My rheumatoid arthritis (RA) journey includes the use of essential oils to help keep me well. In addition to having inflammation and pain, people with RA can be more susceptible to infections, colds, and viruses. Brain fog, nausea, and fatigue present other challenges. For symptoms such as sleeplessness, muscle tightness, and headache, I like to start with the gentlest treatments possible. Essential oils fit the bill. Read on for some of my favorites.