When used together, basil, frankincense and peppermint are essential oils that can reduce the pain and inflammation of gout, according to Dr. Axe. Applying these essential oils to the painful joint and covering it with a warm compress for two minutes provides best results.
Gout is a painful, arthritic swelling condition of the joints due to the accumulation of uric acid. Additional symptoms of gout include skin discoloration and warmth. Gout occurs most often in men and postmenopausal women. Specifically, the essential oils basil and frankincense can reduce swelling when used together, reports Dr. Axe. The peppermint oil serves to reduce pain.