Relieving Arthritis with Coconut Oil

arthritis pain

Arthritis develops from an overload of toxins in the body.  These toxins build up around the joints and cause pain and inflammation. Whether you want to ease your muscle aches, loosen up stiff joints or relieve the pain of arthritis, coconut oil can bring you much needed relief.

Coconut oil is not like other fats.  It offers relief to your muscles and joints because it contains a special group of fats known as medium-chain fatty acids.  By nature, these fatty acids possess important healing properties.

Benefits of Using Coconut Oil For Arthritis

Internally and externally coconut oil benefits arthritis pain because it acts as:

  • An anti-inflammatory
  • A pain reliever
  • Muscle & joint lubricant and relaxant


Coconut oil for arthritis is considered one of the best natural remedies for inflamed muscles and joints.  This is why we recommend coconut oil. It effectively reduces inflammation and is very soothing to inflamed tissues and joints. It also strengthens bones.

Pain Reliever

Coconut oil for arthritis or fibromyalgia can lessen your discomfort.  The oil works best when you warm it first and then apply it directly to the painful muscle(s) or joint(s).  Doing this increases blood supply to the area, reduces pain and swelling, and is very soothing and healing.

Gentle Lubricant

Using coconut oil for arthritis to lubricate muscles and joints works extremely well.  This is especially true after a bath or shower.

This is because the oil becomes more viscous and the heat accelerates and deepens penetration.As a gentle lubricant coconut oil benefits you because it promotes circulation in joints, and it reduces stiffness and increases joint flexibility.  Many arthritis and fibromyalgia sufferers have found that when they take coconut oil internally, as well as externally, their pain significantly diminishes.  Some people find that applying a heating pad to the area after messaging the oil on the muscle or joint helps even more.

Sometimes, coconut oil is not enough for some people.  If that is the case with you, you may want to combine coconut oil with any or some of the following ingredients:  Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses, Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric.  Turmeric is an excellent anti-inflammatory, among other things.  When using coconut oil externally, massaging coconut oil to the affected area 2-3 times a day usually provides relief.  When taking coconut oil internally, it’s best to consume at least 1 Tablespoon per day.

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