How I Avoided Prescription Painkillers After Surgery

How I Avoided Prescription Painkillers with the Essential Oil Morphine Bomb ||

I’m back to report that knee surgery was successful! (It was also not as traumatic as my past surgery experience. So thanks for your prayers!) They were able to remove the renegade pieces of cartilage and do some patella repair. They sent me home wrapped up in gauze and an Ace bandage with crutches and a prescription for Percocet.

I don’t do well with prescription painkillers. You know all those side effects on the warning label? That’s exactly what happens. Somehow being dizzy while trying to navigate on crutches isn’t all that appealing. The problem is that I also don’t do well with pain.

Fortunately I was prepared. I had researched how to deal with post-surgery pain and came across a recipe for a Morphine Bomb, the oily equivalent of a prescription painkiller. To make a Morphine Bomb, simply place 5 drops each of Copaiba, Frankincense, and Idaho Balsam Fir into a vegetable capsule.

I was a little hesitant to use the full five drops of each oil in the first capsule I made. I had just started easing my stomach back into the whole eating routine with light foods, and I didn’t want to get sick from anything too potent. Plus, let’s face it, Frankincense isn’t the cheapest oil in our oily arsenal. But my husband wisely reminded me that THIS is why we have the oils. The first capsule (with 2 drops of each oil) made a dent in the pain but wasn’t quite enough. The next time I did the full five drops and was amazed at how well it worked. (Have I mentioned that I’m always surprised when our oils work so well!? Silly me!) I’ve been doing five drops in each capsule ever since.

If you don’t want to feel like you’re burping pine trees ;) you may want to use a slightly larger vegetable capsule and add some olive oil to the mix. Another option would be to take one Morphine Bomb capsule and one olive oil-filled capsule at the same time.

Also keep in mind that oils are metabolized in a couple of hours. So if you try this, you may need to take capsules more often than you would take prescription or OTC medications. However, your liver and kidneys will both thank you for it.

If you’re interested in trying the Morphine Bomb, make sure that you’re using Young Living Essential Oils. They’re the only company that offers a seed-to-seal quality guarantee. If you’re interested in learning more about Young Living’s oils, click here.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. I’m just a mom sharing our family’s experiences. You should do what you feel is best for your family. 

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    • says

      We’ve taken them internally for things like upset stomach before, but this painkiller has been amazing. Just be sure that you’re only taking Young Living oils internally. Many others have warning labels about internal use, most likely because of purity issues.

  1. Robert says

    I suffer from 6 herniated discs in my back and tension of my muscles from the stress of daily chronic pain!! It is a vicious cycle which is usually accompanied by high levels of generalized anxiety, especially as my pain levels get out of control ;) When making the Morphine bomb blend to put into capsules do you drop right out of the bottle or can you mix all 3 oils (NEAT) in a separate bottle and then drop into capsules filled with olive oil? If you were going to mix the Copaiba, Frankincense, and Balsam Fir in a separate bottle ( 25 drops of each in a 5 ml dropper bottle ). How many drops of the separate bottle Blend/Formula would you add to the capsules for Pain relief?? Does the Morphine Bomb cause any psychological symptoms or Altered consciousness (“High”) effect? Any side effects if you take too much? I appreciate any advice or tips that you can give me ;)

    • says

      Just going from my own experience, Robert, I dropped the oils straight into the capsule from all three bottles. It was a little cumbersome, and would be especially if you were doing this on a regular basis. If I was taking this long-term, I would mix equal parts of the oils. I would shake the bottle well before each use and 15 drops in a capsule. I found that there wasn’t really room for olive oil in my capsules. I used the 00 size, so maybe you can get bigger ones. You could also do the 15 drops in one capsule and take that along with another capsule filled with olive oil.

      I didn’t experience any type of emotional/psychological symptoms from taking the Morphine Bomb. However, Frankincense is known for being an anti-depressant (in addition to its anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing properties). It affects the limbic part of the brain, so it might take care of some of the anxiety as well.

      There are not side effects from the essential oils. You might double-check with a doctor or another trusted source if you’re on any other medications though just to make sure that you’re not causing any counter-effects with the oils. Also, for safety’s sake, be sure that you’re only taking Young Living oils internally.

  2. Robert says

    Thank you very much!! The information that you provided was very helpful to me :) I usually use 1-2 drops each of frankincense, copaiba, balsam fir (total 3-6 drops) in a capsule with olive oil every 4 hours for pain relief!! Is there a benefit to using more drops? Does the pain killing effect last longer? When mixing equal parts in a separate bottle… How many drops would equal 1 drop of the original formula?? ( ie., would 3 drops equal 1 drop ..since there are three different oils? ) Can I substitute Idaho Blue Spruce for Balsam Fir? What would be the benefits between IBS and Balsam Fir for pain relief? I appreciate all the advice that you have given me and value your input ;)

    • says

      I went with more drops because of it being post-surgery pain. I would definitely use less if I was continuing to use it regularly. If it was me, I would find the minimum number of drops that are effective, and go with that. I don’t like to waste drops if fewer get the job done. ;) I would think that mixing them in a bottle would give you an equal ratio of the three drops, so however many you think will get the job done should be good.

