The Weekend Oily Tip:
The Mood-Stress-Hormone and Essential Oil Connection with Rose Geranium
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In this video, I summarize what I’ve discussed so far in my articles about the main properties of rose geranium essential oil. This is the latest addition to my series on essential oils for hormonal health and body balance. You can find the latest summary on the happy verdicts for clary sage, fennel, and sage here.
In this video, the following topics are covered:
- The major health benefits of rose geranium essential oil and a few additional ones I recently discovered. These include its ability to alleviate a common denture-wearer dilemma and provide sniffle relief, as found in a petri dish.
- Summaries of the research studies I’ve highlighted on rose geranium so far. I discuss its ability to protect male rodent’s sperm from a nasty endocrine-disrupting chemical and its stress-relieving and calming effects on the mind-body.
- The stress-hormonal link- how excess stress can trump healthy hormones and reproduction and the how essential oils may help.
- Why it’s important to understand and consider the mechanisms of action of essential oils and not assume (estrogenic or hormonal) characteristics just based on levels in lab markers. (This is the concept of synergy.)
Conclusion and My Favorite Uses for Myself and My Female Clients
So far, we’ve learned that rose geranium oil has a variety of uses due to its many constituents and aromatic influence.
One of my favorite applications is having my female clients diffuse this oil during times when mood upliftment is desired and/or hormonal impacts are hitting.
I also suggest incorporating it into one’s skin care routine. In this way, it has dual benefits of getting rid of endocrine-disrupting, toxic, personal care products as it promotes wellness.
I use one diluted with coconut oil in my facial care nightly, along with my manuka essential oil!
References for This Video
- Weekly Article on Rose Geranium Oil for Mood, Stress, and Hormones:
- Safety First! Please review the resources for essential oils safety here.
- Essential Oils Quality
- Which Oil Should You Choose: A Summary on Synergy
- Systematic Overview of Aromatherapy Article
- Get an essential oils consult from me. I apply the philosophy and principles of the naturopathic and functional medicine to guide you with which essential oils and supplements will work best for you!
* Please note that the studies from PubMed aren’t specific for any essential oils company.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. ( Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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