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July 2015 

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There’s a super-group of essential oils called adaptogens. These smart essential oils are unique because they have opposing healing properties like being both stimulating and relaxing — they adapt to your needs.

The use of adaptogen essential oils are pivotal for hormonal imbalances where glands may be under-functioning in one system, while over-functioning in another. Adaptogenic essential oils are capable of balancing opposing conditions without creating further imbalance, as many pharmaceuticals would cause. Using them together further strengthens their healing properties.

9 Adaptogen Essential Oils For Hormone Balance Are:

  1. Basil
  2. Lavender
  3. Anise
  4. Licorice
  5. Lemon
  6. Myrtle
  7. Clary Sage
  8. Geranium
  9. Lemongrass

Adrenal Balance with Basil, Lavender, and Anise

Your adrenal glands are responsible for how you cope with stress. If you’re trying to juggle a job, family and the demands of everyday life, you are likely to have overworked adrenals.

Cortisol, the “stress hormone” is produced by the adrenal glands and regulates your body’s response to stress. It works on a schedule — good sleep, starting at 10 pm, maximizes adrenal hormone function. Out of balance cortisol levels lead to:

  • feeling exhausted upon waking even after a long night’s sleep
  • high energy late in the evening or waking up at 2 or 3 in the morning
  • an inability to calmly deal with stress
  • food cravings
  • brain fog

Basil essential oil increases the body’s natural response to both physical and emotional stress while conditioning you to cope better.

Basil essential oil soothes feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and exhaustion. Rub a couple of drops of high quality organic basil oil daily into your forearms or your ear’s adrenal gland point at the tragus (the cartilage above your ear lobe) to bring balance to your adrenals.

Life is demanding — the key to adrenal balance is to allow yourself more restorative relaxation time and sleep. Improve the quality of your sleep with lavender aromatherapy.

Thyroid Dysfunction and Myrtle, Lemongrass and Licorice

The thyroid controls important functions like the body’s metabolism and temperature regulation. Out of balance thyroid function symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Uncontrollable weight gain or loss
  • Dry hair and skin
  • Cold or heat fluctuations
  • Insomnia
Myrtle oil is an adaptogen that can stimulate thyroid activity. Myrtle has the natural ability to balance and normalize hormonal imbalances of both the thyroid and ovaries, regardless of whether either are under or over performing.

Rub a few drops of organic myrtle oil into your foot’s big toe and the reflexology point for the thyroid located at the base of the foot in the fleshy area below the big toe. Another area where myrtle oil is effective is the thyroid area below the Adam’s apple, at the base of your throat.

Essential oils are able to penetrate skin membranes quickly. A study conducted by scientists at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Germany found that the healing compounds of essential oils enter the bloodstream within five minutes of skin application.

Magnify the thyroid-healing effect of myrtle oil by blending it with lemongrass oil, another thyroid-boosting adaptogen, or alternate between each.

Licorice is a powerful antidepressant. To fight thyroid imbalance symptoms like fatigue and depression, rub a drop of licorice oil in your hands and rub together to warm. Inhale the warm scent for a mood boost.

Ovary Balance with Lemon, Clary Sage and Geranium

While menstruation and menopause are natural processes of womanhood, some of the side effects are not. The ovaries produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which when imbalanced, lead to several symptoms including:

  • PMS
  • infertility
  • difficult or irregular menstrual cycles
  • lowered libido
  • difficult menopausal symptoms like sweats and hot flashes

Start your day with a simple liver detox to keep hormonal imbalances from wreaking havoc. The liver regulates the sex hormones, primarily estrogen. Add 2 – 3 drops of lemon essential oil into a cup of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning.

A Dutch study has found that the compounds in lemon peels, a large component of lemon essential oil, improve liver functions like hormone regulation by lowering liver cholesterol.

Clary sage has been used since Medieval times to treat the list of symptoms above. It’s quite helpful in not only balancing hormones but for also relieving pain. Dilute a few drops in almond oil and rub the dilution into the ankles daily. If menstrual cramps are painful, rub the mixture on the stomach and ovary area for pain relief. Add the adaptogen oil geranium to the blend to enhance pain relief.

To soothe PMS and other feminine discomforts, add a few drops of clary sage and geranium to a warm bath and enjoy a soak.

Hormonal imbalances can be treated with essential oils safely and holistically. As with all new health regimes, consult with a trusted practitioner and start gradually. Using these nine essential oils is an enjoyable way to work toward hormonal balance and better body, mind and spirit awareness.

Bee Stings

What to do when you get stung by a Bee:

If you’re near a hive, calmly move away. Do not swat, or run, or wave your arms about. Don’t freak yourself out, as the more stressed you are, the more likely you are to upset the bees. Quickly remove the stinger, as it releases pheromones that signal to other bees that you are a threat. This doesn’t mean they’ll all come swarming you, but it’s a good idea to get it out as soon as possible.
When you do remove the stinger, do not grab the end and pull it out. The venom sac is at the end and you’ll just squeeze more out. Take your nail (a credit card works well too) and scrape the stinger out.

6 Bee Sting Remedy's
Lavender Essential Oil

This is one of the only times I will recommend using an essential oil “neat”, or undiluted. When taking my course on aromatherapy, it was one of the rare exceptions that my instructor used as well. Lavender essential oil is incredibly soothing, and it can ease discomfort, greatly reduce that infuriating itching, and help with swelling. If you aren’t comfortable using the oil neat, feel free to dilute it-it will still help. You should make sure beforehand that you don’t get irritated by the essential oil, as the last thing you want is to make the sting even more uncomfortable.
Apply one drop of lavender essential oil directly on the sting. Make sure the stinger is completely out before doing so. You can also dilute it 50/50 with a liquid neutral oil. Do this twice the first day, and one time the next day.


