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How to use Essential Oils to Help With a UTI

Posted on September 14, 2020 by Chad Pegura | 27 comments

 How to use Essential Oils to Help With a UTI

No matter how well we take care of our bodies, there eventually comes a time when we may get sick. Infections in particular are something that simply can’t always be avoided, and that can seriously weigh us down and impact our health and wellness in significant ways. A perfect example of this is a urinary tract infection – or UTI for short.

This is exactly what it sounds like – an infection that occurs at some point in the urinary tract, from the urethra to the bladder to the kidneys. The infection itself can cause burning during urination, reduce the frequency of urination, and more. The pain can reach very severe levels as well, making it one of the most uncomfortable types of infections to deal with.

A common treatment for a UTI is the use of prescription antibiotics, which kill the infection over a period of a few days. And while using these antibiotics and talking to your medical professional about your symptoms is something that you should always do, there are numerous essential oils that you can use to help speed up the rate at which the UTI is cured. Additionally, these essential oils can also help prevent future urinary tract infections from forming.

Using Essential Oils To Help With A UTI

Along with medications, using essential oils can help provide you with a big boost to health and ensure that your body effectively fights off the UTI. There are a couple of ways to use essential oil for this purpose. The first is internally. Only a few essential oils are safe to use internally, and they should generally be mixed with water or coconut oil first and taken in small amounts. However, because we cannot encourage or condone the ingestion of essential oils explicitly, we urge extreme caution here and recommend first seeking the advice of a certified medical expert.

The second method is as a compress or topical application. To do this, blend the essential oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil or almond oil and then massage over the bladder area, add to a warm towel and use it as a compress. You can also add the oil directly to bath water and soak for a short while.

Some of the best essential oils to consider using for your UTI include:

  • Bergamot – This essential oil is highly antiseptic and works to help fight the infection. It’s best used topically instead of internally, and regular use can speed up your recovery time dramatically.
  • Lavender – This oil does have some antibacterial properties, but can also help to calm the body and the mind during a UTI. This can help you relax and promote better healing while also improving healing. It’s best used as a topical massage oil.
  • Clove Oil – You can use clove oil internally to help provide antibacterial functions to the body. Additionally, it can help to relieve inflammation and reduce the pain that a UTI may cause. But again, we have no specific expertise with the ingestion of essential oils so we recommend extreme caution and also firstly consulting an expert.
  • Oregano – Oregano oil has been found to inhibit the growth of the bacteria that causes a UTI. As such, it’s a perfect choice for combating this infection. There are pills and tablets on the market created for this type of application. It is possible to use it internally mixed with coconut oil or water, but should only be done under the guidance of a trained professional and for limited periods of time.
  • Eucalyptus – This essential oil can help promote faster healing and improve the performance of the antibiotics that you’re taking for the UTI. Massage it onto the bladder region for the best results.
How to use Essential Oils to Help With a UTI

Preventing UTIs 

While the steps above are the keys to helping speed up the UTI treatment process, it’s also worth noting that prevention is something that should be practiced as well. In fact, preventing a UTI is often much easier to do and will help you avoid the pain and discomfort that they can cause altogether.

You don’t have to use any kind of prescription medication to prevent a UTI, either. Here are a few natural steps that you can take to do so:

  • Stay Hydrated – Staying hydrated is the foundation of a healthy body and in particular a healthy urinary tract. When you’re hydrated properly, you use the restroom more frequently. This helps to flush out stagnant urine and prevent a buildup of bacteria within the UT.
  • Waiting To Go – Not going to the bathroom when you need to can have an impact as well. This can weaken bladder muscles and create an environment that is more prone to bacterial growth.
  • Keep Clean – This is especially for women. Wiping front to back in the bathroom is important, as is keeping the vaginal area as clean as possible. Doing so helps prevent contamination and infections.
  • Use Essential Oils – Finally, don’t hesitate to use the same essential oils listed above for prevention as well. They can help to flush out toxins, kill bacteria, and help promote a healthier overall body. Don’t wait until you are dealing with a UTI to reach for the essential oils. Instead, use them daily to keep the infection at bay.

The bottom line is simple – a urinary tract infection can be painful and uncomfortable. But with the right steps and the right essential oils, you can manage it quickly and return to a happier, healthier you. Or, even better, prevent the UTI outright.

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25 Responses

Irena Matković
Irena Matković

September 21, 2020

Thank you for these informations!

Jesselda Baltazar
Jesselda Baltazar

September 21, 2020

This is very informative! Thank you very much

Dawn E Dodgen
Dawn E Dodgen

September 21, 2020

Wow! I had no idea. Thanks for the information.👍🏼💞

Coline T.
Coline T.

September 21, 2020

I like the method to be used in the bath water, it must be very pleasant :-)

Micaela
Micaela

September 21, 2020

Thank you for an informative article. I’ve just had 2 lots of major surgery so it’s come @ an apt time 😊

Enri Garcia
Enri Garcia

September 18, 2020

Thank you! Very informative.

LAC
LAC

September 18, 2020

I learned so much from this article. Whod’ve guessed that essential oils could play a role in combating UTIs!

Esco Garcia
Esco Garcia

September 18, 2020

Thanks for the infomation

Linda
Linda

September 18, 2020

Wow, interesting information. Did not know any of this. Will save for later.

Manni
Manni

September 18, 2020

Thanks for the info

David Esca
David Esca

September 18, 2020

Thanks

Sophia
Sophia

September 18, 2020

Thanks!

Laura
Laura

September 18, 2020

Very interesting. I did not know you could use Essential Oils in this area of health.

Dianne
Dianne

September 18, 2020

Very interesting!

Gaye McGill
Gaye McGill

September 18, 2020

I appreciate the list of recommended oils for topical treatment along with their properties.

Scotty
Scotty

September 18, 2020

Wow, it seems like lavender EO is good for just about everything. Too bad some of my family members are allergic to lavender.

Debbie Bashford
Debbie Bashford

September 18, 2020

will have to check this out!

Pat Quillman
Pat Quillman

September 18, 2020

always such great information ty

Cody Pfoh
Cody Pfoh

September 18, 2020

I will pass this on to my daughter ty

Mercedes Saeta
Mercedes Saeta

September 18, 2020

I dont know but looks good hehe

Elliott griffin
Elliott griffin

September 18, 2020

Cool most of the essential Oils mentioned , I currently use for clearing sinus. Nice

Kelly Lynn
Kelly Lynn

September 18, 2020

My daughter suffers from
Chronic UTIs. She is on antibiotics indefinitely to try to neutralize the bacteria in her bladder. However she made the mistake of going into her grandmas pools that the other kids put bubble mix in and wound up with an entirely different bacterial infection. We stopped the antibiotics to try a different one only for those ones to clear up that infection and then the chronic uti took over and we can’t get back to no symptoms ahhh. I am so grateful for this article because now it gives me some other things to look into. 3 years of this… I’m open to more suggestions

Mary W
Mary W

September 18, 2020

The key is to use antibiotics to kick the UTI and add oils to support the medicines.

Javier Vallejo
Javier Vallejo

September 18, 2020

great advice, I did not know it, thank you very much.

Maria Teresa Fernandez
Maria Teresa Fernandez

September 18, 2020

Thank you very much for the advice, I suffer a lot from urinary infections and did not know that essential oils could help me

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