17 Powerful Essential Oils For Restless Leg Syndrome

by Robin Marri Miller December 03, 2016 0 Comments

17 Powerful Essential Oils For Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a health problem that millions of people suffer from every single day. There is no known cure, and many people have trouble relieving the symptoms of this uncomfortable condition. As a sufferer myself, I know how terrible having restless leg syndrome is, and believe me, I've tried everything to relieve the miserable sensations that writhe within my legs at night. There is a natural way to ease the discomfort, however, and that is using essential oils for restless leg syndrome.  

If you suffer from restless leg syndrome, you probably have tried the same remedies as me, such as hot showers and compresses, over the counter menthol rubs and patches, heating pads, and maybe even, the bar of soap under the sheets - old-time remedy. For me, these treatments only offer temporary relief. As soon as I try to get back to sleep, the urges to move my legs around slowly creep back, and before I know it, I'm tossing and turning trying to alleviate the "tugging" and "pulling" feeling inhabiting my legs. 

Finally, I tried using essential oils for restless leg syndrome relief, and am thankful to have found considerable relief! Read on to learn how you can find relief with essential oils for restless leg syndrome, as well.  

Before we begin discussing which essential oils you can use to alleviate your symptoms of restless leg syndrome, it is important to understand this uncomfortable condition fully and to recognize the symptoms. Furthermore, as always, seek medical advice from your doctor, as well.

 

Understanding Restless Leg Syndrome and Recognizing the Symptoms

 First, know that you are not alone! Take a look at these statistics for restless leg syndrome:

  • Restless leg syndrome affects 1 out of 10 people. 
  • Children can suffer from this condition, as well. 
  • Symptoms become longer and more frequent with age.
  • The onset of restless leg syndrome does not indicate the presence of other neurological diseases.

Here are the common symptoms of restless leg syndrome:

  • Uncomfortable sensations in the legs.
  • The uncontrollable urge to move your legs.
  • The urges can range from mild to irritating to painful.
  • These sensations are described as crawling, pulling, tugging, tingling and throbbing.
  • Symptoms usually affect both legs and less frequently appear in the arms, head or trunk. 
  • Movement seems to reduce the discomfort, so a person may move the legs constantly by pacing back and forth, sitting, rubbing the legs, stretching or bending.
  • Signs of RLS become worse later in the day and at night, disturbing sleep which, in turn, aggravates the sensations even more.
  • Attempting to rest only appears to activate symptoms.
  • Furthermore, periods of inactivity such as watching a movie, driving or sitting at a desk may activate the symptoms, as well.

 

How Can Essential Oils for Restless Leg Syndrom Help? 

Essential oils have properties such as antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-neuralgic, sedative and calming, all which are useful for relieving the symptoms of restless leg syndrome. Furthermore, essential oils are naturally warming and are muscle relaxants which are excellent for treating muscle aches, pains and spasms.

 

Essential Oils for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

17 Powerful Essential Oils for Restless Leg Syndrome 

 

1. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil has analgesic, antispasmodic and cooling properties. It's an excellent essential oil for restless leg syndrome because it is ideal for relieving muscle aches and pains. 

Remedies:

As a massage rub:

  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops black spruce essential oil
  • 4 tsp carrier oil

As a cold compress:

  • Drop 4 drops of peppermint essential oil and;
  • 4 drops of yarrow essential oil into 2 cups cold water;
  • Stir to blend the essential oils through the water;
  • Dip a cotton towel into the water to absorb the blend;
  • Wrap the towel around your legs where the symptoms are the worst;
  • Double the recipe for two towels.

 

Peppermint essential oil for restless leg syndrome

 

2. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is analgesic and antispasmodic which is good for relieving muscle aches, pains and spasms. Furthermore, lavender essential oil is a calming oil which is uplifting and brings deep relaxation. Lavender is a perfect essential oil for restless leg syndrome because of this, plus it is good for treating insomnia. 

Remedies:

A pain relieving bath blend:

  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil

To help relieve insomnia:

  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil

Lavender Essential Oil

 

3. Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram essential oil has analgesic, antispasmodic and sedative properties, which makes it useful for relieving muscle aches, pains and spasms. Furthermore, marjoram essential oil is comforting and soothing, so it's a good essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief.

Remedies:

A hot bath blend:

  • 4 drops marjoram essential oil
  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil

A massage blend:

Marjoram Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

4. Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver essential oil is antispasmodic, calming and sedative, which makes it excellent for the relief of muscle aches and pains. Furthermore, it stimulates blood circulation which is also good for relief. Because vetiver is deeply calming, it is one of the best essential oils for restless leg syndrome relief.

Remedies:

As a hot bath:

  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 4 drops sandalwood essential oil

A massage blend:

  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 4 drops neroli essential oil
  • 4 drops linaloe wood essential oil

Vetiver Essential oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

5.  Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil is naturally analgesic and sedative which makes it an excellent essential oil for restless leg syndrome symptoms. 

Remedies:

As a diffuser blend:

  • 2 drops lemongrass essential oil  
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil

As a massage blend:

  • 2 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 4 drops ginger essetnial oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 tsp carrier oil

 

Lemongrass Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

6. Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Roman chamomile essential oil is analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-neuralgic, which is ideal for treating muscle aches and pains. Furthermore, Roman chamomile is naturally calming which makes it a great essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief.

