The Best Essential Oils For Thyroid Health And Hypothyroidism
As a big advocate for natural, alternative remedies to ailments and diseases, I have found myself turning to the use of essential oils quite often. Essentials oils are herbs that have been extracted from their plant form into a liquid form, making them extremely potent, and are often used on the skin or in a diffuser. And if using them as a health remedy isn’t enough, they’re also used in countless cleaning, personal care, and hygiene products. Just take your pick!
Essential oils are roughly two to three times stronger than the plant or herb itself, where a little bit goes a very long way. They are so incredibly concentrated– did you know it takes 256 pounds of peppermint leaf to make one pound of peppermint oil? This is why so little can do so much.
And when it comes to their amazing health properties, the list is endless. From their antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties to their ability to reduce inflammation, boosting fertility, promoting blood circulation, reducing headaches, essential oils are effective in treating multiple health issues. They’re even used for a wide array of emotional and wellness problems and can help aid with the symptoms and pain caused by thyroid and hypothyroid issues.
The Importance of Your Thyroid
If you or a loved one has hypothyroidism, then you’ll understand the importance of keeping your thyroid healthy and thriving. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland and acts as the control center for the rest of your body. It’s responsible for managing stress, energy, metabolism and hormonal functions. An underactive thyroid can create concern for the rest of the body, causing various symptoms including weight gain, constipation, lethargy, feeling cold, irritability, dry skin and more. And with all the information out there, what are you supposed to do? Luckily, essential oils are natural and safe methods of supporting thyroid health, allowing your body to heal and become balanced.
Some of the recommended oils for maintaining thyroid health include myrrh, lemongrass oil, peppermint and various forms of citrus oils.
Our Favorite Essential Oils For Hypothyroidism
|Myrrh||Helps reduce stress and support underactive thyroids.||Find On Amazon|
|Lemongrass||Reduces inflammation, stops headaches, supports digestion.||Find On Amazon|
|Peppermint||Eases depression that comes with hypothryoidism, supports digestion.||Find On Amazon|
|Frankincense||Pairs well with Myrrh, fights stress, eases anxiety, prevents wrinkles.||Find On Amazon|
|Lavender||Most popular essential oil. Calms the mind, reduces stress, supports sleep.||Find On Amazon|
|Rosemary||Improves thyroid function, reduces anxiety, supports hair growth.||Find On Amazon|
|Grapefruit||Benefits metabolism, lowers cravings.||Find On Amazon|
One of the gifts the three wise men brought to Jesus in the new testament, if Myrrh is good enough for Jesus it’s good enough for you! Myrrh is a great remedy for low functioning thyroid since it helps reduce stress on an overworked and underperforming thyroid. Place 2-3 drops a day directly on the thyroid area to decrease symptoms.
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Another essential for the thyroid, lemongrass can help with headaches, digestive issues, and inflammation. It works wonderfully paired with Myrrh.
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This oil is able to help ease depression that comes with hypothyroidism as well as digestive problems, brain fog, and headaches. And when you aren’t using it to aid in thyroid health, you can use peppermint oil for homemade toothpaste!
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One-half of the frankincense and myrrh duo, this classic oil is a stress-fighting, anxiety reducing, anti-aging machine! Frankincense has been shown to prevent wrinkles and even help lift and tighten skin making you appear forever 21. It also has the ability to help aid in digestive distress such as IBS, constipation, gas or stomach aches.
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One of the most popular essential oils around, lavender oil is used for pretty much everything including maintaining restful sleep, reducing stress, anxiety and even fighting hair loss. Place a couple drops on your pillow to help you sleep, or diffuse it in the air to reduce stress.
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Not just a wonderful spice, rosemary oil is said to improve thyroid function, reduce anxiety, promote hair growth, aid in memory and digestion. In Chinese medicine, we use Rosemary to reduce headaches, improve sleep and improve digestion.
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This essential oil is able to reduce your appetite and benefit the metabolism, lowers cravings, helps shed excess water weight.
