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Improve Blood Flow with these Essential Oils for Circulation!

Utilizing essential oils for circulation can help increase blood flow in your body. Truth be told, poor circulation can lead to decline in your general health!

Best Essential Oils for CirculationNot only does malfunction in your circulatory system cause discomfort, it also can lead serious health problems.

When there is proper blood circulation, every part of your body receives the oxygen and vital nutrients it needs to function optimally.

On the other hand poor circulation prevents the free distribution of these vital nutrients and oxygen.

Any part of your body that is deprived of oxygen and nutrients is bound to be impaired or at the very least will be unable to perform its functions.

Just imagine what will happen if your brain is not able to get enough oxygen for a prolonged period of time! Yeah, it sounds scary, doesn’t it!

Possible Causes of Poor Circulation

Some of the possible causes of poor blood circulation include:

  • Diseases such as obesity and diabetes
  • Block blood vessels
  • Sedentary lifestyle/lack of exercise
  • Cold weather

Symptoms of Poor Circulation

Best Essential Oils for Circulation

Here are some of the best essential oils that improve circulation:

#1. Cypress

Cypress helps to reduce inflammation in the body. When used topically, it increases flood flow, which helps to reduce swelling, aches, cramps and pains.

#2. Black pepper

This is one of the best essential oils for poor circulation. It produces warmth, which helps to improve blood circulation. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce pain and stiffness.

#3. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus helps to relax blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow. It is important to note that poor circulation also leads to accumulation of toxins in the soft tissues.

Toxin accumulation causes pain and aches especially in fibromyalgia sufferers. Little wonder eucalyptus is among the best essential oils for fibromyalgia pain.

Eucalyptus oil may also help to boost blood flow in the brain. So it may be helpful for those who want to increase brain power and alleviate mental fatigue.

#4. Citronella

A great muscle relaxant, Citronella helps to improve blood circulation and is helpful for combating muscle cramps, spasm and pain.

Essential Oils for Poor Circulation

#5. Coriander

Coriander is anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and an effective pain reliever. When used topically, it can help improve circulation and relieve joint pain.

#6. Lemongrass

This has anti-oxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and other properties that help to stimulate blood flow and alleviate pain.

#7. Helichrysum

Helichrysum is rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only does it help to improve circulation, but it is also great for relieving pain and swelling.

#8. Peppermint

Peppermint oil is very versatile. It is great for oral health, arthritis pain and of course for increasing circulation.

#9. Ginger

Its anti-inflammatory properties make ginger a good choice for relieving muscle cramps and joint pains.

#10. Rosemary

Rosemary oil improves circulation, boosts digestion and reduces cramps. It also helps to improve memory and cognitive performance.

Safety First When Using Essential Oils

If you have never used a certain essential oil it is important to do a skin patch test prior to topically using! See my sections on topical use and other essential oil safety concerns:

Essential Oil Massage Recipe for Poor Circulation

Essential Oil Massage Recipe for Poor Circulation


  • Mix the ingredients together in a non-reactive jar (preferably glass)
  • Use the mixture to massage all over your body

Although these essential oils may help relieve some of the discomforts associated with poor circulation, they are not meant to cure the underlying causes.

Consult first with your doctor to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the dysfunction in your circulatory system.

Essential Oil Increase Circulation

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.


  1. Stacy O'Connor says:

    Can’t wait to try this

  2. Brenda Timothy says:

    I will to now more about ur oil.I have a circulation problems so I want some information on then

  3. Bokkie says:

    My daughter has Primary Lymphederma
    Right leg and foot
    Wil the oil help with circulation

    • D'Ann Reese says:

      It is usually massage along with essential oils that help most with swelling. However, I always advice talking with one’s physician before adding any natural or home remedy to one’s treatment for any medical condition. Thanks for visiting my site! D’Ann

  4. Is there a proper way to apply this recipe for poor circulation? Thank you

    • D'Ann Reese says:

      It depends on where you plan to apply it. When I apply to my feet and lower extremities, I start with feet and move up leg. Gentle, yet firm pressure works for me. If you have history of blood clots, or are being treated for a circulation problem in your extremities I recommend talking with your physician before using.

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