Image Name Essential Oil Recipes for Tendonitis Relief

Essential Oil Recipes for Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the irritation of the tendon, the cord that attaches bone to muscle to allow movement. Although it can occur anywhere in the body, tendonitis symptoms generally occur around or near joints due to its irritation through repetitive movements. It also can be caused by injury.

No matter the cause, it is an uncomfortable affliction that needs to be addressed. Luckily, there are many options you can take to relieve your pain. The following essential oil recipes for tendonitis are some of the most popular solutions for instant relief that lasts. Plus, the all natural ingredients make it an organic and vegan friendly option if needed.

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click one of them, I may receive compensation at no additional cost to you. Please see my full disclaimer for more information.

Signs and Symptoms of Tendonitis

Anyone can get tendonitis, but it is more commonly experienced in adults rather than younger children. It is an affliction that afflicts those who have overexerted themselves through repetitive motions of a joint, overuse of a joint that is not normally used in such a manner, or through injury. It also can be caused by medical conditions, such as arthritis and gout.

It is generally seen to cause problems in the knees, shoulders, achilles tendon, hip, elbow, and base of thumb since they are used daily and are more likely to become stressed. These areas can also be affected more easily by poor posture at a desk while you work, or through lifting and pulling motions.

Symptoms of the affliction include pain at the site of the tendon and surrounding areas. This can build up, or be sudden and severe. A shoulder may also experience a loss of motion, called frozen shoulder. Signs that point at it being tendonitis include a dull ache that doesn’t really go away, tenderness when touched or moved, visual swelling.

Essential oil recipe #1 for tendonitis

Birch oil + Lemongrass oil + Peppermint oil + carrier oil

Skin tightening birch oil, cooling peppermint, and anti inflammatory lemongrass work together in this recipe to provide a cooling relief that loosens muscles and allows an increase in blood flow to the area. This not only relieves pain but provides a long lasting relief.


4 drops Birch oil
4 drops Lemongrass oil
2 drops Peppermint oil
1 teaspoons carrier oil


Mix ingredients well and massage into afflicted areas.

Cold Compress for Wrist

Peppermint oil + German Chamomile oil + carrier oil

The combination of peppermint and chamomile creates a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect that helps heal deep into the tissues. The placement of a cold wash rag over the area helps increase the inflammatory properties and allows for instant relief.


2 drops Peppermint oil
1 drop German Chamomile oil
1 teaspoons carrier oil


Mix well, massage into the afflicted area, and place a cool square of cotton or muslin that has been soaked in water and placed in the refrigerator for 20 minutes over it.

Essential oil recipe #3 for tendonitis

Peppermint + Marjoram + Melaleuca + Rosemary + Lemongrass + Helichrysum + carrier oil

This powerful mixture of oils is designed to provide deep, penetrating relief that helps heal and reduce inflammation. The antioxidant properties present in this blend is deep reaching as well, and the scent promotes feelings of wellness. Place a warm wash rag over the afflicted sight to promote blood flow and let the oils get deep into the tissues.


10 drops of Peppermint oil
5 drops of Marjoram
5 drops of Melaleuca
6 drops of Rosemary
2 drops of Lemongrass oil
2 drops Helichrysum
2 Tablespoons carrier oil


Blend well together and massage into affiliated area. PLace a warm cloth over the area for 10 minutes at a time.

Tennis Elbow Massage

Eucalyptus globulus + Ginger + Helichrysum + Peppermint + Rosemary + Sunflower oil

This oil blend provides a heat packed application to your affected areas for deep healing relief. With the feel of an icy, yet hot, massage, this is a choice that is incredibly long lasting and can be used multiple times a day and before any strenuous movements to help loosen up the area in advance.


10 drops eucalyptus oil
10 drops Ginger
1 drops Helichrysum
5 drops Peppermint oil
5 drops Rosemary
2 Tablespoons Sunflower oil (or other carrier oil)


Mix well together and massage into afflicted area.

Frankincense Massage Blend For Pain Relief

Jojoba Oil + Lavender + Peppermint + Frankincense

This make ahead option should be stored in a dark glass bottle when not in use to keep its potency. Healing, cooling, calming and with strong anti inflammatory, properties, this blend is a great way to get your full motion back quickly. Use when you get up each morning and reapply with any new onset of aches.


¼ cup Jojoba Oil (cold pressed)
2 drops Lavender oil Essential Oil
2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil


Mix well together and massage into afflicted area.

Essential Oil Blend for Rheumatoid Arthritis

peppermint + wintergreen + frankincense + eucalyptus + cypress + carrier oil

The oils in this blend are incredibly potent on their own and when mixed together create an amazing application that works deep into your muscles to help draw out pain and reduce inflammation. It also smells like a walk through the woods to promote feelings of energization and focus.


2 drops Peppermint essential oil
2 drops wintergreen essential oil
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops cypress essential oil
2 Tablespoons carrier oil


Mix well together and massage into afflicted area.

Arthritis Busting Salve

Birch + Geranium + Lemongrass + carrier oil

This is a soothing blend that provides deep, cooling relief. Anti Inflammatory properties combine with the ability to increase blood flow that provides temporary pain relief. Lemongrass is especially powerful when combined with other oils and has a light, lemony, uplifting scent that works well with other oils.


