aromatherapy for fertility
Owing to stress and stagnant lifestyles, more and more women are falling prey to infertility every day. What follows is a rigorous treatment involving hormones and other medication which causes a lot of stress to the mind and body. Being unable to conceive causes immense anxiety and frustration which only grows with time – this worsens the hormonal imbalance and further reduces a woman’s chances of becoming a mother.
I am glad to say that I have been able to help many women overcome their infertility problems and become happy and proud mothers, the causes varied, maybe the one common denominator was their anxiety to get pregnant and their depression when month after month they would find out they were not. Some of them combined my aromatherapy for fertility advice with other treatments either holistic, allopathic or both, some of them just used my oils. There may be several physiological reasons that can explain why using aromatherapy for fertility essential oils could have helped – their relaxant properties, their ability to promote circulation, their phytohormonal properties – or all of the above.
Geranium: Balances out the hormones and stimulates the adrenal cortex. Uterine and ovarian tonic. ¹
Clary Sage: Helpful in relieving feminine problems, stress, depression and anxiety. It’s also said that imitates the hormone estrogen.
Lavender: Calms and relaxes the mind. Great to help people who are in an unbalanced emotional state. ²
Fennel: Has been known for thousands of years for its effects on the female reproductive system. Helpful to regularize menstrual cycle, specially scanty and painful periods. ³
A relaxing body massage concentrating on the abdomen and limbs has a physical as well as emotional benefit. The massage relaxes your mind and stimulates the reproductive organs while the essential oils do their job.
Involving your partner in the process can bring you closer on a physical and emotional level. Indulge in couple massages to detoxify your bodies and build up intimacy.
The use of essential oils does not interfere with any other treatments that you may be undergoing for infertility; in fact, aromatherapy for fertility complements them.
Women of all ages and conditions can benefit from the use of essential oils.
Feel good about your body and enjoy the process rather than worrying about the results.
Other Essential Oils For Fertility
In addition to the essential oils for fertility listed above, there are several essential oils that may be beneficial for fertility. Anything that relaxes the nervous system and helps you to feel calm and nurtured will be beneficial in reducing your cortisol (stress hormone) and adrenal hormones (adrenaline) and will support fertility.
Try essential oils such as Rose, Bergamot, Chamomile or anything that you love the smell of. Some common favourites include Lemon, Peppermint, Spearmint, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood and Jasmine. Quality is important when choosing an essential oil, so do your research and find a good quality brand that is available in your area.