Finding Your Best You: Do Essential Oils Really Work for Women?
Are you a busy mom, wife, or mature woman in search of a healthy life balance? Women are often the unsung heroes of their households.
The busyness of everyday life combined with reactions from your own, unique body systems can sometimes be overwhelming.
Understanding those body systems and the role essential oils play in supporting them can help restore balance and harmony in your life.
Let’s discover the role essential oils play in supporting how your body functions in a healthy, natural way.
Do Essential Oils Work with Women’s Unique Body Systems?
Understanding women’s body systems and how they work can give you a better handle on maintaining a healthy life balance.
Here we’ll look at the two main body systems that most impact a woman’s health — the endocrine system and the reproductive system.
The Endocrine System
The endocrine system is a collection of glands in the human body that produce and regulate hormones and their release. These glands include the thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, pancreas, and ovaries in women.
The endocrine system not only releases the right amount of hormones to targeted areas of the body, but it also maintains balance in your circulatory system. This is essential for overall good health and wellbeing.
Proper hormone release in the body helps support a healthy metabolism, sleep patterns, reproduction, and sexual function among other things. A healthy endocrine system also promotes growth and development.
Several things can lead to an imbalance in your endocrine system including inadequate rest, stress, and outside pollutants. But there are things you can do to support the health and function of this vital system.
Living an active lifestyle that includes adequate exercise and a well-balanced diet are two of the ways to support the function of your body’s endocrine system. Certain essential oils can also lend support.
How Essential Oils Support a Healthy Endocrine System
We’ve already discussed that the endocrine system is a complex set of glands responsible for regulating your body’s hormones and organ function. Essential oils may positively influence these glands thanks to their delivery process.
Essential oils travel to your body’s tissue, organs, and cells through the circulatory system — the same path your hormones take once released by the endocrine system.
This connection may be the reason certain essential oils can support how your endocrine system functions.
SclarEssence Vitality, which contains Clary sage essential oil , can have a positive impact on the pituitary gland, which is considered the master gland of the endocrine system.
Responsible for many things, the pituitary gland’s main function is physical growth and development. This is essential during the three main phases in a woman’s life — the menstrual cycle, childbirth, and menopause.
Clary sage is an antispasmodic, which means it may also help with muscle relaxation throughout the body.
Lemongrass and Frankincense
Both Lemongrass Vitality and Frankincense Vitality can help support a healthy thyroid. The thyroid gland is responsible for your digestive health and metabolism. These two factors support a healthy weight and promote weight loss.
The thyroid is also responsible for regulating your heart rate and brain development. Women suffering from a slow metabolism (a natural result of aging and the onset of menopause), also have a slow heart rate. These combined effects can lead to obesity.
Peppermint and Spearmint
Paired with Frankencise Vitality, Peppermint Vitality and Spearmint vitality can have a positive effect on the parathyroid glands. These tiny glands are located behind the thyroid and are responsible for regulating both calcium and phosphorous levels.
Calcium production in the female body is especially important to maintain healthy bone density and strength.
Women’s bones are generally lighter and smaller than men, making women more susceptible to developing osteoporosis. Women are at increased risk of low bone mass, or bone density, as they age and enter menopause.
Progessence Plus™ serum is formulated specifically for women and designed to promote well-being and feelings of relaxation, harmony, and balance. It features not only Peppermint but also Frankincense, and Bergamot.
Basil and Rosemary
The adrenal glands of the endocrine system are responsible for producing adrenaline and cortisol — two hormones that directly affect stress levels.
These hormones trigger your body’s natural “flight or fight” response. While cortisol is a healthy, necessary hormone for survival, in excess amounts, it can negatively impact your health.
This is why maintaining a balanced mood and controlling stress is essential for supporting a healthy endocrine system.
The essential oils basil Vitality and rosemary Vitalitycan help support the function of the adrenal glands and aid in their recovery.
The unique blend and sweet aroma of our Dragon Time™ massage oil contain can promote feelings of calm and stability.
The endocrine system also contains the pineal gland, which produces melatonin. Melatonin helps prepare your body and mind for sleep.
Lavender Vitality, as well as Frankincense Vitality, support the proper function of the pineal gland and, in turn, healthy levels of melatonin.
Lavender may also interact with parts of the nervous system that control sleep.
Your body’s parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for producing feelings of calm and relaxation. The smell of lavender may have short-term effects on parasympathetic modulation.
Essential Oils and the Reproductive System
The reproductive system in women is a beautiful and complex thing.
Responsible for fertility, as well as sexual function and overall health, a properly functioning reproductive system is essential for a woman’s wellbeing.
The ovaries are not only a major organ in the female body, but they’re responsible for producing two important hormones — estrogen and progesterone.
Also produced in the adrenal glands, estrogen controls countless functions and hormones in the female body. Most importantly, estrogen supports the healthy development of the female reproductive organs.
Estrogen is also responsible for regulating your mood and sex drive.
Geranium supports healthy ovary function, including egg production and balanced estrogen levels. Estrogen levels also impact the release of the feel-good hormone serotonin, which promotes feelings of happiness and harmony.
Specifically designed with females in mind, SclarEssence™ Vitality™ contains a unique blend of essential oils that aligns with common women’s wellness practices.
Do Essentials Really Work with a Woman’s Natural Body Systems?
The short answer is, yes.
When used to support a woman’s unique body systems, essential oils can enhance natural functions to promote overall health.
When asking the question, “do essential oils really work?” it’s important to understand their benefits and how they relate to the natural function of the female body.
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