Even though essential oils seem to be all the rage these days, I only started learning about them when I was pregnant with Bonnie. While I was pregnant I did lots of research on essential oils for newborns, babies, and children. When I was so ready for Bonnie to get here, I did research on using essential oils to help induce labor, and of course, using essential oils during labor and delivery. But I did not think about researching the use of essential oils for PCOS until after Bonnie was born.
Someone asked me recently if I know much about the use of essential oils for infertility, and while I’m still learning myself, I thought I’d share what I do know. If you have additional question, or want more information, just click on the resource links at the bottom of this post.
It’s important to note that, if you are going to use essential oils for healing purposes, they need to be medicinal rather than synthetic. Synthetic oils cost less, but they do not have medicinal qualities. I tried many different oil “brands” before becoming a Young Living member. Their Seed to Seal promise puts them above and beyond any other oil I have tried.
Lavender- used for stress relief and relaxation
Geranium- used for hormone normalization and as an antidepressant
Use a combination of these two oils to create a detox bath:
- 2 C. Epsom salt (helpful because the magnesium it contains absorbs through the skin, which can create a calming effect)
- 1.2 c. baking soda
- 10 drops lavender
- 5 drops geranium
When used properly, lavender and geranium can also be used to aid in fertility. Simply combine the following oils in 4 ounces of a carrier oil (such as Vitamin E oil, for example) and rub them on your tummy for a fertility blend:
- 10 drops Clary Sage (uterine tonic)
- 10 drops Sweet Fennel (regulate menstrual cycle; may help reduce hormone fluctuation)
- 7 drops Geranium (uterine and ovarian tonic)
- 3 drops Lavender (circulatory stimulant)
- 3 drops Rose (relaxes the uterus)
Along with infertility, hair loss is also something that many women with PCOS struggle with. If this is you, I highly recommend THIS BLOG. But for now, here is an essential oil blend for hair loss:
- 3 drops Thyme
- 3 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Rosemary
- 3 drops Sage
- 3 drops Cedarwood
- 1/8 c. grapeseed oil
- 1/8 c. jojoba oil
In addition to the oils listed above, I’ve read that frankincense can be used for the treatment of, or prevention of, fibroid cysts. Frankincense can also help balance the endocrine system. It’s easy to use too! Just put two or three drops under your tongue every morning and night.
I have also had AMAZING results with Progessence Plus. This is a serum derived from wild yams, combined with Vitamin E, frankincense, bergamot, and peppermint essential oils, to help balance and improve progesterone levels in the body. If I could suggest only ONE oil for women with PCOS, it would be Progessence Plus. EndoFlex and Ocotea are two others that help support hormonal balance.
EndoFlex is a blend of essential oil blend that helps balance and nourish the endocrine system. It contains geranium, spearmint, sage, myrtle, nutmeg, and German chamomile.
Ocotea can help stabilize insulin levels. This particular blend can assist in stabilizing blood sugar.
If you are interested in implementing essential oils into your PCOS management routine, I would highly recommend starting with the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. You can order it here.
If you’d like to read a bit more about Young Living oils, CLICK HERE.