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