every 3 to 4 hours.

Too Many Bottles?

Dealing with seven small bottles can be tedious.  It's alright to just combine all the oils into one if that's easier for you.

Another method would be to combine 10 to 15 drops of each oil with a 1/4 cup of coconut oil.  Put the homemade tendinitis cream in a small container with lid and keep by your bedside.  If the pain wakes you up at night, it is easily accesible for a quick application.  You could probably even apply it with the lights out.

Additional Information

WebMD - Understanding Tendinitis -- Diagnosis and Treatment