If you’ve ever experienced a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), cystitis or any other kind of bladder discomfort, you’ll know exactly how frustrating and painful it can be trying to find some relief for the irritating symptoms!

UTI’s are one of the most common infections worldwide – in fact, if you are a woman then there is a 50% chance you’ll experience one at some point in your life (sorry!). UTI’s aren’t just limited to women though, they can also be experienced by men and children.

Whilst severe UTI’s require antibiotics to kill the bacteria, there are some cases in which natural remedies can be implemented at the very first sign of a bladder infection in order to prevent it from developing further. Or you may just want some relief while waiting for the antibiotics to kick in! Either way, home remedies might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Essential oils are one way to help assist with the relief of UTI symptoms. The best essential oils for bladder discomfort include:

*Frankincense
*Oregano
*Sandalwood
*Bergamot
*Clove
*Lemongrass
*Tea Tree
*Juniper Berry

Don’t forget to use food grade essential oils that are safe to be taken internally, like doTERRA essential oils.

Here are a few ways you can put essential oils to use to help relieve UTI symptoms. *Please remember that you should always consult a doctor if your UTI is becoming painful or prolonged.

CREATE GEL CAPSULE BLENDS

Blend 8 x drops of your chosen essential oils (choose from the oils listed above) and mix with 2sp of coconut oil or another carrier oil of your choice. Use a clean dropper to fill a gel capsule with your essential oil blend. Take one of your homemade capsules both morning and night as soon as you feel a UTI approaching!

FLUSH WITH WATER

Drinking fluids to flush out your infection is one of the best strategies for an irritating UTI infection. Add a couple of drops of lemongrass essential oil to your water and be consistent with your fluid consumption.

MASSAGE BLEND

To help ease bladder discomfort that may occur with a UTI infection, a blend of oils massaged into the abdomen can help assist with your pain. Mix together one drop each of oregano, juniper berry, sandalwood and lemongrass oil along with coconut oil (or a carrier oil of your choice) and massage gently into the abdomen when experiencing pain.

Some other natural supplements that you may want to consider to prevent further UTIs from occurring include:

*Taking a daily probiotic to promote healthy bacteria

*Drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily to flush out toxins from your body

*Start your mornings with a shot of apple cider vinegar – this contains enzymes and potassium that help fight bacteria

UTI’s and bladder infections are never a pleasant experience but keep the above tips in mind next time your symptoms start to flare up to help kick that infection from the very beginning!

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