Essential Oils: Personal Testimonial
Two Simple Steps to Support Hormone Balancing with Essential Oils
Contributed By: April Rose
The stress of balancing 3 different jobs and supporting myself was leaving me feeling very fatigued. I noticed that even when I got a good 8 hours of sleep, I still would feel groggy in the morning. My digestion felt sluggish and irregular even when eating a balanced diet. I needed additional support. My mood varied and I experienced some weight gain and anxiety.
When I was introduced to Essential Oils, I saw it as an opportunity to make lifestyle changes to reduce stress and strengthen my immune system. I wanted something holistic to bring balance to my system. I learned how they could support stimulation or relaxation of certain organs and enhance balancing to out of whack systems.
I learned that Cortisol, the “stress hormone” is produced by the adrenal glands and regulates your body’s response to stress. An imbalance can mean that even if you get enough sleep you still wake up groggy.
I use my diffuser with 10 drops of my Lavender Essential Oil. I sometimes even add a few drops pillow before bedtime to enhance deep sleep.
I find that I fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer when I diffuse my Lavender. I also find that I wake up feeling more restored and my sleep patterns have improved.
Our livers are also in charge of regulating and balancing hormones. Your liver is like a filter removing toxin from the blood.
The basic liver cleanse recipe: 1 drop Lemon essential oil and 1 drop Peppermint essential oil in a glass of water in the morning before you eat or drink anything, 20 minutes before eating. If I am really feeling sluggish I add a shake of Cayenne Powder and sip slowly to stoke fire for healthy digestion.