Today, we are going to teach the 8 surprising essential oil remedies. You should try these remedies at home if you are facing the following issues.
Clary sage is one of the best essential oils for hormones. Whether you’re struggling with PCOS, fertility problems, menopause, PMS, any of those issues, you want to balance out your hormones and clary sage and sage oil are the best essential oils to do that.
They actually really help with balancing out estrogen levels in the body. Oftentimes estrogen can get too high, progesterone can get too low and what’s great about clary sage is it helps with balancing those estrogen levels.
Thyme essential oil is great for progesterone. In fact, it’s known as being a pro-progesterone. A lot of times women will use progesterone creams today, which can be beneficial but there are some herbs you can consume, such as black cohosh. Wild yam is another. Even Dong Quai to an extent helps a little bit with that.
But those are some herbs you can use, but thyme also falls in that category. It’s known to really nourish your reproductive organs in Chinese medicine and support healthy progesterone production.
It’s known as an adaptogen. Adaptogens help your body better deal with stress and help balance out cortisol levels. Remember this, cortisol and hormones in your body, they all react to each other. So for instance, when cortisol goes up, melatonin can go down. When melatonin can go up, sometimes cortisol goes down and all of these hormones, it’s like a see-saw. They all affect each other. Well, cortisol is known as your body’s aging hormone or known as your stress hormone. If cortisol stays up over time, it will age you.
Holy basil acts an adaptogen, relieves stress on the body, supports the adrenals, and it’s great for naturally balancing hormones.
This might surprise some men and women. But men today have very low testosterone compared to what they should have. Sandalwood is the best essential oil to naturally bring up testosterone.
But ladies, sandalwood doesn’t just cause testosterone to go up, it causes testosterone to balance out. And so if you really want to balance out testosterone, with women, many of you actually also have low testosterone. Some of you have high testosterone. Sandalwood doesn’t cause it to go up or down, it brings it back into balance.
Ginger oil is very warming to the body. It also has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. That’s why it’s a great oil for the gut.
Peppermint oil acts as a cooling agent and also supports gut motility. A medical study on humans that showed it may be beneficial for the treatment of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
Fennel is also great for hormones. It is often used for women during lactation and breastfeeding. Or actually, the blend of fennel and fenugreek is known to increase breast milk production in women.
So again, fennel is great for hormones, but also it’s been shown to reduce gas and bloating issues. And so if you have any type of gas and bloating at all, fennel oil’s a fantastic one to use in combination with the others.
And chamomile is the most calming of all the oils. If you are having any type of gastric spasms or a stomachache or just in general, even leaky gut syndrome, chamomile is calming to the gut as well as to the mind and emotions.
If somebody is depressed and needs an uplift, needs something to bring up their spirit and naturally support their body in that way, ylang-ylang oil is great. Another oil that’s really great for lifting the spirit as well as ylang-ylang, would be jasmine oil. Also, there are a few oils that help with motivation. Cedarwood falls in that category, with courage as well.
Lavender oil is great for more anxiety. If somebody is really stressed out, worried and anxiety, lavender and chamomile oil, those two especially are very calming to the body and can support the mood.
I would say bergamot is great to blend, especially with ylang-ylang and improving motivation, excitement and just naturally helping overcome any sort of the blues. Whether it’s a seasonal depression or regular depression there as well. Bergamot, ylang-ylang is a great blend to do there as well.
Geranium oil is known as more of hydrating oil. If you have just dry skin, especially for someone that’s aging, women who are over the age of 40, geranium oil is an oil you really want to be doing on a consistent basis. It’s very hydrating, very good for the skin.
Myrrh oil is good for very dry skin, very moistening there as well.
Tea tree oil
Now, tea tree oil is the best oil for fighting acne. I recommend doing a blend of manuka honey with tea tree oil, rubbing it on the face if you’ve got acne or the area, leaving it on there for a few minutes and then washing it off. Or you could even actually do a face mask with it and leave it on anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and then wash it off afterward with the manuka honey and tea tree oil blend there. It’s a great blend to do there.
Lavender oil is great for all types of skin. It’s also great for healing wounds, burns, and cuts.
