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Essential oils for gout

Just a quick post about my husband’s gout. He is currently having a gout attack in his knee. He gets gout often due to an old kidney problem he had when he was younger. If you have suffered gout you know it is extremely painful, especially when it attacks a new joint, which it is in his case.

We are doing our best to avoid unnecessary medications (like hydrocodone) and were looking for a good way to treat the gout pain while his body fights the gout.

So, to treat gout pain we used essential oils of Frankincense, Basil, Geranium, and Peppermint 2 drops each combined with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil on the affected area about every 4 hours. After applying we put a hot pack (rice pack) on his knee. He says it helps his pain a lot and is helping him avoid needing the heavy duty pain killers.

I get my essential oils from my affiliate Mountain Rose Herbs

He is also taking an epsom salt bath with baking soda to help leech some of the uric acid out of his leg. Lets hope he is mobile by tomorrow!


After 24 hours of the gout attack start up, with the use of essential oils and the baking soda/Epsom salt bath, the attack has stopped. His knee is still sore from the damage from the gout crystals but the attack, which usually lasts about three days, has let up! He is amazed that it worked and I am glad to have had my husband back to help clean the house today. YAY!

What is your natural remedy for a gout attack?

About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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9 Responses to How to topically relieve gout pain with Essential Oils

  1. […] have been using Frankincense to help with the pain in my  husbands foot from gout so I figured what the heck, and rubbed it on my back on a particularly angry spot. I probably used […]

  2. I just watched Dr. Oz tell everyone about tart cherry juice for gout pain. I Googled some from Traverse Bay Farms

    • Amanda says:

      Tart cherry juice is great to decrease uric acid production, so is baking soda. I actually mix the two and have my hubby drink the concoction to help fight high uric acid levels when he feels the gout coming on. It helps a lot!

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  5. rita mac says:

    the very best thing is celery extract from the health food store, drink a cup of tea with 30- 40 drops of this stuff and BINGO,you can feel the swelling going down, or eat yourself full of celery sticks. i chose the tea, much easier and it works,

    thank me later;
    good lookin out, i tried the essentials oils too.
    we must stay away from the meds and over the counter stuff.. Amen

    • Amanda says:

      That didn’t work for my husband. The cherry tablets seem to help. I also found a formula called “stone breaker formula” it is a nasty tasting herbal tincture but it helps him a lot! I will write all about what we have found. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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