The Healing Advantages of an Aromatherapy Heating Pad

Why Use an Aromatherapy Heating Pad?

An Aromatherapy heating pad is a highly effective tool against pain. When a muscle becomes strained or pulled most people reach for a heating pad. It is common knowledge that a heating pad or heat pack will help soothe the sore muscle and help relieve stress, tension, and pain. What you may not be aware of is that by adding 100% natural herbs or essential oils to the heating pad, you are reinforcing your heating pad with increased therapeutic properties.

How to Add the Essential Oils to your Heating Pad

How you add the essential oils to the heating pad to create the aromatherapy effect will depend on the type of heating pad you have.

If your heating pad is cloth and filled with herbs, grains, or cherry pits, then add 5 drops of your selected oil directly to the heating pad once it has been heated up. This will release the aroma to soothe your senses, and will add healing properties to the pad.

If your heating pad is a water bottle filled with hot water, or an electric heating pad, then soak a light cloth in a little water in which 5-6 drops of the appropriate essential has been added, and put the cloth between your skin and the heating pad/bottle.

Choosing Oils for Your Aromatherapy Heating Pad

Choosing the right essential oils for your aromatherapy heating pad is a very important step. There are certain oils that will help you feel your best, while healing your sore muscles.

Some of the essential oils you should consider are:

  • Peppermint: muscular aches and pains, stomach cramps, nausea, colds
  • Chamomile: calming, muscle pain, arthritis
  • Lavender: headaches, bruises
  • Rosemary: respiratory, menstrual cramps, headaches, mental fatigue
  • Eucalyptus: colds and flu
  • Ginger: muscular aches and pains

Use just one oil, or the blends of different oils will have different therapeutic properties, ranging from soothing sore, stiff muscles to relieving migraines and tension headaches.