Subtle changes in a woman’s endocrine system can result in a variety of conditions such as sleep disorder, memory fog, digestive issues, fatigue, mood swings and depression, headaches and migraines, hot flashes, breast tenderness and loss of libido.
Ovaries are responsible for producing egg cells as well as secreting the hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are vital to reproductive health and fertility, but they also play a role in the balance of a woman’s emotional and physical health.
Essential oils can help naturally balance your hormones. When hormones go wild, give your body and mind time to balance themselves. Sitting quietly with essential oils wafting through the consciousness can bring peace and tranquillity that you need.
Thyme oil benefits the body by improving progesterone production. Low progesterone levels have been linked with infertility, PCOS and depression.
Clary Sage oil enhances endocrine system function and balances hormones. Studies show clary sage oil has a statistically significant effect on lowering cortisol and has an anti-depressant effect improving mood. This oil can be used as a natural remedy for PMS cramps.
Thyme, Peppermint and Roman Chamomile can be used to relieve hot flashes naturally.
Rose essential oil can be used as an aphrodisiac, as well as a natural mood lifter.
The easiest way to get essential oils into your system is by having a warm, soothing bath. Choose your oils, add 6-8 drops in total to the bathwater. A couple of drops each of clary sage, geranium and cypress oils in the bath can help to balance your body and aid the reduction of hot flushes or night sweats.
- Menopause body oil
- 59 ml vegetable oil or body lotion
- 1 drop Jasmine oil
- 2 drops Clary Sage oil
- 5 drops Geranium oil
- 6 drops Lemon oil
Mix all the ingredients and use at least one time in a day , as a lotion, as massage or in a bath ( add 2 teaspoons in a warm bath).
- Cooling mist for hot flashes
- 8 drops each of Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage and Peppermint essential oil
- 29ml of witch hazel extract
- 90 ml of distilled water
Roman Chamomile and Clary Sage essential oils help to balance mood changes and Peppermint can relax hot flashes. To make your own cooling mist, mix the ingredients in a 115ml glass bottle spray (especially great for night sweats).
Subtle changes in a man’s endocrine system can result in a variety of conditions such as bone mineral loss, decreased libido and/or sexual function, weight gain, depression and other symptoms.
Sandalwood oil is very effective at balancing out testosterone levels in men. You can just put a few drops on your hand and rub it on your skin or combine them with some of your own personal –care products. For men with low testosterone, adding a few drops of sandalwood oil into homemade deodorant is not just a great way to smell good-it’s also a great way to get some extra health benefits of improving your libido and hormones.