Hormonal support is one of my favourite areas to introduce essential oils no matter what stage of life you are at. Mother Nature has provided us with an incredible foundation which we can utilise to support the female body - here are my top 3 essential oils for supporting hormonal health...

GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL

A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils.

Uses of GERANIUM essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used GERANIUM oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh GERANIUM leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, GERANIUM has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. GERANIUM is also known to naturally repel insects.

PRIMARY BENEFITS

• Promotes the appearance of clear, healthy skin.

• Naturally repels insects.

• Gives hair a vibrant, healthy glow.

FOR WOMEN

 ~ Maintains hormonal balance.

~ Supports emotional balance.

~ Supports and maintains a healthy reproductive system for women while on their path to bearing children.

USES

• Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.

• Add a drop to your moisturizer for a smoothing effect.

• Geranium is great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or make your own deep hair conditioner.

• Diffuse aromatically for a calming effect.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

DIFFUSION: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

INTERNAL USE: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

TOPICAL USE: Apply one to two drops to desired area.

Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children, if you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


COOL YOUR HOT MESS RECIPE

12 Drops Wild Orange

9 Drops Clary Sage

6 Drops Geranium

6 Drops Peppermint

Combine in a 4 oz. glass spray bottle, top with water, shake and spray back of neck, feet, or wrists.


CLARY SAGE

CLARY SAGE is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height. CLARY SAGE is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of CLARY SAGE is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils. In the Middle Ages, the CLARY SAGE plant was frequently used to soothe skin. Inhaling CLARY SAGE promotes feelings of relaxation, allowing for a restful night’s sleep.

PRIMARY BENEFITS

• Promotes healthy-looking hair and scalp

• Promotes a restful night’s sleep

• Calming and soothing to the skin

FOR WOMEN

~ Promotes increased lactation.

~ Relieves hot flashes.

~ Has been known to promote natural breast enlargement.

USES

• During your menstrual cycle, rub three to five drops on the abdomen for a soothing massage.

• Combine with Roman Chamomile and add to bath water for a stress-relieving bath.

• Diffuse or apply to pillow at night for a restful sleep.

• Add to shampoo or hair conditioner to promote healthy hair and scalp.

• Combine with Fractionated Coconut Oil to massage, soothe, or rejuvenate skin.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

DIFFUSION: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

INTERNAL USE: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

TOPICAL USE: Apply one to two drops to desired area.

Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


CLARY CALM

CLARY CALM is also know as the MONTHLY BLEND for WOMEN which is a proprietary blend of essential oils that provides a soothing and calming effect during a woman’s menstrual cycle.

A topical blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa, and Vitex, Clary Calm provides a cooling effect to the skin and helps balance emotions.

PRIMARY BENEFITS

• Provides a soothing and calming effect during a woman’s menstrual cycle.

• Calming aroma helps soothe and balance heightened emotions.

• Helps balance mood throughout the month.

USES

• During your menstrual cycle, apply to abdomen to experience a soothing and calming massage.

• During moments of heat, apply to the skin for a cooling, soothing effect.

• Diffuse for a calming aroma that helps soothe heightened emotions.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

TOPICALLY: Apply topically to the back of the neck, on temples, and bottoms of feet. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimise any skin sensitivity.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Other oils to explore for hormonal support:

Need support for healthy Progesterone levels? Try THYME, OREGANO, or GRAPEFRUIT.

Need support for healthy Estrogen levels? Try FENNEL.

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