Essential oils are great for women, some of them really powerful hormone balancers and mood helpers.
We women need that. Our hormones are everything. 😉
Well… not quite everything, but you know what I mean!
Today, I'm answering Jeannette D.'s question about which essential oils help women with hormone balancing and how best to use them.
The answer is super easy and powerful… combine the best ones in a roll-on!
I'm showing you the best oils for women AND how to best use them on today's #AskWardee.
Check out the particulars below in print, podcast, or video.
The Question: Which Essential Oils Are Best For Balancing Hormones & How Best To Use Them?
Jeannette D. asked:
I'm in major need of hormone balancing… from my moods to cramps to just trying to feel normal during my cycle. What essential oils are best for this? And how do you recommend I use them?
My Answer: Hormone-Balancing Essential Oil Roll-On
I'm so excited about your question, Jeannette, because ever since Lindsey shared the Top 5 Essential Oils For Women, I immediately got them all out and combined them in a roll-on bottle to use for my own hormone support.
It's no secret that I've been trying to balance my hormones for awhile. While I use bio-identical hormone replacement therapy because no matter what, women's hormone levels decline with age (more info here), I also use herbs and essential oils to help my body do as much as it can… plus to manage symptoms of PMS and peri-menopause.
My symptoms include: headaches, sleeplessness, emotional sensitivity, fatigue, heavy bleeding, and overall discomfort/cramps.
Sometimes it's no fun being a woman. 🙁
(Although much of the time it is… don't get me wrong!)
Here's a bit about the top 5 oils. Then, I'll share a roll-on blend recipe. It's the easiest way to benefit from these womanly oils, in my opinion.
The Top 5 Essential Oils For Women
You'll find more detailed on the Top 5 Essential Oils for Women right here. Here's a recap of their properties:
Clary Sage — Helpful for menstrual issues such as cramps and headaches; relieves symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes; calms the nervous system during stress and depression; promotes relaxation during childbirth; and promotes estrogen production* so may be helpful for PCOS.
*Because of estrogenic nature, seek advice of a healthcare practitioner if you have estrogen-induced conditions such as breast cancer.
Ylang Ylang — Calms and strengthens the nervous system; fights depression and promotes relaxation; and boosts libido.
Geranium — Helps women find and maintain hormone balance at all stages; reduces fluid retention and breast tenderness; helpful with adrenal fatigue and related symptoms like depression, nervousness, and chronic fatigue; provides emotional support; and is a powerful aphrodisiac.
Jasmine — Helps with PMS; promotes healing of hormonal acne; reduces the appearance of stretch marks and other scars; may speed up childbirth and provide pain relief; alleviates postpartum symptoms like depression, anxiety, and low energy; increase milk supply; decreases uncomfortable symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, depression, and energy levels; and is a mood-enhancing aphrodisiac.
Cypress* — Helpful for treating cramps, heavy blood flow, irregular periods, and mood swings; is both physically and emotionally calming; stops spasms and pain related to inflammation, cramps, and rheumatism; and calming to those who are stressed or traumatized.
*Pregnant women should not use cypress essential oil.
Awesome properties for women, right? While you can use one, some, or all of them in your bath, infuser, in massage oils, inhaled from the jar, or even some of them directly on the skin…
I like the simple, easy solution of blending them together in a roll-on bottle… so they're handy and available wherever I go!
Hormone-Balancing Essential Oil Roll-On Recipe
- 10mL glass roll-on bottle
- 5 drops total of one or more of the following essential oils: Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine*, and/or Cypress (we like oils from Rocky Mountain Oils or Aroma Foundry)
- carrier oil such as almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, or MCT oil
*Jasmine is super expensive. Roughly 8 million blossoms are required to produce 1 kilogram of oil! Just skip it if you don't have it. Then add it to your wish list. 🙂
Put a total of 5 drops in the glass roll-on bottle. (If you are using 2 oils, use 2 drops of one and 3 drops of the other. If you are using all 5 oils, use just 1 drop of each.)
Fill it to the top with your carrier oil.
Add the roller top and press down as much as you can. Then screw on the lid — that will help push the roller top all the way on.
Tip upside down a few times to blend the essential oils with the carrier oil.
Apply as needed to temples, wrists, neck, tummy, even stretch marks or scars. Take it with you in your purse or keep it handy where you are in the house.
To find out how to get the 10mL air-tight, light-proof glass and stainless steel roll-on bottle, keep reading…
More About The Air-Tight, Light-Proof, Glass & Stainless Steel Roll-On Bottle
The air-tight, light-proof glass & stainless steel roll-on bottle that I'm featuring in this episode is from Infinity Jars! It's absolutely fabulous for containing your favorite essential oil blends and can be re-used over and over!
This bottle is not your normal roller bottle, oh no…
- it's got a stainless steel roller ball instead of plastic — so your oil blend will go on better and smoother (and not gunk up or stick) plus stainless steel is non-reactive and non-toxic
- the bottle is air-tight so the essential oils' aroma stays in the jar until you apply — AND it will stay potent between uses instead of degrading quickly
- the glass itself blocks UV rays to stop decay of the precious essential oils you've added to your jar
- Top 5 Essential Oils for Women
- Simple Sex Hormone Balancing For Women #AskWardee 076
- Essential Oils — we like oils from Rocky Mountain Oils or Aroma Foundry
- Carrier oils such as almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, or MCT oil
- 10mL glass and stainless steel roll-on bottle
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Have you used any of these essential oils for hormone balancing? Did they help?
Disclaimer: At Traditional Cooking School, we recommend using only pure, therapeutic grade essential oils and those generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration — such as oils from Rocky Mountain Oils or Aroma Foundry. The information provided by this website is intended for educational and informational purposes only. This post or the essential oils mentioned therein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult a qualified aromatherapist when using essential oils for any purpose. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.
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