Natural diuretics

Fluid retention relief

Essential oils natural diuretics. The body consists of approximately 60% water and an average body has around 40 litres of water to be distributed. When the body is in a healthy state around 3 litres of this water is to be found in the blood; 25 litres of this water is to be found in the cells of the body with the final 12 litres found in the lymph that baths the cells.

 

When the water levels in the body become unbalanced, an excess of water in the lymph cause swelling and puffiness.

 

Essential oils can prove very helpful in getting the balance back to normal. Added to a massage oil, which is then used to gently massage the affected areas upwards towards the heart is one method of use.

 

There are a number of essential oils with diuretic properties to add to the blend when dealing with fluid retention including:

Add 5-6 drops of essential oil or oils to a table spoon of carrier oil and mix with the bath water.

 

Do make sure that you take into consideration any possible contraindications such as pregnancy with the oils used.

 

Add 3 – 8 drops of essential oil or essential oil blend into a bath or foot bath (if only the ankles are involved).

Natural diuretics essential oil recipes

1 drop of Rosemary

3 drops of Geranium

2 drops of Fennel

Add the essential oils to the bath and relax for about 15 minutes.

3 drops of Juniper

1 drop of Lavender

2 drops of Grapefruit

Add the essential oils to the bath and relax for about 15 minutes.

2 drops of Juniper

2 drops of Cypress

2 drops of Fennel

Add the essential oils to the bath and relax for about 15 minutes.

3 drops of Grapefruit

2 drops of Geranium

1 drop of Carrot Seed

Add the essential oils to the bath and relax for about 15 minutes.



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