If the side of your big toe sticks out noticeably, you may have a bunion.
A bunion is a deformity of the joint connecting the big toe to the foot. Scientifically speaking, bunions are characterized by medial deviation of the first metatarsal bone and lateral deviation of the big toe.
HOW DO ESSENTIAL OILS HELP BUNIONS?
Essential oils are highly concentrated liquid plant extracts that have powerful therapeutic properties.
They have a wide variety of properties that are beneficial in giving relief to bunions and helping them reduce in size and disappear. Some of these properties include anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial and more.
Essential oils promote blood circulation, reduce inflammation, prevent blisters from forming, numb down pain and heal the tender tissue.
EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL
Eucalyptus oil is often used to treat conditions like congestion and sore throats. Thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it also works well to combat bunion swelling, pain, and redness. You can use eucalyptus on its own or mix it with another beneficial essential oil.
Eucalyptus essential oil is effective in reducing joint pains such as bunions. Hence, athletes use it as a pre-sport rub for stimulating and pain relieving effects.
The oil contains potent anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, and analgesic components. Thus it can be the best home remedy for bunions joint pains and neuralgia.
HOW TO USE?
The most highly recommended application method for essential oils to a bunion afflicted foot is the massage method. Simply take your diluted essential oil mix and begin massaging the feet.
This method has the added benefit of massaging the muscles of the feet that can grow pained and stressed by a day of walking and standing.