Varicose veins, sometimes called spider veins, are enlarged bulging veins. They can be uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. They may be genetic or caused by weak veins, blood pooling, and poor circulation. Aching, swelling, and itching may occur, some essential oils by help relieve these symptoms.
Some symptoms include:
- Sensation of heavy legs
You can manage pain by:
- Exercising regularly
- Spending less time sitting or standing
- Losing weight if weight is an issue
- Wearing compression socks
- And applying essential oils topically
How to Naturally Treat Varicose Veins?
Natural and Holistic treatments are available and shown to be just as effective as some medical treatments, without the pain and downtime or costs. While natural treatments are convenient remember that consistency is key in order to really experience the full benefits and see noticeable results.
Best Essential Oils For Varicose Veins
To Improve blood circulation: Lemon, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Cypress, Lemongrass, and Helichrysum.
To reduce inflammation and swelling: Frankincense, Spearmint, Thyme, Clove, Fennel, Eucalyptus, Juniper Berry, and Myrrh.
To reduce pressure: Ginger, Grapefruit, Cypress, Lemon, Basil, and Rosemary.
To reduce discomfort and pain: Basil, Cypress, and Peppermint.
Helichrysum is also known for its healing properties. it has been shown to be effective in shrinking the appearance of varicose veins by helping to improve blood circulation. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help calm down inflamed tissue and relieve pressure.
How to use Essential Oils for Varicose Veins
-Create a warm compress by soaking a cloth in a blend of five drops of essential oils and 1 liter of water. Apply compress to the affected area for 15 minutes. Keep legs elevated.
-Combine 30 drops of essential oils with 2 ounces of a carrier oil, like coconut oil, jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil. Massage blend on affected area in the direction of your heart.
-Dilute 8 drops of essential oils with a small amount of carrier oil and add mixture to warm bath water.
DIY Natural Varicose Vein Relief Blend
- 1 oz Sweet Almond Oil
- 1 oz Horse Chestnut Extract
- 4 drops Helichrysum
- 2 drops Cypress
- 2 drops Eucalyptus
- 2 drops Lemon
- 2 drops Basil
Apply a thin layer to affected areas and gently massage into the skin using a circular motion. Repeat 1-2 times a day for best benefits and results! Use compression socks for even faster results.
DIY Spider Vein Massage Oil
- 10 drops Cypress
- 8 drops Helichrysum
- 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil
- 2 oz glass bottle with dropper top
Add all ingredients into the bottle place dropper top on. Gently roll bottle between palms of hands to blend oils together. Massage gently in affected area in upward motion towards the heart. Repeat once or twice daily.
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