3 essential oils for fingers and wrist joints

3 essential oils for fingers and wrist joints

Take care of fingers and wrists with this recipe for soothing essential oils!

Using essential oils for fingers and wrist joints takes serious science!

You want a recipe packed with natural ingredients that are already proven to calm inflammation, and support free and easy movement.

This all-natural salve recipe is made with oils that can really help.

Each oil is packed with powerful soothing ingredients, including:

  • α-pinene
  • β- Mersenne
  • Linalool
  • α-bisabolol
  • Chamazolin

From a certified aromatherapist’s perspective, it looks like a cocktail for natural joint comfort!

You will learn more about these components below. First, here’s the recipe.

Tamala ointment for fingers and wrist joints

  • 3.5 ounces shock oil
  • Ounce beeswax (Sera flavor)
  • 30 drops of tamala essential oil (Tamala cinnamon Ct. Linalool)
  • 25 drops of juniper berry essential oil (Juniper)
  • 17 drops of German Chamomile essential oil (Matricaria recutita)


  1. Prepare the burner melting method. Try placing a Pyrex measuring cup in a soup bowl in which it will be about full with gently boiling water. The water will heat the measuring cup. Just make sure the water is not boiling so that it does not splash into the measuring cup.
  2. Melt the beeswax in the measuring cup.
  3. We add shock oil and melt it with beeswax, stirring gently with a glass stir bar or stainless steel spoon.
  4. Take the mixture off the stove and add the essential oil drops, stirring gently. (If the ointment starts to solidify, just place the measuring cup back over the stove.)
  5. Pour the ointment into two 2-ounce (60-ml) glass bottles or four 1-ounce (30-ml) aluminum cans.

Massage the ointment onto your fingers and wrist joints as needed! The more you use this ointment, the deeper and deeper you will feel.

Tamala ointment for fingers and wrist joints

What is shock oil?

The basis of this recipe is an ointment made with shock oil, which is actually a mixture of three oils infused with herbs.

The shock oil that I love to use comes from Aromatics International. (They make it by hand!)

They start with organic extra-virgin olive oil, and make three separate herbal infusions: one with arnica, one from St.John’s wort, and one with calendula. They then mix all three infusions to produce a rich, dark-colored oil that has become a classic natural product for soothing inflammation and pain. I’m not without a bottle in my natural care closet!

Juniper Berry Essential Oil


Juniper Berry contains Alpha Pinin And the β- Mersenne.

Both ingredients can help calm inflammation and relieve pain, making Juniper Berry one of the preferred oils for fingers and wrist joints. Juniper Berry is also useful anytime there is swelling.

Learn more about Juniper Berry (and get another joint care recipe!) In this post: Turmeric + 3 other essential oils for joint pain.

Tamala essential oil

Tamala cinnamon Ct. Linalool

Plenty of tamala oil Linalool The content (over 35%!) Makes it a great choice for helping your body heal itself, including soothing inflammation in the fingers and wrist joints.

Extensive research has been done on Linalool. We know it reduces inflammation, calms skin, relaxes the nervous system, and more!

German Chamomile essential oil

Matricaria recutita

German Chamomile Oil has a distinctive blue color that comes from camazulin.

Chamazolin and α-bisabolol Two elements are responsible for this oil’s famous ability to naturally help the body repair skin, muscles, joints, connective tissue, and more. I even love using this oil in blends for cuts and scrapes – it’s that strong!

Have you ever tried any of these essential oils for joint care? If so, share your experience in the comments. You can help someone else find the perfect essential oil blend for their fingers and wrist joints!

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