Your heart works hard to supply your body with the nutrients and oxygen it needs. It is important to take control of your cardiovascular health, diseases of the heart comprise the leading cause of death in the United States. And what is even scarier is that these are preventable conditions!! While no one can be certain what there future holds, with positive lifestyle changes and health conscious decisions you can prevent 90% of cardiovascular diseases. While there is an entire list of life style changes I can cover from adequate rest to exercise, I am going to cover the role of essential oils and how you can use them to benefit your cardiovascular health. Essential oils are able to be transported by the cardiovascular system and are able to permeate cells and tissues throughout the body. When topically applied they are absorbed through the skin within 30 seconds and benefits can be seen within 14 to 20 minutes. It is important to remember that the use of essential oils and natural solutions can be used as preventative measures for heart health. Any medical condition of the cardiovascular system should be seen by a qualified medical professional. They work by supplying the body with what it needs to reach homeostasis.
Single oils to help support cardiovascular health are
- Cypress- promotes proper circulation and blood flow
- Ylang Ylang- balances heart rate and reduces high blood pressure
- Marjoram – supports healthy heart muscle
- Helichrysum – repairs damaged blood vessels, stops bleeding
- Black pepper – warms and tones blood vessels, decongestant for lymphatics
- Geranium – supports heart, blood, and blood vessels
Aromatic: Diffuse 5-10 drops of oils of choice, inhale directly from the bottle. Try adding a few drops of oil to your clothing or anywhere that may support inhalation. Topical: Apply oils directly to chest, either neat or diluted with a carrier oil, to bottoms of feet, down the spine or any area of concern. Internal: Take 1-5 drops under the tongue, in water or in a capsule to support circulatory function.
Cholesterol Fighter: Frankincense and lemongrass in a capsule 2x daily. Varicose Vein Repair: Apply cypress and helichrysum to veins daily. High Blood Pressure Reliever: 12 drops helichrysum, 12 drops ylang ylang, 8 drops cassia, 8 drops frankincense, & 8 drops marjoram combine in a roller bottle with carrier oil and apply to bottom of feet, wrists, along breastbone, over heart and carotid arteries and back of neck as needed a minimum of 2x daily.