Essential Oils for Swelling Feet, Ankles, and Legs
When fluids in your body are stuck, they pool in your lower limbs, because they are unable to circulate through the rest of your body they can cause your legs, ankles, and feet to become swollen. This condition is called edema. Even though edema is not known to be a life-threatening issue, but it may be a symptom of a more serious condition or illness. If you begin or have experienced this, you should be consulting a medical professional to receive treatment and diagnosis. After finding out if there is a specific reason for the swelling and getting the treatment you may want to consider using essential oils in your treatment plan. However, most of the time, swollen limbs can be treated with a massage using several essential oils. Just as a reminder as with any type of treatment the effects of these treatments for each person vary highly depending on body composition, so it is important to be careful when you try them out.
There are many that you can choose from but here I am only going to talk about 4.
Juniper oil is one of the essential oils for swelling. This is a great oil for easing inflammation that results from fluid retention (edema). To use this oil you can add half a teaspoon of juniper oil mixed with a bit of castile soap (so the oil does not sit on top the water) to a small tub of warm water and soak your feet. However, this oil may cause irritation to the skin so be careful not to overuse it.
Chamomile possesses anti-inflammatory properties (how awesome is that) and it is widely known as a treatment for poison ivy. However, it also is known to work wonders as a treatment for swollen limbs (like ankles, legs, and feet). You can use it by applying just a few drops into a carrier oil and applying to the affected areas, and then knead them until the swelling subsides. You can also apply the oil on a damp cloth that you can rub on your feet and legs. Chamomile amongst a lot of other oils has a nice and relaxing scent you can enjoy as you massage yourself.
- Fennel Oil
This Oil is another effective way to get rid of the swelling. This oil can also be mixed with other types of essential oils. One of the recommended mixtures of oils would be 15 drops each of juniper oil and fennel oil, mixed in with about 30 ml of jojoba oil. All you do is massage the affected areas this is a quick way to relieve the pain and discomfort you are feeling and help the inflammation go away.
- Rose Geranium Oil
The last one I would like to tell you about is rose geranium oil, this oil works by balancing the glands that cause your skin to become inflamed. You can add a few drops of this to castile soap and then into your bath water and soak for no less than a half hour to get rid of any swelling caused by the collection of fluids in your legs, ankles or feet. You can mix it with a carrier oil and apply directly to the area that is swollen.
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