Essential oils are, in my opinion, natures wonder drug! When used appropriately they offer a safe treatment option for many health conditions and have very few, if any, undesirable side effects. One of my favourite uses of essential oils is for pain relief, anxiety and depression. I experience the former (pain) which can easily result in the latter (anxiety and depression) especially when the pain becomes intense and/or debilitating. Essential oils take effect quickly. If you combine them with a carrier oil such as coconut or almond oil you can apply them to the skin and within minutes they will be absorbed by the surrounding tissues. I do this as soon as I come out of the shower in the morning and a few minutes later I am in considerably less pain. For the rest of the time I add a few drops of at least two of the pain relieving oils below to an oil burner and within seconds my pain goes from 9 out of 10 to 4/5 out of 10. The reason this method of using essential oils for pain relief has such fast effects is because smell is immediate its effect on the brain is immediate too. This is why Aromatherapy has been passed down the ages and is still used today. Due to all my researching and experimenting, I have come up with my favourite Neal’s Yard Essential Oils for pain relief. Each oil has multiple uses and benefits so even if you don’t experience daily or regular pain, one of the following oils could probably benefit you in some way so if you would like to know more then please ask.