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How to Use Essential Oils for Fertility

How to Use Essential Oils for Fertility

There are very good essential oils for fertility that helps to support your hormones and enhance fertility. Essential oils for fertility are amazing, apart from supporting your hormones, they also help to bring balance to your body systems.

The use of essential oils has been in practice for more than a thousand years to stimulate the central nervous system and relieve stress and tension in the body.

 

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More and more couples are falling prey to infertility every day due to stress and stagnant lifestyles, this results to a rigorous treatment involving hormones and other medication which causes a lot of stress to the mind and body.

The processes of trying to conceive causes immense anxiety and frustration which only grows with time and this worsens the hormonal imbalance and further reduces a woman’s chances of conception.

The underlying cause of infertility in some women is their anxiety to become pregnant and their disappointment when they get a negative pregnancy test result month after month, this is where essential oil comes in.

Essential oils are beneficial for relieving tension and anxiety, helping you relax; this in itself is likely to have a positive effect on your fertility.

Essential oil does not interfere other fertility treatment, they complement herbal therapy or any other fertility treatment that you are undergoing especially for women that are stressed and anxious becoming pregnant, they can bring about chemical changes in your body as they react with hormones and enzymes.

Essential oils can be used in various ways to cause a positive effect on your fertility; reducing stress, improving endocrine function, supporting in hormonal balance, reducing inflammation, reducing pain, boosting the immune system, supporting reproductive health and promoting natural health in your everyday life.

 

How Does Essential Oils Support Fertility?

Pure and highly concentrated essential oil has the ability to increase, stimulate, and regulate certain hormones; these plants are known to be phytohormonal which means they contain plant hormones that mimic some of our own hormones.

There are different hormones responsible for our ability to conceive; take a look at some of these hormones:

Estrogen: A female steroid hormone that is produced by the ovaries. It influences the course of ovulation in the monthly menstrual cycle, and helps control and guide sexual development.

Progesterone: Is the principal hormone that prepares the uterus (the womb) to receive and sustain the fertilized egg. It is often referred to as the pregnancy hormone, it plays a key role in fetal development, the menstrual cycle, cervical mucus, the onset of labor, breast development, and helps prevent pre-term birth.

Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH): A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland which promotes the formation and maturation of ovaries and sperm.

Luteinizing Hormone: Regulate ovulation in women and the production of testosterone in men.

Prolactin: A hormone that promotes milk production. Shown to have more than 300 functions in the human body such as reproductive, metabolic, regulation of fluids and the immune system as well as behavioral functions.

Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone: A hormone produced by the hypothalamus that signals the anterior pituitary gland to begin secreting luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone.

Testosterone: Produced by the Leydig cells in testes in men and by the ovaries in women and is the primary male sex hormone.

Oxytocin: Also called “love hormone” an important player in social behavior including sexual arousal, orgasm, bonding, recognition, trust, and anxiety.

Essential oils work to repair cell’s receptor sites. Receptor sites are proteins that are on the surface of each cell. Every cell in your body has thousands of locations on its surface that serve as “mini” sense organs, called receptor sites.

They act as little receivers (or ears) that listen to the messages of the chemical messenger molecules as they float in the intercellular fluid surrounding every cell.

Essential oil works in different ways. When an essential oil is applied on the surface of the skin, it absorbs and excrete substances with small molecular structures and float in the intercellular fluid surrounding every cell sending out messages to where they will be most beneficial.

The oils are then absorbed into our skin and underlying tissues and taken throughout the body through our blood and this, in turn, results in healing.

Essential oils placed anywhere on the body are “transdermal” which means they can actually pass through your skin into your circulatory system and cells.

 

How to Use Essential Oils for Fertility

  • Making compresses
  • Adding essential oils to your bath
  • On your skin through massage
  • Facial steam inhalation
  • Diffusers
  • Room spray
  • Taken internally
  • Personal beauty care

 

Making Compresses

how to use essential oils for fertilityMaking compresses with essential oils is very effective in promoting your fertility, this can stimulate the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries to enhance your overall fertility. Compresses can also relieve or treat menstrual cramps and pains.

It is best for your fertility compress to target your fertility condition for best result, do not use any essential oil. There are several essential oils you can use for compress base on your fertility condition.

