Aromatherapy for Cardiovascular System Support

Aromatherapy for Cardiovascular System Support

The heart benefits from the use of essential oils because they relaxe the body, reduce stress and tension, which can lead to high blood pressure, angina and heart attack.

You can apply several single essential oils or blends to Chakra and Vitaflex points that help with emotional imbalances in the heart energy.

Below you can find in groups the essential oils that help in 4 different situations the cardiovascular system:

  • Stimulating action for the heart have the Essential oils of Rosemary, Lavender, Rose Otto, Peppermint and Marjoram.
  • Too high blood pressure varies depending on activity, diet, caffeine consumption, stress and other factors. Massage with relaxing, sedative essential oils such as Marjoram, Ylang-Ylang, Clary Sage and Lavender to calmly reduce it.
  • Too low blood pressure called hypotension can also be helped with tonic essential oils such as Rosemary and Thyme.
  • To support the emotions of the heart you could use a blend of essential oils that includes Cypress, Marjoram, Helichrysum and Ylang-Ylang. It has a calming effect on the mind. Supports us in reducing stress. Releases bitterness and helps us embrace joy, love, peace and gratitude. Helps us release the emotion of aloneness or the feeling of being alone and not supported. Opens the heart chakra.

How to use them

Use it undiluted:

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply several drops (2-4) to bath water
  • Apply several drops (2-4) over heart and along spine
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points

or

  • Dilute 1:15 for full body massage.

Carrier Oil: Organic Sesame Seed Oil

Safety Precautions: Before first use of undiluted essential oil, try one drop on your hand to check for any irritation. By no means I would not suggest to replace a treatment for cardiovascular problems with only the use of essential oils. I believe that any imbalance has to be treated simultaneously from different points of view.

Brief description of suggested essential oils

Rosemary (Verbenone chemotype) Essential oil

This oil has an overall effect on the nervous system and the hormones. It can also help with mild depression feelings  because it’s uplifting and balancing. It is a liver regulator and can help dissolve cholesterol. This means that the verbenone chemotype of Rosemary can balance your blood pressure, and even lower it. Especially since it also has relaxing properties. It is stimulating, warming and refreshing and can be used to help boost memory retention and staying alert. It has many skin care applications, including adding to a shampoo to aid in maintaining a healthy scalp and lustrous hair. When diffused, Rosemary can also be helpful as a respiratory support oil. It is helpful in aiding occasional digestive upset and is also beneficial in massage blends, increasing circulation and warmth to the skin and underlying muscles.

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Lavender Essential oil

This oil is good at almost everything. It has calming and soothing properties for the nerves. Lavender can also help improve the blood circulation, making it great for coronary issues. It can lower the blood pressure and strengthen the heart muscle as well.

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Rose Otto  Essential oil

Whenever you feel restless, depressed or you have problems sleeping, Rose Otto is a great aid.

This oil promotes calmness and a sense of well-being that can calm down the heart rate as well. A good sleep can help your body recover and stimulate the regeneration or body cells. Palpitations can also be quieted with Rose Otto (essential oil).

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Peppermint Essential oil

This is a very refreshing essential oil. It can uplift and relieve anxiety symptoms and protect against oxidative stress. It is considered to have antispasmodic qualities and it can stimulate the blood circulation as well. This will lead to increased metabolism and more oxygen in your body and brain.

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Clary Sage Essential oil (Salvia sclarea)

It has mild hypotensive qualities, helping with the lowering of blood pressure. This oil also has antispasmodic effects. When inhaled, it can also uplift and energize the mind and body.

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Ylang-Ylang Essential oil

This essential oil has great sedative qualities. It can also lower the blood pressure and calm down spasms of the cardiorespiratory plexus. It’s a great oil to use when managing stress and nervous tension.

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Cypress Essential Oil (Cupresus sepmervirens)

Cypress essential oil is antispasmodic. The aroma has a stimulating and elevating effect on the mind and psyche, which helps to relieve and quell anger. This essential oil may help to calm angry, stressed out individuals. It is beneficial for oily or troubled skin. Grounding and gets things moving.

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Marjoram Essential Oil (Origanum majorana)

It relaxes tense muscles after exercise, and is supportive of the nervous system. It is beneficial for occasional simple nervous tension.

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Helichrysum Essential Oil (Helichrysum italicum)

It is known for its restorative properties and provides excellent support to the skin, liver, and nervous system. Use for muscle tension following exercise.

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You could also use a ready made blend like Aroma Life Essential Oil that includes Cypress, Marjoram, Helichrysum and Ylang-Ylang.

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