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Treatment of Swelling with Essential Oils

Swelling: 

Swelling is characterized by an increase in the size of a body part; in some cases, the shape of the body part may change dramatically, as well. Swelling usually accompanies other illnesses: even so, essential oils may help stop the discomfort. Seek medical attention if you're not sure what caused the swelling, or if the swelling is accompanied by extreme pain. In addition, you should seek emergency treatment, if severe swelling is present after an injury of any kind, as an underlying fracture could be present.

Fennel-Cypress Massage: 

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Fennel and cypress help soothe inflammation while acting as a diuretic to draw excess fluid away from the swollen tissue.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil along with the fennel and cypress essential oils and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the affected area, and massage it into the skin, working your way toward your heart.
  3. Repeat this treatment every 2 to 3 hours as needed.

Grapefruit-Lemongrass Salve: 

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Grapefruit and lemongrass essential oils act as diuretics to help alleviate swelling, and grape seed oil helps strengthen tissue to prevent damage.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Tablespoon Grape Seed Carrier Oil
  • 6 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops Lemongrass Essential Oil

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the grape seed carrier oil along with the grapefruit and lemongrass essential oils, and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the affected area, and massage it into the skin, working your way toward your heart.
  3. Repeat this treatment every 2 to 3 hours as needed.
Tags: Ailments