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Varicose Vein Body Butter Diy

Varicose Vein Body Butter DIY

Varicose veins are caused by a variety of factors including age, pregnancy, genetics and/or a general lack of blood circulation. The dark purple or blue lines twist or bulge across the body, most typically on the legs. In addition to cosmetic concerns, varicose veins can be painful and uncomfortable.

The Mayo Clinic suggests exercising, losing weight and elevating your legs as possible prevention and treatment of varicose veins. Although most topical creams cannot cure varicose veins, essential oils can help reduce their appearance. Our on-staff aromatherapists formulated this Varicose Vein Body Butter DIY so you can beautify and properly moisturize your skin.

What You Need:

2 oz Hemp Seed carrier oil

1 oz Jojoba carrier oil

1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

20 drops Helichrysum essential oil

20 drops Chamomile essential oil 

20 drops Geranium essential oil

2 oz shea butter

Double boiler

Glass jar

Hand mixer

How To:

  1. In the double boiler, melt and stir shea body butter and Hemp carrier oil.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool by removing it from heat.
  3. After it cools, mix in Jojoba carrier oil, vitamin E and essential oils.
  4. Refrigerate overnight. Mixture should be somewhat solid by the morning.
  5. Use a hand mixer to blend the product until it resembles whipped cream. It should be smooth to the touch.
  6. Store in a glass container and keep at room temperature. If it starts to melt, you can keep it in the fridge.

Aromatherapist Approved


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7 Responses

Edens Garden

December 02, 2019

Hi Deanna! Shea butter is helpful to reducing the appearance of varicose veins. A butter is also necessary to make a body butter. You could make a body oil by removing the shea butter. For this recipe, Helichrysum italicum and Chamomile Roman are recommended.

Edens Garden

December 02, 2019

Hi Lucy! We recommend Helichryusm italiicum but you can also try any one of our Frankincense oils.

Deanna Larsen

December 02, 2019

Which Helichrysum and Chamomile should I use?

Deanna Larsen

December 02, 2019

Could I use the same ingredients minus the Shea butter and make a lotion, or does the Shea have properties that compliment this mixture?


December 02, 2019

Is there an essential oil that can be used in place of the helichrysum?p

Edens Garden

April 01, 2019

Hi Maricris! Try Rosehip in place of Hemp oil.


April 01, 2019

if i don’t have hemp seed CO, what can be an alternative? thanks