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As some of you know, I gave birth to six of my ten children. So, I was basically pregnant for longer than it takes most people to get a degree. And, during my later pregnancies, my legs looked horrible! I tried to sleep with them elevated, which was a total blast with a baby sitting on my lungs, but that didn’t even help.
I also tried a pair of uber sexy (not) compression hose and Vitamin E, but yeah…just no. Granny legs weren’t the look I was after.
Then I came up with an amazing essential oil blend that rocked my world! Essential oils penetrate the skin and do their magic there, so using them topically became my new obsession! By the way this blend works great for the bum area too! Not that I would know.
And it was all worth it, I might add! Babies have a way of putting everything in perspective. Anyway, now that I’m a grandma of ten, I thought I’d share a little love by giving you my secret recipe. You (and your husband) can thank me later. So, for great looking legs…
Soothing Mama Bath Soak
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
4-5 drops Geranium
2 drops Lavender
1 drops Cypress
1 drop Juniper
1 drop frankincense
For a deep-water bath, double or triple this recipe.
Mix together well before sprinkling into a bath. I always ended the bath with a cool water rinse (at least on my legs).
Then apply the following oil blend, rubbing it gently into your legs before soothing with a cool wash cloth. If the area is irritated, don’t rub it; rather, put the oil blend into a small spray bottle with cold water and spray your legs regularly during the day.
Sexy Mama Comfort Blend
10 drops Geranium
4 drops Lavender
2 drop Cypress
2 drops Juniper
2 drop frankincense
1-2 T. carrier oil (optional)
Multiply and/or dilute as neccesary.
When using on the bum area after natural childbirth (where there’s been a whole lot of pushing going on), To me, it was soothing to apply it neat (undiluted, without a carrier oil); but my friend said “neat” was way too intense for her. So, you may want to try it diluted it in a few tablespoons of olive, coconut, or almond oil the first time.
Other ways to help:
- Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time
- Mild exercise (walking, swimming, stretching)
- Put your feet up at night!
- Don’t sit cross-legged or block circulation.
- Wear loose, comfortable pants or shoes and avoid socks or tight clothing
- Use compression hose
- Try to avoid long car or plane rides. If traveling during pregnancy is a necessity, make sure you stand up frequently and stretch your legs, moving your ankles in a circular motion as often as possible.