Excessive palmar sweating or sweaty hands can be extremely limiting to your social and work life. Many people are looking for natural remedies that can reduce or stop palmar hyperhidrosis and there are two essential oils, both natural, that can help with this common goal.
Geranium Essential oil:
Geranium oil is extracted from the plant Pelargonium odoratissimum. It is a strong-smelling oil with a floral aroma and a hint of mint, and when extracted from the Odorantissimum plant has a slight apple undertone. The good news for many people is that Geranium Oil can be found at most health food stores in its liquid form and at a reasonably affordable price. Its astringent properties discourage sweating which will have a noticeable effect on your sweating levels once the oil soaks into your pores. By applying a thin layer to your hands, the Geranium oil will soak into your pores and get to work straight away, drying your skin and giving it a nice floral aroma.
Another important characteristic of Geranium oil is its diuretic properties. These properties will help to increase urination. Now, this is something everybody needs to know. Urination is one of the natural and is the most effective way of removal of toxins from the body. Bearing in mind that the other two are excretion and perspiration. If the majority of the toxins are flushed from the body’s system through urination then less would be needed through perspiration. These toxins include urea, uric acid, bile salts, pathogens, and other synthetic or chemical substances, heavy metals, pollutants, and sugar. Urinating also helps reduce excess water in the body and reduces blood pressure, both of which contribute to excessive sweating.
Cypress Essential Oil:
The second oil that can help reduce palm sweating is Cypress Oil. This oil is from Cupressus sempervirens of the Cupressaceae family and may also be known as Italian or Mediterranean cypress. Cypress oil helps greatly with excessive sweating due to its astringent and refreshing effects. The oil has a slightly woody and spicy yet refreshing masculine smell. The oil is colorless to very pale yellow and has a water-like viscosity.
Cypress oil is useful to the average stressed-out person due to its natural soothing and calming effects. It is very beneficial in situations of excess fluid such as heavy perspiration. This is important as nerves and excess water play a big part in high sweating levels. The direct effect on your nervous system will also help you feel overall relaxed as it stimulates calm emotions. Plus its fresh smelling aroma will help reduce body odor.
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