The analgesic properties of certain essential oils can be combined to bring effective relief for pain. Joints and muscular pain is a particular feature of elder care. And the not so elder. Common ailments are less easily shrugged off by people once they reach 50 years of age. How the analgesic action works is unknown but the releif is evident after a few treatments. Like all essential oil treatments this is not medicine. It is not an action of the body and mind with predictable chemistry. It will work for some and not for others. But it will work for some that is evident.