A couple of weeks ago, I inquired of a Facebook group for women what they do for jaw pain. Many of those responses will be making it into this TMJ series of posts.
A couple of women mentioned specific essential oils they use for jaw pain.
One said she puts lavender oil on her aching jaws. Another mentioned layering marjoram, lemongrass, and wintergreen essential oils.
All of these oils are analgesics and help relieve muscle pain.
Dr. Axe (one of my favorite internet doctors) recommends peppermint oil for pain, frankincense oil for inflammation, and lavender oil to relax tense muscles.
You need to dilute the essential oils with a carrier oil like olive oil to reduce the intensity, because some oils are so strong, your skin can react. Then massage into your jaw muscles.
Do you use essential oils for jaw pain? Please share in the comments what helps you.