How to use Essential Oils for Fertility
Did you know that you can use essential oils to increase your chances of conception? Today, I interviewed Jodi Cohen, founder of Vibrant Blue Oils to hear about how essential oils changed her life and how including essential oils can help you and your partner conceive. Watch the video here and read the blog below for even more information on how essential oils can help you.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated forms of plants, shrubs, flowers, grasses, fruits, bushes, seeds, roots, bark and trees. The unique properties of each plant are captured in the oils and can be used in the human body to help it heal and restore.
The essential oils within each plant are responsible for the smell and the protection of the plant and these properties are captured during the extraction process allowing us to reap the benefits- amazing right?
How do essential oils actually work?
Each essential oil works with the body in a different way, depending on the properties of the plant it was collected from. Jodi believes that that the closer we get to nature the better it is for the body as it helps return it to a state of balance.
“We know that the closer we get to nature, the healthier our food is. This is true, in part, because of the purer quality of nutrients in the food, but it also has to deal with the natural balance of the food. When the food is balance with nature, it puts our bodies in balance.”
How do essential oils help fertility?
Essential oils can assist with fertility by helping other issues that may be affecting the body and causing reproductive issues. Conditions such as chronic stress and oestrogen dominance are key contributors to infertility and both of these conditions can be assisted with the use of essential oils.
Our recommended blends
The most common condition I see in my clinic is women suffering from chronic stress. Stress wreaks all kind of havoc on your body and makes it almost impossible to conceive. Jodi and I have put together the Fertility Support Kit to specifically get your stress in check and detoxify your body to create a calm and clean environment to give you the best chance to conceive.
Our Fertility Support Kit contains 4 Vibrant Blue Essential oils to assist with your fertility.
The Parasympathetic blend is designed to soothe your nervous system out of “fight or flight’” mode (sympathetic) and return it to “rest and digest” (parasympathetic). To stimulate the vagus nerve and trigger the parasympathetic response, topically apply PARASYMPATHETIC BLEND™on the vagal nerve behind the earlobe on the neck.
The Adrenal Blend™ specifically targets the adrenal glands to help calm and support them and regulate cortisol levels that may be out of balance to due stress. Applying ADRENAL™ blend over the adrenal glands (back of the body, one fist up from the 12th rib), can help to increase the body’s ability to adapt to stress and reduce the demand for cortisol production.
The liver is the primary organ of detoxification. It filters toxins and bacteria from blood and neutralizes the toxins in preparation for elimination. The liver needs energy and vitality to keep up with the increased toxic burden. LIVER™ helps support optimal health and vitality of the liver and is ideal during a detoxification or any kind of digestive repair effort that might release extra toxins (like yeast die-off ). Apply 2 to 3 drops of LIVER™ directly over the liver (right side of the body, under the breast) two to three times daily. The blend is especially helpful when applied before sleep during a detoxification effort as so much of the liver’s work occurs while we are sleeping.
Excess oestrogen can make the bile from the gallbladder too thick and less able to efficiently detoxify excess hormones. This means that these hormones are constantly being reabsorbed by the body instead of removed. GALLBLADDER™ helps mobilize the toxins out of the body. Apply over the gallbladder (on the right side of the body under the breast.
How to use essential oils?
Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways and depends on the condition and your preference. Jodi believes that using your intuition to guide you is a great way to get started. Some options are:
Use a carrier oil
A carrier oil such as coconut, olive or almond will help stretch your bottle further and dilute the potency of the oil. Aim for 2-3 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil.
Use a diffuser
There are many great steam diffusers on the market these days allowing you to turn your home into a relaxing aromatherapy haven with a simple flick of a switch!
Dab or rub it on
If you need an instant hit you can simply dab the oil onto your wrists, temples or behind your ears.
Target the source
Some of the oils, such as the Gallbladder blend and Adrenal blend work best by applying them directly to the site. The oil will penetrate the skin and get right to the source.
If you want to have an easy way to feel the benefits of essential oils during the day then you could put 2-3 drops of your oil onto a scarf and smell it throughout the day.
Are you ready to start using essential oils in your self-care routine? Head over to the Vibrant Blue Oils website and pick up our custom Fertility Support Kit today and make sure you watch the video to get all of Jodi’s tips for bringing oils into your life.
Are you struggling to get pregnant? If you have been trying to conceive for more than 6 months then it may be time to get checked out. I offer an over the phone coaching call to help you understand your lab result numbers and to create a clear plan to help you move closer to becoming pregnant. Find out more about my Lab Review + Fertility Coaching program.