Fluid Retention - also called Oedema can be uncomfortable and may leave parts of the body puffy and swollen. Areas that are often affected are feet, legs and ankles, abdomen, breasts and hands.
Essential Oil blends can be used as one of many tools available to help with this condition, but you must always be mindful that the symptom can be caused by an underlying condition - if in doubt please consult your GP to get checked out.
Mantra Aromatherapy's Blend 17 -
(formally known as our 'Anti Fluid Retention' body massage blend)
is a useful product to have available to use when you experience short periods of light Fluid Retention. Fluid Retention can be caused by prolonged inactivity, PMT, injury, poor diet and pregnancy*** etc.
Other useful tools to help with short term light Fluid Retention are - keeping hydrated, nourishing your body correctly (particularly less salt in the diet), exercising regularly, reducing stress where possible and resting sufficiently.
Regularly massaging or bathing in a blend like this is also useful as it can help improve circulation & lymphatic drainage and increase urination.
Blend ingredients -
Sweet Almond or Grapeseed Carrier Oil -
(choose which you prefer when adding to your basket cart)
with a 5% dilution of Fennel, Juniper, Grapefruit and Chamomile Essential Oils.
To use this product -
Apply as the medium for hands on body massage.
Apply sparingly to the body after bathing/showering with firm strokes, stopping to gently circle over areas that are holding tension.
Add 2 tablespoons to a pre-run warm bath and soak for at least 15-20 minutes.
Mantra Aromatherapy Pre-blended Body Massage Essential Oil blends -
Are pure, natural and simple products that contain just Carrier Oil and Essential Oils -
no preservatives/fillers or unnecessary extra ingredients.
They are Vegan products that are cruelty free.
They are presented for retail in pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottles with a tamper proof cap (for quantities of up to 100ml) for ease of use, or are presented in opaque wide lid plastic bottles for 250ml and upwards sizes.
Each product purchased is freshly blended and decanted from verified stock in Wales, Uk.
Mantra Aromatherapy Pre-blended Body Massage Blends are Therapeutic Grade products and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.
Product Safety -
Always store Essential Oil Blends in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their caps firmly secured in place.
To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil Blend it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment. - A medicine cabinet is ideal!
Essential Oil Blends should never be -
put on the skin without being correctly diluted first -
never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed skin.
they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.
*** care and Medical advice should be taken before using essential oil blends if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.
Always patch test before using any new essential oil blend.
How to choose the correct blend for specific massage requirements -
When selecting a blend to apply to the body, face or scalp the correct blend dilutions are key.
Mantra Aromatherapy has created several sections on our website where the headache of blending Essential Oils to the correct dilution with the appropriate massage medium has been, for your convenience, already done.
So whether you require a blend for body massage, a scalp massage blend for oiled Indian Head massage treatments or a Reflexology foot powder you can be reassured that everything is ready to go - all you do is open, pour and apply!
The products in this section are body massage blends that are specifically designed for use on the body only - this means they can be used for massage (after an initial patch test) on the limbs & torso.
The blends in this section are NOT suitable for use on the face or intimate areas of the body as the dilution of the blends are too strong and may cause irritation particularly with sensitive, allergic and delicate skin types and areas of the body with thin, fine and delicate skin.
If you require blends for facial massage, please check out the products in our Facial blends and products Section, our Absolute Blends Section and our Indian Head Massage and Lomi Lomi Massage Products Sections,
If you require more concentrated blends for small, localized areas, please check out our Targeted blends Section.
Disclaimer Note -
The pure Essential Oils and carriers used in this blend are not to be used as medicines, and Mantra Aromatherapy is not making medical claims for any of the pure or blended products on this site.
Aromatherapy is a Complimentary treatment and is never designed to be used instead of medical advice or medical treatment.
The blend combinations on this website are selected according to the traditional uses of Essential Oils and Carriers that have been handed down and honed for generations, and the blend combinations are also cross-referenced by using literature on the subject of Aromatherapy.