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.
3 thoughts on “How To Layer Essential Oils for Ice/Hot Sensation”
At first, essential oils were something that I just did not understand. Frankly, I wasn’t into smelly things and couldn’t believe that they could help. However, I went through a period of time where I was constantly dealing with anxiety. My friend, who is also a massage therapist, randomly brought me some day. He had mixed a few oils together to help me when I was stressed. I would rub some on my wrists before going out every day and would just smell it whenever the stress would settle in. What are some of your favorite oils for stress?
My husband has bad knees. He has used the Deep Blue lotion & oil for a long time but still is having pain everyday. When I do the layering of these 3 oils, how often do you recommend between applications? Thank you.