Aromatherapy for Body, Mind, & Spirit

Essential Oils to Lower Blood Pressure

Temporary Support of Hypertension*

Essential Oils to Lower Blood Pressure

Essential oils to lower blood pressure are listed below and the various ways to use them for temporary support of high blood pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in which the diameter of the blood vessels all over the body is made smaller by contraction of the muscles in the walls of these vessels. This condition can make our blood pressure elevated.  High blood pressure begins when systolic pressure (the top number) is 140 or higher or the diastolic pressure (bottom number) is 90 or higher. Whenever your blood pressure readings start to creep upward, the urge is to take measures to control it.

Seek your physician’s counsel and determine underlying root causes. Essential oils to lower blood pressure* are listed here as one of the ways to support you while you are working on the cause of high blood pressure such as diet, exercise, sodium intake, etc.

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*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

How to Use Essential Oils to Lower Blood Pressure*

  • Use the above essential oils to massage;  use 1 drop each in 2 teaspoons carrier oil.
  • Add oils to a diffuser for inhalation.  
  • Enjoy your bath with those oils. Use 2 drops of each oil. 

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

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Edible Ylang Ylang I Massage Oil

Intensely sweet spicy, floral scent.  Organic Ylang Ylang I seduces the senses and relaxes the mind.  Ylang Ylang aides in the release of possessive emotional patterns.  This massage oil contains Organic,  Ylang Ylang I Essential Oil  and a blend of Sunflower, Apricot Kernel and Sweet Almond Oils.  

One study found that inhaling Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Bergamot oils once daily for four weeks reduced cortisol levels, psychologicasl stress, and blood pressure in people with essential hypertension. Daily inhalation of these essential oils lowered blood pressure.

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Healthful Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

Avoid large quantities of foods containing saturated fat from animal sources, artificially hardened vegetable fats such as margarine and refined vegetable oil, such as canola. These lead to high blood pressure by building up plaque inside your arteries and hardening them. Avoid all artificial sweeteners. Eat fresh, raw or steamed vegetables (asparagus, avocados, cabbage, potatoes, corn, tomatoes, and green leafy vegetables) and fruits (bananas, oranges, grapefruit, prunes, gapes, raisins, apples. Acupressure, reflexology, physical exercise, meditation, yoga and proper breathing exercise can also be beneficial in reducing stress and lowering high blood pressure.

As always, follow your physician’s recommendations. This article is not intended as medical advice nor a suggestion to discontinue medications.

References

Hwang JH. The effects of the inhalation method using essential oils on blood pressure and stress responses of clients with essential hypertension. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2006 Dec;36(7):1123-34.

Kim IH, Kim C, Seong K, et al. Essential inhalation on blood pressure and salivary cortisol levels in prehypertensive and hypertensive subjects. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012;984203.

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