Let’s talk about essential oils for the sciatic nerve.
I’m going to try to keep this as compliant as possible, because I’d never want to imply that essential oils can cure, treat, or prevent any diseases or medical conditions. <wink>
Here’s the nutshell version: For a few days every month, in conjunction with my monthly cycle, my lower back and sciatic nerve give me trouble.
This awesome blend of three essential oils helps so much for my lower back, but it’s not quite as effective for my sciatic nerve. Occasionally my sciatic troubles are so uncomfortable that I can barely stand or walk.
I know my lower back and sciatica issues are likely related to core strength, or my lack thereof, which is why I recently started working out again after a YEARS-long hiatus. I want to be strong again, and I hope to prevent major back troubles later in life.
My core strength is so nonexistent that I’m expecting my new workout routine to take a while to make a difference for my lower back and sciatic issues. So I’ve been experimenting with essential oils for the sciatic nerve, and I think I’ve landed on a winning combination!
I even made a short video about using essential oils to support the sciatic nerve…
Please note that I highly recommend storing this blend in a bottle with a pump top. I’ve experimented with many oils and many methods of application, and this is by far the best.
You do not want to mess with a roller bottle for applying oils from your waist all the way down to your heel! I’ve found I’m much more likely to use this blend when it’s already mixed up in a handy pump bottle and stashed in a place where I’ll actually use it.
Frankly, the best way to access your entire sciatic nerve is to be naked from the waist down. Therefore, I keep my sciatic nerve blend in the bathroom. I’m also planning to make a small roller for my purse, for emergency application to the top of the sciatic nerve when I’m out and about.
The pump top gives you good control over the amount used, and it puts the oils directly into your hands for ease of application.
I like to pump a bit into my hands, rub my hands together, then apply to the top of the sciatic nerve (basically my rear) and above. I work it in really well, trying to apply a bit of pressure to the nerve. Then I pump a bit more of the blend into my hands and work the oils down my leg, ending on the sole of my foot with the heel.
I’ve been super impressed with the relief provided by these essential oils for the sciatic nerve!
Here’s my recipe…
- I like to mix up this blend in a recycled FCO bottle with a pump top. Read more about recycling those empty FCO bottles.
- Start with a half-filled bottle of FCO (that's about 2 oz FCO in a 4 oz. bottle).
- Add the essential oils and shake to blend.
- Add a pump top and store wherever you'll use it most! For me, that's my bathroom.
- Apply to the site of origin in the lower back, all the way down the leg to the heel. Massage well into the skin. Repeat as needed.
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page