Hormonal imbalance is one of the worst health problems thousands of people are experiencing without even being aware. Hormonal imbalance is often the main reason for fertility problems, mood swings, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia and depression and if left untreated, it can lead to even more serious ailments including diabetes and cancer.
Fortunately, there’s an easy and natural solution for hormonal imbalance – essential oils. Here’s what essential oils can help you treat hormonal imbalance:
1. Lavender Oil
Lavender is a powerful aromatic plant that has been used as a natural remedy for abdominal cramps and PMS for quite a long time. It can also soothe the signs of hormonal imbalance (anxiety and depression for example) and reduce stress, helping you relieve the mental and physical discomfort caused by this problem.
2. Thyme Oil
According to recent studies, thyme oil can easily deal with fatigue, stress, and anxiety which can stem from untreated hormonal imbalance. Lack of progesterone in the body can lead to infertility, depression, and PCOS, but fortunately, thyme oil can resolve all these problems by boosting the production of this important hormone.
3. Basil Oil
The adrenal glands are tiny but important part of the endocrine system. They produce cortisol and other important hormones which have a variety of important functions. If these hormones are left out of balance, basil oil can improve the production of adrenal hormones and improve your body’s response to physical and emotional stress.
According to a recent study, basil oil can easily treat anxiety and reduce the symptoms of stress on your body and mind as well as sleeping problems, fatigue, and forgetfulness.
4. Clary Sage Oil
A 2014 study showed that clary sage oil inhalation can lower the cortisol levels by nearly 40% while also boosting the production of thyroid hormones. The oil is truly powerful and can easily bring back your hormones in order.
5. Lemongrass Oil
The ovaries produce hormones such as estrogen and progesterone which are important for a woman’s fertility and other stuff. Lack of these hormones has been associated with infertility, PMS and difficult and irregular menstrual cycle. Luckily, all of these can be prevented with the help o lemongrass oil. A recent Dutch study showed that this powerful oil can soothe all the symptoms of hormonal imbalance and also keep your liver properly working.
6. Sandalwood Oil
Sandalwood oil will bring your testosterone levels in order and treat hormonal imbalance. It’s also a natural aphrodisiac which can almost instantly boost your libido.
7. Myrtle Oil
More than 20 million Americans are experiencing problems with their thyroid, with 60% of these people not even being aware of it. The thyroid gland is the most important gland in the human body – it regulates our temperature and metabolism and balances the function of the ovaries as well. If you’re experiencing an imbalance of thyroid hormones, you can inhale myrtle oil in order to resolve the problem.
When using any of these oils for hormonal imbalance, make sure to mix them with a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Mix both oils and rub the mixture on different areas of your body as they work best when absorbed through the skin.
A mixture of 2 drops of clary sage oil and 2 drops of lavender oil used in a diffuser can become a powerful aromatherapy formula against a variety of health problems.
Finally, if you’re suffering from PMS symptoms, soak in a warm bath with a few drops of clary sage and lavender oil.