Hemorrhoid Relief Using Essential Oils

Preparing Blends

In addition to combining juniper and lavender essential oils, you can also trying out creating your own essential oil blends to cure hemorrhoid. In addition to that, you can make essential oil blends that can be used topically to further the effects of the sitz bath method. You can combine an ounce of St. John's Worth essential oil with 8 drops of chamomile, cypress, and palma rosa essential oils.

You must apply this as external hemorrhoid treatment after undergoing an essential oil sitz bath for more effective treatment.

Additional Essential Oil Choices for Home Remedies


Half of your ability to effectively treat hemorrhoid using essential oils basically lie in the choice of oil to use. Therefore, you need to take time to understand each of its properties and how you can utilize those healing properties to provide long lasting relief against hemorrhoid. Here are more suggestions for you to choose from:

  • Clary sage oil
  • Dill oil
  • Cypress oil
  • Smoke tree oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Milfoil oil
  • Bigroot oil
  • Peppermint oil

Hemorroids Treatment, Hemorrhoids Removal Naturally

Introduction to Hemorrhoid

Hemorrhoids are veins located beneath the membrane that outlines the lowest part of your anus and rectum. It is characterized by an enlargement of those veins, which is either caused by pressure or strain. There are two types of hemorrhoid: internal and external. However, both can be equally painful due to the dilation of the veins in that area of the body. It is important to cure and address the problem of hemorrhoid as soon as possible as it can eventually lead to bleeding. In some cases, it can cause blood clotting or thrombus.

Although quite common, the cause of hemorrhoid remain a puzzle for most people. It actually happens as a result of pressure exerted on the veins in your anal region due to erect posture. Unfortunately though, this can be hereditary such that if anyone in your family has it, you are at risk of developing hemorrhoids too. Other possible causes or risk factors for hemorrhoid are chronic constipation, disturbances in your bowel movements, frequent heavy lifting, or pregnancy, all of which add more pressure into your rectum.

Essential Oils For Home Remedies

If you are looking for fast and effective relief against hemorrhoids, you can use several commercial hemorrhoid gels or creams that are out in the market. However, not all of them are known to be effective. In some cases, they only provide temporary relief from pain and the symptoms recur yet again.

The use of herbs or essential oils prove to be a more effective remedy against hemorrhoids. This provides a holistic approach to treatment so you can get rid of symptoms quickly and more efficiently. When the properties from the essential oils enter your bloodstream, it also facilitates in an internal treatment of hemorrhoid such that you can address the root of the problem.

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A Hemorrhoid Bath with Essential Oils

Aromatherapy Application

When it comes to naturally treating hemorrhoid with essential oil, the sitz bath is the most recommended method of application. This will help ensure that you are not merely addressing the problem locally. There are two fighting actions going on at the same time.

By soaking in water that contains essential oils, it provides relief against pain that is caused by the swollen veins in your rectum. On the other hand, those properties from the oil are absorbed by your skin such that the microscopic substance from the oil enters your blood stream for a more effective treatment. Expert aromatherapists also suggest preparing essential oil blends that combine the properties of more than one essential oil to create a synergistic effect and gain more effective results.

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Juniper and Lavender Oil Mixture

Juniper and lavender oil prove to be effective against hemorrhoid individually. But when you combine these two in a mixture, you can expect a more effective natural treatment against hemorrhoid. This will ensure that you not only experience relief, but enjoy fast relief as well. And knowing that you are using natural substances, you don't have to worry about side effects with the combination of essential oils.

For this one, you will need a total of 22 drops each for lavender and juniper oil. You can adjust it to be in proportion with the amount of water you are going to use for the tub. Preferably, you need the water to soak in to be warm, not hot. This will prevent the possibility of burning your skin while ensuring that you enrich the therapeutic elements of the essential oils. Using warm water will also effectively release the essences of the oil through its steam. Once the bathtub is filled, add both the lavender and juniper essential oils. Stir thoroughly to even out the concentration and avoid irritating your skin. Soak in the essential oil bath mixture for at least 15 minutes or longer for better results. After soaking in the tub, shower with cold water to regulate your circulation.

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Witch Hazel Oil

A plant specif of the scientific name Hamamelis virginiana is utilized to extract witch hazel oil. It contains astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it ideal to use as natural treatment against hemorrhoid. Moreover, it can be used to manage other similar conditions such as burns, scabies, insect bites or stings, diaper rash, bed sores, and many more.

The sitz bath method is also recommend for using witch hazel oil in hemorrhoid treatment. You will need about a quarter of a cup of witch hazel oil. Then, pour that into a bath tub full of water. Stir the water thoroughly until the essential oil is blended nicely into the bathwater. You are now ready to step into the tub and soak your body in there for several minutes. Continue on with this treatment method for at least 3 to 4 days for you to experience improvement in your condition.

Shepherd's Purse Oil

Although not as popular as some other essential oils used in aromatherapy, shepherd's purse is an effective herb to use in providing relief for hemorrhoid. Like all the other essential oils discussed above, you will be using the sitz bath method for this one. However, you have to prepare the essential oil mixture prior to using it unlike all the other essential oils wherein you simply have to add the suggested dose of essential oils into your bath water.

Combine an ounce of the shepherd's purse oil with two quartz of distilled water. Leave the mixture for at least 12 hours before you can use it. Strain the mixture so you can have the essential oil solution that is used for bathing. Soak in the water with essential oil solution for at least 20 minutes to gain relief.

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mgeorge1050 2 years ago from West Georgia

Well written article on hemorrhoids and a natural approach to combat the symptoms of these pains in the butt. Well handled for such a touchy subject.


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VitamineCentral 3 years ago

This is not an easy thing to talk about. Thanks for tips.


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Well in detail thanks for this great Hub!!!


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Zubair Ahmed 5 years ago

Very good and useful - I did not know what it was till I read your Hub so thank you for sharing.


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Sterling Sage 6 years ago from California

Thanks for the information! Essential oils can pack quite a punch, but it isn't always easy to know which ones to use. Now I think it's time for a bath :)


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Doberman Training 6 years ago

I think that people that is facing this problem, usually prefer to use home remedy... it's not always good to share personal story about this problem... Thank you for the tips.

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sharon 6 years ago

many thanks for the most useful and informative advice re oils ands hemorrhoids. I do have Lavender oil but wasn't quite sure how to use it with this condition. Excellent.

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