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Treatment of Planter Fasciitis with Essential Oils

Planter Fasciitis: 

Planter fasciitis is foot and head pain caused when the planter fascia, which is the ligament connecting the toes to the heel bone and supporting the arch of the foot, undergoes repeated strain. Swelling, weakness and inflammation may be present. Essential oils should be used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, rest and elevation. The worst cases call for surgical intervention. See your doctor if treatment at home does not bring relief.

Numb Pain with Clove: 

Clove essential oil is a powerful numbing agent that eases pain and helps the tiny muscles in your foot relax. Apply a few drops of clove essential oil to the area where pain is worst, then prop your feet up and rest for a while. Repeat this treatment once a day as needed.

Helichrysum-Peppermint Compress: 

Helichrysum and peppermint come together to alleviate pain and aid in healing; a warm compress helps keep the vapors contained.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. Using your fingertips, apply the helichrysum essential oil to where the pain is worst, followed by the peppermint essential oil, then the carrier oil.
  2. In a medium glass bowl, pour the hot water.
  3. Submerge a towel in the water, wring it out, and apply the compress to the affected area. Layer plastic wrap on top of the compress to keep the essential oil vapors from evaporating. Leave the compress in place until it cools to body temperature.
  4. Repeat this treatment 2 times a day when waking, before putting on socks and shoes, and at bedtime, until symptoms subside.
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