Last night I was awakened about 2:30am with a sudden muscle cramp that felt like it was from my achilles tendon up the back of my calf along my soleus muscle. If the occasional night-time foot cramps are bad, this is the mother of that.
I remember hearing something about peppermint oil helping that very thing, so I limped to my kitchen and opened up the drawer where I keep my oils, and grabbed the peppermint. I have to tell you the truth I didn’t even dilute it or grab fractionated coconut oil, I just put 4 drops in my hand and rubbed it up and down the painful area, with a hope and a prayers.
Astonishingly, the cramp ceased immediately. I don’t mean anything but that – just complete and immediate relief. I can’t say any more than that – it quit hurting, I washed the oils off my hands (remember, those oils can burn if they’re in the wrong places), and I went straight back to sleep.
Reading a bit today, I see that there are several oils that can help with this cramping and with muscle pain in general, peppermint, lavender, marjoram and diluted wintergreen. So I learned a little bit and wanted to share this with you, too.
© Lizzie Bennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified, RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.
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**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are intended for educational purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and are not a substitute for professional healthcare. All recommendations are based on third party research of essential oils and their effectiveness when used for the above listed ailments. See http://www.PubMed.com for references to some of those studies. Check out the research and make your own decisions based on complete information.