So, I have high blood pressure. I don’t know why and my doctors don’t know why. They’ve done blood tests and an MRI, all with normal results and nothing suggesting a cause for my high blood pressure.
I’ve had high blood pressure for several years now and it’s currently being managed with medication. For a while I was successful at keeping it under control with natural supplements such as hawthorn extract and grape seed extract. I used to take these twice a day and it would keep it under control. These extracts worked for me as my high blood pressure is caused by my arteries and veins constricting and preventing the blood from flowing freely.
I recently had to switch blood pressure medications. But before the switch I tried an essential oil to see if it would help easy my spiking high blood pressure. And you know what? It did work. I noticed that it would bring my high blood pressure down by 20 points. I would be at 180 and it would bring it down to 160. I would inhale this essential oil as well as put it on the soles of my feet.
Ylang ylang works to lower high blood pressure because it has natural hypotensive properties that help to lower blood pressure.
Please refer to this dilution chart when diluting your essential oils. It is recommended that you dilute any essential oil that you use regardless of brand. Essential oils are strong and very potent and many can and do cause skin sensitivity, especially with children.
Plant Therapy has this awesome dilution chart you can reference.
For babies, dilute at 0.5% or even 0.25% (half of the 0.5% amount. So, use 3 drops of your essential oil and dilute it in 4 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.5% or 8 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.25%.
Use the 1% dilution ratio for daily use. Mix 3 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
If you need a stronger dose for a short period of time, use the 5% dilution ratio by adding 15 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
For really, really severe situations, you can up it to 10 percent dilution ratio for small acute areas of concern. For this, you would mix 15 essential oil drops for every teaspoon of carrier oil.
Recommended Essential Oil Brands
Because essential oils have therapeutic properties that make them so useful in our lives, you want to make sure that the essential oils you purchase are pure and contain all of the healing components that you are looking for. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies out there that sell diluted oils or even fake oils that will do you harm if you use them for therapeutic purposes.
The companies that I recommend and who consistently receive positive reviews on their essential oils are these: