Swelling of the feet, ankles and legs are quite common. Your feet and ankles swell when fluid in the blood escapes from capillaries and accumulates in tissues, a condition known as peripheral edema.
The fluid buildup can be a result of weight increase, pregnancy, weaknesses of the leg veins, heart or kidney problems and even lymphatic drainage problems.
Other causes of swollen feet could be foot infection, nervous system problems, fractures or leg or foot injuries. Because your feet are so far away from your heart, it takes them much longer to heal than other parts of the body – this is because it takes much longer to circulate blood from your heart to your feet.
Essential oils can work in different ways to stimulate blood flow in the veins as well as lymph movement in the lymphatic system. Often called tonics, essential oils that increase blood flow and also help to shift toxin build-up in your body.