Essential Oils for Calcium Deposits

What are Calcium Deposits?

Calcium deposits occur when excess calcium builds up in blood vessels, body tissue or organs. This buildup of calcium can eventually harden and has the potential to disrupt one's body's normal processes, such as walking or exercising movement through muscles.

Calcification can occur in virtually any part of the body that overlies a bony surface. For instance, one can find calcium deposits in fingers or at the joints. One might even find a calcium deposit on eyelid areas.

What Causes Calcium Deposits?

Although a common myth states that calcium deposits are related to getting excess calcium in the diet, this assertion is not based on fact.

Calcium deposits can develop when the kidneys do not eliminate excess calcium levels in the bloodstream, and by an overly stimulated thyroid gland. They can also form a response to trauma or a constant irritation.

Natural Ways of Dissolving Calcium Deposits in the Body

Calcium deposits can be dissolved using many different natural modalities. The following natural remedies for calcium deposits is a partial list that contains some of the most frequently used:

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    Magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt)
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    Ice packs
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    Baking soda
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    Flax seed oil
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    Anti-inflammatory diet
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    Essential oils for dissolving calcium deposits in the body

Healthy human cells contain lower levels of calcium and elevated levels of magnesium. Boosting the magnesium in the system assists in breaking down the calcium deposits, while it restores the natural mineral levels. Bathing in Epsom salts several times a week can aid in this process.

Ice packs applied directly to the affected area can help reduce swelling, and can bring temporary relief. Baking soda, when applied as a paste and brushed, can help break down calcium deposits on the teeth. Flaxseed oil works by helping increase calcium absorption by the body. Additionally, because of its anti-inflammatory properties, flaxseed helps eliminate calcium buildups that cause osteoporosis and arthritis. The same holds true for an anti-inflammatory diet.

Anti-inflammatory Diet 

Eating an anti-inflammatory diet can go far to help prevent calcium deposits, and to help eliminate existing calcium deposits. Foods that are included in an anti-inflammatory diet include:

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    Olive oil
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    Flax seed oil
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    Tomatoes
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    Leafy green vegetables, such as collards, spinach or kale
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    Fatty fish
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    Fresh fruits, such as oranges, cherries, strawberries and blueberries

Applecider Vinegar

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Dissolve Calcium Deposits?

Using apple cider vinegar for calcium deposits is one of the condition's most widely-used natural remedies. However, this method does have some disadvantages.

Apple cider vinegar contains a substance called malic acid, which helps the body dissolve the deposits, and can help ease related arthritis. The malic acid also helps the body to oxygenate the blood, and to attain balanced acid-alkaline pH levels, providing digestive aid, and boosting the immune system.

The suggested dosage for using apple cider vinegar to treat calcium deposits is 1 Tablespoon of high-quality apple cider vinegar in an 8-ounce glass of spring water, 2-3 times per day.

Disadvantages of using Apple Cider Vinegar to Treat Calcium Deposits 

While effective for most people, there are those individuals for whom the treatment does not work well. The substance is highly acidic, and when used in moderation, can have antiseptic properties. However, when used in excess, it can cause damage.

Unless apple cider vinegar is appropriately diluted, it can contribute to the erosion of one's tooth enamel. It has also been known to burn the gums and esophageal tissues. People who have a sensitivity to vinegar can experience burns to the skin if the concentrated liquid comes into direct contact with the skin.

Potassium is one of the primary electrolytes and effects the body's nervous system and balanced hydration. Low potassium levels have been associated with the over-consumption of apple cider vinegar. Bone density loss has also been associated with the long-term use of apple cider vinegar. Therefore, it is prudent to consult with one's doctor before treating calcium deficiencies with apple cider vinegar, particularly for those individuals with osteoporosis or arthritis.

Essential Oils for Calcium Deposits

Bottles of essential oil with rosemary, thyme, creeping thyme, echinacea, wintergreen, lavender, myrrh, frankincense and rose buds on a dark background


Wintergreen

When applied externally, wintergreen essential oil quickly penetrates the skin surrounding the muscles and tissues. This stimulates circulation of blood and helps to clear obstructions, such as calcium deposits, in the flow of blood. Wintergreen essential oil does not allow toxins, such as uric acid to accumulate in the area where it is applied.

