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Outside of the basics I’ve used for years (peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus), I’m relatively new to the world of essential oils. I never really used them for PCOS prior to the miscarriage, and I have nearly a decade of infertility under my belt. I’ve tried so many different things but this area has been new to me. Other than the last oil that I’ll talk about below, my world of infertility and essential oils just now collided and I’m very excited about the results.
Purpose: endocrine support, balance estrogen
Application: use roller filament on the bottle and roll onto thyroid morning and night (not diluted)
I started using this a month after my miscarriage when I was so fed up with bleeding. My hormones were so out of wack, and everyone kept saying how fertile I’d be after the miscarriage, but it felt like my body was continuing to fail me, as usual. I knew I needed some help getting my estrogen up so I’d stop bleeding, and I had heard countless testimonies on how this oil is so good for estrogen support. I didn’t use this oil alone, so I’ll explain the success under the next one.
Purpose: encourage natural progesterone production
Application: two options, applied morning and night:
- option 1> 2 drops on wrist, rub wrists together, then rub onto neck (2 drops go on for days!)
- option 2> use roller filament on the bottle and roll onto wrists and behind ears (already pre-diluted in the bottle)
Between this and the EndoFlex, I stopped bleeding about a week after starting them, and I had a textbook perfect 28-day cycle. In fact, I am certain I ovulated on CD 14 while at Disney, and I had a 14-day luteal phase. YOU GUYS, what?! Having PCOS, that is abnormal for me. I don’t have textbook perfect cycles ever. It’s so rare. When I do ovulate, it’s later than normal women and it’s extremely painful. But this? This ovulation wasn’t bad at all. In fact, I was doubting it was even happening because it was so mild. Not only that, but I’m used to my body struggling to process progesterone after ovulation. I normally get sore breasts about 5 days afterward and a slew of phantom pregnancy symptoms, and it lasts until my period starts. The whole process is usually extremely uncomfortable. However, I didn’t have an ounce of pain in my breasts that cycle, and I doubted whether I ovulated or not. Based on my notes, I did ovulate, and I did have a perfect luteal phase.
I also had zero warning my period was coming, and it literally opened the floodgates in bed on a Saturday morning, which resulted in an absolute mess. I’ll spare the rest of the details, but I had no cramping before the period started, no bloating, literally no signs it was coming. It was very strange. But technically very on time! I also didn’t have the clotting I’m used to. Pretty much my entire adult life I’ve had severely clotty periods and I didn’t have one clot. I pray this continues…
Purpose: balance estrogen, PMS relief, restful sleep
Application: two topical options, applied several times per day before and during period:
- option 1> 20 drops in a roller with carrier oil
- option 2> 15 drops clary sage + 10 drops lavender with carrier oil
- bonus option 3> diffuse 3 drops clary sage + 3 drops lavender at bedtime
Clary Sage is the one oil I started using before I got pregnant with #2 to help with my period. When I could tell it was trying to start and wouldn’t, and I would feel so bloated and miserable, I would apply it on my abdomen (by itself with carrier oil) every few hours and I swear it would make my period start within a day or two. Not only that, but it would help calm the uterus and ovaries down a bit. It isn’t a super strong pain reliever, but it helps relax the muscles just enough. I also used it before, during, and after the miscarriage for support and it was so helpful.
Now I use it mixed with lavender during my period just to give me some serenity. The lavender isn’t for my hormone support (hence why it doesn’t get its own mention), but it’s for my mental support. 🙂 I roll the combo over my ovaries, uterus, and lower back several times a day (while on my period) and I diffuse the combo when I go to bed to help me relax. After my period, I stop using the roller and save it for next time, but I still enjoy diffusing the combo at night. I don’t want to overdo the estrogen support during my entire cycle, which is why I stop applying clary sage topically when the bleeding stops, but during my period it’s absolutely necessary. I can’t wait to try Young Living’s clary sage to see if I like it more than the one I have from my local health store.
This is only the beginning for me. I have ylang ylang and geranium on my wish list because I have heard they are amazing to combine with clary sage for hormone support, and they apparently smell amazing diffused. They’re a little pricier so I’m holding out while I build my stash and earn reward points. If I get my hands on them and start using them regularly with good results, I’ll be sure to report back how it goes. As of right now, I plan to continue to use the three primaries mentioned in this post until I get pregnant again. God willing…
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