Despite not being well-known, wintergreen is still an effectively powerful essential oil for easing swelling and keeping sore ankles be relaxed. It is a great pain reliever and is widely used to cure numerous conditions such as muscle pain, headaches as well as ankle and foot pain.
You can use it combined with some certain other essential oils for swollen ankles (peppermint, cypress, geranium, lavender, and lemongrass) to get the best results.
You simply fill a medium tub with lukewarm water.
Next, you put the wintergreen essential oil (2 or 3 drops) to this tub. Because wintergreen is a very strong essential oil, you should use a small quantity of it.
Then you add 5 to 9 drops of cypress, lavender, lemongrass, geranium or peppermint essential oil to it.
You stir them well and soak your feet to this for about 10 minutes or until the water becomes cool.
Keep repeating this process at least twice or thrice per day.
Chamomile Essential Oil
In fact, chamomile essential oil has many medicinal benefits. It has the ability to reduce inflammation, soothe your nerves, relieve pain as well as flex aching muscles.
According to a study in 2011, this essential oil also assists in decreasing external swelling.
Chamomile essential oil has different varieties. Remember to use the German chamomile essential oil to soak your feet for reducing swelling.
This kind of chamomile essential oils has a compound named azulene that is most effective in relieving swelling.
Simply pour lukewarm water to fill a medium tub.
Then you add the chamomile essential oil (5 to 10 drops) to this water.
You stir them well and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes.
Remember to do this again at least 2 to 4 times every day.
Mixed Massage Therapy
Although separately applying essential oils is very beneficial, the combination of many essential oils is the best. The properties contained in each of essential oils will complement the others and form a therapeutic mixture having incredible healing abilities.
Avoid the exposure of pure essential oils on the skin. You have to always mix them with the carrier oil because the carrier oil will make them safer when applying on the skin.
Here are some ways to mix essential oils together you can follow to help in relieving swollen ankles and feet.
This is one of the effective mixtures for people who not only suffer from swelling but also feel pain. 3 kinds of essential oils are terrific pain and anti-inflammatory relievers.
In addition, they contain incredible relaxing properties which will form a soothing mixture.
Peppermint oil has swelling-reducing and pain-relieving properties, which is widely used for treating arthritis.
In addition, lemon belongs to the list of most powerful anti-inflammatory essential oils. Besides, it is also used to cure swelling caused by arthritis.
While eucalyptus essential oil can help a lot in easing inflammation, swelling, and pain in patients experiencing a knee replacement surgery.
Now, you firstly put 1 ounce of melted coconut oil (about 2 tablespoons) in 1 small jar.
Then you add the eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint essential oils at an equal ratio (2 or 3 drops) in this jar.
You use a toothpick to mix all these ingredients well.
Use this mixture to dab your affected areas and gently massage for 5 to 7 minutes.
Keep repeating this way for 2 or 3 times per day.