How to relieve a lumbago with essential oils

Low back pain is the medical term for pain in the lower back, in the area of the lumbar vertebrae. Lumbago is a form of acute low back pain with very intense pain that prevents any movement. With an effective massage with essential oils and a little relaxation, your lower back pain will subside and you will be able to resume your activities in full form.

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Complete synergy for adults

The mixture

To relieve lumbago and back pain, take your empty bottle, and add :

  • 30 drops of Scented Wintergreen essential oil.
  • 30 drops of Scots pine essential oil.
  • 30 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil.
  • 30 drops of Lavandin Super essential oil.
  • 120 drops (6 mL) of St. John's Wort Oily Macerate.
Close (click!), homogenize and label your bottle. Your synergy is ready !

How to use

Apply locally 4 to 6 drops of the mixture 3 times a day until noticeable improvement.

In case of sensitive skin, do not hesitate to add St. John's wort oily macerate.

Note: our experts modified this synergy on 09/01/2023.

Authorized users

YES. Adults, teenagers, children + 6 years old.
NOT. Pregnant and nursing women, children - 6 years old.

Special precautions

  • Ask for medical advice before use for asthmatics and epileptics.
  • This synergy should not be used by people under anticoagulant treatment, or allergic to salicylates (aspirin), those with eczema, asthma, an ulcer, a hiatal hernia, a hemorrhage, or having to undergo a surgical operation.
  • An essential oil is cortison-like.
  • It is advised not to expose to the sun in the 12 hours following its application because of the presence of St John's wort.
  • St. John's Wort could reduce the effectiveness of certain drugs, anticoagulants, contraceptive pills, etc. Its use in this case should be avoided without medical advice.
  • It is also recommended to perform the allergy test with the mixture in the hollow of the elbow before any use because this synergy contains allergenic compounds.

These precautions apply under the conditions of application and dosage cited above. If in doubt, ask your question on our forum and consult your doctor.

Complete synergy for pregnant women

The mixture

To soothe your back pain, take your empty bottle, and add :

  • 1 drop of Eucalytus Lemon essential oil.
  • 1 drop of Roman Chamomile essential oil.
  • 1 drop of Noble Laurel essential oil.
  • 25 drops of Oily Macerate of Arnica.

Close (click!), homogenize and label your bottle. Your synergy is ready to be used!

How to use

Massage with 6 drops, locally on the sensitive area, as needed, not more than 3 times a day and for a maximum of 5 consecutive days.

Authorized users

YES. Pregnant women over 3 months and breastfeeding.
NOT. Pregnant women - 3 months, babies - 3 years.

Generally speaking, remember that essential oils are NOT allowed in the first 3 months of pregnancy. More information: essential oils for pregnant and nursing women.

Special precautions

  • Seek medical advice for asthmatics and epileptics.
  • It is also recommended to perform the allergy test with the mixture in the hollow of the elbow before any use.

These precautions apply under the conditions of application and dosage cited above. If in doubt, ask your question on our forum and consult your doctor.

Why these essential oils?

The sweet gaultheria will soothe your muscular pains

Methyl salicylate, a terpene ester, makes up 95-99% of Scented Wintergreen essential oil; like citronellal, it is negativizing. This negativizing nature of the esters gives them potent anti-inflammatory properties. Methyl salicylate is specialized in muscular and articular pains; its action comes from an inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes.

It is a very good analgesic percutaneous, thanks to the heating which it causes on the skin, which will come to calm with effectiveness the pains of the back. The methyl salicylate (ester) is associated with citronellal (aldehyde) of lemon Eucalyptus to increase tenfold their ability to treat muscle pain and help those suffering from acute or chronic back pain.

The analgesic action of the Scots Pine

Calming pain is the most sought-after property in the case of low back pain. The Scots Pine essential oil has very different components from the other essential oils in this synergy and adds to the pool of analgesic (pain-relieving) and analgesic (pain-inhibiting) molecules in this essential oil blend. It is highly recommended to relieve rheumatism, lumbago and sciatica.

Lemon Eucalyptus: the anti-rheumatic reference

It is citronellal, a monoterpene aldehyde, that provides Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil with the majority of its properties for treating low back pain. Citronellal is a powerful anti-rheumatic (fights joint pain), it is also anti-inflammatory. These two properties combined create a powerful painkiller that will effectively relieve painful sensations in the lower back region.

Citronellal is negativizing, it has soothing properties by action on certain neuromediators (molecules allowing the transfer of nervous information) which will relax the affected person and thus relax his muscles and tendons. The rest of the joints (intervertebral discs) is thus ensured so that the repair is fast.

Lavandin Super to limit muscle contractions

It is notably calming, anxiolytic and sedative properties that the Lavandin Super essential oil brings to this synergy. Indeed, the monoterpene alcohols (linalool, terpinen-4-ol) as well as linalyl acetate, a monoterpene ester, are active on the nervous system and decrease excitability. They will help the citronellal of the Lemon Eucalyptus to relax the affected person in order to let his joint recover from this trauma.

The linalool and camphor of this essential oil of Lavandin Super are also analgesic and spasmolytic musculotropic (promote the relaxation of muscles). Relaxing the muscles of the back allows to relax the corresponding tendons and thus to put at rest the surrounding joints.

Roman Chamomile relaxes the muscles

The Roman Chamomile essential oil owes its properties to the pool of monoterpene esters that make it up.

The anti-inflammatory action of the esters is widely recognized and in particular that of the isobutyl angelate (monoterpene ester majority in this essential oil). It is the most spasmolytic ester; it supports the relaxation of the muscles and will thus decrease the painful tension in the lumbar muscular fibres. By disturbing the ionic exchanges at the junctions between the neurons at the level of the nervous system, the esters take charge of the signals "pains" and thus get a powerful analgesic effect with the essential oil of Roman Chamomile.

Calming and relaxing, this essential oil will promote relaxation and rest, essential to relieve back pain in pregnant women.

The analgesic action of the Noble Laurel

An essential oil with multiple properties, Noble Laurel essential oil has its place in this synergy. Even present in small quantities in Noble Laurel essential oil, eugenol is an excellent analgesic. This essential oil recommended for rheumatism or arthritis will largely reduce back pain.

The analgesic action of the eugenol will come to associate with that of the esters of the essential oil of Roman Chamomile to have together an effect "anti-pain" even more effective.

Why these vegetable oils?

St. John's wort oil macerate to reduce inflammation

To accentuate and reinforce the beneficial effects of the essential oils in this synergy, the St. John's wort oily macerate is used thanks to its largely complementary properties. Its anti-inflammatory action will act at the heart of the painful area, to reduce the inflammation of the lumbar region and the pain at the same time. St John's Wort thus reinforces the anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory effects of Lemon Eucalyptus and Sweet Wintergreen essential oils, but also the analgesic properties of Scots Pine and Lavandin Super essential oils.

Arnica oil macerate as an active support for essential oils

The frequency of back pain in pregnant women is high, so essential oils should be diluted to avoid overdosing or getting used to their action. The Arnica Oily Macerate fulfills this role well in this synergy, providing as a bonus its own active molecules to complement those of the essential oils. Thus, the lactones that compose it reinforce the anti-inflammatory action of Lemon Eucalyptus, while its analgesic action complements that of Noble Laurel.

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