by Amy Medling, founder of PCOS Diva
Essential oils are a powerful tool in your PCOS toolbox. While upgraded diet, lifestyle and mindset are the pillars of thriving with PCOS, essential oils can help to alleviate individual symptoms. If used correctly, they are safe to use every day to help reset abnormal patterns, and they are especially beneficial when trying to balance hormones and insulin levels.
Completely natural remedies for PCOS are always my first choice. I have used them for many years with fantastic results, especially in stress relief and insulin balance.
Plants (and oils derived from plants) are powerful healers. Aside from the medicinal applications of plant compounds, their essential oils can have a strong effect on the limbic system. In this way, they help to restore hormonal balance, release emotional stress and impart the feeling of relaxation and well-being. In addition, essential oils can ease other common PCOS symptoms such as acne, hirsutism, hair growth, infertility, and insulin imbalance.
Finally, women with PCOS are particularly sensitive to endocrine disrupting chemicals. These EDCs are present in many medications, household products, make-up, our food, water, and the list goes on. Any opportunity we have to avoid these hormone disruptors should be taken. Essential oils make terrific natural replacements for endocrine disrupting chemicals in many household products. For more information about EDCs and PCOS, read “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals & PCOS: What’s the Connection?”
For more information about what essential oils work for women with PCOS and how to use them safely and effectively, check out my mini-course Essential Oils for PCOS for a symptom-by symptom guide to healing with essential oils.