First off all what are varicose veins? To help the problem you have understand where it comes from before we create essential oils for varicose veins. Varicose veins are veins that are twisted under the skin surface. Most of the time their swollen and usually developed in the leg(s) area. It can also be created in the other parts of the body, but it’s less likely and more seen in the lower body area.
Varicose veins are caused by:
– Aged people: with a higher age you veins lose elasticity causing them to stretch. With the weaker valves blood flows backwards instead of to the heart. Veins enlarge and blood pools and becomes varicose. The blue color is due the deoxygenated blood.
– Pregnant people: when your pregnant you have more chance of developing varicose veins. Because the pregnancy the blood production is higher with less flow from legs to pelvis. Hormones change may play a role during the pregnancy period. Varicose veins formed during pregnancy disappears normally without treatment within 1-3 months after baby delivery.
– Lack exercise: body exercise or body exercise around the varicose veins
Other ways to develop the veins:
– Long standing job (you stand more than 6-8hours or more)
– Poor food intake (especially fastfood)
There is also a chance that it runs in your family. You should check that and visit a doctor. He usually can see (local data) if related family members also have varicose veins. Most of the time doctors give a cream to relieve the symptoms. But we are here to see what we can do the natural way. If you already use it you should definitely give essential oils a go.
How can we prevent varicose veins?
There are a few ways to prevent to get varicose veins. Here is a list that can help you
- Crossing legs. Do NOT cross your legs while you are sitting on a chair. This can create pressure against the veins and develop varicose veins.
- Get your nutrition on a good level by eating anti-flammatory foods. Few examples are ginger, tumeric, olive oil, broccoli or blueberries.
- Relax with your feet elevated from time to time. Due deskjobs or even sitting on the couche every day the veins are fighting gravity.
How can Essential oils help varicose veins or relieve the symptoms?
We can mix several essential oils to create blends that can help varicose blends.How to get rid of varicose veins? These essential oils for varicose veins are pure to enlighten or get you – usually pain symptoms – relieved.
Recipe 1. Feet Bath Massage
This recipe is based on a foot bath combination with essential oils. Fill a bowl with the size of your feet (or where your veins are) with cold water. This can be accomplished faster with ice cubes. Next up fill a bowl with extra warm or hot water( you need it 5 minutes after the usage of the cold water). Take the cold water bowl and add 3 drops of lavender essential oil. The same can be done with the hot water one, only now add 3 drops of Geranium essential oil.
How to use:
- Put your feet for five minutes in the cold water bowl. This will constrict the blood vessels in your leg.
- After that put your feet in the hot water. This also can be done with the length of five minutes. The effect of the hot water will be dilating the vessels.
- Optional: add a leg massage to this for better stimulate the circulation.
Recipe 2. Geranium Neroli Massage
This recipe is a pure massage essential oil blend for varicose veins.
What do you need:
4 teaspoons of carrier oil (can be coconut, jojoba or any other what you have at home)
10 drops of neroli
10 drops of geranium oil
5 drops cypress
How to use:
Take a bottle or jar of glass.(30ml or bigger)
Mix up the ingredient list above and put it in the jar.
Take about 0.5 – 1 teaspoon created oil and massage your legs. The amount varies how big your varicose veins are. The massage can be done twice a day morning and night. Use this essential oils for varicose veins only with a nice spread out the day – lets say 7AM and 8PM. Why? Otherwise you would use it to often and cause painful varicose veins.
Start at the ankles and stroke upward (to the heart). Don’t directly touch the varicose veins, because they are really sensitive. Do it on each side of the veins. After the massage elevate the legs to rest.
Recipe 3. Yarrow Massage
Yarrow essential oils has special properties for healing your veins. It stimulates the circulation and increases blood flow. In a longer period it has a good effect on varicose veins.
Carrier oil – FCO (coconut oil) (any other carrier oil is also ok)
4 drops of yarrow essential oils
How to use:
Mix up the oils for like 3 minutes. Take the blend and start massaging from the bottom of your feet upwards to the heart. Don’t touch the veins. Always massage from the left and right of the veins. Repeat 2-3 times a day. What you prefer. After the massage is done elevate the legs and relax for about 10-20 minutes.
Recipe 4. Geranium Cypress Peppermint Lemon Massage
This recipe is special aimed to restoring and preventing varicose veins.
What do you need:
Take 2 tablespoons carrier oil (FCO)
10 drops of Geranium essential oil 10 drops and Cypress essential oil.
5 drops Peppermint oil and 5 drops Lemon oil.
How to use:
Take a glass bowl and mix up the ingredients to get a nice blend. After the good mixture you can massage like the other massage recipes. From the feet up toward the heart. Don’t touch the veins directly, this wil get it irritated. Gently massage to the side of the veins to loosen it up. Done with the massage? Elevating your legs will encourage the blood circulation.
Recipe 5. Hyssop Massage Blend
This blend will heal the veins during daytime and nighttime. Therefore you need 2 different blends. Store them both in a bottle (30ml) and take if you can a glass one. Essential oils that is good for varicose veins are usually massage blends and with Hyssop you can see if its working for you.
What we need with almost every blend is Cypress. Take 15 drops of Cypress and mix it up with 2 tablespoons FCO carrier oil. Add 5 drops of Hyssop essential oil and 10 drops of Geranium. Mix it up for like 2-3 minutes. This is the daytime blend.
For the nighttime blend you need a special essential oil. Parsley essential oil. We going to mix up 30 drops of parsley oil with a good 2-3 tablespoons carrier oil (FCO). Mix the parsley up. This the night time blend.
Both can be used to massage the legs towards the heart. Do this next to the veins left and right.
Recipe 6. Budget Massage Blend
Mix up this essential oils for varicose veins in a glass bowl.
- 30 drops of Cypress oil
- 20 drops of Lavender oil
- 10 drops of Lemon oil
- 20 drops of Lemongrass
- 60 ml FCO (fractionated coconut oil)
The total cost for the whole recipe is less than 15 dollar. Just apply the mixture on the veins by lightly massaging the area twice a day. Morning and night time can be done for the first month so the body can get used to it. After you get the symptoms under control you can lower the amount to once a day. This essential oils for varicose veins will last for about 7-8 months of usage.
The most common relieve are pain and aching. Sleeping with the veins also is a lot relaxing without having to change positions the whole night. Sitting long on one position also gives you aching ( like at the cinema, traveling or long distance driving with the car) but with this you will get relieve.
This is a list of essential oils that encourages blood circulation, healing the veins:
Helichrysum (a bit more expensive than normal. But gold
And here is a list with natural remedies for inflammation. Add these oils (1-2 oils) if you have problems like swollen ankles, spasm, etc:
Eat healthy and avoid constipation.
With these recipes you can try a lot at home yourself and create a natural remedie to get rid or relieve your varicose veins. Try things out and see whats works for you. It will depend on what you prefer and how much time you have to massage the blends on your legs. With a lot of working people the only time they got is in the morning or in the evening when they get back at home. Spread the word and lets get rid of the pain the natural way with essential oils varicose veins treatment. This all can be done before taking the leep to the medical world where sclerotherapy for varicose veins is a common solution or even varicose veins surgery.