Essential Oils For Hormone Balance
You guys know that I love exploring the many uses and benefits of essential oils. I started using them years ago in my soap making and found that each essential oil has its own healing effect for a variety of ailments. The benefits of using essential oils for hormone balance are plentiful and really helpful for those who suffer from the many effects of hormonal imbalance related to menstrual problems and PMS.
Hormonal imbalance in a nutshell
Can we all agree that hormonal imbalance is no walk in the park, especially if you suffer from painful periods? You normally have two primary hormones that regulate your cycle. These are estrogen in the first half of your cycle and progesterone in the second phase of your cycle. If these hormones are imbalanced you suffer from several painful or uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, essential oils contain important properties that remedy hormonal irregularities. So, how amazing is it that we can balance hormones with the holy grail of natural remedies? This simple guide details the top essential oils for hormonal balance.
Top 5 Essential Oils For Hormone Balance
- Clary sage oil
One of the key causes of hormonal imbalance is excess estrogen production in the body, a condition that is known as estrogen dominance. Many women use seed cycling to balance their hormones. The downside to this approach is that an over-consumption can lead to estrogen dominance. Fortunately, you can use clary sage oil to regulate the production of estrogen without worrying about over consumption. A PubMed study reported that clary sage was effective in regulating hormone production.
All you have to do is put it in a diffuser and inhale the healthy oil. Did you know that clary sage is one of the natural pain killers? The beauty about clary sage is that it not only balances your hormones but also helps in alleviating the pain associated with hormonal imbalance. To this point, clary sage is one of the best preventive and curative essential oils for hormone balance.
Read more benefits of clary sage oil for your skin
- Lavender oil
I’ve mentioned before that lavender oil is one of my favorite essential oils and with good reason. Well, it is the primary ingredient in Potpourri which I so love. But lavender is not only known for its sweet fragrance. You probably know it for its relaxing and therapeutic properties. However, one of the surprising benefits of lavender oil is that you can use it for alleviating the symptoms of hormonal balance. If you’re having a painful period, just massage, your abdomen with lavender oil after diluting first, however.
Important: Read this guide on how to dilute essential oils!
- Thyme oil
Clary sage and Thyme are 2 very complementary essential oils for hormone balance, as they work extremely well together in balancing your hormones. While clary sage regulates estrogen production, thyme oil is good at regulating progesterone. It is best to take a whiff of thyme oil at the end of your second phase as this is when your body is switching to the need for estrogen.
- Peppermint oil
Peppermint smells nice and has a host of health benefits due to its antibacterial properties. But did you know that peppermint oil can reduce the pain and discomfort during PMS or menstruation? Given, there aren’t direct effects of peppermint on balancing hormones. This essential oil is however good at alleviating the symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as a mental fog and a headache. Try and rub a little on your temples when you are having a hormonal-indu
ced headache. You will be grateful for the beauty of this natural oil that will give you a smoother time of the month.
- Sandalwood oil
Did you know that it’s not women only that suffer from hormonal imbalance? According to the NIH, some men suffer from testosterone deficiency necessitating testosterone supplements. If you’d rather go natural, then try sandalwood oil. You can add it to your perfume and complement your fragrance with the health benefits. Clearly, essential oils can be used for a wide range of uses. Which of these are your favorite essential oils for hormone balance?
What’s your favorite essential oil? Are you drawn to the citrusy smell of orange essential oil or to woody smells such as Frankincense? Or is it peppermint. As for me, it has to be the lovely lavender. But most of my recipes have Rosemary as the star. In the end, if you are into natural stuff, essential oils are a prominent feature in your life and the holy grail of all things natural, including hormonal balance.