As Grandma gets on in age, it is natural for new aches and pains to suddenly present themselves. Many older people are already on a regimen that consists of a number of medications to control certain illness and disease. If you are trying to cut back on those, consider introducing Grandma to these essential oils that have been proven to help treat a number of ailments that plague the elderly.
Essential Oils for Arthritis
Arthritis is the painful swelling of joints that causes stiffness in various parts of the body. It starts out usually in the fingers and hands but can spread to the knees, ankles and even shoulders making normal physical activities very painful.
You can help Grandma remain active by rubbing the joints with any number of essential oils, including frankincense, marjoram, wintergreen, eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint. These all work at reducing the inflammation that is causing the pain. Cypress works at increasing blood flow to the area and Clove combined with oregano makes a fantastic natural pain reliever.
You should always talk with her regular doctor first before changing your Grandma’s health care plans, but in most cases there are no unwanted or adverse side effects with essential oils. You can blend a few together for better relief, and rotate through the various kinds.
Essential Oils for Memory Loss
Memory loss is common as we get older, and become serious like with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This can be scary both for you and for Grandma. To help delay the onset or even prevent memory loss, try using these essential oils in an essential oil diffuser (we recommend the Greenair Spa Vapor) at Grandma’s home; lavender, peppermint, rosemary, bergamot, lemon balm, ylang ylang, and ginger. All of these contain calming elements that help to keep the mind sharp and memory intact.
You can also help Grandma get their benefit all of the time with an essential oil diffuser necklace. Fitted with small holes, the charm opens where you can place an oil soaked pad inside. During the day, the scent wafts out giving Grandma the full benefit no matter where she is.
Essential oils draw their strength from the oils that are found in natural plants. This makes them safer to use then most drugs, without any side effects. Plus they have the benefit of smelling great too. And don’t worry about skin irritation. Unlike perfumes, there are no unnatural elements or alcohol inside of essential oils.
Do Grandma a big favor and get her hooked on the many health benefits that essential oils are able to provide. It won’t hurt if you do the same for yourself either.