Cardiovascular System & Circulatory System

The heart and the circulatory system make up the cardiovascular system. The heart works as a pump that pushes blood to the organs, tissues, and cells of the body. Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to every cell and removes carbon dioxide and waste products made by those cells. Blood is carried from the heart to the rest of the body through a complex network of arteries, arterioles, and capillaries. Blood is returned to the heart through venules and veins. Many of vessels are smaller than a hair and only allow one blood cell at a time to circulate. If all the vessels of this network were laid end to end, they would extend for about 60,000 miles (more than 96,500 kilometers), which is far enough to circle the planet more than twice!

In pulmonary circulation, the roles are reversed. The pulmonary artery brings oxygen-poor blood into the lungs, and the pulmonary vein sends oxygen-rich blood back to the heart.

How Essential Oils Work with the Cardiovascular System

The oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that bring life and health to all the cells  and tissues of the body, also transport essential oils. When applied topically, essential oils are absorbed through the skin. They move through the circulatory system within thirty seconds, and are then able to permeate cells and tissues throughout the body for targeted support within 14 to 20 minutes.

Essential Oils for Cardiovascular Health

Single Oils

Black Pepper — warms and tones blood vessels; promotes healthy circulatory and lymphatic flow.

Cardamom — Maintains healthy circulation*

Cassia — promotes healthy cardiovascular system function.

Clove — Supports cardiovascular health*

Cumin – promotes circulation.

Cypress — promotes healthy circulation and blood flow throughout the body.

Fennel – May help promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation*

Geranium — supports heart, blood, and blood vessel integrity.

Helichrysum — supports healthy blood vessels and blood pressure.

Marjoram — May promote healthy cardiovascular system function.*

Rosemary — has a stimulating effect

Sandalwood — Take in a veggie capsule to support stomach and the digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems, helping them function harmoniously.*

Ylang Ylang — has a calming affect.


Purify Cleansing blend — promotes healthy circulatory and lymphatic flow.

Aromatouch Massage blend — stimulates circulation and blood flow, especially to extremities. Releases feelings of tension.

OnGuard Protective blend — Promotes healthy circulation*

OnGuard + Protective blend softgels — Promotes healthy circulation*


Alpha CRS+ ® Cellular Vitality Complex
Mito2Max ® Energy & Stamina Complex
DDR Prime ® Cellular Complex
PB Assist ® Probiotic Defense Formula
Microplex MVp ® foot nutrient complex
Deep Blue ® Polyphenol Complex
Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex ™

 Usage Tips

For supporting the cardiovascular and circulatory systems, consider:

Topical — Apply oils directly to chest, soles of feet, down spine, and/or on specific areas of interest for direct benefit.

Aromatic — Diffuse 5-10 drops of oils of choice, inhale from product bottle or self-made blend, apply a few drops to clothing, or any other method tat supports inhalation for oils, especially for feelings of stress.

Internal — Place 1-5 drops in water to drink, take drops in a capsule, or place drop(s) under tongue to support internal activities that benefit circulation and heart activity.


Do no use essential oils internally unless they are labeled for dietary use. Look for the Supplement Facts box on the label. Avoid oils labeled “for external use only”, “for aromatic use only”, “not for internal use,” or “do not ingest.”