- Chamomile is an essential oil with anti-inflammatory properties. It may help with headaches, neck tension, shoulder pain, and lower back pain.
- Lavender may help with muscle cramps and strains, headache, nerve pain and promote relaxation.
- Sandalwood soothes muscle tension and may help with back pain, nerve pain, and sciatica.
- Sweet marjoram is said to soothe muscle stiffness and cramping associated with muscle pain and arthritis as well as headaches.
3-4 drops can be rubbed onto the skin over the painful area or put in bath water.