Did you know that combining DMSO and essential oils can have many benefits? Many of you may be familiar with essential oils and their benefits, but you may not be familiar with DMSO and its effects. Let's take a closer look at what DMSO is, how it works, and explore the benefits of combining DMSO and essential oils.
What is DMSO?
DMSO or dimethyl sulfoxide, and it’s a by-product of the paper-making process. It’s derived from a substance in wood, and it’s been used as a solvent since the 1800s.
In the 20th century, researchers began looking into DMSO as an anti-inflammatory agent. Since then, it’s been approved by the FDA as a treatment for interstitial cystitis.
One of DMSO’s most notable features is that it’s quickly absorbed by the skin. In fact, doctors sometimes use DMSO to improve the absorption of medications.
Research indicates that DMSO affects the chemistry of cell membranes and alters exocytosis. Exocytosis is the process cells use to eliminate things like digestive enzymes, hormones, and other large substances.
The research listed above found that DMSO boosts neurotransmitter release without affecting vesicular contents. That study also found that the release from DMSO-treated cells was quicker than untreated ones.
To put it more simply: DMSO can permeate cell membranes just as easily as water and without damaging tissues in the process. It can also replace water molecules within bodily fluids and pull substances through cell membranes that wouldn’t normally be able to get through.
DMSO is typically used topically, and it’s found over-the-counter in gel and cream form. Often, you’ll find that DMSO is combined with essential oils and other beneficial natural ingredients. But what are the benefits of combining essential oils and DMSO?
4 Benefits of Combining DMSO and Essential Oils
1. Amplified Effects of Essential Oils
DMSO is an excellent carrier. It greatly enhances the absorption of ingredients through the skin. When combined with essential oils, it can help amplify their effects, or at the very least, improve absorption.
Why? Because of DMSO’s incredible ability to permeate cell membranes and carry those beneficial compounds in essential oils with it.
When you mix essential oils with a carrier oil, it provides topical relief. But when you add DMSO into the mix, compounds in the essential oils can penetrate further and reach your tissues.
There’s just one caveat here – it’s best not to combine DMSO with essential oils that can irritate the skin. Just as DMSO can help amplify the beneficial effects of essential oils, it can also amplify any negative effects.
2. Added Pain Relief
DMSO is well-known for its anti-inflammatory effects, which can add pain-relieving effects when combined with essential oils. It may be especially effective when combined with essential oils that also have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.
Essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties include:
Research shows that thyme essential oil can reduce the expression of COX-2, an inflammatory enzyme, by almost 75%.
DMSO’s pain-relieving effects go beyond alleviating inflammation. Research has found that it can inhibit or block pain signals along nerve cells. The effects last just a few hours, but when combined with the right essential oils, you can prolong the relief.
3. May Have Anti-Cancer Effects
When DMSO is combined with tea tree oil, it may have an anti-cancer effect.
- In one study, a combination of tea tree oil and DMSO showed signs of inhibiting the growth of skin cancer cells.
- Another animal study found that topical DMSO and tea tree oil-induced cytotoxicity in skin tumors.
Of course, these studies are limited, and more research is needed. However, these results are promising.
4. Quick Relief
Substances that are dissolved in DMSO, like essential oils, can be quickly absorbed by the body. For those who are suffering from chronic pain, combining DMSO with essential oils may bring fast relief. The DMSO itself can help ease pain, and essential oils can provide longer-lasting relief.
Several essential oils have pain-relieving properties, including:
Combining these essential oils with DMSO can help you get quick relief and may even help you relax after a stressful day.
Combining DMSO with essential oils can have many benefits, but it’s important to use both carefully and properly. One great way to do that is to use a DMSO gel or cream that’s already formulated with essential oils and other natural ingredients, like our Royal Warrior+ Cream.
When you choose a ready-made gel or cream, there’s no need to worry about dosages or combining the wrong ingredients. Just apply and enjoy the relief!
Royal Warrior+ Cream takes the best ingredients for natural pain relief including DMSO, full-strength hemp+ oil, magnesium, MSM, and a special blend of frankincense essential oils, so with one easy application of this non-greasy cream, you can feel relief in 5 minutes or less!
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