A couple of weeks ago, I inquired of a Facebook group for women what they do for jaw pain.
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 or coconut oil to reduce the intensity, because some oils are so strong, they can irritate your skin.
Then massage into your jaw muscles. It doesn’t hurt that they smell nice!
When people come into my office feeling stressed, I often wave an open bottle of Young Living’s Peace and Calming essential oil under their nose to help them relax faster.
I take a whiff myself, too. I just love this oil.
If I know someone is going through an unusually stressful period, I rub a drop or two of Young Living’s Valor essential oil into their feet, focusing on the K1 area in the middle of the sole under the balls of the feet.
This point’s poetic name is Bubbling Spring, and pressing it has a calming influence.
Do you use essential oils for jaw pain? Please share in the comments what helps you.
I invite you to work with me!
MaryAnn Reynolds, MS, LMT, BCTMB
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy • TMJ Relief
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