Although it is absorbed through the skin, wintergreen essential oil ultimately reaches the bloodstream, where it acts as a diuretic. This speeds up the removal of toxins from the body.

Application and Precautions

Apply this medicinal oil to the bottom of the feet, and to any affected area of the body, avoiding the eye area and genitals. Wintergreen essential oil is poisonous because it contains methyl salicylate. This oil should never be ingested.


Lavender has relaxation properties that can help eliminate or dissipate pain. It can be applied directly to the site of a calcium deposit or added to an Epsom salt bath.

Application and Precautions

Lavender oil can be applied externally to the area where the calcium deposit exists, but should not be applied near the eyes. It can also help to apply it to the soles of the feet.

Pregnant and nursing women and patients who have diabetes should avoid using lavender essential oil. Those with especially sensitive skin should also avoid using lavender essential oil.


Peppermint Oil 

Peppermint oil, especially when blended with lavender oil, has been shown to reduce muscle and joint pain and to reduce the size of calcium deposits in the joints. It has as special cooling, effects. If your calcium deposit site is swollen, this oil can provide fast relief. It is quickly absorbed into the skin, reducing swelling, and joint pain. It also decreases fluid retention. The oil should be applied directly to the site of the calcium deposit, with the exception of the eye and genital areas, and can also be applied to the bottoms of the feet at bedtime.

Application and Precautions

Peppermint oil is safe when used topically at the site of the calcium deposit, so long as it is not near the eyes or genitals, or when taken orally in amounts that are commonly found in food.

Oral ingestion of peppermint oil may possibly result in mild side effects for some, which includes flushing, heartburn, mouth sores or a headache. One should consult his or her physician, should any of these symptoms occur.


Eucalyptus essential oil has properties that are similar to those found in peppermint essential oil. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve pain at the site of a calcium deposit. It can be used in the same way as Peppermint essential oil.

Application and Precautions

Eucalyptus essential oil should be massaged in a circular motion on the affected areas of the body, avoiding the eye and the genital regions. It can also be applied to the bottoms of the feet, in small quantities, at bedtime, to be absorbed into the system.
Taken internally, and in large quantities, Eucalyptus oil can be toxic. Additionally, those with allergic sensitivities may contract to a type of airborne contact dermatitis from using Eucalyptus essential oil.


Myrrh oil

Myrrh essential oil contains the components terpenoids and sesquiterpenes. These properties are both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant by nature. They also serve to stimulate blood flow to tissues, which can help reduce the possibilities of the occurrence of calcium deposits and can help reduce the size of existing ones by reducing swelling and increasing blood circulation in the areas of the body where the deposits occur.

Application and Precautions

Myrrh essential oil can be diffused or inhales, applied directly to the skin, used with a cold compress, or taken internally.
Anyone taking anticoagulant heart medication should first consult with a physician before using Myrrh essential oil. People with especially sensitive skin sometimes experience inflammation at the application site. The oil may lower the blood sugar, so those individuals with diabetes or other blood sugar disorders should avoid using it.


Frankincense is shown to reduce pain when applied directly to the site of the calcium deposit. This essential oil has also been shown to be effective in reducing the size of calcium deposits, and of breaking them up, so the system will absorb them.

Application and Precautions

Frankincense can be applied to the bottoms of the feet at bedtime, or rubbed in a circular motion directly at the site of the calcium deposit, except for the eye or genital areas. It can also be diffused into the air and inhaled.

People who have skin sensitivities should avoid using Frankincense essential oil. Avoid using in the eyes, ears, nose or near the genitals.


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karen

thank you for this information, but can these oils be combined with a carrier oil & how many drops

    Erik

    Hi Karen,

    Essential Oils can be mixed with carrier oils like Almond Oil or any other after my knowledge. I would also check with my doctor before using any kind of essential oil directly on the skin.
    And how much depends on your skin type and how sensitive it is.

    Rubbing, for example, Frankincense Essential Oil directly on your affected area can help, but just to be careful, I recommend you dilute it with carrier oils and test it on a small area of your skin before applying and finding the blend that works the best for you.

    I hope this can be of any help Karen.

    We would love to hear from you and your progress with using Essential Oils.

    – Erik

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