I wanted to show you the value of the ‘Essential Oils Desk Reference’ – available at http://www.lifesciencepublishers.com The following is an excerpt demonstrating how this reference book is worth its weight in gold in terms of determining what to do and how to do it in regards to Young Living Essential Oils. This excerpt for the EODR is one of thousands that we refer to when using our Young Living Essential Oils.
Edema (Ankle Swelling)
Swelling, particularly around the ankles, is noticeable when fluids accumulate in the tissue. This puffiness under the skin and around the ankles can be more apparent at the end of the day when fluids settle to the lowest part of the body. Also, a potassium deficiency can make swelling worse, so the first recourse is to increase potassium intake.
First Recommendations: Juniper, Tangerine, Geranium
Using Juniper essential oil helps flush the kidneys to better eliminate excess water.
Other Single Oils: German Chamomile, Wintergreen, Peppermint, Lavender, Grapefruit, Helichrysum
Other Blends: Aroma Life, EndoFlex, Di-Gize
- Topical: Dilute 50:50 (one part essential oil to one part carrier oil, such as V-6), massage 3-5 drops into affected area 2-3 times daily.
- Compress: cold, 1-2 times daily
- Vita Flex: massage 1-3 drops on bladder Vita Flex point on foot
- Ingestion: Capsule, 0 size, 2 times daily.
Morning and Evening Edema Regimen
- 10 drops Tangerine
- 10 drops Cypress
- 8 drops Geranium
- 5 drops Cypress
- 5 drops Helichrysum or Grapefruit
Dilute each blend 60-40 (60 parts essential oil to 40 parts carrier oil, V-6) and rub 15-20 drops on legs working from the feet up to the thighs. Do this for one week.
General Edema Blend
- 10 drops Wintergreen
- 6 drops Fennel
- 4 drops Juniper
- 3 drops Patchouli
- 8 drops Tangerine
Digest + Cleanse Softgels, Super C, K & B (tincture), Life 5, Mega Cal, Balance Complete
Articles by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Independent Distributor #476766
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