Let’s look at some of these essential oils for compress:

For general fertility support – Use a blend of Clary Sage, Geranium and Lavender
For menstrual cramp – Use Clary Sage or a blend of Clary Sage and Basil
For heavy menstrual flow – Use Cypress Essential Oil or a blend of Cypress, Clary Sage, and Lavender
For stress relief/insomnia – Use a blend of Lavender and Geranium

 

How to Make a Compress

To make a compress, add 4 to 6 drops of essential oil into 4 ounces (half cup) of hot water in a bowl (for a hot compress), soak a small cotton towel in the water mixture and place towel over entire abdomen.

Other issues you can use compresses for: Great for bruises, wounds, skin problems, muscular aches, and pains. Use 10 drops oil in 4 oz (half cup) hot water, (or cold water as the case may be) soak towel and cover affected area with a soaked towel.

 

Adding Essential Oils to Your Bath

Essential oil baths can increase fertility and are excellent for skin problems, circulatory problems, respiratory symptoms, stress and nervous tension, insomnia, muscular and menstrual pains.

Other benefits of having essential oil bath include softer skin through moisturizing and opening the pores, detoxifying and deodorizing your body.

Essential oils are sensitive, it is best to dilute the essential oils in a massage oil such as grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil and then add to your bath, cosmetics or moisturizers.

You can also choose a natural oil moisturizer for your skin, especially if you are trying to conceive, it is best to avoid toxins in most of the moisturizing creams and lotions.

Grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil are natural oil moisturizers that are great for your skin and suitable for all skin types as they won’t clog pores.

You can also choose other forms of adding fragrance to your bath, you can use bath salts, bubble bath, soap flakes or soap with essential oil. If you prefer not to mix essential oil in a carrier oil you can mix with bubble bath or even shampoo and then add the mixture to your bath.

Essential oils would evaporate at a very high rate if you add the oils to a running bath, and for this reason, it is best to add the oils after you have run the bath, and then to mix in by hand.

Add 7 to 10 drops of essential oil mix with 1 teaspoon of grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil to your bath. You can also decide on the bath temperature depending on your preferences.

A cold bath is considered to have a temperature range between 21-27ºC or 70-80ºF. This is a stimulating bath that helps to improve circulation, breathing, muscle activity and can help various skin problems. Time to spend in a cold bath should be about 2-6 minutes.

A warm bath is considered to have a temperature range between 27-34ºC or 80-93ºF. This type of bath is very relaxing. The best length of time for soaking is 20 minutes.

A hot bath is considered to have a temperature range between 38-40ºC or 100-104ºF. This bath is good for those suffering from fevers associated with influenza or to help remove toxins and increase sweating.

Hot baths are never recommended for children, pregnant women, heart condition sufferers or those with varicose veins or broken capillaries.
It is best not to take too many hot baths as they tend to increase heart rate, enlarge blood vessels and capillaries and end up leaving you feeling drained and weakened.
A cold or warm bath is best for fertility.

 

On Your Skin Through Massage

how to use essential oils for fertilityWhen the oils are massaged into your skin, they are absorbed through your hair follicles and pass into your bloodstream to enhance your fertility.

A relaxing massage on the abdomen has a physical as well as emotional benefit. The massage relaxes your mind, relieve tension and stimulates the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries while the essential oil is absorbed into your skin, penetrating through the underlying tissues to enhance your fertility.

Involving your partner in the process can bring you closer on a physical and emotional state which can build up intimacy among couples.

Feeling good about your body and enjoy the process rather than worrying about the results will facilitate conception.

We have explained massage techniques with diagram illustration targeted at enhancing your fertility in our Self Fertility Massage Ebook.

These massage techniques are beneficial for women with Tilted Uterus, Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Ovarian Cysts, Blocked Fallopian Tubes, Asherman’s Syndrome, Adenomyosis and Amenorrhea.

It’s also beneficial for women suffering from infertility conditions resulting in pains, such as pains from endometriosis, twisted fallopian tubes, ovulation and other kinds of abdominal pain.

 

Essential Oils Are Sensitive

Essential oils are sensitive, it is best to dilute the essential oils in a carrier or massage oil such as grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil before starting the massage procedure. For your massage, use 5 – 10 drops of essential oil to 10ml of grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil.

Essential oils can work to improve your fertility and your overall health simply by smell alone as minute particles of the oils can be absorbed through the capillaries of the nostrils. This can be through Facial Steam Inhalation, Diffusers or Room Spray.

You can explore one or the several methods of using essential oils to promote your general health and fertility.

Incorporating fertility enhancing blend with essential oil helps to bring total healing to the body systems and restore the reproductive health to optimal functioning.