Did you know that you can layer essential oils for Ice/Hot pain relief? Yes. Re-create the Icy Hot sensation. I have learned that layering Peppermint, Wintergreen and Frankincense can give that Ice/Hot sensation for sore muscles, bones and joints by utilizing the individual properties of the oil.
First off, make sure that you are using therapeutic grade essential oils that have the ability to penetrate the cell wall and create change in the bloodstream.
As for the order of layering: (20 seconds apart)
Use Peppermint essential oil first. Peppermint is a stimulant and can bring up the blood to the surface and let it act as a great delivery system. Peppermint is invigorating and gives a cooling sensation. (Dilute this with a few drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil for sensitive skin)
Next, use Wintergreen. This is a warming oil that is know for joint relief and for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Last, use Frankincense. This is the cure-all of oils. I have been told that if in doubt, uses Frankincense. This is a mild sedative and also an anti-inflammatory.
After you are done, wash your hands in Fractionated Coconut Oil to dilute the oil blend off of your fingers.