30 drops Birch Essential Oil
30 drops geranium Essential Oil
30 drops lemongrass Essential Oil
¼ cup carrier oil


Mix well together and massage into afflicted area. Store is a dark colored glass to keep oil potency intact.

Essential Oils for Pain Relief

essential oil + carrier oil

This is a simple recipe that uses a single powerful oil for pain relief. Mints, pines, and fir oil have strong chemical terpene ingredients that has a sedative like effect on the tissues it comes in contact with. They also promote blood flow to increase healing and reduction of swelling.


10 drops of your choice of Peppermint , wintergreen, pine, or fir essential oil
2 Tablespoons carrier oil


Mix well together and massage into affiliated area.

Muscle Relief

Turmeric oil + Black Pepper + Peppermint + Lavender + carrier oil

The powerful oil of turmeric is used in this blend to reach deep into the soft tissues to promote blood flow, help tendons heal, and get rid of your pain. This is a ‘hot’ mix and should be first tested on a small patch of skin to see if you have any sensitivities. If not, it can be massaged into the affected areas and used as a pre-treatment as well before working out.


6 drops Turmeric oil
6 drops Black Pepper oil
6 drops Peppermint oil
6 drops Lavender oil
50 ml carrier oil


Mix well together before applying. Be sure to run a skin test before widespread use to avoid skin sensitivities.

Pain Away Roll-on

roller bottle + copaiba + sweet marjoram + basil + frankincense + Carrier oil

This roll on application blend is perfect for on the go needs. Powerful oils dictate deep, penetrating pain relief that is long lasting and help speed up the healing process. It also provides an earthy, clean scent that is grounding and provides focus.


10ml roller bottle
5 drops copaiba
3 drops sweet marjoram
3 drops basil
3 drops Frankincense
carrier oil


Mix into roller bottle, top off with carrier oil, and shake well before each application.

Peppermint Essential Oil

peppermint + carrier

Another simple option, peppermint is a favorite of those seeking pain relief due to how deeply it penetrates and the cooling sensation it lends to help reduce tenderness. Because it promotes blood flow it also helps speed up healing.


6 drops Peppermint oil
1 teaspoon of carrier oil


Mix well together and massage into affected area

Tension Relief

Rosemary + Oregano + Clove + Ginger + carrier oil

Deep soaking oils treat your pain and inflammation at the source to provide a reduction in tenderness and pain associated with joint movement. Take advantage of when your muscles are at their most relaxed after a hot bath or shower to massage in so it soaks in more deeply.


6 drops Rosemary Oil
6 drops Oregano Oil
6 drops Clove oil
6 drops Ginger Oil
50 ml carrier oil


Mix well together and store in a dark glass jar or bottle. Use up to twice daily, preferably after a hot bath or shower.

Essential Oil Blend for Arthritis Pain

rosemary + birch + eucalyptus + peppermint + lavender + carrier oil

This cooling, rich blend is a great way to attack inflammation at the source. Anti Inflammatory, antioxidants, and the ability to sooth and calm, these oils are the perfect way to help massage away pain. They can get deep into joint areas for long lasting relief.


5 drops rosemary essential oil
5 drops Birch Essential Oil
5 drops eucalyptus oil
3 drops Peppermint oil
10 drops Lavender oil
2 Tablespoons carrier oil


Mix well together and massage gently into afflicted areas. Pay particular attention to joints.

Turmeric Oil

turmeric + carrier oil

Turmeric has just about everything you could want in an oi. Both incredibly strong antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties are present and can help speed up healing when used topically. These medicinal compounds are the perfect choice to use in massage for long lasting effects.


6 drops turmeric oil
1 teaspoon of carrier oil


Mix well and massage over afflicted areas. Use twice per day.

Frankincense Massage Blend For Inflammation And Arthritis Relief

Frankincense + Sweet Orange + Turmeric + Sweet Almond

Two incredibly powerful oil, Frankincense and turmeric, blend together with sweet orange to create a boost of anti inflammatory and soothing properties that can bring almost instant relief to your areas of inflammation. This is a deeply penetrating choice that is a great option for just about any sort of pain relief you need.


14 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
14 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
14 drops Turmeric Essential Oil
2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil


Mix well together and rub into afflicted areas. Make a larger batch and store in a dark glass container. It also works well in a roller bottle.

Pain Butter Recipe

Mango Butter + Trauma + Sweet Marjoram + Peppermint + Lavender + Eucalyptus + Glass Jar

Looking for something a bit thicker for easier application? This pain butter recipe is exactly what you are looking for. Wth powerful oils and sweet mango butter as a base, you can smooth this over larger areas with ease for full body pain relief. Penetrating peppermint and eucalyptus help draw heat and reduce inflammation.


3 tablespoons Mango Butter
1 tablespoon Trauma Oil
10 drops Sweet Marjoram
6 drops Peppermint oil
4 drops Lavender oil
4 drops eucalyptus oil
2 oz Glass Jar


Soften mango butter and whip before adding oil. Make sure it is well blended and then store in a jar until needed.


If you suffer from tendonitis and are looking for pain relief, these recipes are a great way to treat your inflammation and tenderness with an all natural option. Be sure to check for skin sensitivities before use, especially with ‘hot’, deep penetrating oils. Massage each into afflicted areas gently, and always store in a cool, dark place if you have made extra.

If you have any questions please let us know below, and, as always, please share.

Leave a Comment

Related Posts