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Pain Relief Remedies with Birch

September 15, 2014 23 Comments

Pain Relief Remedies with Birch

 

Birch is a powerful pain reliever and important in our arsenal of naturally powerful pain relief! There was a time when my sisters and I pooled our Birch for emergency pain purposes when my sister's husband was injured at work.  Painful nerve damage was gratefully relieved by layering Birch with Helichrysum (for nerve damage). Enjoy the collection of remedies, print them out for your EO Journal or remember you can search them here anytime day or night!

    Note about Emu oil:  The more I use it the more I appreciate this new find (new to me). On a basic level, Emu has hormone-like compounds called Eicosanoids that trigger the body to increase blood flow to an area also encouraging cells to soften their outer membrane to allow more oxygen in and more toxins out.  These two factors encourage skin health and deep penetration to the dermis where new cells are generated – making it an excellent carrier for essential oils, especially pain blends.  I also use this in my Hair Growth Root Stimulator Blend, it's working well for me!  
      Sherry's testimonial!
      “I have to share something with you! I was just about ready to go to the ER this morning after a 3-day migraine. I had tried everything I could find and nothing was helping. I had my bottle of Birch in the shower and I thought, well, I’ve tried everything else… I mixed a few (3) drops in with my shampoo and massaged it in my scalp. I just let it sit there and  tingle a few minutes before rinsing it out. After about 20 minutes my migraine was gone!! I don’t know how good Birch is for your hair but at that point I really didn’t care  This stuff is wonderful!!”
        For muscle soreness, tight tendons, headaches, joint pain from arthritis, growing pains, back pain and any other general aches and pains that life may present you. Birch for pain, White Fir for inflammation and Frankincense to further enhance the properties of all three essential oils, driving them deeper into the affected tissue.

         

        1 cw round 150
        ingredients
        Wash Away Migraine Shampoo Booster
        • Handful of your preferred shampoo
        • 2 drops Birch
        Directions
        1. This is such a simple migraine protocol, I love it!
        2. Add 2 drops Birch to your handful of shampoo and lather up! Let the lather sit on your scalp for up to 5 minutes then rinse. This is a thorough way to get the pain relieving properties of Birch in all the right places!
        3. Note: If you're allergic to aspirin or taking blood thinners I'm sorry but you should avoid this protocol, Birch is a natural form of aspirin.

        Recipe By: CampWander

         

        ingredients
        Warming Pain Blend with Emu Oil
        Directions
        1. Add essential oils first, fill remainder of roller bottle with Emu oil. Apply topically as needed for pain relief.
        2. Omit Birch if allergic to aspirin or taking blood thinners. Birch is a natural form of aspirin.

         

        Recipe By: CampWander

         

        ingredients
        Aches and Pains Blend
        • 30 drops Birch
        • 10 drops White Fir
        • 10 drops Frankincense
        • Fractionated coconut oil carrier (for roller bottle application) or...
        • Naked Salve carrier base (aids in massage, adds the good fats of solid unrefined organic virgin coconut oil)
        Directions
        1. Add all essential oils to a 5ml glass bottle with a drip orifice or, a roller ball.
        2. Option 1: Top off with carrier oil and apply topically as needed.
        3. Option 2: Add 3 drops of the Aches and Pains Blend to a ½ teaspoon of Naked Salve and massage in to painful areas as needed.
        Note: Omit Birch if allergic to aspirin or taking blood thinners. Birch is a natural form of aspirin.

        Recipe By: CampWander

         




        23 Responses

        Pat Franklin
        Pat Franklin

        August 12, 2017

        My husband has arthritis in his knees. What would you recommend to help him with some relief? I got a severe case of shingles which resulted in nerve pain after the sores were cleared and am using your nerve pain. It is so soothing. I just purchased some for my sister who has fibromyalgia. Keep on making your products, we love them. Ready to get husband on salve for his knees.

        Beth G
        Beth G

        May 10, 2017

        Hi Rebecca – great information – quick question for you – for a spray bottle application – I’m thinking Witch Hazel would great to use. I prefer the salve myself but seems the men in my family aren’t as happy. Since they are agreeable to try the spray I’m hoping that will work too. As always thanks for sharing!

