Adrenal Fatigue



Adrenal fatigue is generally seen in advanced stages with those who suffer from dysregulated neuroendocrine function triggered by first overactive and then dysfunctional pituitary-hypothalamus-adrenal gland activity.


Those who have overused antibiotics, suffered Lyme disease, herpes, parasites or other intestinal bacterial overgrowth are most at risk.


There are many essential oils:  Jasmine, Bergamot, and others which help with this disease and we will add to this list.

Bergamot


Chamomile

When it comes to Chamomile Essential Oils not everyone knows that there are two types with different uses. The German type is used more for soothing skin ailments, while the Roman type is used more for anxiety, hostility and paranoia. Roman chamomile has a wonderful sweet apple scent.  One may use an inhaler dropped into the pocket or purse, one may diffuse or add to the bathwater.  Some people are allergic to chamomile so, please be careful.

Frankincense

The Essence brought to Jesus in the manger by one of the three Magi. It has many medicinal uses, among them the ability to act as a sedative. It has a relaxing aroma, and may be used for anxiety, anger and stress. Added benefits include calming respiratory conditions and repairing skin problems, one of the best for aging skin repair. It is also said to enhance introspection and insight. It may be applied in dilution (see dilution charts added under Research) or inhaled - see our inhalers.

Lavender

Lavender has been popular for centuries and it was never a favorite of mine until I received a sample of a Lavender Absolute from a friend who owns another EO company. OMG life changing!  It's great for healing the skin - there's a very famous story in essential oil circles of a French chemist, years ago, who accidentally burned his arm in a lab and running around looking for something to put out the fire he dropped his arm into a vat of lavender oil. The next morning when he awoke, he was astounded at the healing his arm had undergone overnight.  Head's up - it's great for the skin!


It is also fantastic for getting to the amygdala - that part of the reptilian brain fed by the olfactory bulb (your nose's pathway into the brain) and allowing one to feel immediately calm, relaxed and rejuvenated.


It's difficult to find a more beautiful oil than lavender - especially for the price. 


The CO2 Absolute is the purest form of Lavender available. If you're interested in its science please check the research section of the website.

Lemon Balm

Our cousins in Europe favor lemon balm more than we do here for stress and anxiety and its use as a medicinal herb dates back to at least the Middle Ages.  In a study conducted by Berkem, a plant extract company based in France, it was reported that there was a 72% reduction in anxiety-related symptoms after using Cyracos, extracted from lemon balm in a double blind study which lasted for fifteen days. Other studies report similar results.That study is here.


As an added benefit, lemon balm oil has been shown to have antiseptic qualities. To use, mix with vegetable oil and rub into your hands, then breathe in the aroma.

Rose

The use of Roses go so far back that no one really knows - it is lost in the mists of time amongst the ancient Persians, the Egyptians, the Chinese, all are reputed to have used rose. Cleopatra famously took her barge up the Nile full of a bed of roses to seduce Mark Anthony.


Rose like the above and below essential oils penetrate the blood-brain barrier and enter the amygdala and are known to trigger natural hormonal responses. When they are extant in our bodies they help prevent those microorganisms which are hostile - just as they did in their own natural environment - preventing the plant from becoming molded or full of fungus - a health plant thrives.


A great deal of research is being done on various essential oils now with the exploding interest and more will be discovered soon as we learn that our bodies are able to respond well to the plants with which they have evolved over thousands of years as opposed to those synthetically created in labs.

Vanilla

 The health benefits of Vanilla Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, febrifuge, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing and relaxing substance.


Tranquilizing: Vanilla Essential Oil helps you to get good night’s sleep as well. This is due to the sedative and relaxing properties of this oil. It lowers blood pressure and has a tranquilizing effect on the brain that makes it hard to keep your eyelids open. A small amount of vanilla essential oil or extract and the only thing you care about is pillows and dreams!

Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang is a much loved  feminine oil that also acts as an aphrodisiac. It is a soothing, calming oil that also has long been used in hair and skin care due to its well-know regenerative properties. Please remember to dilute as oils are seventy times as strong as their plant counterparts.  A good dilution is six drops in one ounce which is a one percent dilution.  For children under twelve, always use one percent and I don't recommend the use of essential oils on children under two unless under the care of a physician who understands essential oils well.


Ylang ylang is a very beautiful smooth and deeply penetrating oil, gently relaxing, calming and releasing positive neurotransmitters.