Varicose veins can be painful or just plain annoying. This roll-on blend of essential oils helps provide relief and is a great addition to your treatment plan.
I doubt there are many mothers in the world who haven’t experienced varicose veins either during pregnancy or permanently after it. They tend to go with the territory.
There are various reasons our veins struggle to deal with pregnancy, but a 50% increase in blood volume is a good place to start.
We might dislike these veins because of their appearance, but I know what really gets me is the pain and discomfort from them. They can ache, itch, or throb depending on the severity.
Different herbs, foods, supplements, and remedies can help with varicose veins. Essential oils fit in the picture, too! Having a blend of oils in a roll-on bottle is a really convenient way to treat varicose veins at home.
While this blend can’t make the veins go away entirely, it can help with the discomfort and the progression. It contains cypress essential oil, a potent astringent and veinous tonic. Geranium is also a veinous tonic while helichrysum helps with spider veins and inflammation.
I like to blend the essential oils in a calendula-infused oil for extra anti-inflammatory action, but like the Blemish Blend Roll-On, you can make this with a plain carrier oil base.
This roll-on will be a valuable part of your varicose vein treatment plan, along with herbs like bilberry, horse chestnut, and/or gotu kola. Don’t forget the ever-adorable compression stockings.
Varicose Vein Roll-On
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- 10 mL calendula-infused carrier oil* or plain carrier oil, like grapeseed, apricot kernel, or apricot kernel
- 4 drops cypress essential oil (Cupressus Sempervirens)
- 2 drops geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens or Pelargonium x asperum)
- 1 drop helichrysum essential oil (Helichrysum angustifolium)
*For instructions on making a calendula-infused oil, visit this post.
Oddly enough, one of the veins that bothers me most is a tiny little varicose vein on my left ring finger.
- Pour the grapeseed oil in the glass bottle, then add essential oils. I like these roll-on bottles with stainless steel balls in either cobalt blue or amber glass.
- Add the roll-on top, then cap and swirl to mix. Label with the blend’s name, ingredients, and date made.
- To use, roll over varicose veins when uncomfortable, or every 4-6 hours.
This blend is at a 3% dilution. During pregnancy when skin can be more sensitive, you can make a milder version with 2 drops cypress, 1 drop geranium, and 1 drop helichrysum.
For more sound information on essential oils, be sure to check out my book Essential Oils: Separating Truth from Myth, available in print, Kindle, and PDF download.