      I’m not sure about the Idaho Blue Spruce vs. Idaho Balsam Fir. You may want to consult a reference book on that one, as I’m not very familiar with those two.

  3. Josh says

    Hey there, I’ve never made capsules before. I have now looked at a picture of vegetable capsules, so I see what I would be working with. However, how does one get the oils into the “pill?”

    Thank you very much.

    • says

      The vegetable capsules are awesome, Josh! They come apart. So you just take the capsule apart, drop your oils into the larger end, and put the shorter end back on when you’re done. If you don’t want to taste the oils for the next couple of hours, you might want to take a second capsule filled just with olive oil. That will dilute the oils a bit for you.

      • Josh says

        Oh wow! Thank you so much! I have been watching for your reply all day, and since finding this post originally, I have been researching. This is wonderful, as I can tell it will change and improve my life. I’m a 27 y/o former firefighter who had to leave the career because of my health, and to this day I suffer from inflamed muscles and joints. Here’s the best news: I even got permission from my superior officer (aka lovely wife) to give this a try! Thank you for your help and advice, I wish you all the best.

        • says

          Wow, Josh! I hope that you find relief from the pain and healing with the oils. They’ve changed our family’s health, and I hope they’ll do the same for you! Please be sure that you’re only ingesting Young Living oils since they guarantee the quality with their Seed to Seal Guarantee. I want to make sure you’re getting the most effective and safest oils! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you, and I would love it if you kept me updated on your progress!

  4. Katheryn says

    I am really glad to see this worked for you, and I am hoping it works well for others… However, one of my friends made a YL pain bomb in the the vegetable capsule with YL Cobaipa, fir, and frankincense…. Although it worked great, it also made me consider a visit to the ER after 24 hours of throwing up. I’m sure it was the pill and not a virus, because I continue to get nauseated and have stomach problems, even when used topically. So, although it works great, I want people to start slow and in tiny doses (mine was 5 drops each), and just make sure there are no adverse reactions. I think I’m the first person this has happened to, so I am glad it worked for you.

    • says

      If that was your first experience with oils, especially taken internally, you’re absolutely right that that dose was too much. Your body needs to detox, and that’s why we encourage people to start slowly. Otherwise, you end up with a violent detox, which it sounds like you did. I’m sorry that that happened!

  5. Rhonda says

    Hi, thank you for your article. I take pain pills, muscle relaxers and ibuprofen or Tylenol every day for muscle pain, bulging disc and bone spurs. I ordered the starter kit and am planning on buying the other two oils to make the morphine bomb. I’ve been trying to read everything I can on oils, I’ve never used them. I know the meds I’m taking now can cause serious and long term damage but I’m nervous about ingesting these oils (I know…sounds silly). Also, you stated above to start slow because our bodies need to detox. I don’t understand what you mean. Are we detoxing from our meds or are we getting used to the oils? Thank you!

    • says

      Good for you for taking a more natural route to feeling better. My husband took multiple ibuprofen daily for a long time too. Now the oils take care of that discomfort for him. Starting slowing is good because your body is going to detox a bit. That’s not just detox from the meds, but it’s also from what’s in the food we eat, the water we drink, and the personal care products that we use daily. The best way to feel good while your body detoxes is to drink a lot of water. That will help alleviate the headache that you might get. I hope that this helps and that you find the relief that you’re looking for. :)

  6. KayLeigh says

    Is there a reason you put it in a capsule? Couldn’t you put all the drops in a glass of water and drink it? Just wondering.

  7. David says

    Thank you. Do you know if a mood elevation capsule remedy? I am dealing with constant inflammation & pain plus lung issues. I don’t take medications except for Advil and I tested your pain remedy with spruce substituted for fir (I can’t find my fir bottle, it was here recently). I was surprised that, not only did it begin working within minutes, it works! It works well! I’m happy you posted this! I didn’t have side effects, really. It’s good for acuteness. Any internal YL recipes for happy mood & clearer lungs? I’m not dying (at the moment) however breathing better and smiling big would be great! Thank you for opening my mind a little more!

    • says

      Awesome, David! I learned that the part of the brain that affects mood is handled through the sense of smell. So you’ll want something that you can smell rather than put in a capsule. So for smiling big, I LOVE Valor, Stress Away, and Peace & Calming. Even the citrus oils (which are super inexpensive) are all uplifting. Lots of options for that!

  8. Kristy says

    Can the pills be made in advance? Or do they need to be made as you take them? Just wondering if I can made, say, 20 to keep on hand.

    • says

      I’ve only made them as needed, because I’ve heard that the oils will eventually eat through the capsules. But I’ve heard of people making them and putting them in the freezer to avoid that problem. Hope that helps! :)

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