Recently, I completed a class on Facebook about hormones and essential oils and wanted to share the information with my awesome readers 🙂 You know how much I love information but even more sharing it, so that WE ALL can benefit from the application of the knowledge. Below you will find the graphics and info for your reading pleasure.
- What are hormones?
Hormones are important chemical messengers in the body that are part of, and released by the endocrine system. These messengers control crucial tasks of our major bodily functions, from emotions and mood, to whether we feel hungry / full and then complex processes like reproduction and sex drive. When we understand our hormones, and how they can support us, we can take better control of our health! Source: Good Health Room
- Endocrine system
The endocrine system includes the areas in the body that regulate and produce hormones. Without our endocrine system, various parts of the body would work independently from one another. Some of the organs that produce hormones includes the pineal gland (which sets the circadian rhythm), the thyroid (which sets cellular metabolism), the pancreas (which is involved in digestion and blood sugar control), the ovaries and testes (which produce the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone), and the adrenal glands (which produce cortisol that balances emotional and physiological stress to maintain homeostasis). The hormone levels fluctuate during the day and are released in a pulsing-type manner throughout the hour, day or month. This release is set by the circadian rhythm. Melatonin can be considered the re-set button for the circadian rhythm and it allows the body to recover and repair from work done during the day. Source: Naturopathic Wellness
3. The female endocrine system (hormonal system) is very sensitive to stress – that stress could be dietary (eating the wrong foods for your body, or too many processed foods), emotional strain, too much work and not enough sleep, environmental toxins, or pain and inflammation.
Under chronic stress, your cortisol levels rise, causing drops in estrogen and progesterone, your two main sex hormones. This can contribute to menstrual irregularities, weight gain, estrogen dominance, and infertility.
- Symptoms that can indicate your hormones are haywire include the following:
irritability, anxiousness, PMS, menopausal symptoms that interfere with day to day life, heavy periods, irregular cycles, inability to lose weight, breast tenderness, hair loss, fatigue, insomnia, hypothyroidism, lack of sex drive, increase in belly fat, etc…
- Essential oils for hormornes?!
Essential oils are the concentrated liquids and essences from plants, containing volatile aroma compounds. They can be inhaled, diffused, applied to the skin, or taken internally (use CAUTION taking oils internally! Young Living has a line of dietary oils suitable for ingestion.) to rebalance your system. Because they are so concentrated, only a drop or 2 is needed for effect. The oils do not contain hormones but have properties that can stimulate hormone production and balance.
Progessence Plus™ features some of Young Living’s most-loved essential oils, including Sacred Frankincense and Peppermint oil, to create a serum that perfectly pampers. Formulated specifically for women to aid in boosting progesterone and supports balancing the effects of estrogen dominance and may promote regular cycles with fewer PMS symptoms. In addition, Progessence Plus also helps promote restfulness and sleep.
Progessence also includes USP Progesterone derived from Wild Yam Root (Dioscorea villosa). Wild Yam Root has harmonizing properties and aids in supporting women’s overall wellness. Wild yams are said to help normalize blood sugar levels, combat weight gain and hair loss, and help reduce the occurrence of hormonal headaches. Unlike some progesterone supplements, Progessence Plus can be used every day, rather than cyclically.
How do I use Progessence Plus Serum?
Apply 2 to 4 drops daily on the area or the neck or where skin is thin for best results. For additional benefits, apply 1 to 2 drops daily along forearm. Keep to two applications per day. This product does not need to be cycled throughout the month of placed on different areas of the body. Individual needs may vary. Intended for topical use.
EndoFlex™ helps maintain overall vitality through a combination of essential oils that support the glandular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, and other body systems. In addition to improving well-being, this blend amplifies metabolism and vitality providing support for weight control and hormonal balance.
Apply several drops (2-4) to lower back, thyroid, adrenals, and glandular areas. For endocrine system support apply several drops (2-4) to ankles.
This blend relieves PMS symptoms and menstrual discomforts including cramping and irregular periods. It helps balance emotions, alleviating mood swings and headaches caused by hormonal imbalance.
Clary Sage oil has been used for centuries to help support the female body and supports a healthy attitude during PMS. Due to its balancing nature, clary sage is helpful for menopausal women. In addition, it creates a calm and relaxing environment and can contribute to relaxation for sensual moments.
MEN THIS OIL IS FOR YOU!!!!
Shutran Essential Oil Blend is a wonderful blend of exotic and rare oils that harmonizes male and female energy.
This oil will inspire self-empowerment and self-confidence and promotes feelings of vitality and energy and enhances feelings of vigor and masculinity. Men and women can benefit from this oil.
MEN THIS OIL IS FOR YOU!!!!!
Mister Essential Oil is a remarkable blend of oils that was designed specifically to balancing male energy and supporting men’s overall emotional and mental wellbeing. Mister complements Young Living’s Prostate Health Supplement. Mister™ is beneficial to men. It also helps promote greater inner-body balance and many have found it soothing when stressed. Mister is recommended for men age thirty and over. It has also been useful for supporting hormonal health for women age 30-45.
Apply several drops (2-4) to lower back, pelvis and ankles.
Idaho Blue Spruce is primarily an oil used for your man!
This remarkable essential oil contains high percentages of alpha-pinene and limonene and has a pleasing and relaxing evergreen aroma.
Daily use of this oil topically can help support healthy testosterone levels – ladies you want your man to have healthy levels! This oil can be used with coconut oil as a lubricant (ladies, you may feel it as a slight cooling feeling for you!) and make for a GREAT night.
Thank you so much for joining me in this information sharing session.
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The information shared in this article is for educational purposes. It is not to diagnose or treat any illness. As the reader please do your own research (reference the links included), in order to make informed decisions about YOUR health and wellness.