Soothing Nerve/Joint Massage Oil


If you’ve been diagnosed with lupus or other chronic illness, it’s likely that you have experienced joint or nerve pain. Unfortunately, the inflammatory impact of lupus can affect virtually any part of the body and both the joints and the nervous system are usually two prime candidates for discomfort.

As with most symptoms, there are holistic remedies that can help to minimize these symptoms and provide much needed relief from pain and discomfort. Our resident Herbalist Gina from Beating Lupus the Natural Way shares an amazingly simple-yet effective massage oil that can help.


Gina’s Soothing Nerve/Joint Massage Oil


I developed a Nerve pain\joint pain massage oil using essential oils to help alleviate the inflammation symptoms I was having. Each ingredient is selected based on its ability to penetrate the skin and provide effective and soothing relief for this type of pain.


This recipe is as follows:
(Always be careful when handling essential oils)

5 drops Roman chamomile

5 drops lemongrass

4 drops marjoram

3 drops peppermint

3 drops wintergreen

3 drops clove

2 drops ylang ylang

2 drops lavender

1 ounce lemongrass infused oil or 1 oz. olive oil – this acts as a carrier in which the potent essential oils are diluted and able to be rubbed directly onto the skin.


Combine all of the ingredients together in an amber bottle. When you feel pain or stiffness, massage into your joints and the bottom of your feet (fast absorption) as needed. Store your massage oil in a cool, dry place- away from direct sunlight.


Some of the therapeutic benefits of this blend are:

Roman chamomile is anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and helps to restore the overall health of the nervous system.

Lemongrass is great for joint support and helps relieve metal toxicity.

Marjoram relieves tension and is great for fibromyalgia pain.

Clove oil is warming and relieves muscle and joint pain.

Lavender has relieves tension and relaxes the nervous system.



Gina Welds-Hulse is a Certified Herbalist and contributor to Thrive with Lupus. You can follow Gina by visiting her facebook page Beating Lupus the Natural Way.