Essential Oils for PCOS

Is there help for PCOS?  Definitely! :)  There are several essential oils that have been found useful in dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

First, what is PCOS? PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a condition in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. The most common symptoms of PCOS are irregular or lack of periods, heavy bleeding during the mentrual cycle, changes in hair growth (facial hair, or hair on chest and back), heavy cramping, acne, depression, weight gain or trouble losing weight, and difficulty getting pregnant. In PCOS, during ovulation, the egg(s) normally released do not mature and release, instead they form the small cysts that are the most common symptom.

Symptoms of PCOS vary with each individual, and the symptoms may be mild at first. Several studies have shown that PCOS is very common in women. 1 out of every 15 women will be affected by PCOS. If not treated properly, PCOS can cause diabetes and heart disease.

So, what are the Essential Oils for PCOS? I’m glad you asked! :)

Basil, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, and Myrrh, are all recommended essential oils. A phytoestrogen may also be used and is great.  There are also some high quality oil blends out there that may be of help as well.

Ways to use the oils:

  • Rub the oils on your abdomen 
  • Use for cramping
  • Take a capsule daily of Frankincense, Lavender, Basil, Helichrysum and Myrrh (a couple drops of each in an empty gel cap)
  • Take phytoestrogen daily – start out with one per day as they may affect mood!

Dr. David K. Hill, in a presentation on Hormonal Balance, gave this important observation, “Frankincense should also be considered for disorders of the uterus such as fibroid cysts, etc.  Use it to reduce existing abnormalities or consider it to prevent their formation.  Frankincense will also balance the endocrine system.  Use it by placing 2 or 3 drops under the tongue every night and every morning.”

The following protocol has been found helpful by some women.  I also know of a lady who had ovarian cancer and used a very similar protocol and is now cancer free.  (The protocol she used was the first part of this one, without the cypress.)

Use natural tampons without chlorine. Blend:

•  8 drops Clary Sage

•  8 drops Frankincense

•  8 drops Lavender

•  8 drops Cypress

•  2 TBSP melted virgin coconut oil

Soak the mixture into the tampon.  Insert over night.

Do nightly for one week, then switch for a week to:

•  8 drops Frankincense

•  8 drops Geranium

•  5 drops Myrrh

•  2 TBSP grape seed oil

For those unable to use tampons the blend may be administered with a syringe or applied topically to the feet and female reproductive reflexology points.

Diet is another very great aid to helping get rid of PCOS.  Refined sugars should be avoided, as well as processed foods, white flours and starchy foods.  I know it’s hard to eliminate all the above, but it really does help, I promise! :)

If you want to know more about essential oils, Click here, or email me at kim(at)frontierblessings(dot)com

Sources:  WebMDeverythingessential. meModern Essential Book , and Personal Experience

**I am not a doctor and the statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  You are responsible for what you do with the information provided on this blog.


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    TiffanyTiffany says

    Would you be willing to elaborate on why each of these oils should be used? Also what each one does specifically. I would like to treat my PCOS…rather, heal it! I’d like to understand the process each oil does within the treatment.
    Thank you,

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      Kimberly says

      Hi, Tiffany! I would love to tell you more about each of the oils mentioned in this post. I cannot tell you that this process will cure or heal you, because each person is different, and I am not a doctor. Let me get my thoughts and research together and I’ll elaborate more :) Have a wonderful day!

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        TaylorTaylor says

        I struggle really bad with my PCOS and also would love some more elaboration on each. Your post really helps!!! Thank you!!!


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