| Taimoor Ghani

Treatment of Varicose Veins with Essential Oils

Varicose Veins: 

Varicose veins and spider veins can be seen through the skin, usually as blue to purple blood vessels that appear to be swollen. Aching, tiredness, throbbing, and tingling are common symptoms; wearing support hose, elevating the legs, and treating with essential oils can provide relief, as can lifestyle changes. While these treatments are not likely to make varicose veins disappear, they ease symptoms. Medical intervention is not normally necessary, although there are effective treatments for removing varicose veins altogether.

Cypress-Lavender Rub:  

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Cypress and lavender essential oils combine to alleviate the inflammation and pain that accompany varicose veins.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil along with the cypress and lavender oils, and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the affected areas, and massage it into the skin, working toward the heart.
  3. Repeat the treatment up to 4 times a day as needed.

Geranium-Cypress Massage: 

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Geranium and cypress essential oils combine to ease discomfort and inflammation associated with varicose veins while promoting healthy circulation. Remember to elevate your legs frequently to help prevent swelling. This blend is fantastic in baths, as well.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Tablespoon Carrier Oil
  • 8 Drops Geranium Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Cypress Essential Oil

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil along with the geranium and cypress essential oils, and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the affected areas, and massage it into the skin, working toward the heart.
  3. Repeat the treatment up to 4 times a day as needed.
Tags: Ailments