Using essential oils for hemorrhoids may help relieve their pain and itchiness. Just remember that it's always a good idea to check with your healthcare provider, and definitely see your doctor if you have bleeding.
These swollen veins in the lower rectum or anus are most commonly caused by straining during bowel movements, which increases the pressure in the veins of the anus. To help prevent hemorrhoids, avoid constipation and having to strain by getting enough fiber in your diet and drinking plenty of water. Stool softeners are also an option.
To reduce itching, PubMed Health suggests using cotton swabs to apply witch hazel to hemorrhoids. Also, don't scratch, and do use wet wipes instead of toilet tissue with perfumes or colors.
Another suggestion for relief is to sit in a warm sitz bath for 10 to 15 minutes. You can add essential oils if desired.
Judith Jackson, aromatherapist and author of Scentual Touch: A Personal Guide to Aromatherapy recommends mixing 20 drops lavender and 20 drops
juniper essential oils into a shallow, hot bath and soaking for 10 minutes.
Try an oil, cream, wipes, or compress for hemorrhoid relief.
For hemorrhoids, the Essential Oils Desk Reference suggests this blend:
Apply 3-5 drops as needed. It may sting a little; if it stings too much, add more carrier oil to the blend.
To make a hemorrhoid cream:
Mix essential oils into cream or gel. Apply as required.
Combine all ingredients in a dark bottle and shake well to blend. Store in cool, dark place.
To use: Shake. Soak a square cosmetic cotton pad with the wash. Wipe affect area. Use up to five times a day.
To make a compress with aromatherapy oils for hemorrhoids:
Source: Aromatherapy for Dummies