Hormone Balancing Essential Oils
There are many hormone balancing essential oils, all of which exert different influences to help restore endocrine health.
This article will deal with the top 3 hormone balancing essential oils in the three key areas of endocrine health, and will go on to list the top 10 hormone balancing essential oils in general.
It also touches upon the affordability of hormone balancing essential oils, listing the top 5 most affordable hormone balancing essential oils.
This article also covers foods which promote hormone health as well as herbal supplements and foods which can have an impressive endocrine stabilising effect on the body. It also lists foods and personal care to avoid and discusses the importance of regular exercise to maintain healthy hormone balance.
Many of the essential oils listed in this article are present in FACIAL OIL No. 2, with many people reporting an uplifting effect when using it.
FACIAL OIL No. 8 also contains the queen of all endocrine supporting aromatherapy oils :: Clary Sage Essential Oil, amongst a number of others, like German Chamomile Essential Oil which also have a profoundly balancing effect on hormone health.
There’s also one base oil which is thought to help with hormone balance :: Pomegranate Seed Oil.
There’s no coincidence that Pomegranates were the fruit of Persephone. (In Greek myth Persephone was abducted by Hades, lord of the underworld, where she became trapped after eating a few Pomegranate seeds.
The pomegranate represents life, regeneration, and permanence in marriage.
The healing properties of Pomegranates have been recognised by many cultures throughout the ages, and although an exotic fruit, even has notable inclusions in UK history.
The pomegranate entered into British heraldic tradition due to the first wife of Henry VIII.
A pomegranate was integral to Catherine of Aragon’s coat of arms, so when she married King Henry VIII in 1509, the pomegranate was accepted into English heraldry.
In addition to three royal colleges the British Medical Association also includes pomegranates in their coat of arms. The Royal College of Physicians adopted a pomegranate in their coat of arms at the mid point of the sixteenth century.
In heraldry the the pomegranate represents the persistence of life, fertility, and regeneration.
Best Hormone Balancing Essential Oils
There are good number of hormone balancing essential oils, but not all of them will be appropriate for everyone. Certain essential oils exert Oestrogen regulating effects whilst others help up-regulate Progesterone. There’s also essential oils which influence Testosterone, Cortisol and even Insulin… so it’s important to determine which essential oils are your best hormone balancing essential oils at any given time… The only constant thing about female hormones is that they change all the time!
Top 3 Hormone Balancing Essential Oils
There is no contest for the two top slots when it comes to the top three hormone balancing essential oils.
Number one has to be Clary Sage Essential Oil but there is a very close second… and, depending on your hormonal needs, Thyme Essential Oil could even be considered to be your go-to hormone balancing essential oil.
The third essential oil for hormone health has very much to do with individual need. For those with elevated Testosterone the obvious choice would be Spearmint Essential Oil, but those with elevated Cortisol it could just as easily be Geranium Essential Oil. And, then again it could also easily be Frankincense Essential Oil, Yarrow Essential Oil or Fragonia Essential Oil.
So, in reality there isn’t a consistent top 3 hormone balancing essential oils. Depending on your individual endocrine system you will have differing needs to others, so it’s important to do the research to decide what your personal top three hormone balancing essential oils are.
Read more about how essential oils provide endocrine support :: Essential Oils For Hormone Health
10 Best Hormone Balancing Essential Oils
I have published a list of the 10 best hormone balancing essential oils on a platform called List.ly as I want the list to be interactive. Using List.ly to publish this list means that people can add other hormone balancing essential oils to the list as well as up-voting and down-voting individual hormone balancing essential oils if they wish to.
Best Hormone Balancing Essential Oils
A list of the best essential oils for hormone health, Each aromatherapy oil is listed with an explanation as to why they support endocrine health.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary Sage Essential Oil is the queen of all hormone balancing essential oils. It is used to help with PMS, period pain as well as to reduce hot flushes during menopause.
Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme Essential Oil is a natural progesterone. Progesterone is in short supply for both men and women these days. This is because we are being bombarded with synthetic chemicals which behave like Oestrogens, or Estrogens. Thyme Essential Oil helps to rid the body of these artificial Oestrogens, aka Xenoestrogens.
These fake Oestrogenic chemicals are found in plastic, till receipts, drinking water and our food supply. Learn more :: Hormone Disrupting Substances
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood Essential Oil is considered to be the best aromatherapy oil to regulate Testosterone in both men and women. Sandalwood Essential Oil acts adaptogenically, meaning that it will decrease Testosterone where there is too much and increase it where there is too little.
The best quality Sandalwood Essential Oil is from India and is known as Mysore Sandalwood Essential Oil.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium Essential Oil is thought to support the production of healthy levels of Oestrogen, which is particularly beneficial for Menopausal women or those who do not produce enough Oestrogen. However, Oestrogenic Cancer is on the rise and so anyone at risk of this needs to reduce their exposure to the many synthetic Oestrogens within our environment and ensure optimal Liver health. (It is the Liver which disposes of hormones from the body.)
Those at risk may want to consider reducing their Geranium Essential Oil usage.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil is excellent for managing stress, thereby reducing the production of the stress hormone Cortisol. Women use Progesterone to create Cortisol, thus prolonged stress leads to an increase risk in hormone imbalance.
