7. Defeat varicose veins
• Varicose veins form because you’re building up an extra volume of blood to feed the fetus. To keep them at bay, wear supportive knee-high socks, sold at medical supply stores.
• Minimize the appearance of varicose veins by using a cold compress on your legs. Mix 6 drops each of essential oil of cypress, lemon, and bergamot in a cup of distilled witch hazel. Chill in your refrigerator for at least an hour. Prop up your feet, soak a washcloth in the liquid, and apply it for 15 minutes. This combination of oils helps shrink swollen blood vessels and reduce swelling.