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Essential oils for MS

This week (21-27 June) is World Wellbeing Week and here, aromatherapy expert Joanne Hunt explains how oils can boost wellbeing when you have multiple sclerosis (MS). iStock-1140934863.jpg

Over the last few years I have worked with an increasing number of clients that have MS. As you know, the condition can come with issues such as fatigue, sleep, difficulty relaxing, joint mobility, and stress, to name a few. These different symptoms can come and go. My clients have found essential oils to be really helpful at different times. These oils can support the feeling of wellbeing and wellness. One thing I would like to state is that essential oils are very pure, and you only ever need one drop at a time. Please ensure you are being supported by someone that can be with you every step of the way, such as a qualified aromatherapist.

Oils I recommend
You can use essential oils at home to helppromote wellbeing. Here are some of my favourites.
For pain lavender, marjoram, roman chamomile, clary sage, lemongrass, peppermint, ginger or black pepper. You can add one drop to any body lotion or carrier oil and rub into the area of concern, or add to the general spine area.
For stress frankincense, wild orange, bergamot, grapefruit, ylang ylang, sandalwood, neroli, lavender, tangerine or jasmine. You can add a drop to your wrists or the back of your neck, or add a drop in a diffuser.

For sleep - Lavender, serenity or cedarwood. Add a drop to any cream and rub onto the heels of your feet before bed. You can also add a drop to your wrists or the back of your neck one hour before sleep.
For sense of wellbeing - Frankincense, lavender, rose, green mandarin or neroli. You can add a drop to your wrists or the back of your neck or add a drop to a diffuser.
For headaches - Peppermint – rub one drop onto your fingertips and massage into your hairline. Make sure you wash your hands as it could sting if you rub your eyes.
For circulation - Rosemary, ginger, black or pink pepper, peppermint or lemongrass. Add one drop to any body lotion or carrier oil and rubbing onto the area of concern, or adding to the spine area.
For nausea - Peppermint or spearmint. Add a drop to a carrier oil or to a diffuser.

For more information and to buy oils, visit Oils by Jo.

If you liked this, read: Multiple sclerosis - I do it my way