This information came from http://www.raynauds.org the website for the Raynaud's Association
Recommended for Raynaud’s
Essential oils are useful for warming the body as well as for circulation. Recommended oils for warming include Nutmeg, Mace, Clove, Black Pepper, Geranium, Palmarosa, Lavender, Fennel and Rosemary. Myrtle, Lemon and Cypress have been used to strengthen and dilate capillaries and increase circulation. Helichrysum, Clove and citrus oils are natural blood thinners, balancing the viscosity or thickness of the blood, and they amplify the effects of Cypress. Marjoram relaxes muscles and dilates blood vessels, while nutmeg acts as a circulatory stimulant and anti-inflammatory. Goldenrod is a vein decongestant.
Treatment for Warming:
For warming, the recommended treatment is a two-part regime of baths and massage, using two formulas on alternate weeks. For the first week: FORMULA 1 BLEND consists of: Nutmeg 15 drops; Lavender 5 drops; Geranium 10 drops. Make a blend using these proportions or add these amounts to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil for a massage oil. Bathe twice a day in the morning and evening (before bed) using 6-8 drops of the blend. The water should be hot but not uncomfortable. Massage your fingers and toes. Add 5 drops blend to each tablespoon of vegetable oil to make a massage oil and apply it all over your body except your face.
Get your partner or a friend to massage your back for you. Pay special attention to your toes and fingers as well as arms, legs, bottom, tummy, chest, and shoulders. Do this daily. During an attack, use the massage oil as often as you like and double up on the fingers and toes.
FORMULA 2 BLEND consists of: Black Pepper 10 drops; Geranium 10 drops; Nutmeg 10 drops. The second formula is used alternatively with Formula 1 until the condition eases off and relief is obtained. Use exactly as directed above for one week, in the bath and as a massage oil.
Treatment for Circulation:
Single oils used for this application include: Goldenrod, Helichrysum, Marjoram, Cypress, Myrtle, Orange, Grapefruit, Clove, Peppermint, Geranium, Nutmeg, Cistus, and Lemongrass.
For topical application, dilute 50-50, 2-4 drops on affected area 2-3 times daily. Also apply over carotid arteries and pulse points, wherever arteries are close to the skin surface. For a body massage, apply 2-3 times weekly, starting at the feet and working up to the heart.
FORMULA 1 BLEND consists of: Basil, 5 drops; Marjoram 8 drops; Cypress 10 drops; Peppermint 3 drops
FORMULA 2 BLEND consists of: Basil 3 drops; Peppermint 2 drops; Cypress 4 drops; Marjoram 8 drops; Wintergreen 10 drops
Dilute either of the above recipes in 1 tsp. pure fatty oil (i.e. olive or jojoba) and massage on location, one to three times daily.
1.) Simple hot flash massage formula
10 drops clary-sage
11 drops geranium
7 drops lemon
2 drops sage
Directions: Dilute essential oils into 2 tablespoons of carrier oil (argan, coconut,sesame, sweet almond, jojoba,grapeseed, macadamia).
You could also combine oils without a carrier oil and use 5 drops to 1 teaspoon carrier oil when desired for massage.
Massage all over the body. Blend can also be added to a bath with 5-7 drops of neat oil blend.
2.) Day & night sweats formula
10 drops grapefruit
10 drops lime
5 drops thyme
5 drops sage
Directions: Dilute mixture into 2 tablespoons of carrier oil OR combine oils without a carrier & use 5 drops of your blend to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil for massage when needed
Massage all over body. Blend can also be added to a bath with 5-7 drops of neat oil blend
3.) Hot flash borage seed blend
20 drops borage seed oil
20 drops clary sage
20 drops geranium
15 drops cypress OR peppermint
Directions: In a 5 mL glass dropper bottle combine borage seed oil with the rest of your essential oils
Shake to blend
Geranium is a calming, soothing heart mending oil. It’s revitalizing and detoxifying qualities help cleanse the body by improving digestion and enhancing elimination. Because geranium oil is a powerful regulator in hormone secretions it is a perfect oil to use when treating symptoms linked to PMS. It helps lessen anxiety, alleviate mood swings, reduce irritation and anger, and promotes feelings of euphoria and contentedness.
Clary sage is a valuable oil for balancing hormones, especially those hormones associated with women’s bodies. Clary sage relieves symptoms of PMS, eases menstrual cramps and reduces the intensity and frequency of hot flashes and night sweats. Clary sage also improves digestion, inspires mental clarity, lowers blood pressure, sedates and relaxes to reduce insomnia. It’s ability to regulate female hormones means it can improve mental strength, uplift low moods, fight depression and reduce bloating.
Lemon has a refreshing effect on the body and mind. It is a tonic for soothing indigestion, improving nutrient absorption and relieving constipation. Lemon helps the body clear out energy and freshens the system in the process.
Cypress is a detoxifying oil that is especially useful for limiting fluid retention and reducing cellulite. It helps build hormonal and emotional balance with its soothing effects on the nervous system that restore calm and reduce excessive emotions that can unbalance the system. It’s soothing properties are enhanced by its cooling properties which makes it a great option for treating menopausal symptoms like hot flashes.
Lime, like lemon, has uplifting and stimulating effects on the mind and body. It clears mental exhaustion and fights off infection. It cleanses, uplifts and brings clarity.
PEPPERMINT - WILL BURN IF APPLIED NEAT (HOT)
Peppermint is a refreshing and uplifting oil that helps reduce mental fatigue and improve concentration. Peppermint, like lavender, is a well known essential oil with broad applications. It is effective at soothing achey joints, easing congestion, improving energy levels, treating and limiting hot flashes and combating headaches. And these are only a few of the many uses for this versatile.
We have had "Emergency February 2017"
This year our Australian Shepherds eye turned cloudy and started swelling. Trips to the vet and off to Denver for an emergency eye exam; the conclusion is Glaucoma.
So whether or not it will help, In addition to the medications from her growing list of Doctors, we are trying a diffuser.
She has been on her medications and eye drops for a week now and there is some improvement but she is not 100%
Update Oct 19 2017
She has lost the eye completely. Nothing helped.
Sad to say and sad to report but her offspring is now showing signs of the same problem with her eyesight. I have no solution.
This is a take off from the blend made by Young Living. I used mine up so fast I made my own and it came out a pretty good match!
Christmas Spirit in a pinch
Sweet Orange by Aura Cacia 1/2 full .5fl oz bottle
Thieves by Young Living 25 drops
Black Spruce by Young Living 2 - 3 drops
Diffuse, wear it neat, enjoy it
Beneficial properties: Antiseptic, plesant aroma, sweet orange relieves stress and apathy, and uplifts the spirits.
Hi I'm Debi, if it is crochet, pets, gardening, essential oils, living rural, and DIY projects I'm trying it. Essential Oils have been proving to be Essential indeed!
The most impressive healing I saw first hand was my mothers varicose veins. Actually DVT as it hung from the back of her knee like a softball. With the varicose veins blend I will publish she barely has a bump where it once was.
So for all my friends and family, as you ask questions I will try to remember to post.