It is a good idea to use essential oils for varicose vein treatment. If you have made up your mind of using essential oils, then you must know which essential oils are effective to help you alleviate pain and discomfort of varicose vein.
Effective essential oils for Varicose Veins Massage:
1. Lemon essential oil
Thanks to its astringent properties that help in controlling the oil of the skin besides stimulating blood circulation, Lemon essential oil is considered to be very effective in tightening the vein walls.
2. Clary Sage essential oil
Clary Sage essential oil is a personal favourite of many clients as it is highly effective in reducing the swelling caused by varicose veins. The oil is procured from the leaves of the clary sage herb.
3. Helichrysum essential oil
This particular essential oil is great in healing inflamed skin and reducing varicose veins. Helichrysum oil aids in stimulating proper blood flow, as a result, reduces varicose veins.
Combining different oils
If you are looking at ways of preventing and healing varicose veins, then eating healthy foods and getting plenty of exercise is pivotal; however, if you are looking for a quick fix, try the below mentioned effective oil-based recipes.
1. Blend Lemongrass, Rosemary, and Grape Seed Oil
A combination of such spectacular oils can hardly fail in treating varicose veins. All these three oils have epic benefits associated with them. For instance, rosemary helps in increasing blood circulation, lemongrass helps in reducing the appearance of varicose veins, and grape seed oil is power packed with antioxidants known to increase blood flow. Therefore, add a few drops of lemongrass and rosemary oil to grape seed oil, and use this mixture of oils for your massage.
2. Lemongrass, Rosemary, Jojoba, and Helichrysum Oil
Mix all the oils in a glass bottle and shake the bottle carefully to mix the oils well. Make sure you keep the bottle away from the heat. Now massage using this blend over the affected area at least twice a day.
3. Helichrysum, Basil, Cypress, and Wintergreen Oil
The star ingredient in this particular blend is Helichrysum oil. Although Helichrysum oil is a bit costly as compared to the other oils, it is undoubtedly the most effective oil for treating varicose veins. Its anesthetic, anticoagulant and antispasmodic properties help in regenerating the nerves and reduces the pain. Besides, a few drops of Basil oil, Cypress oil (known for astringent effects on veins) and Wintergreen oil into Helichrysum oil will do wonders in treating varicose veins.
Make sure that you always use 100% natural and high quality essential oils for your varicose veins massage. Also, never apply any essential oil directly onto your skin. Dilute these oils first with a carrier oil. And, most importantly, it is always a good idea to consult your physician before applying these essential oils on your skin!