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hot compress to ease muscles and joints can be made by
- 5 drops of essential oil into a bowl
of very hot water.
Soak a folded cotton cloth in the water and squeeze out.
Apply to the affected area and cover with a towel.
Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ginger or Rosemary essential oils may be used, either singly or in combination totaling 4 - 5 drops.
A cold compress can be helpful for hot or swollen conditions, for example to cool the skin after prolonged sunbathing, or when applied to the forehead or back of the neck to soothe and relieve.
Make as above but using ice cold water instead, with 4 - 5 drops in total of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender or Roman Chamomile essential oils.
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