It’s said that high oestrogen levels in women, can affect a number of mental and physical symptoms, including:
• Loss of libido
• Water retention
• Breast tenderness
• Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
• Mood swings
Tolerated by a large number of women, the condition often goes unnoticed or undiagnosed. While diagnosis should always be made by a professional caregiver or GP, there are five essential oils that can help readdress the balance, as follows:
1. Liquorice Oil
This fairly unknown oil can be a powerful aid in helping to combat depression, through treating oestrogen dominance, adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders.
Long used in Chinese medicine, liquorice oil is said to help treat Addison’s disease too.
It’s simple to use – just spread a few drops on the palms of your hands and inhale for a quick boost.
2. Basil Oil
A study into basil oil on those suffering from chronic stress, found that it helped relieve symptoms better than a placebo drug, by over a third (38 per cent). This uplifting oil is frequently used in the treatment of exhaustion and anxiety, and is easy to use by rubbing it on you forearms or ear’s adrenal gland.
Organic Basil Essential Oil is now available to buy from our online shop for £12.99
3. Myrtle Oil
A great oil for those needing to improve the function of their thyroid gland. It can help regulate any imbalances in lower thyroid areas.
Simply rub a few drops on the main points – found at the base of your neck, the soles of your feet and the area above your big toe.
Be sure to stock up on this travel size Organic Myrtle Essential Oil from £12.99.
4. Clary sage Oil
Used as far back as medieval times, this tried and tested oil is known to help balance hormones and relieve PMS symptoms. Just a few droplets in your bath is all it takes, with the hot water boosting its performance.
Available in this handy size bottle, Organic Clary Sage Oil is only £12.99 for enough to last you months.
5. Lavender Oil
Commonly used by pregnant women and those with sleep disorders, lavender oil is renowned for helping to relax the body, improve circulation and restoring oestrogen imbalance and adrenal fatigue. Sprinkle a few drops on your pillow at night to see results. The soothing scent is said to help improve sleep quality too.
One of the most essential of all oils, make sure you’re fully stocked, with Organic Lavender Essential Oil High Altitude available from £12.99 here.