How to Treat Swollen Ankles, Legs, and Feet with Essential Oils

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.

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Nearly Everything You Know About Essential Oils is Wrong

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Essential oils are the volatile liquids of the plant. They are obtained from properly distilling any part of the part including the seeds, roots, bark, stems, leaves, fruit, flowers or branches!

According to the book, Chemistry of Essential Oils made easy,
“A therapeutic grade essential oil is defined as one that is specially distilled from plants that are cultivated organically or grown wild in a clean environment. Plants should be from the proper botanical genus, species, and cultivar. No chemical fertilizers are added to the soil, and crop cultivation is free of herbicides and pesticides. Essential oils should be extracted by steam distillation at minimum temperatures and pressures, as was done in ancient times. No chemicals solvents are to be used in the extraction process. And during the whole process, vessels of the right material should be used (like food-grade stainless steel and glass).

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