Apple cider vinegar: Soak your feet in some hot water with apple cider vinegar in it. Add some sea salt to get a better result. Do this twice a day if necessary. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021
Turmeric: Improves blood circulation. The curcumin compound has a natural anti-inflammatory property that helps with pain reduction. *Take 2tsp of Turmeric with a cup of warm water and drink it twice a day. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021
Epsom salts: Due to their magnesium content it decreases pain and inflammation. It relieves the burning sensation and soothes your feet. *Add ½ Cup into a tub of warm water and mix well. Soak your feet for about 15 minutes.* Do this once a day. Avoid if you are suffering from HBP, Heart disease or diabetes. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021
Bitter gourd: Use bitter gourd leaves and water, make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area. Repeat as necessary. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021
Ginger: Helps reduce the burning sensations and increase blood circulation. *1tsp Ginger juice, add some olive oil and mix it well. Massage your legs with the mixture for 10-15 minutes. Repeat this process every day.* you can also drink ginger tea every day until the condition gets better. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021
We would suggest the following:
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
Massage – Buy a base oil: coconut, sweet almond, grape seed for example. If you have 20ml of base oil, add half the amount of Essential Oil drops. In this case, you will add 6 drops of Lavender, 2 drops of Tea Tree and 2 drops of Eucalyptus. Apply the mixture over affected areas of the body, as necessary. Especially effective after a bath.
Bath – Your skin is the most absorbent part of the body. The heat of the bath assists in the absorption. There are 2 ways to do this:
- Diffusing 5 drops (maximum) of Essential Oil into a teaspoon of milk. Or a cup, if you would like more of a Cleopatra style bath. Use 3 drops of Lavender, 1 drop of Tea Tree and 1 drop of Eucalyptus. Add Epsom salts.
- Or simply add 5ml of your massage blend.
Close all windows. Soak for 15-20 minutes minimum. Avoid splashing in the eyes.
** A patch test is required – 1 drop of aromatherapy oil to 4 drops of base oil. Apply a coin size amount to a patch of skin on the inner arm **
If sensitivity occurs, apply more base oil to soothe the area. Possibly avoid use for a further 10 days. If you wish to continue, dilute to ¼ of the original amount and test on a small area of skin. If there is no further reaction, continue with that dosage.
** Oils are for external use only and must be blended with a carrier oil. Always avoid the eyes, ears and nose **
** Eucalyptus – Avoid during pregnancy/lactation, epilepsy, on homoeopathic remedies. Avoid use for children under 1 and with caution up to the age of 8 **
** Lavender is the safest of oils, if on a rare occasion you react, apply more base oil to the skin to soothe it and dilute the massage blend with more base oil **
** Tea Tree – Avoid up to the age of 5. Can irritate the skin and be very drying on its own **