9 Essential Oils for Hemorrhoids (Tea Tree Oil is #1, View All)

If you find yourself dealing with a rather uncomfortable condition such as hemorrhoids. Don’t worry, they are incredibly common and can often go away rather easily, provided you give yourself ample rest and proper treatment.

Below we have gathered a helpful list of recommended oils that you can use to treat hemorrhoids as well as directions on how to apply them. Each oil has been properly researched and backed by medical studies.

Best Essential Oils for Hemorrhoids

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Essential oils are growing in popularity very rapidly. The invention of the internet has allowed for a form of peer-to-peer communication that has rapidly amplified the spread of knowledge. Now, the previously and present afflicted individuals have begun to speak about the natural remedies have helped to cleanse and heal various health issues such as the ones that hemorrhoid sufferers have found in the following essential oils.

What makes essential oils so good for the treatment of hemorrhoids is their ability to reduce the swelling that makes these swollen veins so painful. The oils help shrink the size, providing comfort and limiting the pain while also reducing the other negative and uncomfortable symptoms…Symptoms such as that persistent itching and irritation. They also help to decrease the bleeding that often occurs when external hemorrhoids are present.

1. Tea Tree Oil

One of the most advantageous things about tea tree oil is its anti-inflammatory agents. When swelling is relieved, the pain of hemorrhoids goes with it. One way to help remove the pain and find relief quickly is to use a cotton ball soaked in this oil. You’ll place it on the area that’s affected and leave it there while it does its magic. You can use a napkin or a pantyliner to make it easier to keep an oil-soaked cotton ball in this region as you go about your day.
(Study of showing the efficacy of a mixture of Hyaluronic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, and Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane)

2. Chamomile 

Chamomile is a helpful essential oil to lessen the discomfort of hemorrhoids. This essential oil is imperative if you’re seeking relief from the pain that the external hemorrhoids can cause. Chamomile is soothing and relaxing, and it helps to ease discomfort by directly placing the remedy on the affected area. It’s as simple as adding a drop or two of base oil to the chamomile to dilute it enough to help with irritation and relief pain caused by these swollen veins. Apply directly to the problem area for the best results.
(A aggregation of scientific studies regarding the benefits of Chamomile. Reducing inflammation in hemorrhoidial application being one of those listed benefits)

3. Helichrysum 

Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, this is one essential oil many find useful in handling hemorrhoids. It’s used for many health issues, but this is one of the most beneficial uses of this oil. It can be applied directly to the issue. Like many of these oils will help to reduce swelling and relieve pain by causing these painful swollen veins to shrink and go back to normal.

4. Patchouli 

If you have bleeding hemorrhoids, there is always a chance you’re dealing with potential infection. It’s not common, but this essential oil is used to stop the growth of fungal infections. It’s also used for its anti-inflammatory properties. You can add patchouli oil to a sitz bath, to a cotton ball meant to be applied directly to the source, or you can rub it gently on hemorrhoids to help relieve the swelling and reduce pain.
(Patchouli aka Pogostemon Cablin looks like a wonder drug according to this study. It has wide reaching applications that include Antimutagenic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory. On top of that, it helps promote cell differentiation {The process that changes stem cells to functional cells})

5. Sandalwood 

Sometimes all you need is a bit of soothing when you’re in pain, and this is what the doctor ordered. Sandalwood is known for its warm and inviting aroma, and it also helps calm you and reduce pain when dealing with swollen veins. It’s antiseptic agents help keep the area clean and free of bacteria, and it also helps to keep you healthier by removing some swelling and encouraging hemorrhoids to clear up and retract.
(A study showing the Anticancer, Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial effects of Sandalwood. It shouldn’t be a surprise. Many medicines are derived from natural sources.)

