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Updated by Rachel Wild on Oct 25, 2020
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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.