Hormonal imbalances can affect anyone and result in numerous symptoms, including fertility problems, mood swings, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, and depression.
If left untreated, these imbalances can lead to diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
Here are seven essential oils that can help you deal with hormonal imbalances:
- Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is not only effective in balancing the hormonal changes in the body but also treats pain caused by menstruation-related abdominal cramps. It also calms stress and feelings of discomfort experienced during PMS.
- Thyme Oil
Low levels of progesterone hormone result in infertility, depression, and PCOS. Thyme oil is beneficial as it improves progesterone production.
- Basil Oil
Basil essential plays an integral role in boosting the body’s response to both emotional and physical stress. Studies have revealed that the regular use of basil extracts alleviates general stress symptoms, sleep issues, exhaustion, and forgetfulness.
- Clary Sage Oil
According to a study conducted in 2014, the inhalation of clary sage oil lowers the levels of cortisol by 36% and raises the levels of thyroid hormone. According to researchers:
“clary sage oil had a statistically significant effect on lowering cortisol and had an anti-depressant effect improving mood.”
- Lemongrass Oil
The imbalance of progesterone and estrogen hormones produced by the ovaries can lead to infertility, PMS, as well as difficult or irregular menstrual cycles.
Dutch researchers have found that the compounds in lemon peels, which are also present in lemongrass oil, promote liver functions, and the production of hormones, by lowering liver cholesterol levels.
- Sandalwood Oil
This oil is effective in balancing testosterone in women and men. It also boosts hormone levels in the body. Likewise, it serves as a powerful natural aphrodisiac that improves libido.
- Myrtle Oil
The thyroid gland regulates various processes in the body. It also controls the metabolism as well as the body’s temperature. Myrtle essential oil promotes the thyroid activity. Likewise, it balances and normalizes the hormone levels as well as the function of the ovaries.
Here’s the best way to use these essential oils to enjoy their benefits:
- Mix some coconut oil with any of these essential essentials. Then, rub the mixture on different areas of your body, to boost their absorption through the skin.
- To balance the hormones, mix 2 drops of lavender oil and 3 drops of clary sage oil. This will create a potent aromatherapy formula.
- Add 3 drops of clary savage and 2 drops of lavender to some water in your bath. Soak in the mixture to calm PMS symptoms.