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
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.
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.
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 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-induced headache. You will
be grateful for the beauty of this natural oil that will give you a
smoother time of the month.
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?