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This Christmas scented DIY ointment is a simple and affordable way to ease joint and muscle pain.

Updated: Dec 14, 2021


Readers have really enjoyed this pain relief ointment since we first published it a few years ago.

I love sharing it this time of year because it has a Christmas theme!


1/2 cup coconut oil

30 drops of frankincense oil (click here for our brand recommendations)

30 drops of myrrh essential oil (click here for our brand recommendations)

A few drops of orange essential oil for scent (optional)


In a glass bowl, add in the coconut oil. If it is firm, heat for a few seconds or stir until it is soft.

Add in the essential oils, then mix well.

Store in a glass jar (always use glass for essential oils).

Massage the ointment onto the joint area a few times a day. You can also use this on muscles.

How does it work?

We always break down the science behind each of our homemade solutions.

You can read all the studies in our blog post, but frankincense and myrrh are both proven and effective essential oils for inflammation and pain.

You can read success stories in the blog post along with more science. Even though this is just a few ingredients, it is a powerful formula that is so helpful.

It is also easy and affordable to make.

I use this for arthritic pain and it is a great addition to my pain management routine.

Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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