Diabetic Neuropathy Massage Oil
Many diabetics suffer from neuropathy and I'm asked a lot about essential oils for neuropathy. This blend is great for combatting these painful symptoms and the light massage used to apply this body oil is great for restoring blood flow!
Essential Oils for Neuropathy
In 2010, researchers from Louisiana State University published a study (source) that evaluated how a special blend of essential oils mixed with homeopathic remedies affected plantar cutaneous (foot sole) pain due to peripheral neuropathy. The homeopathic remedies were St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Wolfsbane (Aconitum napellus), Club Moss (Lycopodium clavatum), phosphorus, Poison Ivy (Rhus toxicodendron) and Rye ergot (Secale cornutum). And the five essential oils were geranium oil (Pelargonium graveolens), lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia), bergamot oil (Citrus aurantium), tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) and eucalyptus oil (Eucalyptus globulus).
Sixty participants randomly received the natural treatment above or a placebo and 93% of the patients reported pain reduction within 30 minutes of topical application and no adverse reactions were observed!
Diabetic Essential Oil Neuropathy Body Oil
This body oil is based off of the study above.
In addition, I highly recommend visiting your local upper cervical chiropractic specialist to address neuropathy and other peripheral nerve conditions. Essential oils and chiropractic care are a great one-two punch against neuropathies!
- Drop essential oils into a medium glass bowl.
- Add in carrier oil and mix.
- Massage over feet, legs or over problem areas.
- Store in glass jar or in a lotion dispenser.