6. Dill

Dill is a plant that contains seeds that are used to create this oil. This is one you must use in conjunction with base oil. Base oil is always beneficial to keep in the house to help dilute stronger oils prior to use. A small drop of this mixed with dill oil allows it to work its magic on your inflamed anus and/or rectum. It’s not going to relieve the swelling or help hemorrhoids shrivel up and go away, but it will help with the pain they cause. It also has antifungal properties that will help this small irritation from becoming a bigger issue.
(In addition to pain relief, here is a study showing the Antifungal properties of Dill Oil)

7. Lavender Oil 

One of the most common ways to handle hemorrhoids is with the help of a sitz bath. It’s commonly recommended for pregnant women with inflamed hemorrhoids caused by the increased pressure. It’s a tub that fits nicely under the seat of the toilet meant to be filled with warm water. You sit there long enough to allow the bath to help ease the pain hemorrhoids are causing you, and you relax while you do it. Add a few drops of lavender oil to the bath to help with inflammation, the itch, and the pain caused by this unpleasant issue. If you’d rather avoid the bath, you can apply the lavender oil directly to the area in pain after you mix it with juniper oil.
(A study showing lavender oil being a more effective anti-inflammatory than anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen)

8. Geranium 

Known for its ability to stop bleeding and reduce inflammation, geranium can be applied to the area in pain to help relieve it quickly. It can also be added to a sitz bath to help make the recovery time a little more enjoyable and a lot more effective.
(Here’s a study on the shared antibacterial effects of cinnamon, geranium, and lavender oil, and another one showing that how it is a very safe topical anti-inflammatory oil that has potential to become a marketable drug)

8. Frankincense 

There is a reason the three wisemen provided this gift to a newborn baby by the name of Jesus in the Bible. In historic times, it was one of the most valuable things in the world, and it still is when you know how to correctly use it to ease pain and suffering you experience in everyday life. It’s meant to be massaged directly onto hemorrhoids. To make it most effective, mix Frankincense with a few drops of liquid lanolin. It helps to remove the itch and sting – making life a bit more comfortable for everyone.
(A study proving the beneficial topical anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of Frankincense)

9. Cypress Oil 

One of the biggest concerns people with hemorrhoids have is the bleeding caused by piles. When this occurs, there is little you can do to stop the bleeding. Wearing protective items to keep it from showing through your pants is about the best that you can do.
(A study showing the antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory effects of Cypress Oil.)

Cypress oil and a mixture of base oil can be mixed with a drop or two of natural lemon juice. When you are finished with the mixture, apply it directly to the area that’s affected. If you prefer not to apply directly, add the mixture the sitz bath that was discussed above. Spending approximately 20 minutes in a bath like this helps to relieve some pain and reduce swelling.

It’s imperative you understand how essential oils work. If you are unfamiliar with them, take time to learn how they’re applied. Not all of them are meant to be used on all parts of the body, and not all of them are meant to be used without a little oil mixture to help dilute the oil mixture you’re working with. Essential oils are very helpful, provided that they are used properly. All medicine is a poison if used at an improper dosage and/or applied to the wrong area. There is always a chance they can do harm if you’re not careful or well-versed in proper essential oil usage.

More Information About Hemorrhoids

From the outsider’s perspective, hemorrhoids are pretty comical…From the outsider’s perspective. Let me assure you that if you are the butt *insert groan* of this particular joke, it is no laughing matter. Through hours and hours of research after dealing with them personally, I have pulled together enough data to present my personal findings on the subject and how you can apply some natural remedies to what ails you.

First off, take comfort in the fact that in most cases, people get back on their feet within a matter of days. There are potential complications, so keep an eye on it if it doesn’t heal up. If it gets worse instead of better, consider a visit to your doctor to be on the safe side. The last thing that you want are hemorrhoids that have gone septic.

If you are embarrassed by your condition, don’t be; Hemorrhoids is actually a very common condition that has affected or will affect about two thirds of the population. If someone is giving you a hard time with jokes, you can smile in satisfaction at the thought that someday they will likely be the proud owner of their own set of inflamed hemorrhoids.

What are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are nothing more than swollen veins in a very inconvenient area – the anus and lower rectum. These vascular structures function as gatekeeping cushions that help your sphincter control the flow of your unspeakable filth.They ideally perform their humble functions unnoticed, but sometimes, due to unknown conditions, they become these angry looking inflamed protrusions screaming for attention.