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How To Use Essential Oils For The Thyroid
There are two different approaches to utilize these oils: you can apply them topically or use them in a diffuser. My personal favorite is using a diffuser, allowing the aromas to infiltrate the air and envelope the lungs. It’s a great and easy way to enter the world of essential oils, without any worries of correct dosing or using the wrong oil on the skin. Certain oils can be very relaxing and soothing, while other oils when mixed together can be very stimulating. There are also essential oils that can purify the air, and clean all areas of your home. You can find our favorite essential oils diffusers below.
|Picture||Brand||Why We Like It||Price|
|InnoGear||This sleek design will make any home look like it's in a fashion catalog! It also holds 200 mL of water, allowing it to diffuse much longer than most models||Find On Amazon|
|Rhada Beauty||This bright and colorful diffuser holds even more water at 500 mL lasting 8 hours in high mode and 17 hours in light mode!||Find On Amazon|
|Deneve||A small diffuser that's easy to hide from view, this diffuser is great for anyone who already has too much clutter. Plus, it's extremely quiet and surprisingly strong!||Find On Amazon|
|URPOWER||The most classic of oil diffusers, this model is a best seller for a reason. For anyone starting out with essential oils, this is the way to go.||Find On Amazon|
|Simway||The most unique diffuser we have found, this rock will hide the fact that you are an essential oil! For those who love rocks, or love unique products, we definitely love this one.||Find On Amazon|
The classic method of using essentials oils is to apply them topically. They are easily and quickly absorbed by the skin and into the bloodstream, causing their effect to be very quick. However, it’s important to choose oils wisely when it comes to placing them directly on the skin, some may cause irritation or allergic reactions!
It’s also important to dilute the oils before directly putting them on yourself. And while there are exceptions to this rule, it’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s easy to dilute oils with carriers such as coconut oil, olive oil, or other vegetable oils. In general, 3-5 drops oil to one teaspoon of coconut oil or almond oil will do the trick. The quickest way for your body to absorb the oils is to place them on the bottom of your feet because they have the biggest pores.
Essential Oil Blends
Blends are great ways to get the wonderful healing properties from multiple oils at once. These formulas have been created by others to solve issues that affect us all. One of the best blends for the thyroid calls for 3-4 drops of myrrh and lemongrass mixed together in a 5mL roller bottle and applying it on the thyroid area, big toes, and wrist several times daily.
My personal favorite blend for the thyroid is 10 drops myrrh and 10 drops lemongrass with 2-4 drops of peppermint oil.
You can also rotate between two different sets of blends each week to help aid in hypothyroidism. The first week you can try 1 part lemongrass, 1 part myrrh, and 1 part carrier oil. Put in a 5mL bottle with a roller ball and apply to thyroid area three times daily.
Starting the second week, use 1 part zen, 1 part geranium, and 1 part carrier oil. Put in a 5mL bottle with a roller ball and apply to thyroid area three times daily. Revert back to week one after completing week two. Repeat as desired.
Not ready to make your own blends? Not to worry, there are some great premade essential oils blends ready to use for your immediate needs. Some of these options include:
Specifically made for the thyroid, this blend of essential oils is designed for women to help lower blood glucose levels, reduce food cravings, balance hormone levels, reduce stress and calm the nervous system. This company has placed specific plants and herbs into their blend that have been shown to stimulate your body’s self-healing mechanisms and promote health. Place a few drops on the area of your thyroid and let the plants do their work.
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Stress negatively affects the thyroid, especially an underactive thyroid, so making sure your stress levels are in check is an important part of maintaining a healthy thyroid. This blend contains oils specifically made to combat stress and calm the nervous system, preventing a cascade of hormones from sweeping your system.
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Essential oils for thyroid health and hypothyroidism are a fantastic and easy way to bring your body back to balance. With the use of an ancient tradition, you can get back to health in a modern way. From fun diffusers to making homemade salves and creams, the options with essential oils is endless.
With the addition of a good diet, exercise, rest, and a healthy attitude, the heights of health you can reach are endless. Make sure to use your oils on a daily basis in order for them to do their best work. Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be hard, and with essential oils it can smell good too.