November 16, 2014
This is an EO blend to keep for emergency nerve pain in place of over the counter NSAID pain relievers and prescription pain meds that end up doing more damage than good. Why not give a naturally powerful pain remedy a go: no side effects, no addictive properties, no nonsense.
There's one essential oil that outshines all the others for nerve pain whether it be a wound or a pinched nerve and that's Helichrysum. I've used Helichrysum neat (undiluted) and in blends many times as a healer and for nerve pain and it's never let me down. For extra strength nerve pain relief I like to combine it with pure Black Pepper because it's warming, stimulating and improves circulation especially when it's COLD outside and symptoms are aggravated the most. It's also effective in removing toxins like uric acid from the blood, thereby benefiting people suffering from chronic rheumatism, arthritis, and gout. I also add pure Birch essential oil too for it's very potent pain relieving properties and because it stimulates the circulatory system, Birch is also helpful in giving relief of symptoms associated with improper circulation such as edema (swelling), rheumatism, and arthritis. The detoxifying property of birch oil also aids in this, as it removes toxins from the body which can be the root causes of these circulatory diseases. Pure Clove Bud essential oil is analgesic with flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory agents. That anti-inflammatory quality will ease the inflammation or tension. For the same reason, clove oil is used as a pain reliever on other parts of the body, like joints and overworked muscles, relieving painful inflammation or swelling.
Important to Note: If you're allergic to aspirin, on blood thinners or epileptic omit the Birch in this blend. Pure Birch essential oil is a natural form of aspirin-containing methyl salicylate.
I prefer to combine the Nerve Pain & Block EO Blend with CW Naked Salve because it's a nutrition packed carrier base. Add 2 to 3 drops of the blend to a single serving size (scant 1/2 teaspoon) of Naked Salve for one time applications OR, if you'd like to make a jar of Nerve Pain & Block Blend Salve, simply add 45 drops of the blend to a 2 oz jar of CW Naked Salve.
If you'd like to make your own CW Naked Salve be sure to use the purest ingredients available! Your salve will only be as powerful as the ingredients you use! If you'd like me to make it, it's available in the CW Shop along with a description of the ingredients I choose to use in all my salves, I'm choosy as you will soon see :)
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Recipe By: CampWander
May 10, 2017
I want to use this blend, but my goodness is the helichrysum expensive!
So excited to try this! I have nerve damage in my neck and hand and can’t wait to try this over an NSAID!
I don’t have clove oil, what is another anti-inflammatory oil I could sub?
Hello, I love all of your recipes. Thank you for sharing. I have found that Birch oil makes me itch…not just on the area I used it but my whole body. Is there another oil I could use in its place?
This sounds divine! I have fibro and other nerve pain issues, so I’m thinking this may be just what I need to try as my efforts to eliminate traditional healing methods are not working!
How can I lower my blood pressure which is high, due to pain from a ripped muscle in my leg? Some friends had told me to rub extra virgin olive oil to the leg.
If the pain is gone and continues to heal, I hope my B/P will also go back to my normal to low.
Do you recommend a place closer to my home in Lansing, MI?
Nancy, honestly I don’t know! It may! I’ve also heard that Dreamy Sleep Salve applied to feet then up calves helps with RLS rather well, sleep too :)
Rebecca, this nerve pain relief sounds great. I have sciatica and I have pain on a daily basis
Ugh!!! In your blog did you mean you would make this salve or just the naked salve?
Either way I would be interested, but would have to go light on the birch because I am sensitive to NSAIDs. Thank you for such wonderful ideas. Becky
Will it work for restless leg syndrome?
I didn’t have the Helichrysum oils, nor any extra naked salve. I have severe nerve damage in my neck, back, shoulders, arms, & hands. This weekend, was horrible for me & nothing was working. I’ve used birch and wintergreen combined with coconut oil before with GREAT success. I was in so much pain, that I forgot about this, this past weekend. I got this email from Camp Wander, and my husband just put 5 drops of each: black pepper, clove, birch, & wintergreen, with some coconut oil. Then he rubbed this on my neck & shoulders. I actually slept ALL night, & today I feel almost to my normal self. I can’t wait to make this and have it on hand, but I think I’ll add wintergreen too. It had a very soothing feeling, and kind of numbed the nerves around my neck for a little while. I would much rather use this, than pain meds – especially when it doesn’t touch my nerve pain.
Can this be used for neuropathy?
Yes, it is but a little goes a very long way, it’s also a critical EO for pain and bleeding in emergencies. I consider it an investment as it saves money and gives me piece of mind in the long run!
You might try Lemongrass!
I am interested in buying a small jar of the nerve pain and block blend, which you said was for sale in your shop…I looked, but it wasn’t there…what can I do? I have a good friend who is suffering mightily from neurothapy in his hands and feet as a result from a chemo reaction…only relief he gets is from taking pain meds…I sure would like to buy this, as I so hate to see him suffer with this condition. Please advise…Blessings…Dianne Turner
I would too!
Those are some spendy EOs for this one. I’d love to be able to try the salve before investing in those particular EOs. If you choose to stock it in the store I’d buy a small jar for sure!
What can you substitute for Birch EO ..I’m taking blood thinner medication.