For those times when you’re caught completely unprepared, mud will work just fine to help with the initial pain that comes with a sting.
Add enough water to dry dirt to make a thick but easily applicable mud. Cover the sting completely. When you get home, rinse clean and pay dry.

Make Your own Bee Salve

This simple blend of beeswax and essential oil (and honey) makes the perfect little rub for sore stings. Salves make a great home remedy for bee stings as they can be carried about in your purse or pocket in a handy little tin, and can be readily utilized the moment you get stung.

You will need…

-2-3 teaspoons of beeswax
-1 tablespoon of coconut oil
-4 drops of lavender essential oil
-A ½ teaspoon or so of raw honey
-A double boiler
-A little tin


Melt your beeswax and coconut oil together, and remove from the heat. Stir in essential oil and honey (if you’re using it.) Pour into your tin, put the lid on, and let it cool completely before use.

Baking Soda Paste

Sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) is a great bee sting home remedy that just about anyone can pull off. All you need is baking soda, of course, and a bit of water. The baking soda will help relieve swelling, as well as soothe itching.


Add enough water to a bit of baking soda to make a paste. It should be thin enough that you can spread it over the sting, but not so thick as to not spread around or clump up and fall off. If the sting is on your hand, covering it with an adhesive bandage can be helpful. Rinse clean with cool water before reapplying.

Rhubarb Juice

You will need…

-A fresh rhubarb stalk


Break open the fresh stem of rhubarb and apply the juice directly to the sting. Repeat as needed (and note that this may stain your skin temporarily!)

Vinegar Cotton Balls

If you’d like another remedy to try, whip out the trusty white distilled vinegar. Some people say it helps because it neutralizes the Ph of the venom, thus decreasing the pain. This isn’t really correct-not to mention, not a whole lot of vinegar is going to get into the little teeny tiny hole from the stinger, and the venom rapidly gets deep into dermis. No, dabbing vinegar over the sting just seems to help ease the discomfort of the swelling and itching in its mysterious vinegary way. I always feel that a little extra “sting” from the vinegar cancels out or numbs the pain from the sting itself (popping a bit of vinegar in the fridge to keep on hand makes it extra soothing.)

Arm Pits;  Natural Deodorant, or not?
Ever gotten sick and had a lump in your neck or armpit? That is a lymph node and they are a major part of your immune system. Putting endocrine disruption chemicals directly on top of them is a great way to screw up your hormones and suppress immune function.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and what touches our skin can easily enter our bloodstream. With skyrocketing rates of breast cancer, it would seem prudent to avoid these chemicals until further research is done.
A great advantage to doing an armpit detox, besides that it helps speed up the natural deodorant adjustment period, is that it might help pull some of these chemicals out of the skin and tissue of the armpits. This can be especially helpful after years of conventional deodorant use.
Conventional deodorants and anti-perspirants contain a variety of chemicals and additives. It takes something un-natural to block the body’s natural ability to sweat, and the chemical list in some deodorants is impressive:
  • Aluminum– some evidence links aluminum to cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Phthalates– Endocrine disruptors often also found in plastic that can cause hormone imbalance and even infertility (especially in med)
  • Propylene glycol– common name: antifreeze. It is a hotly debated additive in personal care products but the Environmental Working Group reports that it carries a moderate risk of immunotoxicity and allergies.
  • Formaldehyde-  a known carcinigen… guess it kills the germs though.
  • Parabens- Another hormone disruptor and parabens have been found in biopsied tissue with breast cancer
  • Antibacterial Substances- I talked about these before but they are endocrine disruptors and can negatively affect the immune system
Detox Your Armpits:
A natural way to detox the armpits to remove odor, speed up the adjustment to natural deodorant and help remove chemical build-up in armpit skin and tissue.
  • 1 tablespoon bentonite clay
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons of water (to get right consistency)
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a glass bowl (do not use metal!) with a wooden or non-metal spoon until about the consistency of sour cream.
  2. Spread in an even layer over the armpits and allow to sit for 5-20 minutes. I suggest starting slowly and working up to a longer period of time once you see how your body adjust. If it hurts at all, remove immediately.
  3. This may cause some redness as it will increase blood-flow to the area, but it will go away quickly.
  4. Wash off in the shower or with a warm, wet washcloth.
  5. Repeat daily or as needed until under-arm odor goes away and natural deodorant is non-irritating.

Also, make sure to drink a lot of water any time you stimulate lymph flow (dry brushing, massage, detox, etc) to help flush the body and avoid getting dehydrated.

Make your own Deodorant
Everclear - it naturally kills the bacteria that cause odor.  Just add it to a spray bottle and add a few drops of any of the following Essential Oils for a perfect natural deodorant:
Lavender, Myrtle Flower, Patchouli, or any of your favorite ones.

Insect Repellent Essential Oils

Make your own Insect Repellant Spray:

Spray on your clothes, homemade para cord bracelets, bandanas, etc. before venturing in the great out doors.

Or you can get these pre-made.
10ml Bug Stick - Essential oil blend by Garden Essence is proven to repel bugs, I put it on my kids before they go out side, and especially if we are in the mountains for a hike.

Pest Away more effective than DEET. Effective for you & pets. and also helps with the insect bites.  (Swelling & itching)

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