Essential oils containing Sesquiterpenes, like Patchouli Essential Oil, help to repair damaged hormone cell receptor sites.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil is thought to reduce the symptoms of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and is the best essential oil for topical application to reduce body temperature, thereby helping with hot flushes in Menopausal women. *Peppermint Aromatherapy Oil should always be diluted properly before applying to the skin.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Aromatherapy Oil
is considered, by some experts, to be one of the best essential oils for thyroid function and autoimmune issues. As an impressivce anti-inflammatory it also helps to lower cortisol levels, which permits progesterone levels in women to stay more constant.
According to Dr. Josh Axe, Frankincense Essential Oil may reduce the risk of tumor or cyst development in premenopausal women and may also help with the regulation of Oestrogen production.
"Animal studies have indicated that frankincense oil can be used as a fertility promoting agent, which may be due to the oil’s chemical structure acting similarly to that of steroids. When frankincense was used on rats internally, it increased fertility, and the number of implantations and viable fetuses, which suggests that the oil may possibly increase sperm motility and density."
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil provides considerable support to the endocrine system as well as offering emotional & reproductive support. It is, amongst many other things, euphoriant, hypotensive, nervine, relaxant, sedative & tonic, all of which contribute to de-stressing us, thereby reducing our cortisol production. Because we use progesterone to produce the stress hormone cortisol, the reduction in cortisol production means progesterone stays at a healthy level.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is especially helpful to menopausal women as it increases female & male libido whilst also improving erectile function. Loss of libido is a common symptom of menopause for a lot of women, which can place additional stress on relationships. Women, as well as men, benefit from the improvement in erectile tissue function, making intimacy more pleasurable.
Fragonia Essential Oil
Fragonia Essential Oil is a wonderfully healing essential oil which also provides hormonal support. According to the clinical study conducted by Karen Wallwork :: Agonis fragrans and the Female Menstrual Cycle, it was found that Fragonia Essential Oil exerts the ability to assist in regulating hormonal imbalance originating in the pituitary gland. Fragonia Essential Oil thus has a mood stabilising influence and can also help regulate sleep, which is particularly helpful to menopausal women.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil helps to reduce menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, palpitations and headaches.
Lavender Essential Oil is another oil in this list which helps keep cortisol levels stable and also aids restful sleep. And, like Ylang Ylang Essential Oil it supports a healthy libido.
Hormone Balancing Essential Oil Affordability
Most hormone balancing essential oils are very affordable. There are two essential oils in the above list which are a little pricey. The first is Fragonia Essential Oil, which is increasingly scare due to bush fires in Australia, which is the only country to produce this gorgeously aromatic essential oil. The second is Mysore Sandalwood Essential Oil, which is also growing increasingly scare. However, as Sandalwood Essential Oil has the ability to regulate Testosterone, anyone suffering from PCOS, (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) should consider getting some.
5 Most Affordable Hormone Balancing Essential Oils
Thankfully, two of the three most effective hormone balancing essential oils are two of the most affordable. All of the following essential oils are under £10.00 each, at the time of publishing.
And the price for the 5 most affordable hormone balancing essential oils from the Wild As The Wind Shop are still below £10.00 in 2022.
*Prices quoted for ethically sourced essential oils. Wild As The Wind also offer organic versions of these five hormone balancing essential oils which are slightly more expensive. We also offer a wildcrafted Peppermint Essential Oil.
Supplements For Hormonal Health
- Adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha
- Vitamin B Complex + Vitamin C
- Plant based minerals
- Milk Thistle
- Agnus Cactus (Vitex)
- Dong Qui
- He Shou Wo
Top Foods For Hormone Health
- Organic Protein (esp. small oily fish, chicken liver and eggs)
- Mushrooms (vitamin D, which is actually a hormone)
- Seaweed / kelp for the iodine content
- Brazil nuts for the Selenium content (3 or 4 per day)
- Pomegranates (in natural form not juiced)
Foods To Avoid For Hormone Health
- Dairy produce, excluding butter
- Non-organic meats and poultry (Hormones and antibiotics are routinely used in the production of ‘conventional’ poultry and livestock)
- Processed Food, especially if it comes in plastic packaging
- Bottled water
- Caffeine (Coffee, black, green and white Tea, Chocolate)
***Whilst there’s caffeine in Chocolate, there’s also some incredibly healthy compounds. It’s possible to make sugar-free chocolate, which has more benefits than it does.
Eat organic :: A lot of the chemicals used in commercially farmed crops, where pesticides and herbicides are used have an endocrine-disruptive impact on our bodies.
The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.
Deepen your knowledge by using the Wild As The Wind Recommended Resources
Another resource you may find useful can be found by following the link below. *Please note, I use sources from the Recommended Resources list as well as sources from the Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources list when researching articles for the Wild As The Wind Blog.
Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which essential oil formulas to put together for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.
We use the industry ‘bible’ on essential oil safety: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals [2nd Edition] by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, to establish the safety of the Wild As The Wind formulations.
We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Shirley Price and Patricia Davis.
Many of the scientific studies used to inform the claims made on this website are via GreenMedInfo, as well as via Dr. Josh Axe, Ty Bollinger on the Truth About Cancer website as well as, on the odd occasion, Dr. Eric Zielinski
Other resources include:
- Robert Tisserand
- Dr. Robert Pappas
- Robbi Zeck
- Patricia Davis
- Shirley Price
- Valerie Ann Worwood
- Dr. Mercola