Michelle, the salve is made to use as needed topically. I would use it directly over the site that’s giving you trouble. All the best to you!
I recently bought the wellness sampler and I am wondering how much nerve pain salve to use per application and how many applications per day? Also where do I apply it on my back or where the pain is? I have severe nerve pain in my right leg from my knee to my toes. It also is in my hip and back. Please let me know how to proceed. Thanks and love your site !!
Plenty of hot water and soap, then a run through a dish washer cycle!
Hi there, how do you wash the jar after melting the oils?
I’m happy to share with you that the Nerve Pain & Block Salve will be available Friday the 12th of December, in a new Be Well Salve Sampler!
I received a sample of CW Dirty Salve. What do u use it for?
What Can I use instead of Helichrysum?
Hi Rebecca, what can I use in place of black pepper?
I’d love to try this… Where do you get your fabulous 2 oz jars? Love them….
Thank you Angelica! Many with Fibromyalgia have found relief this blend, yes :)
Hi Rebecca, just love your blog. Can I use this blend for Fibromyalgia too?
Not quite yet but very soon!
I love the nerve pain salve but can’t find how to order the 2 oz size. Is it available? Thank you
Dirty Salve is CW Naked Salve with added Frankincense to be used as a super charged carrier oil. Frankincense enhances all other EOs used along with it – enjoy!
Hi Rebecca, Helichrysum can get pricey and i know a little goes a ling way and its a great oil to invest in. I actually ran out of it, is there another oil I can replace it with or that had it’s same properties? Thank you in advance and hope to hear from you.
Yes, they’re very similar in properties!
Hi Rebecca…Can Wintergreen be used in the place of Birch if its not available?
Has anyone you know used this for shingles pain? Would it work for this, do you think?
Wintergreen has similar properties as pure birch. I too use it directly on my arthritis knees but with the understanding in small amounts. I read an article regarding overdose amount can have adverse effects. I am unable to ingest most pain medication which why I am thrilled to find these ideas to use various E.O.
Can this be use to heal the pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia?
Melanie, there is a distinct difference in the properties of each type. I use italicum in my products and for my personal use, the expense is worth it – this is a special and rare essential oil!
Hello – does the type of Helichyrsum matter (Italicum vs Splendidicum?) in this recipe or would either be fine? I ask as there is about $25 difference in the price of one over the other.
Thank you so much. I’ll start looking into the John Wort EO.
Angelica, thank you for that question! Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time researching St. John’s Wort essential oil – it’s actually neuro-protective. To learn more about this oil, please read this recent blog post and click on the clinical study to see documentation. This oil may be a good alternative for you.
I’ve tried almost this exact blend of essential oils which I came up with after much research! The difference is that I used Marjoram instead of Clove and I also added Copaiba which has it’s own pain relieving properties and enhances and amplifies the other essential oils pain relieving properties.
It does not work for me though, unfortunately. I simply cannot seem to get any pain relief from essential oils, but it’s not that surprising to me considering absolutely NOTHING except one particular opiate works for me. Even that doesn’t work that well but it’s better than nothing. sigh I have MS, in which the immune system attacks it’s own body, leading to lesions (or scarring) on the nerve fibers in the brain and spinal column. My neuropathy is caused by lesions on my spine and it’s extremely difficult to treat that type of pain.
But those oils that you are recommending for use to relieve pain ARE some of the best ones. Definitely MUST be Helichrysum Italicum, not Splendidum. I know it’s very expensive but don’t try to buy it cheap because if it’s cheap then it’s adulterated and you will not get the full benefits. You must buy your essential oils from a reputable company and there are many. I personally do not recommend the MLM companies.
Anyone who tries this blend and doesn’t get relief, try adding Marjoram and Copaiba. Great post. I just wish it worked for me.
If you want to make it a rollerball thx
You might consider layering Nerve Pain & Block with Copaiba Salve, that’s what I would try!
Hello! Is there anything I can combine with this to strengthen its effect? I have a lot of muscle pain from fibro and on its own it is not quite enough. Thank you!
Mia, thank you for your question. I couldn’t guarantee that would help with trigeminal neuralgia but it certainly might. Therapeutic essential oils could be a great option for you to try if you haven’t already.
I’m new to the Essential oils world but am trying everything I can to help my husband. He is a paraplegic with extreme nerve pain and spasms. Would this work for him if he applied it topically?
You could try lemongrass.
Rebecca, thanks so much for all the information. My husband uses your Nerve Pain Block salve for his neuropathy. It works miracles for his feet and ankles, but the extra strength could help him rest better through the night. How many drops of Copaiba oil should I add to the salve for the extra strength pain relief? Thank you so much!
I haven’t however, a blend of Copaiba and Frankincense would be a good option to try for those that should avoid Birch.
If you can’t use nerve pain and block if you are on blood thinners then have you made it without the birch for people who really want to try it
Mary, used in small doses the salve may be just fine for you. I would recommend a test patch on a small area of concern, observe your reaction and make your decision.
I am taking Plavix and just read that the nerve block salve I recently bought from you isn’t good for someone on blood thinner. What do I use for a substitute?
It very well could be beneficial Vanessa, it’s worth a try!
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