Remedies:

As a hot bath blend:

  • 4 drops roman chamomile essential oil 
  • 2 drops sandalwood essential oil

As a massage blend:

  • 4 drops roman chamomile essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 tsp carrier oil

As a compress:

  • Drop 4 drops Roman chamomile essential oil into 2 cups hot or cold water;
  • Stir to mix the oils through the water;
  • Dip a cotton towel into the blend to absorb the blend;
  • Wrap the towel around your legs where the symptoms are the worse;
  • Double the blend to use two washcloths.

 

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

7. Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil is naturally antiseptic and sedative which makes it a good essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief. Frankincense is a deep healing oil and promotes balance. 

Remedies:

As a bath blend:

  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 4 drops rose geranium essential oil
As a massage blend:
  • 8 drops frankinscense essential oil
  • 4 tsp carrier oil

 

Frankincense Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

8. Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger essential oil has neuralgia, analgesic and antispasmodic properties and is useful for relieving muscle aches and pains. Furthermore, ginger is a natural warming oil and stimulates blood flow which makes it a wonderful essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief. 

Remedies:

As a massage blend:

  • 2 drops ginger essential oil
  • 4 drops black pepper essential oil
  • 4 drops cardamom essential oil
  • 4 tsp carrier oil

 As a hot bath blend:

  • 2 drops ginger essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil

 

Ginger Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

9. Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine essential oil is a natural analgesic and antispasmodic which is perfect for relieving muscle aches, pains and spasms. Furthermore, jasmine essential oil has a wonderfully rich, floral, heady and sweet fragrance which is very pleasing and makes it a good essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief.

Remedies:

As a hot bath blend:

  • 2 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil

As a massage blend:

  • 6 drops jasmine essential oil 
  • 4 tsp carrier oil

 

Jasmine Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

10. Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil has analgesic, antispasmodic and warming properties which make it good for muscle aches, pains and spasms. Furthermore, rosemary is a calming oil and a natural warming agent which makes it an ideal essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief.

Remedies:

As a Massage Blend:

  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops black pepper essential oil
  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil

As a hot bath blend:

  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil

 

Rosemary Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

11. Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black pepper essential oil is naturally analgesic and antispasmodic, making it ideal for muscle aches and pains. Furthermore, it's a wonderful warming oil which is why it is a perfect essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief. 

Remedies:

As a massage blend:

  • 2 drops black pepper essential oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 tsp carrier oil

As a diffuser blend:

  • 3 drops black pepper essential oil
  • 3 drops manderin essential oil

As a hot bath blend:

  • 2 drops black pepper essential oil
  • 2 drops jasmine essential oil 

 

Black Pepper Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

12. Basil Essential Oil 

Basil essential oil is naturally antispasmodic and good for deep muscle pain and muscle spasms which make it a powerful essential oil for restless leg syndrome. 

Remedies:

As a Massage Blend:

  • 4 drops basil essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil 
  • 2 drops black pepper essential oil
  • 4 tsp carrier oil

 

Basil Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

13. Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil has natural analgesic, antispasmodic and calming properties which are good for muscle aches and pains. Furthermore, bergamot is an excellent muscle relaxant and calming oil which makes it a perfect essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief. 

Remedies:

As a massage blend:

  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 4 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 4 drops sandalwood essential oil

As a hot bath blend:

  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops neroli essential oil

 

Bergamot essential oil for restless leg syndrome

 

14. Clove Essential Oil 

Clove essential oil is analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-neuralgic which makes it a good for muscle aches and pains. Furthermore, clove essential oil stimulates blood flow and is an excellent essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief. 

Remedies:

As a massage blend:

 

Clove Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

15. Yarrow Essential Oil 

Yarrow essential oil is naturally analgesic, antispasmodic and good for neuralgia. Furthermore, it is an anti-inflammatory agent which makes it a powerful essential oil for restless leg syndrome relief. 

Remedies:

Cold or hot compress:

  • Blend 4 drops yarrow essential oil and;
  • 2 cups hot or cold water;
  • Stir the oils through the water;
  • Dip a cotton towel into the water to absorb the blend;
  • Wrap towel around the leg where the symptoms are the worst;
  • Double the recipe for two towels.

As a massage oil:

  • 6 drops yarrow essential oil 
  • 4 tsp carrier oil 

 

Yarrow Essential Oil for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

Remember Your Carrier Oils

Please bear in mind that before using essential oils topically, they must be diluted with a carrier oil.

 

Precautions You Should Take When Using Essential Oils For Restless Leg Syndrome

  • If you are not sure how to use essential oils for restless leg syndrome properly, ask for the advice of your doctor or a licensed natural health practitioner.
  • If you are pregnant, suffer from hypertension or have epilepsy, you should avoid rosemary and clove essential oils. Again, ask your doctor of any questions.
  • Remember that any essential oils with a citrus note are sensitizing, so use these oils sparingly.
  • Although reactions are rare with proper use, always perform a patch test before using a new essential oil to ensure you will not have an allergic reaction to it.

 

In conclusion, we here at Up Nature, hope that these essential oils for restless leg syndrome will help to alleviate the uncomfortable feelings and any pain and discomfort that you experience with the condition. 

And, If you found this information useful, please “Like it” and share it with your friends so that they can learn how essential oils for restless leg syndrome relief can help them, as well.

 

Up Nature Essential Oils for Restless Leg Syndrome

 

 

*Note that this article is for informational purposes only, and for any medical condition, you should seek the advice of your doctor.  

 

 



Robin Marri Miller
Robin Marri Miller

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Robin Marri Miller is a natural health writer, a practitioner in the art of essential oils, and a true believer in natural health remedies. When not blogging, you can find her writing some fiction, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with her beloved daughter and canine fur babies.



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