Nobody wants spider or varicose veins. But as we get older they get more common, especially for women who work long periods on their feet. Here’s an oil blend to massage into your legs that can help reduce varicose veins.
10 drops Cypress essential oil
8 drops Helichrysum essential oil
1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil
2 oz Glass Lotion Pump Bottle
Mix all ingredients in the glass bottle and place cap on. Gently shake to blend all ingredients together and allow to sit overnight. To use, press a few pumps of massage oil into the palm of hands, rub together then massage to legs in a gentle upward motion towards heart around the spider veins. Do not apply pressure directly on the veins. Massage twice a day or as needed.
Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe
Cypress Essential Oil:
Aroma: Sweet balsamic, slightly spicy warm overtones of pine/juniper berry, evergreen aroma, woody and refreshing masculine smell.
Pairs Well With: Bergamot, benzoin, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, ginger, lavender, juniper, pine, marjoram, sandalwood, rosemary, frankincense, ylang-ylang and all the citrus oils.
Properties: Astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, hemostatic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic, and sedative.
Helichrysum Essential Oil:
Aroma: Sweet, earthy, green floral, strongly straw-like, fruity smell, with a honey and tea undertone
Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, citrus oils, clary sage, clove, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, oregano, palmarosa, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, and ylang ylang
Properties: Antispasmodic, anti-coagulant, ant-iallergenic, anti-microbial, anti-haematomic, antiphlogistic, nervine, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, cicatrisant, expectorant, febrifuge, anti septic, cholagogue, emollient, mucolytic, fungicidal, hepatic, diuretic, splenic, and cytophylactic.