        Rebecca
        Rebecca

        May 10, 2017

        Alice, emu oil is by product but I do understand your feelings on the matter. I would try hemp seed oil or fractionated coconut oil. I like hemp oil for it’s nutrition factor – lots of essential fatty acids!

        Rebecca
        Rebecca

        May 10, 2017

        I believe I hyperlinked where I purchase organic Emu oil…on Amazon :) Click on the link it should take directly to the item!

        Jane McClure
        Jane McClure

        May 10, 2017

        Would love to try your pain remedy, where can I get the emu oil?
        Thanks for all your help. Jane

        Alice Dilts
        Alice Dilts

        May 10, 2017

        Is there something besides Emu Oil that can be used? They have to kill the Emu to get the oil!

        Christine
        Christine

        May 10, 2017

        Rebecca,
        I have a co-worker that has gout and he is in quite a bit of pain. Do you think that the Aches & Pains Blend would help? Do you have any other suggestions?
        You’re the best!

        Adena
        Adena

        May 10, 2017

        Thanks! What size salve container would you recommend for the pain blend recipe as written or would it need to be increased to receive the same benefits?

        Eva
        Eva

        May 10, 2017

        Thank you for sharing theses recipes!

        Rebecca
        Rebecca

        May 10, 2017

        Yes, salve would be a nice base too!

        Adena
        Adena

        May 10, 2017

        Would the Warming Pain Blend work if added to the salve?

        bethany
        bethany

        May 10, 2017

        Do you have a recipe that is comparable to deep blue?

        Christine
        Christine

        May 10, 2017

        How often do you recommend to use the Aches & Pains Blend?

        Rebecca
        Rebecca

        May 10, 2017

        Pam, try 2 drops each pure Frankincense and Myrrh in a little carrier oil. I’m more and more impressed with the the two EOs used together for pain and inflammation, one enhances the other.

        Pam
        Pam

        May 10, 2017

        My husband broke his knee cap a couple of years ago and still has pain from it. He also takes a blood thinner. Which oil could be used in place of the Birch? Thank you.

        Cynthia
        Cynthia

        May 10, 2017

        I have a weird food allergy to some raw fruits and vegetables and have been told it’s due to hay fever (birch tree proteins). Any idea if people have had problems using this oil?
        Thanks

        Laura
        Laura

        May 10, 2017

        What would you recommend for a ganglion cyst on the wrist?

        Rebecca
        Rebecca

        May 10, 2017

        Yes – marjoram and lavender are helpful for inflammation as well as lemon, peppermint, cypress & frankincense. Experiment a little find the right combination that works best for you! Thank you for your kind words and question.

        Andrea
        Andrea

        May 10, 2017

        Hello! I love reading your recipes and following your site! I don’t have any white fir on hand for inflammation in the Aches and Pains Blend. I do have both marjoram and lavender on hand. Do you recommend either of these as a replacement for white fir or have any other suggestions? Thanks!

        Karen
        Karen

        May 10, 2017

        I’d like to add the white fir blend to a 4 oz naked salve-would the proportions be the same as stated above? (30 birch, 10 each of frank. and white fir) Thanks so much!

        Rebecca
        Rebecca

        May 10, 2017

        I don’t but Spark Naturals has a similar blend called Amend: http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/eo-blends/bl-amend-5ml.html/?id=6

        Denise Walker
        Denise Walker

        May 10, 2017

        I made your warming pain blend today right after I pulled the muscles in my back changing the sheets on my bed! Because I hadn’t been prepared to make it yet, I didn’t have emu oil so I grabbed the closest oil I could reach – almond oil. I also didn’t have black pepper oil so I used red chili oil. I also added copaiba, had my husband massage the blend into my back and – wow!! What relief! Thank you so much. You are such a blessing.

        Rebecca
        Rebecca

        May 10, 2017

        Hi Laura, my daughter has had great success applying Frankincense topically to a ganglion cyst on the top of her hand.

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