Peppermint works wonderfully for cooling.
Did you know celery was used as early as the 5th century by the Chinese, and is commonly used in Indian Ayurvedic practices today. Customarily grown grocery store celery looks nothing like the celery seen at local farmers’ markets. The celery plant grows up to three feet tall, is brilliant green, and gleaming with life. Celery has an elaborate, strong, sweet, and spicy aroma.
The celery plant takes two years to mature fully and produce its small fruit, which are tan or brown in color. The seeds are the primary depository for essential oil. Limonene, the dominant ingredient, puts Celery Seed oil in the same league as the refreshing citrus peel and fir needle oils.
Soothing digestive issues is one of the many benefits of Celery Seed essential oil. Preliminary research suggests that it may soothe muscles and help joint discomfort when taken internally. The oil creates a calming, relaxing, and positive climate while providing cooling and soothing effects.
Because it expedites detoxification in your body, it helps to offer some pain relief to these conditions that are partly due to a buildup of such unwanted substances in the bloodstream. It soothes inflamed muscles and it is helpful in dealing with the discomforts that comes with aged joints as well.
You can create a massage blend using celery seed essential oil and a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil and proceed to gently massage it onto the abdominal area to stimulate detoxification. Another option is you can also add about 5-6 drops of the oil into a tub of warm, bathing water and soak inside for a few minutes.
I have found this chart useful when trying to decide what essential oils will be most effective for each topical use application.