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Do you constantly feel tired, regardless of how much you sleep?

Are you having trouble losing weight? Do your muscles or joints always ache? Have you noticed your blood glucose levels are on the rise? What about red or itchy skin?

If so, it’s likely due to inflammation.

Inflammation is how our bodies respond to injury or infection. In fact, acute inflammation is what keeps us healthy. It signals our body something needs to be repaired.

But what happens when our inflammatory responses are out of whack?

Chronic inflammation develops when our immune system runs on overdrive. Instead of treating the ailment, our inflammatory response becomes permanent. Over time, this triggers the development of disease.

Symptoms of inflammation can manifest within the body in numerous ways. Hence why you may feel tired, sore, and just all around achy.

But the goods news is that there are essential oils that can alleviate inflammation naturally.

Luckily, we’ve compiled the top picks for you.

Here are 5 of the best anti-inflammatory essential oils.


1.) Frankincense


Did you know the Ancient Egyptians considered frankincense to be a cure-all?

In fact, frankincense was used for rituals, ceremonies, and medicinal purposes. It is one of many essential oils that have been used by mankind for thousands of years.

Frankincense oil is derived from the sap of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree. Research shows that frankincense is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

But there’s more…

In addition to reducing inflammation, frankincense also promotes healthy cell functioning, balances hormones, increases blood flow, improves circulation, supports oral health, improves memory, and much more.

In fact, some studies show frankincense also suppresses cancer cells.

If there is one essential oil you should be taking for your health, it’s frankincense.


2.) Lavender


Lavender’s sweet floral aroma has made it one of the most popular essential oils.

Yet, there’s so much more to lavender than its delightful scent. It has unique combination anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic (pain-fighting) properties.

Which means lavender not only reduces inflammation, it also treats the pain associated with it.

And that’s not all.

Lavender also produces antifungal, antiseptic, antidepressant, and antibacterial effects. Studies indicate it even helps promote sleep.

The versatility of lavender makes it an extremely valuable essential oil for treating a wide variety of conditions, including chronic inflammation and the symptoms associated with it.


3.) Myrrh


Could myrrh oil help relieve inflammation?

Science says yes!

Myrrh, sourced from the bark of the Commiphora tree, contains natural anti-inflammatory properties. It also happens to be a potent antioxidant. Hence why myrrh is so effective for treating inflammatory diseases.

But here’s where things get interesting…

A study published in Scientific Reports revealed myrrh and frankincense is a powerful partnership. This combo amplifies the anti-inflammatory effects, particularly for people suffering from arthritis.

If you’re seeking inflammation relief, use myrrh and frankincense for maximum benefit.


4.) Ginger


Ginger has long been associated with relieving nausea and improving digestion, but did you know it also reduces inflammation?

In fact, research shows ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory. This is because ginger is rich in an active compound known as gingerol.

What is this significant?

In addition to providing the spice’s distinct flavor, gingerol also possesses anti-nauseaanti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties.

A study from The Arthritis Foundation revealed ginger extracts could even substitute nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Researchers examined the effects of a highly concentrated ginger extract in comparison to a placebo in 247 patients with osteoarthritis. Patients who were given the ginger extract saw substantial relief. Shockingly, the results revealed ginger reduced pain and inflammation 40% more than the placebo.

This is huge!

The lead researcher on the study, Roy Altman, MD, even stated:

“Research shows that ginger affects certain inflammatory processes at a cellular level.”

Now, we certainly can’t claim ginger is a cure-all. But we can say the research shows the impact is overwhelmingly positive, especially for inflammation.

5.) Cinnamon Bark


The health benefits of cinnamon bark will shock you.

Not only is it a powerful antioxidant that reduces free radicals in the body, it also displays anti-inflammatory effects.

Studies show cinnamon actually suppresses the development of inflammation in the body. In addition, cinnamon is also associated with healthy metabolic functioning and immune support.

Because cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, it has been shown to prevent and heal chronic diseases – including inflammation.

What makes cinnamon bark so effective?

It’s derived from the bark of Cinnamomum trees. The bark contains high concentrations of cinnamaldehyde – a highly effective anti-inflammatory.


Reducing inflammation in your body can be life changing.

Essential oils are a powerful tool for providing natural relief. They’re an ancient medicine with modern implications.

Incorporating essential oils into your life can improve your physical, mental and emotional health.

I’ve witnessed these effects first hand.

But to reap the most benefits, I can tell also tell that it takes a whole body approach. Diet, exercise, and mental health all play an important role in our overall well being.

Integrating essential oils into a healthy lifestyle can help you maximize the body boosting benefits.


Ready to take charge of your health? Have a question about what essential oils are right for you or how to use them the most effectively? Get in touch! Leave a comment below or send your questions to donna@essentialhealthweb.com

Donna Knight


 Hello! I am Donna and am from Missouri, USA. For years my health was slowly spiraling downward and at my age I became concerned about longevity with the imbalances in my life. We have both been walking and losing weight, but the exhaustion was still there especially because I am often unable to sleep. We discovered doTerra Essential Oils and began to feel better immediately. Today I have high energy, do not nap my afternoon away, and am once again excited about my life! Nothing compares to being able to be your best self. Come learn with me so we can walk you through the basics and we will always be here to support you with your journey. Oh and I’m working on my Spanish but seriously not there yet.


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