Relieving Aches and Pains Naturally
by Ashley Knight
Some days seem more tiring than others. You know those days when you feel like you’ve been running head first into a brick wall, over and over. When you finally flop into bed you realize you are completely physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted. After lifting a thirty-five-pound toddler, playing horsey and nursing a fifteen-pound baby while cooking dinner, your wrists ache, low back is tired and your neck is tight. This is when most people reach for a cream designed to soothe achy muscles and joints. We all know that familiar sensation of warming then cooling. Now that I’ve switched over to the natural, essential oil world, I grab this…
Young Living’s PanAway® essential oil blend is my go-to oil for aches and pains whether it be post-workout or after a long day of schlepping around our children. The smell of PanAway® is both invigorating and calming at the same time! It’s become a comforting smell to me because I know it will soon be soothing whatever issue is causing me pain.
If my husband had to pick one oil he used consistently, it would be PanAway®. This blend of pure, therapeutic-grade wintergreen, helichrysum, clove and peppermint oils works wonders on the aches and pains of the body. After many years of playing football, weight lifting and generally beating up his body, his joints have been used and abused. PanAway® has been a great relief for him. If he’s done something strenuous during the day, before bed he applies PanAway® to his knees and back and when he wakes up the next morning there is hardly any lingering pain. I love asking him how’s feeling the next day just to hear his response that it’s much better.
PanAway® is great to use for any body discomfort, swelling and bruising. It can be uplifting when diffused and relaxing when added to Epsom salts in a warm bath. It’s a wonderful tool to have around the house as we all have aches and pains from the daily stresses of life.
I found these additional testimonials which I could relate to as a mama and wife, so I thought these would be helpful:
“A few months ago I was in a hurry, skipped a step, and twisted my ankle in the process. Oh, pain! As I lay there moaning, thinking of my long “to do” list, I realized I could get my youngest daughter Corrie to bring me my oil bag and I could get some relief. At least I figured if I used an oil, I would be able to get up off the floor and get to the couch. She quickly obliged and shortly after applying the oil blend PanAway, I was able to stand on it and then walk! I was thrilled. Although a little tender, I was basically pain-free!
I was quickly reminded of my laundry list of things to do, so I was off and running. After a long day, my ankle was throbbing and I went upstairs, took off my shoes and put my feet up to relax for a minute. My ankle began to throb even more and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Then it all came back to me… my twisting my ankle and using PanAway and then having a busy day on the go. I had never even put ice on it or even slowed down. Well, I should have. Once the pain was gone, I was focused on my busy day and I neglected to do take the time for a little more TLC for my ankle.
I once again called my daughter who brought me the PanAway, and a bag of ice. The next morning I was a little tender but used PanAway and again I was off. However, that was the end of my ankle pain!”
“Not too long ago my husband had come home complaining that his neck was sore and stiff. He had spent much of his day sitting at his desk at work turning his head left to right viewing two different computer monitors. He said he didn’t even think to actually turn his entire body instead of just his neck, which is what caused the stiffness and pain in his neck.
The minute he mentioned it I grabbed my PanAway essential oil blend and rubbed 2 or 3 drops neat on his neck and shoulder area. He sat down on the couch while I continued preparing supper, and within minutes he commented on how much better his neck was starting to feel. By the time we sat down for supper and I asked him about his neck, he said he had forgotten it had even hurt in the first place!
I’ve used PanAway on myself as well. I carry around a 10-month-old baby all day and my neck and shoulder will be super sore at the end of the day. using PanAway throughout the day has really helped to soothe the discomfort I would otherwise have.”
PanAway® is one of the oils I always try to have an extra bottle of because we never want to run out of it!
I sincerely hope this information has been helpful to you and your family. Please head over to DropsofJoy.org to learn more about PanAway® and other fantastic tools to take control of your family’s wellness.
Ashley Knight is married to her best friend and husband, Nick, and mama to two sweet, joyful girls, Grace and Finnegan. She is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle, travel, Young Living essential oils and products, eating whole foods, serving others and learning about God’s magnificent, undeserved Grace.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Ashley’s lived in Texas for 5 years now and has officially picked up Y’all and Sir/Ma’am but will always be a native Arizonan. When not chasing or nursing a little one, Ashley is reading and learning how to support her family’s health and wellness with Young Living’s diverse products and pure essential oils.
Disclaimer: I am a Mom who is passionate about using natural products to improve the health of her family, but I’m not a medical professional. The information in the blog is for educational information only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease, illness or injury should consult a physician.