For Day 4 of #BlogsforWomen, I am excited to announce this post is written by guest blogger, April aka Essential Oil Princess! She kindly welcomed me to her Instagram page once I followed her and extended an invitation for me to ask any question about oils and their many benefits.
April’s website and blog contain a wealth of knowledge on essential oils, specifically doTerra products. For this post, I asked April to focus her education and knowledge specifically towards women and their health. So without further ado, here is Essential Oil Princess’ insight:
The Best Essential Oils for Women
Women face health challenges specific to their gender including, but not limited to, the reproductive system, brain, heart, skeleton, and hormone issues. Many women suffer from high cortisol levels, which lead to fatigue, weight changes, depression, anxiety, and digestive problems. At all stages of life, most women do their best to maintain homeostasis while multitasking.
Nutrition and hydration are important keys to a woman’s health. Daily supplements (such as the lifelong vitality pack) that include a whole food nutrient supplement, essential oil omega complex, and phytoestrogen multiplex will help a woman’s body be able to regulate hormones regularly.
Essential oils have also been shown to have great promise in helping women relieve some of their concerns.
Top Essential Oils for Hormone Health
The biggest benefit of clary sage is that it helps balance out estrogen production in the body. A lot of health issues today, even things like infertility, PCOS, and estrogen-based cancers, are caused by excess estrogen in the body — in part, because of our consumption of high estrogen foods.
Because clary sage helps balance out those estrogen levels, it’s an incredibly effective essential oil in the wide array of hormone imbalances. So, whether you’re looking for natural remedies for PMS cramps during the month or possibly already know you have excess estrogen in your body, clary sage is a great essential oil to consider adding to your essential oil regime.
Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme oil benefits the body by improving progesterone production. Both men and a lot of women are low in progesterone, and low progesterone levels have been linked to infertility, PCOS, and depression, as well as other imbalanced hormones within the body.
Improved progesterone makes thyme a great essential oil you can use to naturally balance out hormones in your body. Plus, it’s far better than turning to synthetic treatments, such as hormone replacement therapy, which can make you dependent on prescription drugs, mask symptoms while developing diseases in other parts of the body and often causing serious side effects.
Balance your Hormones Naturally
Hormonal balance is one of the most important aspects of a properly functioning body. Hormones, such as estrogen and insulin, are chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your health as they travel in your bloodstream throughout your entire body. Some of the most common side effects of hormone imbalance include:
Hair loss and hair thinning
The best way to balance hormones naturally is through diet. That includes food sources; for instance, avocados benefit hormonal balance greatly. In addition, using essential oils to supplement your diet can help balance hormones and ward off health problems associated with hormonal imbalance.
This Homemade Hormone Balance Serum includes two of the top three essential oils for hormones. With equal parts clary sage and thyme oil — 30 drops each — this recipe is chock-full of beneficial effects.
In addition to thyme and clary sage oil, add 30 drops of Ylang Ylang and one ounce of evening primrose oil to the mix. Once combined, put the Homemade Hormone Balance Serum mixture in a glass vial with a dropper, and you’re ready to rock. Simply rub five drops on your neck twice daily to help keep your hormones in check.
Homemade Hormone Balance Serum
1-ounce evening primrose oil
30 drops clary sage oil
30 drops thyme oil
30 drops ylang-ylang oil
Mix all ingredients together in a 2-ounce bottle.
Put into a glass vial with a dropper.
Rub 5 drops onto neck 2 times daily.
Essential Oils for Fertility
1. Lavender: Calms and relaxes the mind. It balances the endocrine system and helps regulate scanty menstruation. It is extremely beneficial for people who are in an unbalanced emotional state.
2. Geranium: This oil is wonderful for balancing hormones and regulating your cycle. It also has a calming effect to soothe your emotions and help you de-stress.
3. Clary Sage: This oil influences your estrogen levels and helps your body regulate its hormones naturally. And on top of all that, it’s a libido booster! This is so important when getting pregnant becomes more of a task than a treat. Clary sage is also beneficial for male infertility as well as treating hormonal imbalances.
4. Fennel: This essential oil has been renowned for thousands of years for its effects on the female reproductive system. It helps painful periods as well as helps regulate the menstrual cycle.
Diffuser Blends for Women’s Health
Relaxing Blend – 3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Ylang Ylang, 1 drop Marjoram (57% Floral, 43% Herbaceous)
Her Sleep Blend– 4 drops Clary Sage, 4 drops Vetiver, 2 drops Juniper Berry (53% Grassy, 32% Herbaceous, 16% Coniferous)
Goddess – 3 drops lemon, 2 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Cypress, 2 drops Geranium, 1 drop Fennel (sweet), 1 drop Ylang Ylang (36% Floral, 23% Citrus, 15% Coniferous, 15% Herbaceous, 10% Spicy)
Let It Go– 3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Sandalwood, 2 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Vetiver (32% Grassy, 19% Herbaceous, 29% Woody, 19% Floral)
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Thank you so much to Essential Oil Princess for providing me with this AMAZING information to share with my readers. Visit http://essentialoilprincess.com/ to buy essential oils directly or for more health information. Also, don’t forget to follow April on Instagram! @essentialoilprincess
Let us know what essential oils or blends you have been loving! As always, I would love to hear from you 🙂