Love Your Legs!

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As some of you know, I gave birth to six of my ten children. So, I was pregnant for more years straight 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. They helped, but in my 30’s, granny legs weren’t the look I was after. Plus, the prescription hose were the only ones that even helped a little, and they were super hard to get on and uncomfortable. And my husband wouldn’t stop laughing the entire half-hour it took for him to help me put them on.
After doing some research, 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 into 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…
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. Be gentle and, if your legs are irritated or inflammed, don’t rub them! Instead, put the essential oil blend into a spray bottle with witch hazel and spray your legs regularly during the day. Ahhhh….

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 soak, double or triple this recipe.

Smooth Mama Comfort Blend (blend together and put in a roller bottle)

10 drops Geranium
4 drops Lavender
2 drop Cypress
2 drops Juniper
2 drop frankincense
fill with carrier oil (optional)

Multiply and/or dilute as necessary.

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, try it diluted in a few tablespoons of coconut or jojoba oil the first time. You can also apply oil blend to cotton pads pre-moistened with pure witch hazel.

Other ways to be kind to your leg during pregnancy:

  • 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.

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By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

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