As we learn more and more each month about essential oils and what they can do for our bodies, you may be surprised to learn that they can also help support proper heart health. That’s right, essential oils smell great and can feel cooling or warming when used for massage, but they also possess the most potent version of some of the world’s most effective forms of plant medicine. Here are a few of the oils that you can use to help support heart health everyday.
Lemon essential oil is one that would be considered an all purpose oil. You can use it to clean your home, detox your system, and also to help promote your body’s natural ability to fight cholesterol from depositing in your blood vessels. Add 2 drops to a mug of warm water each morning for a delicious ritual that is good for you!
This essential oil has long been thought of as the “King of Essential Oils” for its ability to help support healthy cells throughout the body. So, it would make total sense that it should be included on this list. When applied to the soles of the feet each night, it absorbs into the blood stream and provides the cells within the body with the extra boost they need to restore their vitality. When inhaled, the heart rate and blood pressure lowers. Just be sure to inhale the oil on your hands BEFORE massaging the feet for a more pleasant experience!
A staple in cooking for many countries, ginger is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories known to man. However, it is also great at preventing dangerous blood clotting. Both of these properties are important to monitor when you’re looking at preventing heart problems. A few drops mixed with a glass of water or stirred into your favorite dishes can help support a healthier heart.
These simple things can have very powerful results to prevent heart concerns. If you are already fighting heart disease, these oils when paired with your existing treatments can help them to be more effective. Be sure to let your physician know of the oils that you are using and how you are using them for the best treatment combinations.