If you ever get burned, you want to treat it immediately with lavender oil and always have that on hand or around you in case something happens because of it the best essential oil for burns, for cuts, for scrapes, for anything like that. But it’s also just in general great for antiaging and supporting the skin there as well.
Frankincense contains different forms of alpha-pinene and frankincense actually contains a large number of different compounds.
But one of those, especially Boswellia carterii and sacra, larger amounts of alpha-pinene which actually also acts on the brain actually supporting reducing different types of anxiety. But frankincense is great for inflammation.
Turmeric contains a compound called turmerone, and this has been shown to help support cell regeneration, stem cell production, really powerful oil there as well.
If you have any type of nerve issue or nerve pain, helichrysum is good at supporting the regeneration of a damaged area.
It actually acts as a natural analgesic and numbing agent. If you’re having pain or inflammation in an area. Peppermint oil is another option there as well. Ginger oil is another one that has really powerful anti-inflammatory properties you might consider using.
Rosemary oil has been shown in clinical studies to improve memory and focus. When you look at how beneficial that can be for people with Alzheimer’s disease, for students, or kids with ADHD or ADD, rosemary oil’s a fantastic oil.
Now, it also has profound effects at helping naturally thicken the hair, so you can make your own shampoo with aloe vera gel, some baking soda, some rosemary oil and make your own shampoo. So it’s great for thickening hair.
That’s what most people use it for, but most people don’t realize it’s also the best essential oil for the brain and memory. So again, you can diffuse this when you’re studying or if you’re about to take a test, just rub some rosemary on your neck. It can help with memory, focus, and concentration.
Often referenced in the Bible by King Solomon, one of the wisest men who ever lived. And cedarwood, we know, is also very motivating in terms of oil. In medical studies has been shown to support fighting ADHD.
Vetiver has a very earthy scent to it. When first you smell it, it’s sort of strong, but over time, most people begin to love the scent, especially when mixed in blends.
But vetiver oil, probably the most powerful oil at focus and actually supporting ADD. But I would absolutely do a blend of these oils together and then if somebody needs something to calm them, chamomile and lavender can be used in combination of these, especially with conditions like ADD or ADHD.
Thyme oil, one of my favorite essential oils for the immune system. It contains a compound called thymol, which has antiviral and antibacterial properties. So it’s a great oil to use.
Frankincense oil we know really helps in balancing out immune responses. So autoimmune disease, this would be one of the oils I would definitely recommend. And frankincense oil has been used throughout history for a number of things but supporting the immune system is definitely one of the benefits.
Now, within Chinese medicine, when somebody has a cold, why do you think they call it a cold? It’s not because it’s cold outside. It’s because it’s too cold inside your body.
So in Chinese medicine, they have you drink a lot of warm broth soups, a lot of warm herbal teas and a lot of warming herbs. Well, ginger is one of those warming herbs. It helps warm your body inside.
So if you really want to strengthen your immune system and really warm your insides, ginger oil’s a great oil to use.
Orange oil supports lymphatic drainage as well as acts as an expectorant, helping your body get rid of excess mucus, especially with cold or flu.
Frankincense oil, when you go back and you read the Bible, they talk about something called the “holy anointing oil.” The holy anointing oil was a blend of essential oils including cinnamon, cassia, calamus, myrrh, and olive oil. In the Bible, when you were sick, they said, “Go to the priest, have him pray for you for healing and have him anoint your head with oil.” Imagine yourself being anointed with all of these essential oils with all of these beneficial compounds in them.
But frankincense the most referenced essential oil in the Bible. And it’s not just used in the Bible, it was used in Egyptian spiritual practices. It’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine and during yoga classes and different sorts of spiritually related ceremonies. During the burial, it was used during those ceremonies back in Egypt. But frankincense oil is very powerful and, again, improving spiritual awareness and enlightenment.
Myrrh oil also contains really beneficial compounds that support spiritual awareness.
Cypress oil, many people believe that Jesus was either crucified on a cypress or a cedar wood tree, but cypress, very good for the spine, for the nerve system and for motivation.
Many people have heard this story where Mary Magdalene breaks the bottle of spikenard, this ointment, and washes Jesus’ feet with her hair. They say that the bottle was worth a year’s wages. But spikenard, another oil that’s been shown to actually affect the mood and the mind there as well.