How To Use Essential Oils For Varicose Veins and Spider Veins
Using essential oils for varicose veins can help relieve discomfort and possibly make the veins less noticeable.
Varicose veins most often occur in the legs and feet because the veins are working against gravity to return blood to your heart. The veins contain tiny valves that open as blood moves toward your heart and then close so the blood doesn't flow backward. If the valves stop working properly, blood can accumulate in the veins, leading to varicose veins.
While mild varicosities may have no symptoms, varicose veins can cause your legs to feel achy, heavy, fatigued, and itchy. Also, your ankles may swell.
The first line of varicose vein treatment is self-care: exercising to promote circulation, not wearing tight clothes that interfere with circulation, elevating your legs to lessen the effects of gravity, and not standing or sitting for long periods.
Note: Spider veins are broken capillaries. Any of the essential
oil recommendations here may also help get rid of spider veins. Neither
varicose nor spider veins developed overnight, so allow several months
to see a difference, although symptoms will probably improve sooner.
Aromatherapy Treatment Of Varicose Veins
Essential oils for varicose veins may help improve circulation and support the health of surrounding tissues. Two commonly recommended essential oils are cypress, which may strengthen vein and capillary walls, and helichrysum, believed to improve circulation. Make the following blend and gently apply it to the varicosities: