Best 10 Essential Oils for Plantar Fasciitis

We have seen that heel pain is more acute and powerful among 10% of the people living in America. While this heel pain might be due to a number of reasons, but the most common cause is plantar fasciitis.

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What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis or Plantar Fasciosis was popularly known as the jogger’s heel, is one of the painful conditions that are able to affect the heel and the bottom of the foot. When the fascia feels strained, they turn weak and swollen. The irritation and swelling are common symptoms.

The disorder occurs gradually and characterized by foot alignment and failure in absorbing shock through the foot. While this condition does not happen at a certain age, it can affect anyone but it is more frequent in the elderly persons.

Video: Top 3 Signs Your Foot Pain is Plantar Fasciitis.

However, the conventional treatment of plantar fasciitis includes the painkillers and stretches along with rest. For chronic cases, you can look for physiotherapy and steroid injections and last option is surgery.

While these are some of the conventional ways to treat plantar fasciitis, but some modern times essential oils have found its place as an effective treatment for jogger’s heel.

 These oils are very strong and you need to use in small dosage or consult a doctor before you begin your treatment.

Which Kind Of Essential Oils Helps To Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

Essential oils are nothing but the contraction of the original quintessential oils. Essential oils generally produced by steam or water distillation of leaves, woods, petals, buds, bark, roots of various plants such as rosemary, lavender, peppermint etc.

The essential oils that help to reduce pain, inflammation in foot and improve blood circulation are -

1. PEPPERMINT OIL

Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis

Peppermint oil is one among these many essential oils we have listed that is essential to me in your medicine cabinet. Since peppermint oil can help you in diverse activities and not just plantar fasciitis.

Benefits:

  • The cool and calm sensation of the peppermint oil helps to relive the sore muscles which is one of the peculiar characteristics of plantar fasciitis
  • The peppermint also comes with anti-inflammatory properties
  • It is generally helpful to fight the pain at night that occurs due to plantar fasciitis giving you a restful sleep
  • The analgesic and menthol content makes peppermint more popular

How To Use Peppermint Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

You can do a foot soak with peppermint oil right at your home. All you need are –

  • ½-cup Epsom salt, hot water, large basin or a foot soak tub
  • 1/2 –cup of bicarbonate of soda
  • 10 drops of birch
  • 5 drops of black pepper
  • 10 drops of peppermint
  • 5 drops of marjoram

Fill the foot soak tub with one-third hot water. Let it cool to a certain temperature, then add the Epsom salt and mix it until it fully dissolves in the water.

 Add the essential oils one by one and soak your feet at least 15 minutes. Repeat the process at least two times in a day for best results.

2. FRANKINCENSE OIL

Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis

One of the popular gifts given by one of the Magi on Christ’s birth is a wise way to treat plantar fasciitis. A medicine is used to treat various kinds of injuries.

Benefits

  • It comes with anti-inflammatory, cicatrizant and analgesic properties that help in reducing pain
  • It is a common solution, though not a permanent but it can effectively reduce the pain and swollen heels

How To Use Frankincense Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

All you need to make a massage blend with –

  • 2 oz glass bottle
  • 20 drops of black pepper
  • 20 drops of lemongrass
  • 10 drops of frankincense
  • Carrier oil like almond, coconut or olive

In an empty bottle, you need to add all the oils and add a carrier oil of your choice. You need to massage the particular area or whole foot at night before you crawl into the bed.

3. BASIL OIL

Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis

Basil is one of the popular herbs found mostly in the Mediterranean cuisines and posses strong anti-bacterial properties. Therefore, it has found a spot to treat plantar fasciitis.

Benefits

  • Comes with anti-bacterial properties, hence effective is treating any kind of inflammation
  • It is highly stimulant essential oil

How To Use Basil Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

To treat plantar fasciitis with basil oil you need –

  • 20 drops of Basil oil
  • 20 drops of Marjoram oil
  • 20 drops of Cypress oil
  • 5 drops of Wintergreen oil
  • 10 drops of Frankincense oil
  • 10 drops of Helichrysum oil
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Amber glass dropper bottle (4oz)

You need to add all the essential oil in the amber glass dropper bottle. Put some of the fractionated coconut oil to the top oil. Then take enough oil and massage it on the affected area. Repeat this twice a day for best results.

4. WINTERGREEN OIL

Wintergreen is one of the Native American Plant that comes with the property to treat sore and aching joints.

Benefits:

  • It is ideal to treat inflammation caused by plantar fasciitis
  • It comes with analgesic properties that make it easy to cope up with foot pain

How To Use Wintergreen Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

You can do a foot soak with wintergreen oil right at your home. You need –

  • ½-cup Epsom salt, hot water, large basin or a foot soak tub
  • 1 tbsp of baking soda
  • 10 drops of wintergreen oil
  • 10 drops of peppermint
  • 5 drops of marjoram

Fill the foot soak tub with one-third hot water. Let it cool to a certain temperature, after that add the Epsom salt and mix it until it fully dissolves in the water.

Add the essential oils one by one and soak your feet at least for 15 minutes. Repeat the process at least two times in a day for best results.

5. LEMONGRASS OIL

The popular ingredient that we find in the Asian cuisines for its great smell, but it is also a great way to fight plantar fasciitis.

Benefits:

  • It improves blood circulation thus giving comfort from the jogger’s heel
  • It is effective to relax overworked muscles and let you enjoy a refreshing effect
  • It comes with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties

How To Use Lemongrass Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

You need to make a massage blend with                

  • 20 drops of Wintergreen oil
  • 20 drops of Lemongrass oil
  • 20 drops of Helichrysum oil
  • 10 drops of Geranium oil
  • 5 drops of Black pepper oil
  • 1 oz of any carrier oil such as almond, olive or coconut
  • 2 oz glass bottle
Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis

Add the oil in clean glass oil and top the oil with a choice of carrier oil.

Mix it thoroughly and apply the mixture on the affected area of the foot. Use your thumb to press the feet while the other fingers should gently move in squeezing motion.

Knead the soles using your knuckles putting a firm pressure and if you feel excess pain, you need to stop the exercise immediately. Do this exercise 5 to 10 minutes, twice a day for best results.

6. GERANIUM OIL

Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis

This oil is also known as the ‘crane’s-bill’, which is a potent medical flower, used to make a number of medicines.

Benefits:

  • It comes with the biggest property of healing inflammation
  • The good quality germanium oil also has adaptogenic, sedative, and astringent properties

How To Use Geranium  Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

You need to make a massage blend with –

  • 4 drops of lavender oil
  • 2 drops of chamomile oil
  • 3 drops of germanium oil
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Hot water and large foot soak tub

Fill the foot soak tub with one-third hot water. Let it cool to a certain temperature, then add the essential oil salt one by one and soak your feet at least 15 minutes. Repeat the process at least two times in a day for best results.

7. BIRCH OIL

We know Birch as those lovely shade trees. However, if you ask us, which is one of the best essential oils with great properties, it is undoubtedly this one.

Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis

Benefits:

  • Comes with detoxifying properties that make it a great cure for plantar fasciitis
  • Helps to improve the blood circulation
  • This oil fights inflammation effectively for any type of foot conditions

How To Use Birch Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

You need to make a massage blend for kneading therapy –

  • 10 drops of Birch oil
  • 10 drops of Peppermint oil
  • 10 drops of Helichrysum oil
  • 10 drops of Vetiver oil
  • 3 tbsp of Grapeseed oil
  • Amber glass dropper bottle (4oz)

Mix everything in the glass dropper bottle. Gently shake the combination and then drop 5 to 7 drops of mixture in your palm and massage deeply on your affected area for 5 to 10 minutes. For best results put your socks and then go to bed.

8. BLACK PEPPER OIL

One of the great essential oil to heal plantar fasciitis as it is effective to treat pain from aging and worn out muscles.

Benefits

  • It is having antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that are able to produce a refreshing effect
  • It is a common and affordable herb available almost anywhere and thus a useful solution for joggers heel

How To Use Black Pepper Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

All you need to make a massage blend with –

  • 20 drops of black pepper
  • 20 drops of  lemongrass
  • 10 drops of frankincense
  • 10 drops of peppermint
  • 10 drops of wintergreen
  • Carrier oil such as almond, olive or coconut
  • 2 oz glass bottle

In an empty jug, you need to add all the mentioned oils and add a carrier oil of your choice. You need to massage the affected area or whole foot at night before you crawl into the bed.

9. HELICHRYSUM OIL

Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis

As plantar fasciitis not only causes a lot of pain but it is also responsible for the fatigues that occur in our body, and this oil is effective in treating the fatigue caused.

Benefits

  • It is effective to treat fatigue caused due to the pain and numbness
  • It boosts the body immune and restores comfort while suffering from swollen heels
  • Comes with anti-spasmodic properties that help treat fasciitis by stopping muscular spasms

How To Use Helichrysum Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis:

You need to make a massage blend with –

  • 20 drops of Lemongrass oil
  • 20 drops of Wintergreen oil
  • 20 drops of Helichrysum oil
  • 10 drops of Geranium oil
  • 5 drops of Black pepper oil
  • 1 oz of any carrier oil such as almond, olive or coconut
  • 2 oz glass bottle

Add the oil in clean glass oil and top the oil with a choice of carrier oil. Mix it thoroughly and apply the mixture on the affected area of the foot. Use your thumb to press the feet while the other fingers should gently move in squeezing motion. Knead the soles using your knuckles putting a firm pressure and if you feel excess pain, you need to stop the exercise immediately. Do this exercise 5 to 10 minutes, twice a day for best results.

10. MARJORAM OIL

Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis

Marjoram oil is one of the best aromatherapy oil that comforts you from the pain of jogger’s heel.

Benefits: 

  • Comes with anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties
  • It helps to get rid of the sore muscles

How To Use Marjoram Oil To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

You need to make a massage blend with –

  • A foot soak tub
  • Hot water
  • ½ cup of Epsom salts
  • 10 drops of Birch
  • 10 drops of Peppermint
  • 5 drops of Black pepper
  • 5 drops of Marjoram

Fill the foot soak tub with two-thirds of hot water, and let it cool down to a certain temperature. Add the Epsom salts and essential oils, stir the ingredients and put your feet inside it slowly.

 Let it rest for 15 minutes and do it twice a day for best results.

Conclusion

Hope this guide will help you to realize a natural way to treat plantar fasciitis right at your home. It has no or fewer side effects and not harmful like those painkillers or operations. Choose the oil you like the best and start treating your heels from today.

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Helen
 

I’m Helen Clark.As a woman, I feel like it is my responsibility to help other women who seemed to forget taking care of themselves because of taking care of other people. This blog provides the most practical beauty tips and the natural way to maintain a young, beautiful and healthy body. We will be glad to hear from you and hear your stories, tips and your strategies as you champion your way to life and womanhood.

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