So I have never had a kidney stone (had my appendix out, that was not fun, but not kidney stone). But I hear that they are super painful. Even more painful than having a baby for some people! That seems real rough. So I want to let you know about essential oils for kidney stones.
We are going to talk about two different things with essential oils and kidney stones. Both what to do when you have a kidney stone, for that pain you might have. Along with how you can get rid of the kidney stone with essential oils. And also what you can do to prevent kidney stones. Because I think if you can prevent kidney stones, that would be the least painful option.
Essential Oils for Pain of Kidney Stones
So there is a lot of pain that comes with a kidney stone. And there are a few essential oils you can use for the pain. The ones that you definitely need to use, or at least try are soothing blend, frankincense and copaiba. These are all essential oils that you can use internally for the pain.
Or you can use them directly on the spot where it hurts. Which is going to be the lower back where it will hurt really bad. If you have a kidney stone. If you go to my post on bursitis, there is a pain essential oil recipe that you can use also for kidney stone pain relief.
The Essential Oil Blend for Getting Rid of Kidney Stone
So once you have a kidney stone you need to get rid of it. I have an awesome blend that really helps with this. I will put at the bottom of the post. But right now we are going to talk about all the oils that are in this blend. And all the essential oils that are in this blend help with breaking up and getting rid of that kidney stone. I would put the blend in a roller ball bottle and then roll it on. These are the roller bottles that I use!
The first oil in the blend is juniper berry and it is to help all things kidney and urinary. So it basically helps the kidney push the kidney stone out of the body. The next oil is helichyrsum and this works to restore the kidney and urinary tract back to its normal state. Which is basically without the kidney stone. So it will also help to move that kidney stone along.
The last two essential oils in the blend are grapefruit and lemon. These are both citrus oils and they help the kidneys (and other organs) flush the toxins out of your body. And basically a kidney stone is a toxin like thing that needs to be gotten out of your body. This is why these two oils are really helpful. Like I said, go to the bottom of the post for the whole recipe!
Celery Seed Essential Oil to Prevent Kidney Stones
There are people just kind of prone to getting kidney stones. So there are essential oils for kidney stones prevention. My most favorite one is celery seed essential oil. Not a lot of people have heard of this oil because it is fairly new. But it is amazing for preventing kidney stones.
What you need to do is take the celery seed essential oil every day internally. Either in a veggie capsule or in a shot glass of water. Just a couple drops each day. And this will help keep those kidney stones away. Here is the shot glass I use for any essential oils in water.
Just Lemon Water
Another way to prevent kidney stones is pretty simple. You need to just drink water. But to make it even better, put one to three drops of lemon essential oil (from a good quality and pure essential oil company) in each glass of water. And we are not talking about just one glass of water daily. You need to drink six to eight glasses of water daily! With the lemon essential oil in it.
You need to drink the water with the lemon essential oil in it because, as we talked about before, it is so helpful at cleansing the toxins out of your body. And that also means you can also flush out those parts that make a kidney stone. So drink the water, and do not forget the lemon oil.
Also, something to think about, is you want the water that you are drinking to be filtered. Because water that is not filtered has minerals in it. And those minerals are what makes a kidney stone. So it is important that, if possible, you need to use filtered water when you are drinking your six to eight glasses of water with lemon in it a day.
Some Things to Avoid
There are a few things that you might want to avoid to help with keeping those kidney stones away. Which are not fun but I think it is better than getting a kidney stone. First up is avoiding caffeine. Caffeine increases the urinary calcium, and urinary calcium is what a kidney stone is made of. So caffeine increases those parts of the kidney stones that could come together and make a stone.
Another thing to avoid is white sugar. That is just pretty sad because that means no cookies or cakes or candy. But that white sugar also causes more calcium in the urinary tract. Which could lead to those kidney stones. Which are very painful. So maybe pass on that cookie.
One other thing to avoid is alcohol. I know this does not sound fun. But it is probably better than getting those painful kidney stones. The reason that you can get more kidney stones after drinking alcohol is because it causes dehydration. Which causes more calcium to congregate, that can lead to a kidney stone. Also, getting the alcohol out of your system makes your kidneys work really hard to cleanse your body of alcohol. Which can set up the body for more kidney stones.
Recipe of Essential Oils to Get Rid of Kidney Stones
4 Drops Juniper Berry
5 Drops Grapefruit
4 Drops Helichrysum
5 Drops Lemon
Add 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
Apply to lower back multiple times of day, you can also put in a roller ball bottle to apply