Pain & Inflammation Blend Safety Data & Contraindication Sheet
This blend contains a mix of herbal and essential oils that have been selected to not only help reduce pain and inflammation, but also to potentially help heal the myelin sheath around the nerve.
None of the statements above are approved by the FDA, and are not meant to diagnose or cure any condition, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information provided here is for educational purposes, and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.
As always, we can not recommend the use of any essential oils (orally, inhalation or dermal) for pregnant women or those attempting to conceive; however, we leave it up to each individual to choose what is right for them.
(arnica montana) In this preparation it is infused in organic olive oil.
Arnica oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and can be effective in the treatment and relief of : muscle spasms, muscle aches, pulled muscles and general muscle soreness. Sprains, bruises and swelling in addition to painful bug bites can all benefit from the use of arnica.
Warnings: Arnica is not for internal use. No known contraindications with dermal application, however, some may be sensitive. Arnica oil contains a compound called helenalin. Helenalin may cause allergic reactions in people with sensitivity. Developing a rash while using arnica oil may indicate that you are helenalin sensitive, and you should stop using the oil.
Coconut Oil is known to have the following benefits and properties: great for skin care, hair care, improving digestion and immunity against many infections and diseases. Read more here: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html
Warnings – No known contraindications when applied topically.
(mentha piperita) – Peppermint essential oil contains the following benefits: digestive, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, respiratory and circulation benefits. You can read more here: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-peppermint-oil.html
- Due to peppermint containing 40% or more 1,8-cineole, it should not be applied to the face of infants or children, or otherwise inhaled by them. (children under the age of 2 for sure..use judgement for older children)
- Menthol-rich oils should be avoided by anyone with heart disease or cardiac fibrillation.
- Can irritate sensitive skin.
- Drug interaction with felodipine is suspected.
(thymus vulgaris) (geraniol CT) is a more mild Thyme chemotype and is useful skin products for acne or eczema or for problems of the ear, nose and throat or taken internally for blood infections. It has the following benefits and properties: antiviral, antibiotic, antiseptic, and diuretic.
Warnings: Constituents in Thyme oil may inhibit platelet aggregation (thus reducing blood clotting) so the oral use of Thyme is cautioned in the following circumstances:
- If taking anti-coagulant drugs (aspirin, heparin, warfarin)
- Breastfeeding mothers
- Peptic ulcers or Internal bleeding
- Severe hepatic or renal impairment (liver/kidney failure or impairment)
- Hypertensive or diabetic retinopathy (vision impairment or loss due to disease of retina)
- Thrombocytopenia (decreased platelet count)
- Vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels)
- Up to a week before or after major surgery or child birth.
Thyme oil may be choleretic (which means it helps to stimulate the production of bile by the liver)
- Contraindications when taken orally : Cholestasis
- Warning when taken orally: Drugs that are metabolized by CYP2B6
- Caution with hyperthyroidism, since Thyme may also stimulate the thyroid gland.
- Caution with high blood pressure, since Thyme can be used to increase circulation.
- Caution for people with allergies to rosemary or mint oils, since Thyme contains many of the same constituents.
(boswellia serrata) Boswellia Serrata may be the oldest of all the frankincense varieties, and has been widely used in Ayurvedic medicine in the past. Constituents include alpha thujene, alpha-Pinene, limonene, and other monoterpenes which contain the following properties: a potent antiseptic, an anti-inflammatory, a natural decongestant, an astringent, disinfectant, deodorant, digestive aid, and diuretic. It has been known to alleviate stress and anxiety, help improve immune system function, and ease aches and pains along with many other benefits.
- When used topically it is typically diluted with a carrier oil, cream, or lotion. Do not apply directly to skin.
- As with some other essential oils, pregnant or nursing women are discouraged from using frankincense essential oil.
- In rare cases, some can be sensitive to the use of frankincense essential oil and may develop skin discomfort and rashes
- If taken internally (which is not recommended ) even gastrointestinal issues, nausea, vomiting, or heartburn may occur.
Copaiba contains cannabinoids – and while it isn’t the same as CBD from hemp or cannabis, it does have many of the same health benefits. One of the most impressive health benefits of copaiba essential oil is its ability to reduce pain and inflammation. It also can help with skin issues and healing the skin, and can protect against infections, help to prevent fungal growth, and may boost respiratory health.
- Use of copaiba internally for a prolonged time could lead to stomach problems, but generally, this essential oil is very safe.
Data gathered during our research and studies, from some of the following sources:
- Tisserand, Robert, and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, 2014. Web.
- “Aromatherapy School and Courses – Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oil Studies.” Aromatherapy School and Courses. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2016.
- “National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.” NAHA/safety. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2016.
- Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. San Rafael, CA: New World Library, 1991. Print.
- The U.S. National Library of Medicine: PubMed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed