The thyroid is a large endocrine gland located in your neck/throat area, above your collar bone.The thyroid gland is an essential organ for producing thyroid hormones, which maintain are body metabolism.
Your thyroid controls many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories.
Essential oils can be beneficial since they use the same delivery system.These powerful essential oils stimulate the secretion of hormones, activate the metabolism, and boost the immune system as they encourage the circulation of blood. Using therapeutic grade essential oils on a daily basis has the power to provide incredible healing benefits.
Frankincense (boswellia frerena), is steam distilled from the resin collected from the boswellia trees in Oman. Support for the pineal, hypothalamus and pituitary gland can be achieved with frankincense essential oil.
Sandalwood (santalum album), is steam distilled from the wood of the santalum trees of India. Support for the pineal, hypothalamus and pituitary gland can be achieved with sandalwood essential oil.
Geranium (pelargonium graveolens), is steam distilled from the leaves of the pelargonium plant, indigenous to China. Geranium essential oil is supportive of the hormone/glandular, and adrenal gland.
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Lemongrass (cymbopogon flexuosus).Lemongrass is high in aldehydes (up to 80%). The oil helps calm the nervous system, relieve stress and promote relaxation while also being uplifting.
Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis). It’s very helpful in managing symptoms of hypothyroidism, including digestive issues, and hair loss (source). In fact, recent studies have found that rosemary can help encourage hair growth in those with androgenic alopecia , which can be caused by autoimmune conditions, and chronic stress
Myrrh (commiphora myrrha). It is very high in Sesquiterpenes (75%), it is a strong support for the thyroid. Sesquiterpenes also stimulate the limbic system, hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands.
Clary sage. A recent study performed on clary sage oil and its effect on depression, found that it was actually able to reduce the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) (study).
Here are some of my favorite ways to use essential oils for thyroid health:
1. Rub a drop of myrrh essential oil (mixed with coconut oil) over your thyroid area each day.
2. Rub a drop of basil essential oil on the adrenals each morning.
Make a roller ball blend and use it daily on the bottom of your feet:
20 drops frankincense
20 drops myrrh
20 drops lemongrass
20 drops basil
Top off the roller ball with any carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut oil.
Essential oil usage tips:
Apply selected oils, diluted with choice of carrier oil (to avoid evaporation and prevent sensitivity), directly over location of the glands or to the corresponding reflex points on the feet
Place 5-10 drops of selected oils into an essential oil diffuser, or inhale directly from the bottle, from drops placed in your cupped hands, or apply to your clothing.
Please make sure you discuss your interest in using essential oils with your medical professional, for combined support with modern treatment options.