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3 Essential Oils to Improve Circulation

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Chad Pegura | 25 comments

 3 Essential Oils to Improve Circulation

When most people think of the different factors that make up a healthy body, things that immediately jump to mind include the heart, weight, and even mental health. One thing that is often overlooked, however, is circulation. The body’s circulation has a direct impact on virtually every aspect of your well-being, and as such it’s important to pay attention to steps you can take which may help promote better circulation. Essential oils could be one of the best ways to do just that.

A Closer Look At Circulation

Before we get into the essential oils and using them to help improve circulation, it’s worth taking a quick look at circulation itself. The body’s circulatory system is responsible for moving blood throughout the entire body. This moves nutrients, oxygen, and other key compounds that are vital for life.

When blood flow to different areas is diminished, it can lead to a wide range of symptoms including things like:

  • Tingling or numbness in the limbs
  • Throbbing or stinging pain in the limbs
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feelings of cold in the hands or feet
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

All of these issues are caused by a lack of proper levels of oxygen reaching the different areas of the body. When this occurs, it can lead to reduced health and poor performance of different parts of the body including the lymphatic system, which can in turn lead to even more complications. In short, correcting circulatory issues is incredibly important for anyone.

Often, poor circulation is actually not a disease all its own, but is rather a symptom of a larger, more serious condition. Some of these conditions could be things like peripheral artery disease, wherein the blood vessels or arteries are narrowed. High cholesterol, heart disease, and other similar issues could also lead to problems with circulation.

As such, treatment often begins with a focus on the condition that is causing the poor circulation to occur. Speaking with a medical professional is an important first step, and they can help offer options for addressing these issues. This could include everything from losing weight to correcting heart conditions and beyond. However, to promote better circulation as a whole, the use of different essential oils is something that is well worth considering as well.

Essential Oils And Improved Circulation

Using essential oils to help improve circulation is something that focuses on improving the health of the blood vessels as well as stimulating blood flow and lymphatic system functionality. The different oils can help promote better overall circulation and make it easier to fight against the issue, feeling better as you improve your health.

One of the best ways for essential oils to permeate the body is to use an essential oil diffuser. More specifically a nebulizing diffuser is the most effective device for pure essential oils to enter the body. It uses only pressurized air to effortlessly atomize millions of tiny micro-particles of pure essential oil and disperse them quickly across a wide area.

Another option is to administer them topically. There are a couple of ways to go about this. One option is to mix the proper essential oil with a carrier oil like coconut or sweet almond oil in a 3% diluted solution. This creates a well-balanced oil that can then be massaged into the limbs affected by poor circulation.

A third option is to use the oils in a bath, adding 10 to 15 drops of the oil to a hot bath and soaking in it for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Either way, certain oils are much more effective than others at promoting better circulation. Here are 3 of the best options to go with.

  • Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus essential oil works to promote better circulation by relaxing the blood vessels. This helps more blood circulate through them, improving circulation in the process. It’s effective at combating fibromyalgia as well as poor circulation, and is a good place to start when using essential oils to improve this condition.
  • Cypress – Cypress essential oil can help to flush out toxins from the body, something that can promote better overall health as well as improved blood flow. It can also help the veins contract, making it easier to stimulate blood flow. It may also help alleviate some of the triglycerides that can form and restrict blood flow.
  • Ginger – Ginger essential oil can help to warm the skin and vessels, promoting circulation as it does so. It also contains antioxidants that can help flush out toxins and reduce inflammation of the blood vessels, improving blood flow throughout the body. It’s effective at reducing pain as well as improving circulation.

These essential oils are excellent places to start when trying to improve your circulation. Combine them with a healthier lifestyle including exercise, drinking more water and a healthy diet, and discuss your circulatory issues with your medical professional to get on your way to feeling better than you have in years. Circulation may be overlooked, but once you improve it, your health will improve as well.


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25 Responses

Gloria
Gloria

November 12, 2018

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Jan james
Jan james

July 24, 2018

Not sure how to measure these and what do I use this to measure with?

Deanna Romero
Deanna Romero

June 12, 2018

What is the amount to use of Each Essential oil for Circulation problem or a good mixture or can you use all three together to get a better result?

Jennifer Manning
Jennifer Manning

April 11, 2018

I too would like to know the ratio of each oil to be able to create a roller ball or lotion to apply to my feet if you could please advise.

Ann Harrison
Ann Harrison

February 07, 2018

Today, I am researching the topic of circulation and came across your site. Thank you for this useful information. I never thought about using essential oils before to increase circulation.

Louise MIchaud
Louise MIchaud

January 11, 2018

Enjoyed the article but curious why rosemary essential oil is not on top three? And what do you recommend for a foot soak with the oils. What would you need?

Thanks!

Helen
Helen

November 04, 2017

Where can I learn the difference between a nebulizer diffuser and the other ones

Sharon Moase
Sharon Moase

October 18, 2017

Looking at circulation for feet.. I would like to make up a roller ball .. How many drops of each would I add to a 10 ml bottle?

Carri Foote
Carri Foote

July 11, 2017

Another very important detail you need to do for using oils as a bath or foot soak: Use in combination with Epsom Salt. I’ve read that it helps your body absorb the oils and draws out toxins.

Carri Foote
Carri Foote

July 11, 2017

I read a clinical trial on neuropathy and they found these oils to have really good effects:
Piper nigrum (black pepper), Betula lenta, Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile), Chamaemelum nobile (Roman Chamomile), Metha x piperita (peppermint), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary ct. cineole) Pelargonium x asperum (Geranium), (Geranium Rose)

Carol Beresewicz
Carol Beresewicz

July 01, 2017

I’m going to try this combination for my numbness in my hands and swollen ankles. Sadly, as soon as I hit menopause I suddenly developed all these problems, including hair loss. I wish I had the money to buy a nebulizing diffuser they sound awesome.

Lynne M
Lynne M

June 29, 2017

Always great information is shared – thank you!

Linda
Linda

June 28, 2017

Thanks for this advice and drawing.

Barb Butler
Barb Butler

June 28, 2017

Great information I will use

shirleyp
shirleyp

June 28, 2017

Thank you for the fantastic information I learned a lot

Tiffany Goralczyk
Tiffany Goralczyk

June 28, 2017

As an RN, I love organic and natural alternatives with health care. I will definitely be sharing this information with others!

Lynne B
Lynne B

June 28, 2017

Thanks for another informational post! You’re opening my eyes to all the benefits of essential oils.

Alexis Aubrey
Alexis Aubrey

June 27, 2017

Another educating article! Love that essential oils can be used for so many things. Wish more people knew about them and how beneficial they are. Thank you for always supplying us with educational and truthful information!

Scotty
Scotty

June 27, 2017

I hadn’t thought of using essential oils for circulation. Will definitely have to give that a try, thanks!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

June 27, 2017

I didn’t realize eucalyptus, cypress, and ginger were good oils for circulation. I bet the smell amazing together.

Joni
Joni

June 27, 2017

I have been having leg and foot cramps every night while sleeping. Needless to say they wake me up and are very painful. This article came at the right time.

Irena
Irena

June 27, 2017

Thanks for this helpful information, I am going to Improve my Circulation <3

Jeffrey Michael Grubb
Jeffrey Michael Grubb

June 27, 2017

Love all this

Candance Young
Candance Young

June 27, 2017

Thank you for spreading the word and giving such useful information.

Cyndie Walls
Cyndie Walls

June 27, 2017

Great information regarding circulatory system and which essential oils are beneficial for this purpose. Thank you for such an informative article.

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