They can be located on either side of your cavity. Generally speaking, if they are located on the inside, it will likely be a relatively easy healing process. The pain usually only becomes a problem when the inflamed hemorrhoids are prolapsed and located on the anus itself.

If on the anus, it obviously makes personal hygiene desperately uncomfortable, but take heart in the fact that it should repair itself rather quickly.

Hemorrhoids are thought to be caused by a few different situations. First, it can be caused by excessive straining while shipping out the brown cargo. Assuming that the common perception of fiber is correct, you might want to increase your intake to ease the transition…I have read mixed reports on the questionability of the true effects of fiber. Most of the research seems to support it, so I feel relatively comfortable in recommending it.

The second and third causes are linked; those causes being pregnant and spending a lot of time on the toilet. Pressure on the intestines are thought to be a the inciting factor that inflames the hemorrhoids. The precise reason for this is unknown, but the pressure seems to cause it.

Obviously, I’m not going to be recommend not being pregnant as a solution. Many women expecting babies develop an abnormal amount of pressure due to the babies’ weight and size. Typically, pregnant women will also remain immobile for longer and longer durations further into pregnancies which doesn’t help the situation.

As far as time on the bums of the afflicted goes, researchers have found that the likelihood of hemorrhoids actually increases with income…Probably because of the amount of time sitting at desk increases between the typical blue-collar job and the typical white-collar job.

If your bum is afflicted, you may not feel pain. Sometimes, the only noticeable symptom is blood on the stool. In other cases, the symptoms may present themselves as an intense itch or terrible discomfort.

As they say, the nail that sticks out, gets hammered. In this case, the hemorrhoid that sticks out gets ripped and torn. This has a bloody side effect that has terrified many pregnant women that weren’t expecting to see blood in the toilet. If this was your experience, be reassured that this is a common experience. It is also easily treatable in most cases with a few simple applications of the right essential oils.

Assuming that your particular condition hasn’t developed into a clot, require lacing or drainage, or require medical attention due to some other complication – It’s probably not dangerous, just painful and uncomfortable. Feel better?…It’s probably a good thing I’m not a worker on an emergency hotline.


The symptoms of hemorrhoids are not easy to miss, but you should become familiar with them if you want to fight them naturally and quickly.

  • Painless bleeding while moving the bowels.
  • Anal itching.
  • Anal irritation.
  • Anal swelling.
  • Pain.
  • Discomfort sitting or using the bathroom.
  • One or more lumps present in the anal area.

If your hemorrhoids are of the internal variety, chances are good you’ll never even know you have them. You might experience a slight discomfort from time to time using the bathroom that doesn’t last long or cause much pain. These will likely rectify themselves quickly and without a need for an intervention.

External hemorrhoids are a different story. They’re painful, swollen, and make it difficult to perform several everyday tasks such as wiping your bottom, sitting on your bottom, and the process of standing up or sitting down. In this instance, movements become a bit of a circus act. Thankfully, there are many natural remedies you can use at home to help with the pain and discomfort.

Other Natural Remedies for Hemorrhoids

The most common remedy is a sitz bath, which was discussed in conjunction with essential oils. Other good ways to naturally relieve the pain, irritation, and itching caused by hemorrhoids is to apply apple cider vinegar to the area or rub it with witch hazel. Witch hazel helps remove swelling and prevent further pain from occurring. It’s best utilized when it’s soaked in a pad or a cotton ball and applied to the area of pain. It can be added to a bath to help with the pain, too.

Epsom salts in a sitz bath are also helpful, but it’s imperative you’re careful not to add too much to the bath. When preparing the bath be careful to not fill it with water that is too hot. Right now, you want gentle warm water.

Also, try not to apply pressure directly onto the bottom. It would be best if you could acquire a small round float you can sit upon while you take a bath. If a float isn’t available, get a large towel that you don’t care about and sit on that. It will help to cushion your butt.

If you are unfortunate enough to develop a haemorrhoid or two, these natural remedies can help. You will likely find it’s difficult to function if you don’t use these remedies with regularity during the healing process. These are essentially an inexpensive arsenal of oils that can be applied to lots of physical inconveniences. Natural remedies are often best for a minor health issue such as this one because the relief found can be fairly quick.