You can also use lavender oil to reduce hand pain by adding a few drops to a tablespoon of coconut or emu oil and then massage into the affected area. This can help to relax the muscles in your hand and help boost blood flow. This has been backed up by a study carried out by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. They were able to identify the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender essential oil showing that it has important therapeutic potential. The study also showed that it is just as effective as tramadol, a drug with side effects which is used to treat chronic pain. Because chronic pain can also cause feelings of stress and depression, the soothing effect of lavender oil can also act as a positive mood enhancer.