Hormonal imbalance is a common thing for both women and men. Symptoms that appear most commonly are fertility problems, mood swings, depression, insomnia, fatigue and weight gain. If you do not treat the hormone imbalance right away, it can cause diabetes or even cancer and many more.
7 best essential oils for hormone imbalance:
1. Clary Sage Oil
One study was conducted in 2014 and showed that if you inhale clary sage oil can lower the levels of cortisol by even 36% and it also regulates the levels of thyroid hormone. Many experts say that clary sage oil is very beneficial in reducing the cortisol levels and also has the power to improve the mood and anti-depressant properties.
2. Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is another essential oil that has the power to balance the hormones in the body as well as many other healthy benefits. It is also very helpful in soothing pain in case of abdominal cramps due to menstrual symptoms. For example, feeling depressed or emotional for no reason is a symptom of hormone imbalance or of PMS. Lavender oil is helpful in reducing feeling of depression and stress.
3. Myrtle Oil
According to statistics there are about 20 million Americans that have some kind of thyroid disease, but over 60% of all the people do not even know about their disorder. The function of the thyroid is to control the temperature of the body and the metabolism. And this essential oil can stimulate the activity of the thyroid. Many studies have proved that myrtle oil is beneficial in normalizing and balancing hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and also the ovaries.
4. Thyme Oil
Thyme essential oil offers helpful progesterone-balancing effects. It can promote the production of progesterone and thus benefit the body. Many people have decreased levels of progesterone, and they can cause depression, PCOS, infertility and also many other hormone imbalances.
Sandalwood essential oil is highly efficient in regulating the levels of testosterone in women and men. In order to balance the hormone levels, you can just add sandalwood to your homemade lotion or deodorant. It also improve libido due to its ability to act as a natural aphrodisiac.
6. Lemongrass Oil
Both progesterone and estrogen is produced in the ovaries. In case of hormonal imbalance of these two hormones, you can experience irregular or menstrual cycles, infertility, or even PMS. One Dutch study has showed that the lemon has beneficial compound in its peel than can ameliorate the function of the liver – like regulate the hormones, by reducing the cholesterol in the liver. Lemon essential oil has the exact compounds and can regulate the hormones in a natural way.
7. Basil Oil
The way that you deal with stress every day is a responsibility of the adrenal glands. They produce cortisol. Basil oil has the ability to improve the natural reaction of the body to emotional and physical stress. One study was conducted in order to analyze the effect that the basil oil extract has on the symptoms of stress on a daily basis in both women and men. The study lasted 6 weeks and it showed that in 39% of the volunteers, the stress symptoms were decreased, such as forgetfulness, exhaustion and sleep problems.
Treatments for Hormonal Imbalance with Essential Oils
- Take one essential oil and make a mixture with some coconut oil and then apply it on your body. This way, the oils will be absorbed deeply in the body, through the skin.
- Prepare a hot bath with 2 drops of lavender, 3 drops of clary sage and also add ¼ cup of Epsom salt. Then relax in the bath and you will reduce the symptoms of PMS.
- You can also regulate the hormonal balance with an aromatherapy formula made with 2 drops of lavender oil and 2 drops of clary sage.
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