"I can't sleep" (insomnia)
There are several oils that can help with insomnia. Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Serenity and Ylang Ylang are some. Others that may help are Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary and Wild Orange.
Personally I use Lavender and/or a blend of Serenity and Balance. Every night I rub Lavender mixed with Coconut Oil on the bottom of my children's feet to help them relax and calm down after a day of activity at school and martial arts. After a full day of work, running around with the kids and trying to keep up with the house, my mind just cfan't stop. I rub a few drops of Serenity and Balance on my pillow case, sheets, forehead and temples, and I am off to dream land, usually within a few minutes. Not only does it help me fall asleep, but I get a deeper, more restful sleep as well.
Another option as well is to difuse any of these oils in your room while you are sleeping. DoTERRA just introduced a new difuser, and I'm so excited about it!
"My joints hurt." (arthritis)
Oils that can help with arthritis are Birc, Deep Blue, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrrh, Oregano, Peppermint, Vetiver and Wintergreen. Also, Eucalyptus, Geranium, German Chamomile, Ginger, Lime and Sandalwood. Other products that can help are AromaTouch Technique, Deep Blue Rub, GX Assist and Life Long Vitality.
Equal drops of Wintergreen, Lemongrass, Frankincense, and Eucalyptus blended with a 50% carrier of coconut oil has been found by some to be the effective formula for arthritic pain. An oil or blend should be applied directly to the affected areas using light massage. Use a hot compress after massage application for deeper penetration and relief. For further relief use a local bath for the hands or feet. Fill a bath bowl with hot water. Add 3-4 drops of the oil or blend and soak your hands or feet till the water begins to cool. Agitate the water often to keep the oils well mixed with the water.
For more information on what essential oils have been found beneficial for different health issues, I enjoy going to Everything Essential website or my Modern Essentials App. Both list health concerns and what oils can help, as well as different uses and benefits of each oil and blend of oils from doTERRA.