The essential oil of peppermint balm makes this a perfect remedy because, in addition to relieving tired legs, brings a feeling of freshness that will help us further improve the condition.
There are many people, especially women, who suffer from poor circulation in the legs, causing them often, heaviness and fatigue, in addition to the premature appearance of varicose veins.
These symptoms affect quality of life and the appearance of your legs. Any external factor, such as heat, moisture, sedentary lifestyle or have symptoms markedly spend several hours standing worsens.
In this article we give the homemade recipe for a salve that you can use as a moisturizing lotion and also has medicinal properties to improve circulation, relieve the heaviness and tired legs and prevent varicose veins.
The basis of our balm is beeswax, a natural ingredient that can be achieved in health food stores and natural cosmetics.
This brings significant benefits to our skin, and protects it from external agents, keeping it moisturized and improves healing of possible injuries.
Furthermore, beeswax is our solid ingredient that will allow us to obtain adequate spreadable texture by adding oils.
Aloe Vera gel
The gel extracted from the leaves of the aloe vera is an ingredient that is often used in natural cosmetics, as it gives a lot of freshness and calm inflammation, in addition to also improve healing .
Fat texture is not perfect to combine both beeswax as oils, to achieve a balm not too oily and thus the skin to absorb better.
One of the main ingredients of this balm is a vegetable oil that we choose ourselves, as our skin type or whatever it easier to get.
The most nutritious, such as almond or the olive, they are excellent for dry skin or mature, while coconut or jojoba are lighter, perfect for oily skin greasier.
Essential oils allow us to enhance the effects of this balm while give us a delicious aroma. We can choose one or combine them all go testing them to see which ones we like best.
Here are our recommendations…
Peppermint essential oil
Makes our balm in lotion natural cooling effect. It brings much freshness to tired legs and relieves heat caused by sun exposure and also because of the heaviness.
Essential oil of cinnamon
It is a potent activator of circulation, ideal for less warm people. However, we can also combine it with peppermint essential oil to improve circulation from the combination of cold and heat effect.
Rosemary essential oil
The rosemary is a medicinal plant with important properties to improve circulation, whether we take it internally and if we apply it externally.
Decades ago and used the alcohol or vinegar to rub rosemary and relieve inflammation and relieve muscle tension. It also provides a pleasant feeling of freshness.
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Cypress essential oil
It is one of the best oils to treat and prevent varicose veins in the legs. It also reduces the feeling of heaviness and pressure.
Lemon essential oil
This oil improves the circulatory system with its invigorating properties. The lemon promotes blood flow and reduces inflammation, two essential benefits to prevent varicose veins.
This oil also soothes refreshes and relaxes tired legs.
Balm for tired legs and varicose veins
- 5 tablespoons natural beeswax (75 g)
- 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel (45 g)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (olive, almond, coconut, jojoba, etc.) (48 g)
- 30 drops of the chosen essential oils (in total)
- We will put beeswax in a water bath or in the microwave to melt it and can mix with the other ingredients.
- Once is liquid, add the aloe vera gel and vegetable oil.
- Mix the ingredients well and let cool preparation.
- Once it is warm, add the essential oils and mix again.
This balm will keep in the fridge to enhance and extend their conservation and also to enhance the cooling effect to application legs.